MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW

Charlie Romo The Frank Sinatra of This Generation

Charlie Romo The Frank Sinatra of This Generation

My friends insisted I had to see this up and coming singer Charlie Romo, but I was booked out. They kept at me and I am so glad they did. Thanks to Bernie and Joanne Furshpan and Marya Coburn, I headed to The Triad to watch a remarkable 21 year-old channel Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Don McLean, Buddy Holly, Richie Valen and K.I.S.S. This natural born entertainer has a has a stage presence that transfers to the audience, winning them over within moments of hearing him open his mouth. He is personable and has that elusive “It” factor. It is no wonder he has already a finalist in the 2017 NYC MAC Award, Best Male Debut Artist and the winner of Broadway World’s 2016 Best Debut Show. What is so remarkable, is that each of the singers he emulates, not only does he capture their style, but adds his own brand of  showmanship, so that it is a perfect blend of the artist and his own personal  interpretation.

Charlie Romo

Charlie Romo

The show consists of  classic American songbook titles like “As Long As I’m Singing,””Just In Time,” “Once Upon a Time”, “Let Me Try Again”“The Good Life,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?,  blended with an emotional “American Pie,” and “Beth”, which he sang to his father. This young performer knows how to seduce his audience with song and they respond in kind. Romo also does something wonderful, while not changing the feeling of these songs he gives them a new infusion of life. Part of this comes from the arrangements by the late, great Barry Levit. Until Barry’s death he was backed by his band, now the amazing Daryl Kojak Band swings with him. These pro musicians consist of Jack Cavari  (guitarist for Shirley Bassey, Liza, Old Blue Eyes), Ronnie Zito  (Bobby Darin’s drummer), Jon Burr (bassist, formerly with Tony Bennett, Chet Baker)​ and Daryl on piano. You could not ask for a better band to back you. The musicality on that stage was stellar.

Charlie Romo

Charlie Romo

Romo has it all, stage presence, a warmth that extends out the room, personality, patter that seems natural, an ease that radiates and pitch-perfect technical mastery. He has an understanding of lyric and his interpretation is a joy to behold.

I walked out of The Triad, knowing I had witnessed a star on the rise. I can not wait to see him on the Broadway Stage, in concert halls and where ever else this musical journey takes him. He is not to be missed.

Cabaret

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

More in Cabaret

Linda Eder

Linda Eder Bring Her Back Home To Broadway

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 16, 2018
Ann Hampton Callaway

T2C Talks to Ann Hampton Callaway About The Linda Ronstadt Songbook and Life

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 13, 2018

Why Isn’t Jane Lynch Performing On Broadway?

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 13, 2018

My View: Jamie deRoy & Stephen Sorokoff Courting The Jester Bob Spiotto

Stephen SorokoffSeptember 13, 2018

My View: Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery and Major Fun at Cafe Carlyle

Stephen SorokoffSeptember 13, 2018

Amanda McBroom’s Show at Birdland Drew In The Other Songbirds

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 12, 2018
Lindsay Mendez

Theatre and Cabaret News: Julie Andrews, Tonya & Nancy,Linda Eder, Lindsay Mendez, Steve Tyrell, Free Acting Masterclass and More

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 12, 2018

Animaniacs in Concert! Rob Paulsen Returns Joe’s Pub for a Matinee for Children of all Ages on Sunday, October 7th

Suzanna BowlingSeptember 10, 2018

My View: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Celebrates 40 Years

Stephen SorokoffSeptember 10, 2018