August 1, 2012 – 8 p.m
Ocean City Pops
One of the premier interpreters of Tony Bennett’s music, only two days before Bennett’s 86 th birthday, Eddie recognizes the music and remarkable career of this American music treasure. [Read more...]
August 6, 2012 – 7 to 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro
The Somers Point Jazz Society presents – “A Summer Wind” … An Evening with Eddie Bruce and the Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band. Eddie pleased to perform this fundraiser for the Somers Point Jazz Society. [Read more...]
“Sugar Babes” – Featuring Rosina DeLuca, Sheila Weiler & Janet Wright
I have worked in musical and regional theatres for many years from Connecticut’s Candlewood Theatre, and New Theatre and Broward Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida. I also performed in Playhouses in Dallas, Texas, San Francisco, California, and Miniola, Long Island, New York.
My repertoire consists of singing songs from the Great American Songbook but singing songs from 30’s, 40’s and 50’s is my favorite challenge.
I have done numerous commercials, voiceovers and I am continuing in this field of work presently.
I specialized in theatrical vignettes and songs from Broadway, Motion Picture and Tin Pan Alley during the Golden Age of American Music. I have performed in New York, Philadelphia and Richmond, Virginia in various and well known venues and on popular stages; and, as guest artist
with the Philadelphia classical Symphony Orchestra of Philadelphia.
I am the author of and have performed in my own vehicles at the New York Sheet Music Society in New York, Society Hill Red Room, Philadelphia, PA, Odette’s, New Hope, PA and The Main Stage of the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
I have been performing, for the past 15 years, with some of Delaware Valley’s best pianists and musicians. My vocal specialties include selections from the “Great American Songbook” and Broadway show tunes. I am presently joining some very talented Jazz musicians for a weekly evening Jazz Jam.
I have appeared in Cabaret performances in the Philadelphia area such as Whitemarsh Valley Inn and The Old Mill Inn. I have also performed in Theater productions at the Main Line Playhouse, Guys and Dolls and Helzner Productions, Another Bride, Another Groom.
In 2010 I was the grand prize winner in a singing competition at Jolly’s Dueling Piano’s in Center City Philadelphia.
July 7, 2012
Ocean Club, Cape May NJ
Eddie gets raves from coast to coast and he looks forward to bringing his musical favorites to Ocean Club Cape May with two shows on July 7.
The Eddie Bruce Orchestra (7-15 piece) is now available featuring Eddie Bruce and the incredible Charlene Holloway. With Eddie Bruce you are guaranteed a unique combination of a smoking hot dance ensemble, concert quality vocalists, world-class musicians and arrangements that drive the dance floor.
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Philadelphia, PA, – Eddie Bruce, Philadelphia’s well-known singer and bandleader, has been performing at SugarHouse Casino on the Waterfront for nearly two years and now, in January 2013, SugarHouse is pleased to headline Bruce every Thursday night with his popular Eddie Bruce & Friends. Performing with the Tom Adams Trio, Eddie invites the finest talent in the region to share the stage with him in SugarHouse’s newly upgraded Refinery bar and restaurant, where his shows will now take place. There will be three shows from 8 to 11:30 p.m. There is no cover, no minimum. Guests must be at least 21 years old to enter the casino.
Eddie Bruce has had a busy year performing in New York at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency, with the Ocean City Pops, every week at SugarHouse and many other venues in the region with his band. He’s thrilled to continue his relationship with SugarHouse and said, “It’s been great singing on the waterfront at SugarHouse and having a place to present great music with my band and entertain crowds who love this music as I do. I’m honored that SugarHouse continues to support the music.”
Eddie Bruce, who seemed to have brought half of Philadelphia with him to 54 Below on February 18th, is a classic crooner from the golden age of crooners. His patter, smooth technique and attire are all skillfully of one piece. He knows who he is and what to do. His show featured medleys of Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Webb songs with a finale of Stephen Sondheim’s “Being Alive” in which style and substance came together movingly.
Bruce’s voice is an evocative cross between Sinatra and Bennett, with Bennett the major portion. He doesn’t mimic these two, of course, but is definitely inspired by them, as evident in his “Without a Song Medley”: “Without a Song” (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu), “Lady Be Good” (the Gershwins), “Blue Skies” (Berlin) and “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart” (James Hanley). There was a long section of songs written by Sammy Cahn, including a clever use of an interview Bruce did with Cahn. He was particularly at ease and expressive in the Cahn songs. He swung with “Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week” (Styne) and “Come Fly With Me” (Van Heusen) and took “Call Me Irresponsible” (Van Heusen) at an unusually slow pace, finding new meanings in the words.
Burt Bacharach’s songs aren’t as good a fit, but his passionate rendition of “Alfie” (Hal David) made his love of Bacharach evident. He claimed that he never really understood the song until he substituted the name of his daughter for “Alfie.” This “gimmick” worked its magic.
“Some Enchanted Evening” (Rodgers & Hammerstein) had a conversational feel that was very effective. His energetic backup trio was led by Tom Adams on piano and included the adroit bassist Andy Lalasis and fine drummer Grant MacAvoy.
254 West 54th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
Tickets and Information: 646-476-3551 or www.54below.com
Article by: Joel Benjamin