Why book Ned Fasullo & The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra?
Ned Fasullo & The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra have been performing the hits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and classic big band music since 1999. We've performed throughout the United States and headlined at the legendary Feinstein's Supper Club in New York in July 2010.
We have the most authentic book of classic standards anywhere and can accomodate nostalgia and a throw-back to when men were men and girls were dames and everyone showed up in black tie for a swingin' good time.
A lively show filled with the swingin' tunes of the classic male vocalists of the 50's and 60's. This isn't an impersonation act - this is the REAL DEAL with one of the best backing bands currently available in the US.
Additional Booking Notes
MOST IMPORTANT: I can be booked as an individual singer with a local band or travel with my band members. We have all of our contract and stage plot information on our web site. We can accomodate from an 8 piece "little" big band to a 15 piece full big band to a 26 piece big band with orchestra and strings!
No one singer has embodied the feeling, persona, energy, and stage presence of the great crooners like vocalist Ned Fasullo. His interpretation and delivery of classic American standards are second to none and constantly keep audiences begging for more.
Audiences from coast to coast constantly compare Ned's look and style and phrasing to the Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin of the 50's and 60's at their career highs and swingin' best. Whether Ned is performing in a small intimate setting with a few jazz musicians or going all out with his 18 piece big band orchestra, you can bet on a swingin' good time.
It is because of his style and natural stage ability that he was chosen in 2003 to be the touring vocalist for the "Salute To Sinatra" show from Florida Pops Entertainment, backed by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, now directed by Nelson's son Christopher Riddle. Since 2003 Ned has performed to sold out shows all over the country performing some of Sinatra's and Riddle's biggest and best arrangements.
In 2006, Ned has signed on with the “Variety Show for America” group which tours the southeast United States recreating a true variety of entertainment for everything from magicians, comedians and Chinese acrobats to fronting the house big band for stirring renditions of the hits of Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. More recently he and the Fabulous Big Band Orchestra have performed for Governor Bobby Jindal’s Inaugural Ball, Hollydays Preview Gala 2005 and 2009 and countless other Louisiana galas and fundraisers, as well as having performed in Los Angeles, and cities in 7 other states
This past July, Ned made his New York City debut headlining at the legendary Feinstein's Supper Club at the Loews Regency Hotel, as well as an upcoming appearance at the FIS Global Executive Summit in September 2010.
Ned’s collection of authentic music charts encompass everything from Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. It’s the authenticity of the performance and the sound of the music that makes his shows so much fun for the audience.
Ned also regularly produces and performs shows with his own band the Fabulous Big Band Orchestra as well as performing in smaller venues with smaller jazz bands. Whether in clubs performing for the public or donating his time and services to local non-profits to raise money through music, Ned is always building a bigger, better show for the fans!
Ned's style of singing, call it swing or call it crooning, is the continuation of the "art" now carried on by other notables such as Harry Connick, Jr., Tony Bennett, Michael Buble' and others. Popular singing of great American standards is one form of entertainment that never loses an audience, and is always in style and Ned is sure to continue to make his mark on audiences around the country for years to come!
The team providing the talent:
Drums & Percussion
Michael St. Blanc
Our set list is the authentic arrangements of the great Nelson Riddle, Richard Wess, Johnny Mandel, Neal Hefti, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. If they sang it or played it, we have it.
Influences & Inspiration
Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr.