Harry Crawley, Dean Martin tribute, was the first artiste to pay tribute to ‘King of Cool’ Dean Martin. He was also one of the first in his profession to form a Rat Pack Show. As a professional Dean Martin tribute in Sheffield his best performance of “Sway” was with a full big band at Caesar’s Palace Ballroom in Las Vegas.
Appearances such as these and solo engagements for chains such as Warners and at major theatres have led to Harry being recognised as “one of Britain’s best tributes to Dean Martin”. Harry Crawley is also available as a professional Darth Vader character actor for celebrity parties and personal appearances local to Sheffield.
Harry Crawley Dean Martin Tribute
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor and comedian of Italian descent. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed “The King of Cool“. Throughout his career, Martin performed in concert stages, nightclubs, audio recordings and appeared in 85 film and television productions.
His best known songs include “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?”, “Memories Are Made of This”, “That’s Amore”, “Everybody Loves Somebody”, “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You”, “Sway” and “Volare”.
As a singer, Martin copied the styles of Harry Mills (of the Mills Brothers), Bing Crosby, and Perry Como until he developed his own and could hold his own in duets with Sinatra and Crosby. Like Sinatra, he could not read music, but he recorded more than 100 albums and 600 songs.
More Interesting Facts
His signature tune, “Everybody Loves Somebody”, knocked the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” off number one in the United States in 1964. This was followed by “The Door is Still Open to My Heart”, which reached number six that year. Elvis Presley was said to have been a fan of Martin and patterned his performance of “Love Me Tender” after Martin’s style. Martin, like Elvis, was influenced by country music. Wikipedia.