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Film and TV Star Robert Davi's 'Got the World on a String,' Paying Heartfelt, Swinging Homage to His Idol on His Critically Acclaimed, Long Awaited Recording Debut 'Davi Sings Sinatra: on the Road to Romance'(December 06, 2011)
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- Robert Davi thought he had the 'world on a string' in 1977 when he made his onscreen debut at age 24 opposite Frank Sinatra in the TV movie "Contract on Cherry Street." Embarking on a fabled Hollywood career that would one day include playing a James Bond villain ("License to Kill"), an FBI Agent in "Die Hard" and an agent in the hit 90s NBC series "Profiler," Davi recalls the thrill of drinking his first ever Jack Daniels with Ol' Blue Eyes.
That feeling of sitting on a rainbow at the bar with his boyhood idol seems wee small (as in "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning") compared to where the multi-talented Davi is today, achieving a lifelong dream with the release of his critically acclaimed Fontana/Universal album Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To Romance (www.davisingssinatra.com)
Bringing his own vocal panache and the spirited swing of a 30-piece orchestra to 12 lovelorn Sinatra chestnuts, the classically trained singer -- working with legendary Grammy winning producer Phil Ramone -- does more than simply pay homage to an inspiration and legend. Davi's deeper purpose involves satisfying a deep hunger for the music of the Great American Songbook, which he calls "America's Shakespeare, the golden age of American music."
His romance of America is off to a brilliant start. Recently noted on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart as "greatest gainer," Davi Sings Sinatra is currently in the Top Ten at #7 and rising -- just behind Duets II and The Classic Christmas Album by one of Sinatra's contemporaries, Tony Bennett, and Michael Buble's Christmas.
Davi is set to headline The Venetian Showroom in Las Vegas, February 23-25. The Venetian Hotel is built on the former site of the historic Sands, where Sinatra (often performing with The Rat Pack) held court throughout the 1960s.
Davi is starring in the new film "Iceman" with Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He recently sold an original screenplay called "The Voice" to Mark Canton's Atmosphere Entertainment MM; the story revolves around a character who is obsessed with Sinatra. Naturally, Davi himself is attached to star in the production.
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