| John English - aka
John English, "The Voice"
John English, known as "The Voice" has been thrilling audiences with his Tribute to Frank Sinatra since the young age of 19, but he actually started his career many years earlier.
At age ten, he listened to a 78-rpm Columbia record of Frank Sinatra singing "Stormy Weather", played on his grandfather's windup Victrola phonograph, and became hooked on the wonderful music from then on.
John says, "The lyrics meant something, and doing the songs he did, had meaning." That's why his music is so appropriate for weddings, birthdays, and anniversary celebrations. What could be a better "First Dance" than "Fly Me To The Moon, "Embraceable You", "Come Fly With Me", or "The Best Is Yet To come"?
In addition to the Sinatra material, John also sang in the Portland Opera Chorus for a season and a half. His rich baritone voice was an asset to the Opera, like Sinatra, who sang in the "Italian Bel Canto" style.
John English brings Sinatra's romantic ballads and dance music to life. John says, "I don't try to be Sinatra, I try to bring Sinatra's music to life".
John's shows take his audiences back to the early years of Sinatra's fame in the 1940's, and his years with Columbia Records, the Harry James Band, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The show also includes tunes from the decade between 1953-1962, when Sinatra was with Capitol Records. Many consider the "Capitol" years his greatest recording period.
He performs over 200 Sinatra songs, and those made famous by the "Rat Pack", during their Las Vegas years.
His music is appropriate for corporate events, festivals, clubs, weddings, anniversaries, fundraising events, and social gatherings of all kinds.
His Tribute to Frank Sinatra has taken this classy pop artist to numerous venues such as San Francisco's plush Clift Hotel, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Golden Nugget Casino in Reno, and the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
In addition to performing as a soloist, John English also appears with his 8-piece band which has been a favorite at weddings, anniversaries, corporate events and fundraisers.
As "The Voice", John's "Tribute to Frank Sinatra" brings out the full range of his talents, musicality and showmanship.
English performs more than 200 of Sinatra's most requested songs, including such gems as "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Chicago", "Embraceable You", New York, New York", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Night and Day", and "My Baby Just Cares For Me".
"Bring a Little Las Vegas to Your Next Event!"
Some Rave Reviews:
"I am writing to recommend to you John English, "The Voice" who performs A Tribute to Frank Sinatra.
On September 10, 2009, John entertained for our company reception in The Delfino Ballroom at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. We had 450 attendees who had the opportunity to enjoy John's wonderful talents.
John is a talented entertainer that keeps his audience captivated and provides an excellent performance! His uncanny resemblance to the Great Frank Sinatra in both looks and voice is truly amazing.
He was a pleasure to work with and we recommned him with the highest regard. John provided a truly memorable experience that would engage any group."
Jessica Palacios, Professional Develop Events Coordinator
"After coming to work at 6:30 this morning, I've had physician after physician come in to say what a wonderful time they had at graduation this year and how John was a highlight. I've never heard of people dancing at graduation (Dr. Swide has stated that it has never happened) but people were singing along, dancing, and thoroughly enjoying themselves during an event they usually cannot wait to leave! We would be delighted to have John at a future Graduation! Many thanks to John!
Hillary P, OHSU, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine 2013
"John English was the hit of the show! His performance of all the great Sinatra hits was unbelievably true to character and wonderful to listen to."
Wedding Reception at The Lawrence Gallery
"Thank You for the "An Evening with Frank Sinatra, it was really excellent!"
Maurice Lucas, President, CEO 12th Annual Maurice Lucas Sports Invitational
"The feedback that I got from (my wife) Janice after your surprising her at her office wtih a rose and Happy Birthday and romantic Sinatra song was absolutely incredible. The whole office at Commonwealth Real Estate Services loved your performance...you have a gift John...I will continue to promote your wonderful singing talents. Please feel free to use my name as a referral."
William F. McCulloch, DVM, Emeritus Persident McCulloch Enterprises.
"Thank You for your fantastic performance at the 'Luck Be a Lady Tongiht' benefit for the Rask Family Memorial Fund at the Oregon Convention Center. The feedback from the guests that night has been extremely positive and complimentary to your extraordinary skills in 'A Tribute to Frank Sinatra'...we wish continued success in your career."
Linda Rask and Annette Rask-Miller,
Co-Chairs Rask Family Memorial Fund - Casino Night