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Phil Crosby Jr, the grandson of legendary entertainer, Bing Crosby, will be jetting in from America and touching down in Chelmsford for a very special one-off UK show at The Civic Theatre on Friday 16 November.
Phil is a Los Angeles based crooner and musician who has performed at top venues all over the world. Now Phil is making a rare visit to the UK to perform just one UK show that will celebrate and honour his grandfather, and many other classic crooners from the golden age.
As the grandson of Bing Crosby, Phil grew up surrounded by Hollywood royalty, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davies Jr, Andy Williams and many more. Phil started his entertainment career at the age of eight, starring in television shows and commercials, and had formed a blues/rock band in his teenage years. However, the pull of the Crosby genes was strong, and Phil soon began performing songs from the great American songbook and early 20th century jazz.
Ian Knowles, Theatre Manager, Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, says: “Phil has made a name for himself as a stand out entertainer who is continuing the legacy of American music and culture, for a new generation of fans. In fact, Phil’s passion is to share his wonderful insight to this very special era of American music with younger people and with those who already appreciate this great American musical movement.
It’s a real coup to bring such a talented and internationally regarded artiste to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre and we look forward to welcoming him to our stage.”
Phil Crosby Jr has been hailed “as lush as his impressive lineage suggests” by the Hollywood FM Bugle, ‘A vital link to the heyday of Hollywood” by the LA Times, and “A chip off the old crooner” by Daily News LA Life. This UK exclusive concert is a fabulous opportunity to hear, and come face to face with the direct lineage from one of Hollywood’s leading entertainers, as he performs songs made famous by Sammy Davies Jr, Cole Porter, Perry Como and of course Bing!