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Stage Whispers: On The Road To Romance

It’s easy to be cynical about the central premise of “Davi Sings Sinatra” – history is filled with musically limited actors who have used their fame in another medium to get what amount to embarrassing vanity projects off the ground (Bruce Willis’ “The Return Of Bruno” or William Shatner’s “The Transformed Man” anybody?). Also, Frank Sinatra’s repertoire is so well known, and has been covered so frequently by such a wide variety of different singers over the years, one would be forgiven for thinking it is impossible to make songs as overexposed as “Come Fly With Me” feel fresh. But such scepticism is ultimately unwarranted in the case of Robert Davi, a movie star so musically gifted that he really could quit his “day job” if he wanted to and whose intelligent, impassioned interpretations of The Great American Songbook really leave one with the impression that they are hearing old standards performed for the very first time.

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Original article – http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/davi-sings-sinatra-road-romance