"Keeping the Rat Pack torch ablaze" "The Midwest's choice of Rat Pack era style vocalists"
He has the voice. He has the swagger. He has the ultimate swingin' band. He is "Mr. Rat Pack" Frank Lamphere.
A fine singer forged in the "old school" crooner tradition. Many people that have experienced his performances feel that Lamphere's warm baritone, solid pitch, crystal clear intonation, and strong swing phrasing have elevated him to the upper echelon of adult contemporary and swing-jazz vocalists. Does Frank Lamphere sound like Frank Sinatra when he sings? Heck no! He knows better. He sounds as much like Sinatra as Nat King Cole sounded like Elvis Presley and his many fans, appreciate it. If he were to sound like Frank Sinatra, then what? He'd just be another copycat, no matter how good. Is a singer of standards and retro pop allowed to have their own voice anymore, for Pete's sake? Lamphere is really good but he will leave the Sinatra impersonations to others.
Does Frank sound like Dean Martin? The consensus is, quite a bit on many songs. Dean is Frank's "guy" but neither he nor anyone else can fill those shoes. (Check out these clips of Dean singing, in his "prime") Yet, Frank thinks he sounds more like Elvis than any other singer. The voice and style are a composite of all the classic pop singers that Frank has admired. Everyone hears it differently!
"Mr. Rat Pack" Frank Lamphere Rat Pack Enterprises L.L.C
"Off the cuff and swinging, spectacularly!"
"Has a powerful yet effective voice that switches from romantic balladeer to 60's pop star, at the drop of a hat!"
-Nightclub Review Magazine
"The Latest In a Long Line of Neo-Sinatra's and Really, One of the Best"
- Mr. Lucky Magazine
“Frank Lamphere is an exciting singer-entertainer who combines just the right balance of jazz, pop singing and easy stage banter to be musically satisfying to the jazz audience while entertaining the heck out of casual listeners"
- Mel Hooks
"Frank, you knocked 'em dead Saturday night, again!"
- Music Agent
"Mr. Rat Pack" Frank Lamphere Sings Retro-Pop and Standards with his Allstar Live Bands. See Lamphere and his sizzlin' trio at City Gate Grille in Naperville. Fridays November 19, December 03, 2010
Singer Frank Lamphere interviewed on Chicago Jazz Radio
Frank just recorded five of his original musical compositions.
These songs will be released in the from of an short play CD in the Spring of 2011
Rat Pack Enterprises specializes in providing musical entertainment for: Chicago Corporate Events, Wedding receptions (Full and partial evening), Trade shows and Conventions, Fund-Raisers, House parties, and Concerts. Also available to perform at wedding receptions in Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York, Palm Beach San Francisco, Phoenix or anywhere else in the U.S. and Western Europe.