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The Return Of The Pink Sinatra (Scott Free)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Doing things very much his way, Scott Free is a natural showman with a powerful voice, an impressive range – and a sparkly pink jacket. Earning its listing as Cabaret with cheeky banter and a nice line in mildly uncomfortable audience interaction, the show may not suit the most straight-laced tastes, but it’s more about the music than the gimmick. From soaring opener ‘Feeling Good’ to obligatory finale ‘New York, New York’, Scott sings with heart and charisma. Supported by tight session band The Pink Pack, he swaggers through tunes by diverse swing and easy listening artists, really shining on Sinatra. This may not be what Ol’ Blue Eyes had in mind, but it’s a fine, flamboyant tribute.

St George’s West, 5 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 6.55 pm (8.05 pm), £7.00 – £12.00, fpp14.
tw rating 4/5