The multi-talented jazz and R&B singer with the voice of gold is having his album release concert in proper fashion. "Crooner" is a term too often used these days, but if there's a true definition of its musical impressions, Sharkey's the one. With cocktail attire suggested and a 21+ crowd, the lounge-singer vibe will be completely set for the release party of Sharkey's Day Into Night (your ticket will include a copy, so don't fret). Really, what better place than MGM Grand Detroit's V Nightclub for an event like this? Doors at 8 p.m., with more info at vnightclub.com.
With performances that have been viewed more than four million times on YouTube alone, Ben Sharkey has been delighting fans worldwide with his romantic style and velvet vocals on old swing and jazz standards that would make old Blue Eyes himself green with envy. His original compositions bear his soul and tug at the listener's heart strings. Ben Sharkey's striking good looks and impassioned music makes him a creative tour de force. Although often compared to contemporaries like Michael Bublé, Ben is actually more closely comparable to Mel Torme and Harry Connick, Jr, with his intimate interpretations of jazz classics and ability to make them sound fresh and new. His elegant renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darrin (along with many others) are both powerful and personal. His original music (available on iTunes) is heartfelt and instantly catching!