On June 12, 2014, Gabriel Russo won the "Frank Sinatra Idol Competition" held in Frank's hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, against 15 other performers from 13 states. Bob Reneke, Mr. Sinatra's long-time friend and personal assistant, said of Gabriel, "This guy has Frank's style and snap, nobody else has it."
While Russo's talents cover a wide range of styles as a singer, actor, musician, and artist, he has a special knack for portraying Frank Sinatra. Close your eyes and you can believe it's Frank performing. Open your eyes and sometimes the physical likeness is uncanny.
Gabe began singing, tuxedo and all, with his father, in 1960, at the age of eight. They continued to perform together, into the 1980s, in nightclubs all over the northeast: The Cafe Continental, The Latin Casino, The Crescendo, The Hosts and more.
Russo has been an actor since 1973 and has been fortunate enough to portray a host of characters, 'King Arthur' to 'Oscar Madison', on stage. His background of youthful crooning, along with his years of acting and solo performing make him uniquely capable of capturing the ease and comfort on stage that typifies the very best vocalists of bygone days.
Whether he's performing his one-man show, "Summer Wind, An Intimate Evening with Frank Sinatra," or in concert, his portrayal of Mr. Sinatra is "deft and 'spot-on'."
Gabe brings his shows to you in several affordable formats: A full Ten piece "Big Band", a five or six piece combo, a pianist, or with pre-recorded musical tracks. Price reflects size of and length of show. One Hour with tracks is the easiest and least expensive. A Ten Piece or larger band is expensive. $5,000.00 represents the lowest price with a large orchestra.