BEHIND THE PROJECT
Mark Tremonti has come together with surviving members of Frank's orchestra, creating new takes on some of the classics and some deeper cuts from Frank's catalog. Mark has gifted this album to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), 100% of the album’s proceeds will go to NDSS to help people with developmental disabilities.
Luck Be A Lady - Photo - Tee
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. (By clicking "Donate" you will be leaving this site.)
FLY ME TO THE MOON (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
“Mark did a fantastic job on this record, His voice and take on the tunes are amazing!”
- Hank Cattaneo (Frank Sinatra - Duets Producer)
“Mark's take on Sinatra is nothing short of uncanny. I could never have expected one of my fav metal guitarists to do such faithful renditions of Sinatra classics. Not only instrumentally, but vocally! & these recordings are for a cause near & dear to my heart; I was very close to an uncle who had Down Syndrome when I was growing up. I fully appreciate & support Mark's commitment to NDSS.“
Wow! I am absolutely blown away by Mark’s performance on this album!! He delivers the songs authentically, embodying all that is Frank but giving us a glimpse of his own personality as well. I love the arrangements and the fact that some of Frank’s original band members contributed to these tracks. Honestly, I’ve known Mark for a long time and know he is super talented but had no idea he was capable of channeling Ol' Blue Eyes like that! Just absolutely beautifully done and what makes everything even that much more touching is the cause. I bet Mark’s daughter Stella was in his heart during every step of the recording processes. Incredible!
Holy Shit, I knew Mark was a ripping guitar player but no way did I ever have a notion that he had golden pipes as well!!!
Totally blown away, totally into it, let's hear more Mark!!!”
- Kirk Hammett
“This is awesome on so many levels. A crazy good performance and a heartfelt cause. Kudos Mark!”
“Once again Mark Tremonti never ceases to amaze me. These renditions of some of the most beloved Sinatra tunes, are so eloquently done that it is remarkable. And what a beautiful gift to the NDSS. Much love, respect, and success to this incredible project”.
-Brent Smith (Shinedown)
“When Mark first played me a track from this project my jaw dropped. Gave me chills! This is a side of Marks voice that people need to hear and I’m certain they will be just as blown away as I was. “
- Chris Daughtry
"I think it's like bar none the best Frank Sinatra cover I've ever heard."
“Okay this is so frickin good! I had a smile on my face when I heard marks voice come in on “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. The production is fantastic and I love that he has gifted the album to the NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society). Not surprised that he’s killed it on this one, congrats Mark this is amazing!”
“I met Mark around 10 years ago. First thing that struck me was his easy going, down to earth, respectful nature. That to me is a priority, and a true measure of one's make up. Mark’s talent precedes him, I’ve listened to him since the 90’s ‘til present day. It wasn’t until I listened to Mark’s solo albums that I was able to fully realize his vocal abilities. What a great voice!!! A beautiful and unique sound, alongside perfect delivery, dynamics and feel. When asked for my take on Mark’s Sinatra Project, I really didn’t know what to expect. I went into this from the perspective of what I’ve heard. I was asked to listen to 2 tracks. I listened to the whole damn thing!!! I was completely blown away. He sounds just like Frank, with just enough of his own vocal characteristics to infuse just the right amount of himself while honoring Frank’s musicality. Mark did absolute justice to the number 1 iconic, legendary crooner of all time. A stellar job, nailing the inflections, nuances and all the subtleties in Frank’s delivery that made him unparalleled. Bravo Mark. An admirable endeavor and cause for NDSS. All the best Mark, Vicky and lovely Stella.”
– James LaBrie
"Mark is an old friend of mine which goes back to him being a young aspiring musician coming to see me play in clubs in the 90's. Cut to years later, millions of his records sold, success hasn't done anything but make him even more humble and gracious. I love Sinatra and I love this cause for Down Syndrome kids. It's just beautiful all the way around."
“Imagine my surprise when finding that one of the great riffmaters of the world in Marc Tremonti posses the pipes to pull off Sinatra! And for such a good cause to boot.
As a person with a special needs brother the cause that Mark and his family are behind is something near and dear to my heart. So I can only encourage others to support this wonderful music endeavor.”
“Mark Tremonti, with his beautifully sung Sinatra album, “Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra,” in my opinion has broken many musical industry codes. As I see it they are:
· This caliber of musicianship does not usually transfer from metal to orchestral jazz vocals.
· Heavy guitarists who sing (but are not known for it) just don’t come out of nowhere singing as well as “the all-time best.”
· An orchestra-based album in this 2022 time frame does not go to #1.
· In our times, tracks are usually found of the original singer and/or the original orchestra for an album release- this is not the case here.
· Has anyone heard Myles Kennedy sing “Hallelujah”? It will make the hairs on your arms stand up. Now, Alter Bridge has two singers of this super high caliber- never happened to a heavy band to my knowledge and both are great guitarists.
· A heavy guitarist singing pop jazz in a suit and tie with no guitar? Never seen it.
· #1 record for charity that’s not driven by the charity (like Live Aid).
Congratulations Mark! It is an honor to know you.”
-Paul Reed Smith