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Charlie Romo & Friends
Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • $25 Food / Bev Min
 
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $435.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Big Band Swing
  • Restrictions: $25 Food / Bev Min
Charlie Romo & Friends

Featuring: 
Michelle DellaFave
Marissa Mulder

Music by The Barry Levitt Quartet
(Formerly known as Charlie Poveromo)
 
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Jon Burr - Bassist for Tony Bennett
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra

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GUEST ARTIST: MICHELLE DELLAFAVE

Michelle DellaFave became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in the late 1960s and early '70s through her work each week on Dean Martin’s wildly successful NBC television series. At the age of 19, she was selected to be one of Dean’s Golddiggers both on his show and on The Golddiggers' own network summer variety series. A year later, she was chosen to be one of four members of The Dingaling Sisters, who performed their own numbers and sang with with Dean and his guest stars on every episode of his program. Those programs gave her the opportunity to work alongside some of the most famous luminaries and legends in the history of show business — from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Lena Horne to Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Debbie Reynolds, and more. As a member of The Golddiggers and lead singer of The Dingalings, Michelle took part in two of Bob Hope’s USO Tours, entertaining American troops stationed around the world. She and her girl group cohorts also served as the opening act for numerous Las Vegas acts, from Tony Bennett to Engelbert Humperdinck. In addition, Michelle was featured regularly as one-half of the singing-dancing "Soul Sisters" on Jonathan Winters' syndicated series; made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show; played one of the Radio City Rockettes in the film version of the musical "Annie"; and has sung and acted in many Equity theater presentations. From 2007 to 2009, she and one of her colleagues from The Dean Martin Show toured the country as the musical duo "Blue Eyed Soul,” entertaining veterans, as well as active duty service men and women, and visiting VA hospitals. And over the last few years, Michelle has continued performing for veterans’ groups, and headlined concerts at several New York City nightclubs, including The Metropolitan Room (where she’s performed a total of five times), 54 Below, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. Besides producing two of her own vocal CDs — a pop jazz album called "Cool Burn" and a Gospel collection entitled "Transformed — Michelle has also recorded several popular singles over the last few years, with all of her music available on itunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other outlets. More information and numerous photos of Michelle can be found on her official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalMichelleDellaFave) and on The Golddiggers Super Site (http://www.TheGolddiggersSuperSite.com).

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GUEST ARTIST: MARISSA MULDER


Marissa moved to New York City in 2007 from Syracuse, NY and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the Manhattan scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret Marissa Mulderartists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show " Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits", "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). She also won the 2014 Bistro Award for vocalist of the year. TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year" in 2013 and has continued to call Marissa "one of the biggest breakout successes of the past five years." She was a featured guest on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub, Birdland,  The Metropolitan Room and many others. She has taken her shows on the road to Dallas, St. Louis, Florida ,Colorado, Nebraska, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and many more. Her latest show "Marilyn In Fragments" earned a rave review from the New York Times who said, " the rising cabaret singer Marissa Mulder wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood...a remarkable performance." She has two CD's available for purchase" Tom...In His Words" and " Illusions" on ITUNES Cdbaby.com and Amazon.

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CHARLIE ROMO
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner