When they wanted a singer worthy of Mrs. Frank Sinatra, they insisted on someone who naturally mirrored the sound and essence of her late husband. For Barbara Sinatra, there was only one option: Dave Halston.
Halston's brilliant Tribute to Sinatra and his audacious Rat Pack shows are top-rated in the nation! Not only has Dave delivered command performances for Mrs. Sinatra, he has also entertained Jeanne Martin (Dean's widow) and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton.
Dave's shows are exciting and unforgettable. More than an “impersonation”, Dave delivers a stunning “interpretation” of that familiar style and swagger. The resemblance is so remarkable that some insist he's lip-syncing.
We had Dave Halston and his band at our college casino night event. Working to book Dave was stress-free and flexibile. The band arrived early, and were super professional throughout the entire evening. Dave was able to provide personality and humor to the performance, and the students loved it! Some students stated they were in their rooms and thought they heard us blasting Frank Sinatra music and were so impressed to come out and see it was an actual live band. We will definitely be looking to use Dave again in the future!
Critics say the same thing again and again, “Just close your eyes and its Frank!”
In addition to showroom appearances across the country, Dave Halston is available for public and private events of all kinds - fundraisers, weddings, galas, country club and corporate events. Whatever your occasion, this acclaimed performer will deliver a stunning tribute to Ole' Blue Eyes! He is the "best of the best".
Dave shows are available in many formats. These are a few examples:
ONE MAN "SINATRA" SHOW - Our most popular!
An excellent solution for smaller venues or events on a budget. Complete with black tie and the captivating Big Band sound from our professional concert sound system, this is the simplest and least expensive way to transform your event into an unforgettable experience!
4-PIECE “COCKTAIL BAND" – ENHANCED EDITION
For the biggest sound with the smallest footprint, our enhanced Cocktail Band delivers what nobody else can. We start with 4 musicians and add professionally orchestrated studio tracks (recorded live in Las Vegas!) to deliver an astonishing Big Band sound. This sophisticated production technique is used routinely on cruise ships, theatrical shows and Las Vegas showrooms. Start the evening with our 4-piece band during cocktails or dinner, then bring out "Sinatra" with the enhanced sound and watch jaws drop in amazement! You will be the hero for delivering "Sinatra in the Showroom" without breaking the budget!
LIVE 7-PIECE “LITTLE BIG BAND”
A popular high-impact, medium-price range option that combines the excitement of a live show with budget-pleasing results! The "Little Big Band" is ideal for weddings, social events, business dinners, fundraisers and more. This is the razzle-dazzle you want to impress your guests and keep them dancing!
LIVE 17-PIECE “REALLY BIG BAND”
With all the brassy excitement of a big Las Vegas show, this is the real thing! It’s sure to thrill your guests, leaving them spellbound and thanking you for weeks to come! The "Really Big Band" is perfect for grand weddings, debutante events, convention gatherings, major fundraisers and other events held in larger venues. This is the one they'll remember as delivering all the Wow!
RAT PACK SHOW COMBOS
Start with the elegance and cool of "Sinatra", add the laughs and comedy of “Dean Martin” and get double the fun recreating both legendary personalities and mesmerizing vocals in one spectacular show! Add “Sammy Davis Jr” and you have the ultimate collection of classic cool. Top it off with comedian “Joey Bishop” and you’ve got the full “Rat Pack”! Any combination can be tailored to your event’s needs.
As a member of TRIBUTE MASTERS, you can be assured this act will deliver first class, polished entertainment! Whichever option you choose, you and your guests will be thrilled!
Influences & Inspiration
Frank Sinatra and the great jazz standards of Cole Porter, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and the Rat Pack swing classics.
“Dave was soooo awesome!! I have received tons of phone calls and e-mails from guests telling me what a great time they had! Dave was "on" the entire evening. Never a show boater – he simply walked the room, sang and worked the crowd with class and grace. He sang the entire evening without ever taking a break! He was very easy to work with and required NO work or supervision on my part!! (That was a blessing!! - I was a basket case at that point!)”
-- Erin L.
San Antonio, TX
Dave, you have made me a very happy, popular person in the Diocese of Brownsville! Everyone loved your performance! It was classy and fun! The ladies LOVED you and the men claim that the singing was great! I so appreciate the fact that you were able to do this for us on such notice. And I hope to bring you back for another event.
-- Rosie R.
Diocese of Brownsville, TX
I am ever so pleased that you keep his memory alive and honor him with this festive evening. Thank you for that!
-- Jeanne Martin (Mrs. Dean Martin)
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Dave and the band did an excellent job and our members where raving about him! One guy stood up and said he’s been a member of this club since 1967 and he’s never seen a band as good as this. We look forward to having him back!
-- Dean N., Club Manager
Denton Country Club
The Sinatra Show was a huge success for our club. The fact that the show is non-stop really impressed me. We can't wait to have him back!
-- Jodi D., Club Manager
Abilene Country Club
David and the band made our daughter's wedding an amazing event... Our family and friends were still buzzing about the show a week later. Comments ranged from "He sounds BETTER than Frank" to "I closed my eyes and it WAS Frank"... This was the best wedding decision we made... Thanks David!
-- Michelle L.
David, you all were WONDERFUL! And it goes without saying that I will definitely recommend you again! It was such a pleasure working with a professional team of musicians that knows how to perform AND emcee an event! I cannot wait to have another event with you! You were fantastic!"
-- Jill L.
David, I'm just barely starting to recover from our daughter's wedding & reception last week-end, but I feel a real need to tell you how special you are. We tried very hard to hire the very best of vendors, yet several weren't on time or didn't meet our expectations. You, however, were on the other end of that spectrum. Your performance was flawless! You were professional, yet friendly to all. The few times people weren't dancing, you circulated among tables while continuing to sing...it was perfection. We wouldn't have changed a thing and we sincerely want you to know what a lovely contribution you made to one of the most important days of our lives. Thank You, The Geddes and Schuler Families
Colorado Springs, CO
You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for this special evening. Such fun!
David, thank you so much for entertaining at our wedding reception. We received so many compliments on your performance. Everyone thought you were simply amazing!
San Antonio, TX
David performed during my daughter's wedding reception at City Place. He did such an outstanding job. He was thoroughly entertaining to all. David has an amazing voice (he really sounds JUST like Frank!) and such a way with the audience, getting everyone engaged. I would HIGHLY recommend David for your next event!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make Whitney's and Sam's wedding such an enchanting memory. Their wedding event was so special and much more profound because of you and your band. You absolutely went over the top from the very beginning of this process. All of us, including all of our guests, were so impressed and said that the music and entertainment were the most special and lasting memory of the wedding! We are so blessed that you could take Whitney's and Sam's vision and make it into their magical memory!
"A wonderful performance!"
-- Barbara Sinatra (Mrs. Frank Sinatra)
Palm Springs, CA
He is a very talented performer whom we would recommend to anyone. He helped make our party a memorable one and we are truly greatful. First class!!
He was amazing! It fit our Christmas Party so well and everyone enjoyed him!
David was excellent and our guests are still talking about great he was and how much they enjoyed his music and true talent. He was also so easy to work with! I will certainly be calling David again! I can't say enough great things about him!
Just wanted to say David made the party. His professionalism and talent was fantastic. We will hire him again for future parties.