CROONERS FROM THE PAST: The Rat Pack from Vegas.
CROONERS FROM THE PAST: The Rat Pack from Vegas. Contributed

The Rat Pack bring the party from Vegas

THE Rat Pack comes back to the Northern Rivers to deliver timeless songs plus some funny stories and gags, in a show that should not be missed.

Frank (Robbie Howard), Dean (Johnny Edwards) and Sammy (Nicholas Brooks) are back in town and will be lighting up stages across the country as they bring back the grand old days of those classic crooner hits that we all know and love.

Johnny Edwards brings the magic and charm of Dean Martin back to the stage.

With a chiselled smile, charming ways and funny lines, Dean Martin is remembered as the King of Cool and America's favourite leading man of the 1950s.

Expect to hear some of his great songs including Volare, Everybody Loves Somebody and That's Amore.

Robbie Howard encapsulates the enigmatic Frank Sinatra.

As the all-American iconic performer, Frank Sinatra, David brings to life some of the biggest songs ever recorded and forever linked to the memory of Frankie - including My Way, New York New York, Come Fly With Me and so many more.

Nicholas Brooks is the suave Sammy Davis Jr.

Fondly remembered for his humour and impressions, Sammy Davis Jr was first and foremost a dancer and performer and had a long and envious career in clubs and theatres in Vegas and New York.

Expect to hear some of Sammy's big hits including Mr Candy Man, That Old Black Magic and Mr Bojangles.

The name The Rat Pack was first used to refer to a group of friends in New York.

Several explanations have been offered for the famous name over the years.

According to one version, actress Lauren Bacall, after seeing her husband Humprey Bogart and his friends Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jr return from a night in Las Vegas, said words to the effect of "you look like a goddamn rat pack".