Robbie Williams Tribute Show – ‘Robbie Williams Swing’
This tribute will showcase favourite songs from Robbie Williams’ albums Swing When You’re Winning and Swings Both Ways.
Featuring slick internationally acclaimed award winning crooner Bill Parton fronting premier Australian jazz orchestra, the 18-piece Adelaide Big Band comprising of the nation’s finest musical talent!
Both Williams and Parton share a quality in common in that they both harness a particular energy and ‘cheeky’ stage presence used to connect with their audiences.
Their vocal styles create a “feel good” and a “warm & fuzzy” atmosphere leaving audiences wanting more and sad to go home. It sounds classy and expensive, it feels good and it represents the absolute pinnacle in live entertainment… It’s a show guaranteed to blow you away!
Parton explains: “Watching Robbie’s ‘Live At The Albert’ performance where he showcased all of his swing repertoire was a thoroughly enjoyable watch to the point that I was inspired to give something similar a crack!”
Swing When You’re Winning is a swing cover album. When the album was released in late 2001, it became an instant #1 hit in the United Kingdom, spending six consecutive weeks at #1. In Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, it reached the top 10, going on to sell over two million copies by the end of 2001 in the United Kingdom and over seven million copies worldwide.
Songs include Have You Met Miss Jones, Mack The Knife, Something Stupid, Beyond The Sea and Mr Bojangles.
This production is mainly engaged for conference gala dinners, large corporate events and the occasional wedding where the venue is large, there’s a healthy entertainment budget and the Bride and Groom are crazy enough to want to book an 18-piece big band.
1. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
2. Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill)
3. Straighten Up And Fly Right (Nat King Cole & Irving Mills)
4. Let’s Face The Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)
5. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin Ira Gershwin)
6. Something Stupid (Clarence Parks)
7. Things (Bobby Darin)
8. One For My Baby (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer)
9. Swing Supreme (Robbie Williams / Guy Chambers / Dino Fekaris / Freddie Perren)
10. Mr Bojangles (Jerry Walker)
11. Beyond The Sea (Charles Trenet / Jack Lawrence)
12. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head (Jimmy Heusen / Sammy Cahn)
13. My Way (Jacques Revaux / Claude Francois / Paul Anka)