Singing the same songs as sung by the likes of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, Jake, with his backup band, The Mint Jazz Band, truly tells a story from that era. The connection between songs is about life and love, and his onstage love is ably represented by Natasha Dawson, as he sings Mrs Jones to her. He even has the look of Frank Sinatra, in his black velvet tuxedo and fedora hat.
The audience gave 100% attention to Jake while he went through some of the most popular songs from Fly Me to the Moon, a old romantic favourite to Lady is a Tramp, Summer Wind and especially Mr Bojangles.
It is easy to see why Jake and his band are so poular with many audiences, as he gets them involved in the act, by having them clicking their fingers as he sings Beyond the Sea.
His encore song Route 66 finished off a great evening of entertainment, again with the audience singing the chorus, Get your kicks...
Classic Crooners only has two more performances at the Ellington Club on Beaufort St on Sunday 7 February and the following Sunday 14 February.
Shows commence sharply at 5.00pm and you are advised to book early as these shows will sell out fast. Limited seating is at this venue. Food and drinks are also available.