Ben Maiorana Entertainment
“The Hits Of The Crooners”
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, Matt Munro, Tony Bennett & More
Come and relive & celebrate all the classic hits of these most popular Music Legends of all time.
The magical sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Matt Munro, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole and more recently Harry Connick Jr and Michael Bublé come alive again with Australia’s very own Award Winning Artist Internationally Renowned Chris Lloyds in an International Production performing all the classic hits of the Legendary Crooners.
"There is little in the music industry that Chris Lloyds hasn't done, and few people he doesn't know. He calls some of today's biggest names in the Australian music industry his friends, and has performed with many of them throughout their careers. Chris is one of the most well-liked vocalists in the country and is highly respected by his peers."
Come and relive the magical hits of these music legends that took the world by storm in the early 40’s, 50’s & 60’s with classic hits such as - Blue Moon, Born Free, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Cheek to Cheek, Fly Me to the Moon, Georgia, Have you met Miss Jones, I’ve got you under my skin, It had to be you, Route 66, Smile, Sway, The Way you look tonight, Unchained Melody, What a wonderful World, What is this thing called Love, You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, Unforgettable, It’s Only Make Believe, That Old Feeling & many more.
The late 80s saw Chris move to Los Angeles where he remained for 2 years writing songs and recorded at Pasha Studios, Studio West, Salty Dog Studios and Herbie Hancock’s private studio in Hollywood.
On returning to Sydney, Chris became one of the country’s busiest session singers and was one of the most heard voices on Australian radio and TV and sang on many overseas commercials. He also sang the theme songs ‘Carry On’ and ‘Runaway’ for the TV series “The Henderson Kids” starring Kylie Minogue.
Chris signed to Mega/Sony records and released the stirring duet ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ with Lauren James (Lori Balmer) and later the single ‘It’s Driving Me Crazy’.
In 1995 Chris achieved success in Malaysia with his first solo album ‘Caught in the Magic’ released through Pony Canyon/Devine Music. Whilst performing in Kuala Lumpur, his original song ‘Forever’ went to number 5 on the charts. .
After being spotted at a recording session he was asked to audition for ‘Neighbours’ and was ecstatic when he got the call to play Rod Baker, Beth Brennan’s (Natalie Imbruglia’s) fiancé for a few months. He’s also appeared in “The Straits”, “GP” and “E-Street”. His movie credits include the musical, “South Pacific” and detective series “The Shanahan Mysteries”.
2011 saw Chris got together with long time friend, guitarist Art Phillips, and they collaborated to release “So Good So Far” an album of 10 standards and 2 original songs recorded live in the studio. This album was inspired by the days of live radio artists like Perry Como and Tommy Mottola.
In January 2016, Chris and Art Phillips released their acoustic swing version of "Forever and Ever" as a tribute to the great Greek singer, Demis Roussos who passed away in January 2015. Art had been Demis's musical director for 4 years in the 80s.
Other highlights in Chris’s career have been opening for international acts Blondie, Joe Cocker, José Feliciano and Meatloaf and many chart topping Australian bands; touring nationally with ‘Long Way To The Top’, Dr Hook and Birtles, Shorrock, Goble, and performing a simulcast jazz version of “I still call Australia Home” at Sydney’s Darling Harbour on Australia Day for HRH Prince Charles and thousands of revellers.
This International Production show will have audiences swinging in the aisles!