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Frank Sinatra Tribute Acts: Fred Gardner

Fred Gardner is quite simply one of the best Frank Sinatra tribute acts the UK has to offer.

Fred has appeared live on Granada Television’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’. His performance was so outstanding that the producers invited him back for the Christmas Special in the same year.

He has performed on Channel 5’s hugely successful ‘Night Fever’ show and has also worked on satellite T.V. programmes such as Play UK’s ‘Poppleganger’.

Fred has worked and performed with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment business at a number of very prestigious events both at home and abroad including:

UEFA Football Conference (Geneva, Switzerland)
The Four Tops (Tenerife)
Tom Jones, Earth Wind & Fire at Philip Green’s 50th Birthday Party.
‘The World’ Cruise Liner – Exclusive Private Function.
Sinatra Ball (Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin) – Irish Sports Commission
England One Day International cricket matches – The Oval, Trent Bridge and Old Trafford

In November 2002, Fred starred in a theatre production titled ‘Strictly Sinatra’ at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin depicting the life story of Frank Sinatra. It was in this show that he flawlessly executed more than 25 Sinatra classics with a 16 piece live band.

He also starred in the ‘The Sinatra Show’ at a number of up market venues notably Aldershot Princes Hall, Potters Bar, Dorking Halls and Royal Leamington Spa. All shows were hugely popular and completely sold out.

His usual performance style is to both sing and talk like Sinatra, imitating his unique cabaret style whilst wearing a tuxedo and bow tie or Rat Pack style lounge suit.

Fred can work with full muscial arrangements, accompanying large bands or he can perform on his own with professionally produced high quality backing tracks orchestrated from the original recordings.

“I thought it was a Sinatra record playing when you were singing”
Michael Aspel

“I thought that was Sinatra himself on stage”
Tom O’Connor

“His vocal resemblance to Sinatra is quite uncanny”
Bob Browning of the Frank Sinatra Music Society

“He’s so good that I really thought he was miming”
A frequent comment from thrilled audiences everywhere

“I’d like to say please pass my thanks on to Fred Gardner for his wonderful performance at my mother’s 80th birthday party yesterday. Not only was his act brilliant, but on a personal level, he is such a gentleman and kind person. He involved the whole family and, excuse the pun, quite frankly made my mother’s day” – Suzi Garcia

“Fred Gardner came to sing for my mothers 80th birthday party last night (25th June) and I would just like to say he was everything, if not more than I had hoped for, my mum and the rest of my family had a fantastic time all thanks to Fred, what a professional and lovely man” – Caroline Wiseman

Frank Sinatra Tribute Act: Fred Gardner

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