Watch: MARK TREMONTI sings FRANK SINATRA classics at a sold-out charity concert
May 14, Marc Tremonti — guitarist/singer-songwriter/founding member of rock bands CREED, ALTER BRIDGE and TREMONTI — carried out a series of Frank Sinatra classics with members of Francat The Abbey Orchestra in Orlando, Florida. The video of the concert is available below.
Last month, Tremonti published a collection of Sinatra blankets to support NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society). “Tremonti sings Sinatra” was made available as part of a new charity initiative created by Tremonti called Try your luck for charity. Proceeds from the album will be used to support NDSS and the work they do to advocate and support people with Down syndrome and their families. To mark and her family were blessed to welcome their first daughter Stella in March 2021 – who was born with Down syndrome – and the idea for the project was born.
“For years, I loved singing with Franchis songs”, To mark Explain. “One night I found an old video of him playing “The song is you” from 1944. It made me want to dive into his vocal approach. I was all in and wanted to do something with it. When we found our daughter StellaDiagnosis of Down syndrome, the stars aligned. My obsession with Sinatra had his reason. Frank Sinatra has raised over a billion dollars for charity and that’s a fact I wish the public knew more about. Beneath his cool and calm personality, he had a big heart. Doing this charity in his name was another way the stars had aligned. I decided to make this record to raise funds for families and people with Down Syndrome. This project is the start of a new goal that I will have for the rest of my life.”
Tremonti reunited with the surviving members of Frank Sinatra‘s Orchestra, creating new versions of some of the classics and deeper pieces of Francthe catalog. From the first horns and piano of “I have you in my skin” to the final vocal outro of “All or nothing at all”, Tremonti showcases the characteristic vocal approach and exemplary musicality that have made Sinatrais a timeless work. To see his vision through, To mark reached out to Sinatramusical director of mike smith which gathered as many remaining members as possible from Franctouring band to record the music of “Tremonti sings Sinatra”. Popular standards such as “I’ve got the world on a string”, “My path” and “That’s life” find new life in the hands of these incredible musicians. Tremonti – known for his guitar work which has earned him countless accolades – leaves the instrument behind and sings only on the 14-track album. The illustration on the album cover is an original painting which Tremonti created especially for this project.
The list of tracks for “Tremonti sings Sinatra” is:
01. I have you in my skin
02. I have the world on a chain
03. I fall in love too easily
05. fly me to the moon
06. Nancy (laughing face)
07. My path
08. You make me feel so young
09. Luck be a lady
ten. That’s life
11. come fly with me
12. In the wee hours of the morning
13. The song is you
14. All or nothing at all
Try your luck for charity is a new charity that aims to give artists, actors, athletes and anyone with a platform the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone. The idea is to get people out of the genre they’re known for in order to raise money and awareness for the charity of their choice. An actor can sing, an athlete can dance, a musician can sing a song out of his genre – any artistic interpretation. It gives participants the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary – in fact, extraordinary – all in the name of charity. “Tremonti sings Sinatra” is the first release for the cause, the recipient being NDSS.
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organization for all people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to improve their quality of life, achieve their life aspirations, and become valued members of caring communities. Founded in 1979, NDSS supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: resources and support, policy and advocacy, and community engagement. In these areas of intervention, NDSS engages in various activities, events, and programs on topics critical to our community, such as federal and state advocacy and public policy, health and wellness, education, and employment. NDSS creates resources to support people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers throughout life and organizes awareness and engagement events across the country, including the National Buddy Walk program, the video presentation of Times Square and New York City Buddy Walk, Racing for 3.21 on World Down Syndrome Day, Run for 3.21, DC Golf Outing, the NDSS Annual Gala and Auction and various other events. Visit www.ndss.org for more information on NDSS.
A few quotes on “Tremonti sings Sinatra”:
Hank Cattaneo, Frank Sinatrait is “Duets” producer: “To mark did a fantastic job on this record, his voice and interpretation of the tunes are amazing!”
slash (GUNS N’ ROSES):”To markit is to take Sinatra is nothing short of strange. I could never have expected one of my favorite metal guitarists to make such faithful renditions of Sinatra classics. Not only instrumentally, but vocally! And these recordings are for a cause close to my heart; I was very close to an uncle with Down syndrome when I was a child. I fully appreciate and support To markthe commitment of NDSS.”
Kirk Hammett (METALLIC): “Holy shit, I knew To mark was a heartbreaking guitar player, but I never got the idea that he had gold pipes too!!! Totally blown away. Totally in. let’s listen more, To mark.”
Chris Daughtry: “When To mark first played me a piece of this project, my jaw dropped. Gave me chills! It’s a side of To markthat people need to hear and I’m sure they’ll be as blown away as I was.”
John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER): “Wow! I’m absolutely blown away by To markthe performance of on this album!! He delivers the songs authentically, embodying all that is Franc but also giving us a glimpse of his own personality. I like the arrangements and the fact that some FrancThe original band members contributed to these tracks. Honestly, I have known To mark for a long time and I know he’s super talented but had no idea he was able to channel Old’ Blue Eyes like that! Simply beautifully done and what makes everything even more touching is the cause. I bet To markthe daughter of Stella was in his heart every step of the recording process. Unbelievable!”
Tyler Connolly: “Okay, that’s so good! I had a smile on my face when I heard Mark’s voice come in ‘I have you in my skin’. The production is fantastic, and I love that he gave the album to the NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society) Not surprised he killed it on this one. Congratulation, To mark. This is amazing!”
Brent Smith (SHINE): “Once again, Marc Tremonti never ceases to amaze me. These renditions of some of the most beloved Sinatra tunes, are so eloquent it’s remarkable. And what a beautiful gift NDSS. Much love, respect and success for this incredible project.”
James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER): “I met To mark about 10 years ago. The first thing that struck me was his easy-going, down-to-earth and respectful nature. That, to me, is a priority and a true measure of her makeup. To markhis talent precedes him, I listened to him from the 90s until today. Only when I listened To marksolo albums from which I was able to fully realize his vocal abilities. What a beautiful voice!!! Beautiful and unique sound, accompanied by perfect delivery, dynamics and feeling.
“When I was asked my point of view on To markit is Sinatra project, I really didn’t know what to expect. I approached the question from the point of view of what I heard. I was asked to listen to two songs. I fucking listened to everything!!! I was completely blown away. It sounds like Francwith just enough of his own vocal characteristics to infuse just the right amount of himself while honoring Franchis musicality. To mark did absolute justice to the iconic and legendary number one crooner of all time. Stellar work, nailing the inflections, nuances and all the subtleties of Franc‘s delivery that made it unmatched. Cheer, To mark. An admirable company and cause for NDSS. All my wishes, To mark, vicky and cute Stella.”
Tremonti sings the Sinatra charity event tonight in Orlando
Posted by Peter Wilson on Saturday, May 14, 2022
Mark Tremonti put on his Frank Sinatra in Orlando last night to benefit the National Downs Syndrome Society – it was amazing! ‘Tremonti Sings Sinatra’ is out on May 27 and benefits society too…heard the whole album last night – it’s amazing…what a talent!
Posted by Keith Lockwood on Sunday, May 15, 2022
Amazing evening with amazing ladies. Mark Tremonti sings Sinatra!
Posted by Denise Cullen Gamez on Saturday, May 14, 2022
Just got back from #Orlando after watching @markttremonti sing #Sinatra in support of @ndssorg. So happy for him, this incredible initiative with #TakeAChanceForCharity and the whole amazing team @timothysonoftimothy @chuckbrueckmann @joeybrueckmann who worked to make this happen. Tremonti Sings Sinatra will be released on May 27 if you want to check it out for yourself.
Posted by Kevin Chiaramonte on Sunday, May 15, 2022
@markttremonti kills the room with his rendition of the #franksinatra song “C’est la vie” at his @ndssorg charity fundraiser, Tremonti Sings Sinatra. #takeachanceforcharity. Mark became passionate about fundraising for the National Down Syndrome Society after the birth of his adorable daughter Stella. Donate if you can.
Posted by Kathleen Hardy on Monday, May 16, 2022