The undisputed modern day king of croon is Michael Buble. There is nowhere in the world where he is more popular and has enjoyed more chart success than in Australia. Earl Cole’s tribute to Michael Buble covers all his best known songs from his debut self titled 2003 album to his 2022 release Higher. This is the most popular show that Earl performs and he has performed this tribute overseas on many occasions.
Earl’s very first performance was New York, New York. He is somewhat of a Sinatraphile and is an avid collector of Sinatra recordings and memorabilia. New York, New York is a collection of Sinatra’s best known songs spanning 5 decades. Earl has a comprehensive Sinatra repertoire of some 80 songs. New York, New York will appeal to young and old alike – from those wanting to reminisce of days gone by to the new breed of ‘lounge’ music lover discovering the magic of Sinatra for the first time.
Dean Martin remains very popular and his recordings sell almost as strongly now as they did during his heyday. Earl’s voice and his tall, dark looks are ideally suited to covering Dean Martin. Earl does Deano (Dino) very, very well.
The great crooners of the forties, fifties and sixties are brought to life in Earl Cole’s Tribute to the Crooners. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Matt Monro, Sammy Davis Jnr, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and of course Sinatra feature in this fabulous presentation. Earl’s Tribute to the Crooners appeals to a wide audience and suits almost any occasion.
THE RAT PACK
In the late fifties and early sixties Frank Sinatra (the ‘Chairman of the Board’), Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr were members of the Hollywood Rat Pack. They sang together, hung out together and appeared in movies such as Oceans Eleven. Earl sings some of their best known songs in his tribute the Rat Pack.
NAT KING COLE
Nat King Cole is one of the most successful and influential jazz and swing icons of the 20th Century. His life was tragically cut short at the age of 45 but his legacy remains. Earl has performed his Nat King Cole tribute overseas and covers Nat’s music from his trio days right through to the end of his glittering solo career. Earl is a huge Nat King Cole fan. He regards Nat’s voice as being almost without peer and loves the sheer romance of his songs. Earl also deeply admires the man and his achievements. Earl covers many Nat King Cole classics including Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, Nature Boy, Route 66 and L.O.V.E.
Tony Bennett is widely considered to be one of the best interpretative singers of jazz and swing standards. His career has lasted almost 60 years and he remains as popular as ever. Earl sings some of Tony Bennett’s best known songs in this tribute to one of the last great 20th century crooners.
Although well known for crooning the hits of artists such as Sinatra and Buble, Earl Cole is also the lead singer of popular 80s pop/rock cover band 80s Inc. In his solo tribute to the 80s Earl covers artists such as Midnight Oil, Men At Work, Mondo Rock, Bryan Adams, Kenny Loggins, Van Halen, Crowded House, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Tears For Fears and Spandau Ballet. In a former life Earl Cole enjoyed success as a pop composer, keyboardist and vocalist and had number one and number three albums on the Western Australian Independent Charts in the mid 1980s. He also supported touring acts such as Pseudo Echo and Do Re Me. Earl’s tribute to the best of the 80s is a nostalgic return to his musical roots. The Best of the 80s is also available as a duo with a female vocalist.
CHRISTMAS / CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Earl sings such Festive classics as Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas, Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock plus some other swinging tunes to dance the night away. This is an ideal option for Christmas in July events as well as end of year corporate Christmas parties and functions
GREAT GATSBY / ROARING TWENTIES
Earl and his dancers perform music from the Great Gatsby era including songs from legendary composers, band leaders and artists such as Irvin Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Fats Waller. His dancers perform iconic dance routines such as the Charleston. Two tone oxford shoes and flapper dresses are the order of the day for this show.