Rat Pack jazz band

La Dolce Vita Swing Collective

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About La Dolce Vita Swing Collective

They promise to keep your toes a tappin' and your hearts a dancin' as they bring the sound of Rat Pack & Friends to life with a swing!!
Rat Pack jazz band
Scotland, UK
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From performing for some of Hollywood’s elite to playing sell out concerts, La Dolce Vita Swing Collective doff their hats in honour, celebrating the music of the Rat Pack and they’re friends. Music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and many more from this classic Vegas era, primarily using their own arrangements. They also make full use of their Italian connection, performing many of those treacle thick Dean Martin iconic melodies such as Evening in Roma and Volare as well as giving their own particular swing/jazz treatment to some vintage Italian pop!! The band are built from seasoned jazz musicians so be rest assured, they bring with them a sack full of experience ranging from West End musical’s, the BBC house band, Celtic Connections, Orchestra's, session work to the Jools Holland Band. What ever your requirements are, La Dolce Vita Swing Collective will set your thang off with a swing!!! The band are suitable for any occasion from Theatre Venues, Jazz Festivals, Christmas Show's (Cool Yule), Weddings, Theme Nights and any type of Corporate Events and Anniversaries!!

Swing, Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret
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Concert, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Wedding proposal, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Song list

Let There be Love - Nat King Cole
King of the Road - Dean Martin
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Tony Bennett
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
All I do is Dream of You - Dean Martin
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole
On an Evening in Roma - Dean Martin
I've Got the World on a String - Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Nice 'n' Easy - Frank Sinatra
Come Prima - Tony Dallara
Volare - Dean Martin
The Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
Arrivederci Roma - Dean Martin
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
That's Amore - Dean Martin
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Can't Buy Me Love - Lennon/McCartney


From customers:

Deadline N
2 years ago

It starts with hum, then a toe-tap and before you know it you are singing along to the tunes that you know so well. But what’s better, a night with the La Dolce Vita Swing Collective introduces you to new arrangements of those popular songs with an Italian-esque twist – as well as showcasing a selection that won’t be so familiar. The five-piece swing/jazz band – featuring piano, bass, sax, drums and vocals with those specially designed new arrangements – pays homage to likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and other Rat Pack favourites. Vocalist Tony Delicata put together the band with a collection of musicians whose previous talents range from West End musicals to The Jools Holland Band. Their debut concert at Le Monde, Edinburgh started strong with Tony’s powerful vocals on the likes of ‘I’ve got you under my skin’ and ‘Nice and Easy’ starting to carry the audience. ‘Come Prima’ and ‘O Sole Mio’ gave us the first real feel of the Italian influence. But it was after the interval that the Collective – and the audience – found their stride. The timeless – and age-less – appeal of the Rat Park tunes soon had the crowd moving from humming along and a foot-tapping, to full on sing-a-long mode as the band ripped through classics such as ‘Come fly with me’, ‘King of the Road’, ‘That’s Amore’ and ‘Volare’. By the time of the closing numbers of the near two-hour long show, ‘La Dolce Vita’ and (of course) ’New York New York’, the crowd was sold. It really does show that it does mean a thing, when it does have that swing.

Fife P
2 years ago

Not knowing what to expect I was ready for anything on a warm September night in Edinburgh. This was a Sunday night and the setting was complete in the nightclub atmosphere that is the Dirty Martini lounge. This band can swing, bass and drums groove sweetly while sax and piano trade solos making this a full sound like there are more on stage. Tony is a seasoned performer from London’s West End to sold out Edinburgh Fringe shows both as writer/director but on stage on vocals and on song. Blending his Italian roots with Volare, On An Evening In Roma and O Solo Mio we were escorted to warm Italy with cool sounds and cocktails to suit. Some of the audience order their chilled wine by the bottle and the Covid safe spaced tables made this comfortable to experience with no restricted views. The second half opened with I Wish I Knew, an instrumental from the days when Cinema was a TV series before Tony returned with more signature arrangements. By now the audience were itching to dance and with peaks like Mack The Knife and (Theme From) New York New York they were at one with the band. The closing title song was a creative masterstroke and a deserved ovation followed.