Chicago native, Dennis Tufano, the signature voice of Kind of A Drag, Don’t You Care, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Hey Baby They’re Playing Our Song, Susan and more by The Buckinghams, has embarked on an ambitious musical journey to bring this body of work to the stage. His love of performance sets the pace for this high-energy production.
I REMEMBER DARIN, a 'tip of the hat' tribute to the songwriting / performing genius of the late Bobby Darin is backed by a full orchestra and under the music supervision of Michael Acosta, Grammy recipient and former musical director of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, is a stunning, highly professional entertainment show for music lovers everywhere recorded “Live” in Chicago at The Skokie Theatre.
For the past three years, Dennis Tufano, former lead singer of the great 60’s band The Buckinghams, has paid musical tribute to the late, great Bobby Darin as part of his act. Fans and critics have all received his efforts with praise.
‘It was a pleasure for me to see and enjoy the talented Dennis Tufano on stage. I wish him well in the future and continued success with his career choices. In his mature years he has evolved into a singer who is successful in all genres and styles. Should he ever come to the Boston area, I will definitely be there in the audience. As I said earlier, in Dennis Tufano’s hands the music of Bobby Darin is well served indeed.’
‘Last May I was able to see Dennis Tufano for the first time in Las Vegas where he appeared in a fundraising concert for the Children’s Heart Foundation of Nevada. The concert was put together by musicians who had worked with Darin to raise money for this charity in his name. There were several other singers who appeared that evening and helped to make a great show, but I must say, Tufano was the standout to the Bobby Darin fans in attendance. His mastery of the songs was complete, his timing impeccable, his energy without limits. I remember saying to my companion at the show, “He’s got the moves!” We could hardly believe it. We felt very lucky to have this entertainer who was equal to doing justice to the work of Bobby Darin. Understand, we are not in the market for Bobby Darin imitators in the mold of Sinatra or Elvis clones. Bobby Darin had a style of singing uniquely his own, and no one can duplicate it. But when a seasoned performer like Dennis Tufano takes this music into his heart and makes it his own, there are going to be happy Bobby Darin fans in the house, indeed.
Tufano did an excellent job of encapsulating Bobby Darin’s diverse career in pop music. He sang his heart out, strutted the stage and ruled that audience. It was a privilege for me to see this music being done live, and being done right. It is something I will never forget. Gisele Dubson_darinfans.com