Dolans Presents have announced the return of singer Liam O’Brien to Dolans Warehouse for a specially created performance celebrating the life and work of Frank Sinatra.
Speaking at the launch of the new show, Liam O’Brien said: “In 1998 I heard of the passing of Frank Sinatra; I was a massive fan of Tony Bennett at the time but genuinely didn’t know as much about Frank.
“I was deeply upset for some reason but since then I’ve devoured every recording, every concert performance, every film and book”.
Shonagh has featured as star of Les Miserables and numerous other West End productions will bring her stunning voice back home with classics such as Fever, Get Happy and The Man That Got Away.
Liam O’Brien has become recognised both locally and nationally as a leading exponent of the crooning style. His Crooning at Christmas experience is a regular sold out gig at Dolans every year.
O’Brien has also played Dean Martin on tour in the UK and US in the West End production of the Rat Pack and has continued to hone his own voice and style as one of Ireland’s premier crooners.
His passion for performing the music of that era has continued in his own work and touring UK big band shows like The Kings of Swing. As a performer he has been particularly dedicated to breathing new life into the saloon songs and big band favourites of Frank Sinatra.
“It’s been a 20-year love affair with the man and his music and it felt like the perfect time to revisit 20 songs that have impacted on myself as a person, have influenced the way I interpret and perform, and have ultimately helped me become the singer I am today”, O’Brien adds.
“I don’t impersonate Frank Sinatra; I emulate his style, his phrasing and his wonderful ability as a storyteller, which for me is the greatest tribute I can make”.
Backed by a 7-piece Million Dollar Swing Band with custom arrangements, the brand-new show promises a night of unforgettable fare from Fly Me To The Moon and The Wee Small Hours, to You Make Me Feel So Young and One More For The Road.
This production is set to be a night for all to celebrate swing music, homegrown talent and above all else Francis Albert Sinatra.
Advance booking required as we expect this to sell out. Tickets available at https://dolans.yapsody.com/event/book/234261/5045291