Dean Martin tribute show
Dean is surely the UK's finest Dean Martin impersonator. His repertoire is vast, and his style, timing, and phrasing are impeccable.
Dean has been a life-long fan of Dean Martin, and it shows - his commitment and skill in re-enacting the performing style of Dean Martin has led to him being approached to perform in the West End, and on a European tour.
There are other so-called Dean Martin impressionists, but none have the ability to recapture the exact sound, look, and charismatic charm that people adore about Dean's performances. Dean is so good, people often even think he is miming. Of course, he is most definitely not.
View his video, and listen to his music clips, and you will quickly appreciate why Dean is simply the best around.
If you're looking for a Dean Martin tribute singer for a wedding, corporate event, party, or any other function, then Dean Ager is the perfect choice for you. All the favourites, and more, are performed by the UK's leading Dean Martin tribute singer. Dean can even entertain you into the night with his professional disco and DJ skills. Contact us now for all booking enquiries.
Dean Martin's biography
As a teenager he played the drums first. After dropping out of Steubenville High School in the 10th grade, Martin worked odd jobs, including a part-time job as an amateur welterweight boxer under the name "Kid Crochet." Dean Martin also dabbled in illegal activities, such as driving liquor across state lines during prohibition, selling lottery tickets, acting as a bookie and working as a card dealer and croupier in local gambling joints.
Dean Martin began his show business career at age 17. Dino, styling himself after the top male vocalist of the time, Bing Crosby, singing in Ohio nightclubs near his hometown. During a stint with the Ernie McKay band, he was noticed by Cleveland bandleader Sammy Watkins, who hired him as the band's featured vocalist. He began touring with Watkins in 1938, and in 1940, changed his name to Dean Martin.
In September 1943, Martin signed an exclusive contract with MCA to sing at the Riobamba Room in New York, and in 1944, he was given his own 15-minute radio program entitled Songs by Dean Martin, which was broadcast from New York City. Dean Martin released his first single, "Which Way Did My Heart Go?" In 1946, he signed a contract and recorded four songs with Diamond Records.
He met Jerry Lewis and they started a long-running comedy partnership on radio, television and film becoming the biggest and best loved comic duo in history, with Martin playing the straight man to Lewis's clown.
So NBC broadcast a regular 30-minute radio program featuring the pair in 1949, and they made their television debut in the Colgate Comedy Hour in 1950. In a double act spanning over a decade they made 16 films together between 1949 and 1956. They split up in 1956, and Martin joined the Rat Pack–also including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford appearing in shows and films.
Martin resumed his singing career, recording such hit records for Capitol as "That's Amore," "Memories are Made of This," "When You're Smiling," "Oh Marie" "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You, " showcasing him at the height of his powers… He also resumed acting in films, and in 1958, Martin received critical acclaim after appearing with Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando.
In 1962, Martin left Capitol Records and signed with Reprise. In 1964, he recorded his blockbuster hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody," which knocked the Beatles off the top spot in the charts. It became the theme song for his television variety series, The Dean Martin Show, which ran on NBC for eight years, beginning in 1965.
Martin suffered a tragic loss when his son, Dino Jr., was killed in a plane crash during a military training exercise in 1987. He retired from show business after a 1988-89 concert tour with fellow Rat Packers Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, which ended for Martin after he became ill and was replaced by Liza Minelli for the remainder of the tour.
One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness.
Dean Martin died of acute respiratory failure on Christmas morning in 1995, at the age of 78, in Beverly Hills, California. Today, Martin is regarded as a legendary screen and stage performer, and is best known for his comedic partnership with Jerry Lewis, as well as for his participation in the iconic Rat Pack.