LOU VILLANO has established himself as one of the PREMIER entertainers, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations for his exciting performances. Some of Lou's Variety & Specialty shows are: "The Paul Anka Songbook Tribute Show", "Let the Good TIme's Roll Variety Show", "Singin' & Swingin' the Hits of Bobby Darin", “Remembering Mr. Show Business.… Sammy Davis Jr.," Sinatra favorites, Tom Jones, Engelbert, Four Seasons, Dean Martin and many more. His shows have been labeled as MUST SEE! He has received praise from songstress Julie Budd saying, "You are a fabulous singer … a major talent". Visit Lou Villanos personal website for more details and video's.
Lou gives you what you want to hear and see. Performs the Anka tribute show as if you are watching Paul Anka himself by having a similar look and style. He gives you the feel that Paul Anka is talking to you and performing his greatest hits. I highly recommend seeing the Paul Anka tribute show which I’ve seen twice and have also seen him perform old time crooner style shows and his versatility shines through every time. He is the consummate entertainer and you leave with a smile knowing you were completely entertained.
Lou Villano is the consummate entertainer. His rapport with the audience, great singing voice, knowledge of the material, and passion for what he is doing left an indelible impression on my wife and I. When Lou performed his Paul Anka tribute show, he truly transformed himself into the role and became the legendary singer. Before singing the many hit songs associated with Paul Anka throughout his career, Lou provided many interesting anecdotes and background about them. Lou Villano, as seen in his final set of the evening, is also quite versatile. His song styling interpreting the hits of other famous artists, as part of his repertoire, was enjoyable to hear.
Lou Villano gives a professional, polished performance rivaled only by the icons he portrays. Love his show each and every time!
Have seen over the years many tribute shows, but Lou Villano really nailed Paul Anka in his review. I think we have seen his show twice and it only gets better. The last show at The Black Box was the best. We are already booking for his March show.
A real genuine entertainer.
Lou Villano is a rare talent! He has played at private parties for us. He does a great job on all the standards especially Paul Anka and Frank Sinatra. Definitely worth seeing!
Price Range: "$400 and up"
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
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What to Expect
Very simply - you can expect a great show from a polished and professional entertainer. The audience will be treated to a great evening - Vegas Style Show. If you book the Paul Anka Show it is presented exactly like as if you were at a live performance by the real Paul Anka.
Lou Villano presents two great shows - THE PAUL ANKA SONGBOOK TRIBUTE SHOW & LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL VARIETY SHOW - these are a MUST HAVE and SEE SHOWS! The Paul Anka show is modeled after Paul Anka's live performances - Jay Shapiro after seeing Lou's show wrote: “Lou Villano puts on one hell of a show. Probably the BEST Paul Anka Tribute performer in the United States." Livia Friedman – “Lou knocked it out of the ballpark as Paul Anka. Bravo, outstanding performance – A Super Show. Lou, in August 2018, won the award for “The Agents Best Impressed” at the Sunburst Convention in Orlando for Impersonators & Tribute Artist Show.
Let the Good Times Roll Variety Show presents great songs that you can relate and sing along to by Frank Valli, Ben E. King, Dion, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and more. Some of the great songs and singers from the 50's, 60's 70's & 80's as we looked at them as Teenage Idols. So LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL !
Lou Villano grew up in Brooklyn singing the songs of some of the most popular singers from the 50's & 60's, Paul Anka was one of his favorites. So when Lou started arranging his shows he remembered how many of his audiences would comment on his resemblance and vocal styling which is very similar to Paul Anka. They asked “why don't you do more songs by Paul Anka”. That's when Lou realized it was time to put a Paul Anka show together. The show consists of Anka hits – Diana, Lonely Boy, Eso Beso, My Hometown, Puppy Love, Destiny and so much more. Within the show are songs that he wrote for other singers like Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr. plus hit songs from some of his fellow songwriters and friends. He has been receiving rave reviews and standing ovations whenever performing this show. It's a show that you are going to remember and walk out singing the songs that you loved so much by such a talented songwriter and singer. The show can be from 60- 90 minutes using either a 3 - 5 piece band embellished by tracks for each song, or a single one man show with tracks only.
LOU VILLANO has established himself as one of the PREMIER entertainers, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations for his exciting performances. Some of Lou's other shows are: "Singin' & Swingin' the Hits of Bobby Darin", “Remembering Mr. Show Business.… Sammy Davis Jr.," Sinatra favorites, Tom Jones, Engelbert, Four Seasons, Dean Martin and many more. His shows have been labeled as MUST SEE! He has received praise from songstress Julie Budd saying, "You are a fabulous singer … a major talent". Visit Lou Villano's personal website for more details and video's.
Wendy Liebman stated after their performance together at The Villages, "It was great to work with you Lou. Your show was fabulous and you're such a great performer." So don't miss the opportunity to book him for your next event.
Additional Booking Notes
When necessary any show I do can be self-contained with my own sound. If using a band the band comes with their own equipment. Some venues already has in-house sound so I would need monitors for all musicians + 2 out front for myself, mics, Direct boxes so that musician can plug into the house, microphones including a wireless mic and stand for myself. Also when available video playback of special effect video's during the show. All requirements can be discussed prior to any event.
Set list depends upon the show that is presented. Each variety show can be customized with a wide selection of songs for the show.
Influences & Inspiration
My influences are: Paul Anka, Bobby Darin, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tom Jones and Bobby Caldwell.
Can be discussed upon booking