On the Road to Romance- A tribute to Frank Sinatra
Robert Davi, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world puts on a beautifully staged and sung tribute to Ole Blue Eyes that is both heartfelt and theatrical. Davi was singing long before Frank Sinatra hand-picked him to play Mickey Sinardos in the 1977 NBC television drama "Contract on Cherry Street." As a teenager, Davi already had an insatiable desire to not just distinguish himself as a singer, but to follow his idol's lead and become a singer who really could act. Davi studied opera as a young man, and always intended to make singing his career. As fate would have it, however, his screen career took flight and there was no looking back.
While Davi may portray characters in drama, comedy and action that define "the tough guy persona," it's nothing more than an artist working his craft. The real Robert Davi is the man we hear on this album: a sensitive romantic; a gentle soul who brings a masculine edge to these songs; a great mixture of sensitivity and toughness. For the recording, Davi chose two music legends, producer Phil Ramone and mixing engineer Al Schmitt, which speaks volumes about his intentions to make this a meaningful career endeavor.
His voice is suitably magnificent …. Robert evokes the ease of the Legend without coming off as a replicator. He makes these songs his own just like Dino and Mel did when they performed Frank’s material. He will give our audiences a rare, classy treat.-Dan Aykroyd