Performers


Mark AdamsMark Adams
as Dean Martin


As an actor, Mark has worked extensively in television, theatre and film.
He has just completed a new B.B.C. drama called ‘The Things I Should Have Told You.’
Earlier this year he toured in his own show ‘That’s Amore’. A celebration of Dean Martin based on Dean’s successful T.V. show for N.B.C. that ran for over 10 years.
Mark starred as Dean Martin in the Olivier nominated show, ‘The Rat Pack’ first at the Theatre Royal Haymarket then at the Strand Theatre and then The Savoy. He was invited to Canada to open the show in its North American premier at the Canon theatre Toronto. Other recent stage performances are as Jeff Barry in the U.K tour of Leader of The Pack.
West End performances include Rueben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Palladium, Mutiny! at The Piccadilly and Oliver! at the London Palladium.
On television Mark can be seen in three series of Doctors for the BBC playing the role of Phil Thompson, Holby City, Eastenders, American Voices for the BBC, Brookside, Manageress 1 and Manageress 2 for Channel 4, Men Behaving Badly, Insiders, Roy’s Raiders, No Frills, all BBC. London’s Burning and The Bill for ITV. Hollywood Sports for YTV.
Films include Paracelsus for Restoration Pictures, The Big Swap, for Moonlit Films and Jesus Christ Superstar for The Really Useful Company and Golgotha films


Chris Mann

Chris Mann
as Frank Sinatra


Chris was born in England but has lived and worked extensively in Canada and the USA, training in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.
With numerous theatre, television and film credits accumulated over the last two decades, it wasn’t until his return to England in 1999 that Chris embarked on his professional singing career.
Since then he has performed the ‘Sounds of Sinatra’ throughout the UK and has performed and produced the musical ‘My Pal Frank’ based on the life of Frank Sinatra to sell out audiences. His performances have taken him worldwide, touring extensively across Europe, the States and with appearances in the West End.
In 2002, he performed a new musical at the Edinburgh festival, which went on to enjoy a six week run at the Landor Theatre. Chris has also appeared playing ‘Sinatra’ in the TV series ‘Take Me’ starring Robson Green.


Jason PennycookeJason Pennycooke
as Sammy Davis Junior


Jason trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and The London Studio Centre.
His west end & theatre credits include:
Admiral/Eros in THE BIG LIFE - Apollo Theatre, London. STOMP-Vaudeville Theatre, London & European Tour. Joe Wellington in GOLDEN BOY - Greenwich Theatre.  John Jasper in SIMPLY HEAVENLY - Young Vic Theatre.   Benny, U/s Angel in RENT- Prince of Wales Theatre & the original UK tour.   Jason in SOUL TRAIN - Original cast, Victoria Palace Theatre.  HEY MR. PRODUCER - Lyceum Theatre.  Rocky III in STARLIGHT EXPRESS- Apollo Victoria.  Little Moe in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE - Albery Theatre and Coricopat in CATS - UK tour.
Jason's television credits include:
HE'S HAVING A BABY - Hat-Trick Productions, BBC1 & BBC3. SHOPPING - Feature Film. Joe in STAY LUCKY - Yorkshire Television.
Various commercial videos: Mel B, Toni Braxton, Moorcheeba.






Pete Long
Musical Director


Pete Long - The reviews say it all!

The Guardian

Led by the dynamic alto saxophonist Pete Long and featuring a legion of nonchalant studio hypertechnicians most British jazz fans have hardly heard of, it is a legacy band with a difference. It plays with an explosive relish that would blow the audience out of the doors if the doors could be located in the crush.

The Times

In Pete Long, reeds player, raconteur, bandleader and all-round wit, we have a genuine home-grown treasure. If his projects – Echoes of Ellington chief among them – have attracted few column inches in the past, it is partly because Long, who knows this music inside out, appears to wear his expertise so lightly. In another life, he might easily have been a vaudeville entertainer.

'CD Review' magazine

Another of reed-man Long’s talents is to find like-minded musicians who can tackle the trickier aspects of these scores and pull them off effectively. He also needs soloists of consequence and a leather-lipped trumpet section. It’s good to report success in all these areas.