Robson Ranch residents experienced a real entertainment double whammy mid-February with outstanding back to back concerts. Residents were still raving about both entertainers days afterward, saying they were the best yet here at the Ranch.
First up on Sunday, February 14, the third in our 2016 National Performing Artist series was world renowned comedy impressionist Robbie Howard.
Howard uniquely captured the character and essence of the voice and style of great pop icons such as The Eagles, Shaggy, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Buffet, Green Day, The Righteous Brothers, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Garth Brooks, Cat Stevens, Tom Jones, Randy Travis, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow, even the cast of Family Guy!
A cast member of the world famous Legends in Concert and Las Vegas’ The Rat Pack is Back, Robbie portrayed The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra as well as his Rat Pack pal Dean Martin in a classic Las Vegas segment, which included Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Carson, Redd Foxx, Bobby Vinton, Wayne Newton, Louis Prima, a hilarious Julio Iglesias, topped off with a three-minute crash course in Elvis Impersonating.
The following evening, Monday, February 15, the Hermosa Ballroom was rocked to the rafters by Rod Stewart Tribute performer Gregory Wolfe.
The audience did a double-take when Gregory hit the stage as Rod Stewart, and they did so again once he began singing. Covering all the hits and ballads made famous by the original artist featuring the songs from the Great American Songbook, Gregory came as close to Rod Stewart as a tribute can get, nailing every signature move and facial expression. His energy was nonstop and contagious, easily drawing the audience in. They couldn’t get enough of him, and he received a standing ovation half way through his last song, prompting yet another.
For nearly 30 years Gregory has made a career traveling around the world impersonating Rod Stewart. His natural resemblance to the real Stewart in both physique and looks means Gregory requires very minimal make up and just a tad bit of hair gel added to his unruly salt and pepper locks to create the Stewart persona.
Both Robbie Howard and Gregory Wolfe’s performances were Las Vegas caliber quality, serving as exceptional examples of Robson’s commitment in providing top notch entertainment to homeowners.