Bob Reneke, Mr. Sinatra's long-time friend and personal assistant, said of Gabriel, "This guy has all of Frank's style and snap, nobody else has it!"
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. While Russo's talents cover a wide range of styles as a singer and actor he has a special knack for portraying Frank Sinatra
and at times 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 on stage from 'King Arthur' to 'Oscar Madison'.
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 those 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 to eighteen piece "Big Band", a three to five piece combo, a pianist, or with professionally
recorded musical tracks. Prices reflect distance to venue and size, length and type of show. A one Hour show with professional backing tracks, close to home,
is the least expensive. A Ten Piece or larger band is more costly. $5,000.00 represents the "Big Band" cost for a 2 hour show. Travel and accommodations
are a side consideration.