In a loving tribute to his father Mel Tormé, the multi-talented musician Steve March Tormé brings Totally Tormé to the Suncoast Showroom for two performances May 8 and 9.
Backed by a jazz quartet, Steve March Tormé brings the music and legend of his father Mel Tormé to the forefront, performing songs long associated with Mel’s celebrated career in the music and entertainment industry. Never-before-seen photography and video of father and son Tormé are featured in the tribute, completing the “Totally Tormé” experience.
Having a famous father isn’t all that Steve March Tormé is known for. An entertainer and recording artist in his own right, Tormé’s voice has been described as “seductive” and “effortless” with “a natural ability to connect with audiences.” He began his recording career in the late ‘70s with his first LP, Lucky, followed by producing and singing on Liza Minnelli’s release Tropical Nights.
On a recommendation by mega-producer Quincy Jones, Tormé was tapped to be one of three featured singers for the vocal group Full Swing, which released their own album and toured internationally. Following the tour, Tormé left the group to pursue a solo career, releasing several recordings including, Swingin’ at the Blue Moon Bar & Grille, The Night I Fell For You, The Essence of Love, So Far and Straighten Up and Fly Right, which highlights a live duet between Steve and his father, showcasing an improvised “scat” lesson between student and teacher. His latest CD, inside/out, is a set of 12 original tunes penned by the Tormé where he is not only the singer, but also keyboardist and guitarist.
A well-rounded entertainer, Tormé also acted in a mini-series for RAI (Italian) television, as well as a number of variety and music programs including a three-year stint as a featured singer on $100,000 Name That Tune. He also hosted to Los Angeles-based television programs, Video 22 and Box Office America. Tormé currently hosts his own radio show on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on the Music of Your Life network (www.musicofyourlife.com).
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.