Sound of Sinatra coming to Rockford

Tickets for February concert would make great gift 

SHOW TIME—For one show only the Sounds of Sinatra will be here in Rockord. Tickets would make a great gift.

Get your tickets to a great show early and help bring a first-class new historical museum to Rockford. The Sound of Sinatra is an event that will bring back great memories and win new fans as singer Mark Randisi brings big band instrumentals along with his own”Sound of Sinatra”
to the Rockford High School Stage. Tickets would make great gifts for Christmas.

Randisi’s most popular shows are those that he performs with the backing of his stage band that, combined with his natural voice, is very reminiscent of many of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits. The event will take place one night only on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Rockford High School auditorium.

Randis was “discovered” while singing Sinatra songs at a Detroit area karaoke club after a hard day working in his family’s painting business.  Joe Vicari, owner of the Andiamo’s restaurant chain heard him that night and hired him to sing in his clubs Randis quickly became one of the Midwest’s most popular club performers, constantly refining his art until he found himself performing in some of the world’s finest venues and with the world’s best musicians and most famous entertainers.

As Casey Kasem would say, Mark “put down his paint brush and picked up a microphone.” He is still a featured headliner, along with Regis Philbin, Tom Jones, Howie Mandel, Natalie Cole, Paul Anka, Gladys Knight, The Beach Boys, and others at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom Concert Series.

His annual Sinatra Tribute Show on or near May 14—the date of Frank Sinatra’s death in 1998—regularly sells out. That is the show he is bringing to Rockford. Randis always delivers a heartfelt performance that captures the essence of Sinatra’s voice, music, and unparalleled style.  He captivates audiences of all ages.

When world famous tenor, Andrea Bocelli first heard Mark Randisi sing,
he thought he was listening to a Sinatra recording. That is a common response, but Randis is modest.  “I’m always flattered when people say I sound like Frank Sinatra. I developed a love for the music and I respect the people who created it. However, I am just being myself.”

A Mark Randisi show is an incredible tribute to the classics, not an imitation. He does not claim to be a Sinatra impersonator, but instead do justice to Sinatra’s unique style and sense of performance.  Randis devotion to the music is apparent—he presents Sinatra’s classics naturally, authentically, and respectfully, just the way you remember them and want to hear them.

Author and Radio and TV host Mitch Albom saw Mark’s show and stated: “Mark’s show is a must attend” Audience members will be swept up with the emotion Randis brings to his performance.

Those who like the sound of a great band and timeless vocal stylings, will love this show.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy top notch entertainment right here in
Rockford while helping to create the NEW Rockford Area Museum. Tickets are reasonably priced from $35 to $55, depending on seating and can be purchased online at or at local businesses, such as The Rockford Squire newspaper, 331 Northland Drive, (two doors south of the Michigan State Police Post), Antor Travel, Northland Drive at 12 Mile, Double Take, Rockford, Creative Concepts, Rockford, Dish Network, Plainfield S. of Five Mile, Rockford Ambulance, Ten Mile at Shaner Avenue, Courtland Township offices and Algoma Township offices.

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