«The best male singer of his generation on the cabaret scene»
Seth Sikes, of whom New York Arts Review said, «may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook,» has taken New York's nightlife by storm, with audiences flocking to his sold-out concerts at Feinstein's / 54 Below. His debut show, Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, sold out on each occasion and was awarded Broadway World’s Best Tribute Show Award. The show, which was performed with a seven-piece band, was a heartfelt tribute to the legend and her music, interweaved with his own autobiographical story about growing up as a young boy listening to her singing in the small town of Paris, TX.
«Absolute joy. Incredibly moving.
Don't miss it.»
Curtis Wong, Huffington Post
It received unanimous rave reviews, including Rex Reed in the New York Observer, who said, «There's no telling how far Seth Sikes will go.» His follow-up act, Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, which debuted on the legend's 70th birthday, sold out immediately and several more shows were added. He was profiled in conjunction with that show by the New York Times, who said, «The performance—less an impersonation than interpretation of her vibrato-heavy method of belting—was a hit with audiences and critics.»
His unique interest in singing standards from the American. His concerts, which he performs with a full band, are loving tributes to the music of these performers, never an impersonation.
Songbook with a contemporary feel sets him apart from other nightclub singers of his generation, who largely perform pop music. His lifelong love affair with old-fashioned songs is evident in his concerts.
Sikes returned to performing after not having been on stage for a decade. He worked for ten years as an Assistant Director on many theatrical productions, including THE NANCE, on Broadway, as well as TRIBES AND PAGEANT, Off-Broadway. Previously he appeared in FAME ON 42ND STREET, Off-Broadway, after attending Circle in the Square Theatre School, where he studied musical theatre.
He is now taking his show on the road to destinations like Provicetown, MA and Saratoga Springs, NY. He's also writing a new show, which he will debut in the winter and will be comprised of American Standards he hasn’t sung previously.
I told you recently about a young man, Seth Sikes, who has appeared at the NYC nightspot 54 Below, singing the songs of Judy Garland. I went off to see him last week and couldn’t have been more charmed. He’s young and handsome and enthusiastic. He doesn’t try to duplicate her sound. Sikes has boundless energy and a true, strong voice, with just the right amount of throb and drive and melancholy. The place was packed.