Pete Sinclair returns with a brand new show titled after an Andy Williams hit. The plush Le Monde on Edinburgh’s trendy George Street has all the hallmarks of a Vegas supper room; cocktail bar, chandeliers, soft seats and a variety cabaret shows at the pre-cocktail hour of 5:15 pm. Sinclair is perhaps more famous for his alter ego, Frank Sanazi where he comically croons in character as Adolph Hitler but for this early show it’s the straight versions of songs with three vocalists.
Delivered with gusto from the two Pete’s.
Sinclair opens the show with the Frank Sinatra favourite Come Fly With Me. A seasoned performer he knows how to swing, crack the gags and warm the audience. The next artist on stage is Pete Storm as a convincing Dean Martin with Sway, Little Ol’ Wine Drinker Me and That’s Amore the latter of which gets the audience singing along. Storm too is a seasoned professional with many styles and he returns later in the show as Scott Walker and Al Martino. The third vocalist in the show is glamorous Australian songbird Becc Sanderson. She looks like a young Annie Lennox but her set highlights the music of Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee and particularly Doris Day through songs like Secret Love and Que Sera Sera. Time was always going to be a factor and soon it is time for the finale duo of Mack The Knife and Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You delivered with gusto from the two Pete’s.
An hour is never enough for the variety on offer and recorded backing tracks lose the immediacy of live musicians but what a great supper show this could be in a later time slot.