- Las Vegas, NV
- Travels nationwide
"One of the premier vocalists in the entire country" - Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mar 2017
Exciting, professional Rat Pack "type" singer with a great band for your corporate or private event.
Specialized in performing the 1930-60s jazz standards, traditional & pre-70s pop, authentic pre-70s Italian music with a live band, Lamphere is the hands-down preference of music agents and event planners when "The Music has to be Right"
Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones, Dean Martin, Buddy Greco and Tom Jones "rolled into one". Offering several themed shows, dance bands or background entertainment.
Not an another impersonation. Thank goodness!
Your event deserves the very best. For many, the choice is obvious
What to Expect
Will you find better and more effective in Las Vegas?
Not likely! This is top-notch!
Quality? From his first note, listeners immediately say to themselves,
"Hey, now this guy can really sing!"
Resonant, in tune, distinctive, yet traditional
and intentionally finger-snappingly swinging.
The band playing behind him? Awesome! They should be!
They're the very best in the biz!
Originality? Not another fedora wearing Frank Sinatra or
cigarette clenching, Dean Martin karaoke copycat.
Lamphere is a great singer that sings them his own way.
The goal is to capture the Rat Pack musical vibe,
rather than to mimic his legendary predecessors.
Frank Lamphere fits this musical genre like-a-glove.
Wide appeal? These days, people of all ages
really appreciate a Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra song, sung well.
Not only does Frank Lamphere sing the heck-out-of those songs,
but his humor and stage presence are a force.
What about Dino? (Lamphere's all-time favorite)
Find someone that sounds more like him (when he wants to)
and that has a larger repertoire! You probably can't!
Versatility? Lamphere's realistic interpretations of rockin' Elvis,
powerful Tom Jones, and confidence exuding Bobby Darin numbers,
are a fun change of pace for all.
International appeal? Lamphere sings in Italian, French and even some Spanish.
In fact, he performs in Europe every few years.
An accomplished vocal artist who's blazing his own Rat Pack influenced trail and possibly available to entertain for your event
Despite a seemingly never ending number of "karaoke Sinatra" imitators (that claim to make the classic hits their own), there are a few in the music business that really are doing justice to yesterday's pop and jazz melodies. There are a handful of singers that have excelled at the forgotten art of interpreting standards and swing. A select group of music professionals that actually have the right sound, the right voice for this genre. Frank Lamphere is a part of this select group. His strong but pleasing baritone may evoke a 1950s Dean Martin, the jazz phrasing might bring Jack Jones or Buddy Greco to mind, the Sinatra imprint is obviously there, but make no mistake; Frank Lamphere has a style and sound all his own.
Former regular vocalist at Jilly's and the Peninsula Hotel, Frank works with the highest caliber musicians in Las Vegas. He has produced concerts and performed in shows across the U.S. and Italy. Frank is not only a pro singer but music contractor that is frequently hired by corporations to perform for their important events. The lead track of his latest CD "I Never Forgot" is featured in the award winning movie Theresa Is a Mother. Whether crooning poolside at the Palms Resort or belting out "Fly Me to the Moon" in front of 22000 at a sports arena, Frank Lamphere delivers as high caliber of live musical entertainment one can find, in the world.
Frank Lamphere sings an incredibly wide Sinatra repertoire. The popular ones (...Under My Skin, Fly Me..., New York New York, One For My Baby, etc.) and those "off-the-beaten-path" songs like : Drinking Again, Something Stupid, Forget Domani, Learnin' the Blues, Somewhere in Your Heart etc...You won't hear those anywhere else!
Here at Rat Pack Enterprises we are apprehensive about using the term "Impersonator" when referring to our Dean Martin performance. Have a look around the internet and what you'll mostly find are entertainers that may resemble Dean (most at least have dark hair) and that sing his songs accompanied by background (karaoke without the words) tracks. End of similarity! Does your event deserve better than that?
Professional singer-entertainer of 20 years, Frank Lamphere, sings Dino better than 99% of the others. He vocally captures lots of the ultra-particular Dean Martin inflections, distinctive note bending, "Italian-ness" and style that made Dean a great singer. Close your eyes, listen carefully and for many, it's Dean. Especially if Frank wants to "pour-it-on".
Lamphere does this surprisingly well, with a classy, live band of 3 to 17 musicians. And no, the charts purposefully are not identical to those that Dean Martin recorded from. That, in our opinion gets back into karaoke (amateur) territory. Like Frank's renditions the band makes these songs, somewhat their own. (As they would have done in a Dean Martin nightclub performance)
Available for a handful of Dino songs or an entire set (or more)
ROCK and POP?
Although not the principle content of his show (by choice) Frank sings, with believability many songs of: Bobby Darin, Elvis, Tom Jones and others from the 1950-60s pop and rock era.
ITALIAN MUSIC ?
Lamphere speaks fluent Italian and has performed on numerous occasions in Milan. Frank has a deep knowledge and appreciation for the late 1950s thru late 1960s Italian pop crooners that were similar in style to their American counterparts. Frank will usually field a slightly larger band for this specialty to give the music that desirable accent.
Oh yeah! Francois (Frank) can pull off a whole show of French songs; thanks to four years of high school French. While not nearly as strong as his Italian, Lamphere's French will impress many a listener.
Additional Booking Notes
Requirements will be based on the venue, number of people in attendance and type of performance.
Fly Me to the Moon
Everybody Loves Somebody
Las Vegas (original)
Ain't That a Kick In the Head
Return to Me
Beyond the Sea
Girl From Ipanema
Mack the Knife
One For My Baby
100s of Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra songs in the repertoire
Many Tom Jones & Elvis songs
Influences & Inspiration
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jack Jones, Buddy Greco, Vic Damone
Self contained for small-medium events