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'I sound like Frank Sinatra but I'm no impersonator': Louis Hoover

Published on Sep 30, 2012 2:49 PM
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"Yeah, indeed, it's a tribute to Sinatra by me. But it's not an impersonation. It's just a very strange coincidence that my singing voice is very similar to Sinatra." said Hoover in a telephone interview from London. -- PHOTO: LOUIS HOOVER'S SALUTE TO SINATRA

He is best known for singing Frank Sinatra songs and bears an uncanny resemblance to the late American icon, but do not call Louis Hoover an impersonator.

On his upcoming series of shows, Louis Hoover's Salute To Sinatra, at Marina Bay Sands from Oct 18 to 20, the 45-year-old Englishman says in a telephone interview from London: "Yeah, indeed, it's a tribute to Sinatra by me. But it's not an impersonation. It's just a very strange coincidence that my singing voice is very similar to Sinatra."

His backing orchestra includes musicians who have played with Ol' Blue Eyes, whose huge legacy of hits include Strangers In The Night, One For My Baby and Drinking Again. The show has toured Europe, the United States and Japan.

In the early 2000s, Hoover also produced and starred in a musical, The Rat Pack, based on Sinatra and his buddies Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior, that ran in London's West End for 3½ years. It toured Europe and the United States.

 
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