Dave Dean, Stars In Their Eyes singer, performs as American recording artiste, Andy Williams. He can also be booked as a Michael Buble tribute, highly sought after for bookings in the West Country and Bristol. For the right fee he will travel anywhere.
In May 2001 Granada Television invited Dave to appear again as Andy Williams singing ‘Let It Snow’ in a seasonal special that was filmed in Lapland and screened on Christmas Day. Andy Williams himself was very impressed with Dave Dean when they met at a local theatre a few years back.
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Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career, of which fifteen have been gold certified and three platinum certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, along with numerous TV specials. The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards. He sold more than 45 million records worldwide, including more than 10 million certified units in the United States.
Williams was active in the music industry for over 70 years until his death in 2012. Williams’s solo career began in 1953. He recorded six sides for RCA Victor’s label “X”, but none was a popular hit.
After landing a spot as a regular on the Tonight Starring Steve Allen in 1954, Williams was signed to a recording contract with Cadence Records, a small label in New York, run by conductor Archie Bleyer. Williams’s third single, “Canadian Sunset”, reached number seven in the top 10 in August 1956; it was followed in February 1957 by his only Billboard number-one hit, “Butterfly”, a cover of a Charlie Gracie record.
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“Butterfly” was also number one for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart in May 1957. More hit records followed, including “The Hawaiian Wedding Song” (US number 11), “Are You Sincere?” (US number three in February 1958), “The Village of St. Bernadette” (US number seven in December 1959), “Lonely Street” (US number five in September 1959), and “I Like Your Kind of Love” with Peggy Powers (US number eight in May 1957). Wikipedia.