Why hire TCF Rat Pack?
TCF Rat Pack, a Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. & Dean Martin, has entertained for years within the USA. Their talents are reminiscent of the Las Vegas' swing era & the Rat Pack's professional home at the Sands Hotel. Comprised of Armando Diaz (Frank), Steve Roman (Sammy), & Felix Deneau (Dean), these gentlemen have re-created classic Rat Pack shows for many corporate & public audiences, e.g. IBM, McDonald's, Dupont, Universal Studios, Disney, Hard Rock Hotels, JW Marriott Hotel, Gaylord Palms, Championsgate, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Hilton Hotels, & the Fontainebleau Hotel. Custom designed shows feature track arrangements or a multi-piece swing band. A must-see show!
Felix J. Deneau Jr., who plays Dean Martin, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He grew up with such television favorites as, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and of course The Dean Martin Show. He collected almost all of Dean’s albums of the time and would practice impersonating him on his record player. He would also imitate a number of other celebrities as well.
After graduating high school, Felix joined the U.S. Navy, and continued to act and impersonate people while off duty. On his free time from the ship / base, Felix would go to Las Vegas to catch some shows. On a couple of his visits, particularly at MGM Grand to see Dean Martin perform, Felix was able to get on stage with Dean and do his impersonation of him. Dean found Felix' talent amazing and commented to the audience, “That’s pretty damn good kid.”
After the Navy, Felix went on to college and received his Bachelor of Science in Communication / Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He auditioned for Disney and landed a career position as a performer to open Disney / MGM studios, bringing him to Central Florida.
Since its opening, Felix is a 20+ year performer for Universal Studios Florida, impersonating several well-known movie celebrities and performs in its shows. Felix met Steve Roman (Sammy), and Armando Diaz (Frank), two very talented performers and singers, in September, 2007. In turn, The Central Florida Rat Pack was created.
“EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY SOMETIME”
Steve Roman, who performs as Sammy Davis, Jr., was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in the Bronx and lived in Manhattan.
His mother is from Puerto Rico and his father is from Italy. Steve started singing at the age of 14 years old. By the age of 16, he was in a Merengue band which landed him in a famous international salsa band called "Orquesta Lucas". Steve is also known for being versatile and not only sings, but plays instruments, dances and did some acting in New York City at the 14th Street Repertory Theatre.
In 2002, Steve made his big move to Florida and had a dream where he wanted to recreate the Rat Pack. As time went by, his dream came true when he met two very talented performers, Armando Diaz as Frank Sinatra and Felix Deneau as Dean Martin.
Steve Roman resides in beautiful Altamonte Springs, FL with his future wife, Helen Garcia, and his step-daughter, Vanessa.
Armando Diaz, who performs as Frank Sinatra, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up with the music of Frank Sinatra echoing throughout his childhood neighborhood. This left him with an enduring connection to "The Man" and his music.
While visiting friends in Las Vegas for his birthday, Armando went to see a Rat Pack Show at the Greek Isles Hotel. It was there that he was inspired by the performances of Gary Anthony as Frank, and Luis Velez as Sammy. Upon his return to Orlando, Armando asked a friend, who was a singer and nightclub owner, if he would consider forming a Rat Pack group. With limited experience as a performer, Armando had no initial intention of singing. Then with the encouragement of his friend, Steve Roman (Sammy), Armando decided to play Frank Sinatra in the newly formed Rat Pack group. In 2007, Felix Deneau (Dean) joined Steve and Armando, and The Central Florida Rat Pack was formed. Mr. Diaz continues his tribute to Frank Sinatra with admiration and affection.
RING-A-DING, DING BABY!
Felix J. Deneau, Jr.: Dean Martin
Armando Diaz: Frank Sinatra
Steve Roman: Sammy Davis, Jr.
The original Rat Pack itself has influenced us tremendously. Several variety shows of the day, including Dean Martin TV show, Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 120 minutes
1) Professional, Expert, and Interactive Talent. 2) Show Design Flexibility and Vast Resources. 3) Timeliness. 4) Highly Organized. 5) Highly Focussed on Client's Needs and Audience's Inspiration. 6) State-of-the-Art Equipment.
Please contact for specific requirements
TCF Rat Pack has a full technical support show. Which includes- lighting, New York skyline backdrop, sound and sound technician, Live bands available upon request, tech rider upon request.
We have the ability to set any set list the client requests.
2006: 85 gigs
2007: 115 gigs
2008: 150 gigs
2009: 125 gigs
2010: 86 gigs
2011: 93 gigs
2012: 132 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelorette Party, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception