LADIES AND GENTLEMEN-FRANKIE MORENO

Vegas Valley Sports Beat

 March 8, 2018Charles Ramos JrcasinoentertainmentFrankieFrankie Morenoheadlinershotellas vegaslivemusic,newsshowsSouth Point

Greetings music lovers. Tonight at 8 pm in the South Point Showroom at the South Point Hotel and Casino in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada; Frankie Moreno the fastest rising star on the Strip is poised to bring the house down with his unique style of kick-ass, get up, get down and boogie-woogie, rock and roll, rhythm and funky blues piano.

Visitors and locals alike will be spellbound and captured by the musical spell of this young performer who effectively combines the musical talent and the onstage charisma of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Ray Charles, and Brian Setzer.  All of whom Frankie Moreno has rolled up and formed into his very own unique brand of music that will surely keep your toes a-tappin’ all night long.

I don’t get excited easily nor am I generally one who is easily impressed by a musician of any caliber, however; in the case of Frankie Moreno, I am willing to make an exception to that rule if only just this one time.

Having an extensive background in music in that I played in my school’s orchestra from the 4th through the 11th grades (percussion), played third chair marching snare in A Band Gold in my Junior year at Red Bluff Union High School when we played in Disneyland’s 25th-anniversary parade on Main Street.

My family is steeped in music and I am no exception to that rule whatsoever. I have studied the Master composers and I love every style of music from Beethoven to Eminem, to ZZ Top and everything in between. I have attended 60 live music concerts and seen even more top acts performing live on stages all over the United States, from California to Florida.

That being said; I ‘ve spent the past few days, (ever since I was first invited by Mr. David Lamer to come and review Frankie’s show tonight), listening to his music and watching his music video’s on YouTube. Although it might be a bit premature to say so I have to tell you, folks, that judging by what I have seen and heard so far Frankie Moreno is the real McCoy. Not only can he play but man can this kid can sing.

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If his music doesn’t get your feet moving I respectfully submit that you might want to check your pulse and make sure it’s still pulsing. Better yet just run to the phone and dial 911 while you still can.

I have been advised that I should bring my dancing shoes so I promised Mr. Lamer that I’d (maybe) take my spurs off of them. But, then again, South Point is an equestrian venue so I just might find myself riding or dancing with a horse. In which case, no respectable cowboy should ever be without them. It’s simply un-American.

I am genuinely looking forward to tonight’s performance and I hope to see y’all there as well when the show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets for this evening’s performance range from $25 to $35 and limited seating is still available as this goes to press.

For information on tickets and seating, click here.

Images and video clips courtesy of Frankie MorenoDavid Lamer, and YouTube.com

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Frankie Moreno sets a world speed record on the piano

THE KING IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE KING.

Vegas Valley Sports Beat

 March 9, 2018Charles Ramos JrconcertFrankie MorenoKing of Vegaslas vegasmagicmusicnewsSouth PointThe King

FRANKIE MORENO-KING OF LAS VEGAS

Greetings once again music lovers. Let us speak about last night at the South Point Hotel and Casino and the live performance of Frankie Moreno and Company, And of my subsequent induction into the Frankie Moreno Army.

And right proud I am to be a member of such an august group of people, bet that.

Having never yet visited South Point I was very pleased with the ease of access and parking which is ample. I opted for the valet service which was very efficient. The Showroom is a very well laid out venue with table seating and numerous booths. The coolest thing was the unique duel bars inside the showroom itself. The wait staff who served us were excellent all around. I highly recommend South Point for anyone who might be thinking of or planning to visit because it’s a beautiful place to be.

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“>And now, on with the show.

I have to honestly say that I was disappointed with the overall performance last night. But only because there was not a full orchestra backing Frankie up. That is the only thing I can imagine that would have made the show any more magical than it was. On the other hand; Now I have something I know is going to be really special to look forward to when Frankie brings a full band together in Las Vegas again. The new “Boogie-Woogie-Boogie king of Vegas; Frankie Moreno.

Talk about your Cinderella story. What I witnessed last night was nothing short of magical. As I had anticipated from watching Frankie’s “>videos on YouTube the live show was nothing short of magnificent. One of Frankie’s Army recently told me that nobody can replace “>Elvis Presley.

This is true but Elvis was more than a name or a voice. Elvis was the whole enchilada with beans,  Spanish rice and a shot of tequila. But the spirit of Elvis Presley, like that all of the great composers and performers who down through the centuries have left their music to mark their place in history, lives on in his music and the feeling s that it evokes in his millions of adoring fans.

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He is very genuine, warm, intelligent, and personable. I had the privilege of meeting his Mother and Father, and his brother who plays the bass for the band. I can easily understand where he gets it from. “>Frankie is an honor to his parents and his original music reflects the values that they have instilled in their sons.

I was quite thrilled as was everyone else in attendance last night at some songs I hadn’t heard before. Songs that celebrated the individual’s power to achieve their dreams from within and their personal worth as a human being which is precisely what this planet needs just now. A voice for hope and reason to prevail over the hated and violence that benefits nobody.

If you wish to find greatness it’s inside of you. If you wish to achieve greatness; let it out and let it be. “>Frankie Moreno definitely has got his act together and it is definitely infectious. Thank God. Let us hope it reaches epidemic proportions as certainly Frankie’s music must.

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This review would, of course, be grossly incomplete without giving props to the entire band who make up Frankie’s act and it’s plain to see the influence that he’s had on them as well. The horn section was wailing last night as were the backup vocalists who have beautiful dynamic voices all their own. It all comes together in the music that they play and it takes on a life of its own with a palpable energy that refreshes one’s soul and puts a big smile on everyone’s face.

Throw in a lively banjo picker and you’ve got the makings of a real live hootenanny. The banjo picker I am pleased to report did, in fact, show up last night one helluva good time was had by all. Many of whom were there for a second time or more.

If that doesn’t do it for you then they have free shots from the stage for anyone who has a Frankie Moreno Army shot glass available at the souvenir stand out front of the showroom or by contacting my lovely new friend, Kathy Cornelius, the President of Frankie’s merry band of fans. You can also sign up there to join the FMA or Frankie Moreno Army and get great offers on official merchandise and club events that include special, members-only get-togethers.

Let me tell you folks, Frankie Moreno really knows how to cook. He is certainly fit to follow in the footsteps of the King, as Frankie has embodied that same beautiful spirit for his own and then he makes it uniquely Frankie because he is as real as they come and that quality, which Elvis Presley also embodied, is not an affectation. It’s how the young gentleman truly is. He is Frankie, Frankie is the king of Vegas, and nobody will ever fill his shoes either.

I can say in all honesty that it was a very rare privilege indeed to attend last nights show. I haven’t danced like that in a coon’s age. And yes, for those who might be wondering, I did wear my spurs.

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Next time it’s story time at Frankie’s, come prepared to play your A game Y’all.

Photos straight jacked from Frankie’s videos. Thankie Frankie. :c)