"Stan Edwards has a great voice reminiscent
of the song stylists of the mid-50s.
His tribute to Bobby Darin is heartfelt
~ Ron Delsener
Review from Dillon's
2003-04 Tuesday Night Darin Series
By Alexis Iacono
New York City was beaming. The broadway
lights were glittering and everyone
was out on the town. They all had
people to see and places to go. My
destination :Dillon's on 245 West
54th Street, a warm intimate restaurant
and bar with fantabulous food. Harriet
Wasser and I were there to see singer
Stan Edwards' Tribute to Bobby Darin "That Darin Guy".
Harriet, a long time friend and associate
of Bobby Darin, as well as Stan Edwards
and is the producer of the show. Hesh
has so much to be proud of.
The show began at 8pm with Gary Pace
on piano and Tom Kirchmer on bass.
The backdrop of the stage was a dark
red wine color, with a velvet curtain
and a spotlight on Stan. Tom Kirchmer
was on Stan's right and Gary Pace was
on his left. Stan tested his mic singing
a low and intimate " Skylark".
He paused and went right into the song.
Stan is a tall, handsome man and wore
a black sport jacket, black pants and
black shoes. Sporting a confident smile,
his personality was as big as New York
City. Down to earth with a terrific sense
of humor, he was the consummate entertainer,
professional yet humble. His show was
all about entertaining people who love
music and love Bobby.
Stan has a voice that was as strong
as a shot of whiskey, but was as deep
as a vintage cognac. He was suave, calm
and in between his varied
list of Darin songs he told stories
and broke into little jokes. He had
the audience in the palm of his hand
and, at one point, with a snap of
his finger, he took off his black
sport jacket and crooned "Beyond The Sea".
His whole persona was cool and hip,
yet romantic and sultry, something
Bobby would of been very proud of.
Stan was pure magic and had such a
presence that his 90 minute show flowed
smoothly and never had a dull moment.
Another BD favorite he performed was
a jazzy duet "Two Of A Kind " with
his pianist Gary Pace. This classic
was originally sung by Darin and Johnny
Mercer. Stan and Gary had a chemistry
that was cosmic and simply superb.
The two men had the audience cheering
and applauding with smiles on their
Stan Edwards resembled Bobby in his
confident attitude, his eyes and even
his voice. I loved his tribute to "That
Darin Guy" .....and I know you
will enjoy it, too!
For all you New Yorkers who have not
seen "That Darin Guy", you
are missing out. But you must make
a reservation or you will have to stand
up for the duration of the show. Stan
Edwards is a must see.
~ Alexis Iacono
Here's where it all began...
Wasser, for all you have done for me. You
will be missed greatly by your friends
and colleagues, and certainly by me.
One thing I share this with Bobby Darin, we were
both in your debt and lucky to have