By Leah Woodson
Member, Just All Music Committee
Frank Sinatra comes to life when Steve Flynn sings. Steve’s mother filled their home with music. She sang and played records of the great singers of the time. So Steve heard Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra records as part of his daily life. Growing up in suburban Chicago, children teased Steve for singing in the church and school choir. Steve had great teachers who would not let mockery affect him; they encouraged his music education. He became an accomplished guitar player and played in local bands in the 1970s and 80s. One night a big band asked Steve to sit in for a sick singer and sing a Sinatra tune. When the song was over, everyone agreed that Sinatra’s music was a perfect fit for Steve’s voice. A friend who was present dubbed Flynn with his nickname “Flynnatra.”
Steve made his music career part-time for a while to sell insurance in the Washington D.C. metro area. In 2004, Steve resigned from the corporate world to become a full-time singer. This change has not only made him happier but has proven to bring great joy to his audiences. He has performed at The National Theatre of Washington, DC, “Boyd’s Bears” employee party, and many other corporate employee events.
Steve sings the standards, big hits, and favorites of Sinatra. The accompanying six-piece orchestra will add to the magic.
The performance will be on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Lakeside Commons Encore Theater. Tickets will be on sale for $10 in all clubhouses January 13 and 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.