The life of Frankly Sinatra
One man’s journey
Stephen Triffitt’s story is one of how a humble salesman from Weston, who sung his way to the top and became the living embodiment of Frank Sinatra.
Today, he is arguably the number one Frank Sinatra tribute act on the planet. He has the swagger of Sinatra like no other, from his voice to the way he walks.
Stephen decided to take a risk and headed out on the road as Sinatra, singing in pubs and clubs across the South West. In 2000, Stephen applied for the ITV talent show ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. Winning his heat, he moved onto the finals of the show, only to be beaten out by Freddie Mercury impersonator Gary Mullen.
“The first LP I ever bought when I was 13 was Frank Sinatra and I’ve always liked his music. I suppose I sound like him because I started singing in that style and it’s just stuck.”
Across the pond in Las Vegas, a producer called Jeff Kutash caught wind of Stephen from a magazine. Jeff had been planning a show inspired by Frank Sinatra for years.
Kutash had been looking for the perfect Sinatra, auditioning over 50 performers for the position. Jeff flew out to London to audition Stephen himself even going on to say, “I think Frank would have looked at Stephen and applauded him and been amazed by the likeness.”
Fast forward 15 years and his reputation and accolades have exceeded anyone’s expectations. Acclaimed worldwide as the master of his craft, he:
- Starred as Frank for three seasons at Las Vegas’ legendary Sands Casino.
- Created the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the original West End production of The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas that toured the USA, Canada and Europe.
- Sold out the London Palladium (twice) and Royal Festival Hall with his own solo spectacular.
“Stephen’s resemblance is unsettlingly perfect. From sculpted hair and twinkling blue eyes, all the way down to his shiny black patent leather shoes, Stephen Triffitt truly is Sinatra.”
The London Evening Standard
Stephen has performed for many big names including; Simon Cowell, The headline act at The Beckham’s lads’ christenings for Victoria and David Beckham at ‘Beckingham Palace’ and even Prince Philip!
Performing in concert with The BBC Symphony Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night, The Metropole Orchestra (Amsterdam) and London Symphony Orchestra as well as summer concerts at Beaulieu, Audley End and Kenwood House.
If that wasn’t enough he has also sung with Bob Geldof, Jools Holland, Mick Jagger and Brian May at Bob Geldof’s 50th birthday party.
He not only walks the walk, he talks the talk, a masterful performance sees those delicious vocals delivered with consummate ease – Stephen doesn’t just stop there, standing alongside Mark Adams and George Daniel Long they make up the Definitive Rat Pack. With over 10 year of experience they have crafted their personas to emulate the original Rat Pack with such precision.
All from humble beginnings a man found his love for music and carried on the memory, of one of history’s greatest singers.
Backed by the fantastic sound of big band swing, Triffitt is the Chairman of the Board, frankly the best thing since Sinatra himself.
For a full list of tour dates visit the Frankly Sinatra show page.
“Swings the Francis Albert songbook to perfection”
“Triffitt excels at Sinatra’s superb sense of natural, almost conversational phrasing in songs such as ‘Luck Be a Lady,’ ‘Angel Eyes’ and ‘The Lady is a Tramp.’ Sinatra’s genius was about setting a mood and delivering lyrics as if he’d lived every word, and Triffitt duplicates those qualities admirably.”