Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band or a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting a sentimental singing style made possible by the use of microphones. Frank Sinatra once said that he did not consider himself or Bing Crosby «crooners».
This dominant popular vocal style coincided with the advent of radio broadcasting and electrical recording. Before the advent of the microphone, popular singers like Al Jolson had to project to the rear seats of a theater, as did opera singers, which made for a very loud vocal style. The microphone made possible the more personal style. Al Bowlly, Gene Austin, Art Gillham and, by some historical accounts, Vaughn De Leath are often credited as inventors of the crooning style, but Rudy Vallée became far more popular, beginning in 1928. He could be heard by anyone with a phonograph or a radio.
Nice to meet you! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Albert and Music is my life. I started my musical career being a young man as public Relations manager for Music pubs such as Chic priveé, Otto Zutz o Tunnel, which gave me the opportunity to feel confident with being on stage. I presented many parties and concerts as Master of Ceremonies and I made my mark within the musical atmosphere in Barcelona. It was at Tunnel where I was offered the opportunity to be lead speaker for the popular Sinatras Karaoke and co-direct the first official contest of karaoke’s in Barcelona.
It was at Sinatras Karaoke along four other Friends, where we created the musical band Four to one, with producer Pitul Soler who made us resident singers at the Golden Rock Café show, combining different versions of pop rock songs which made us famous in the city. The world of Music was my passion, and I’ve been on stage ever since.
As part of my musical career, I was speaker at a night magazine ‘La Matinada’ for Onda Rambla Radio, directed by Àlex Sálmon and by Radio Salut, where I was voice off for radio commercials.
As good as I was on live radio, my passion for Music kept growing and it was then when I decided to drop everything and open my own Musical Bar Graceland Cambrils as a business man. That same year I had the opportunity to be a contestant for the Barcelona versión of Got Talent show, singing cover versions for Elvis. Gestmusic and Krik music the musical production Company of the show took me to the finals and offered me the opportunity to tour on the road with a series of concerts all over Spain.
Through the years, my voice matured and my style too, being more elegant and refined. I am now proudly a Crooner Singer, specialized in the great American classic songs and offering a fresh Music with Elvis’s voice, Sinatra’s songs and Buble’s style on stage. A different musical experience that will wow your senses! Discover my style, I won’t let you down.