The "Entertainer's Entertainer"
Steve Waddington is one of the foremost Dean Martin Tribute Artists in the industry. All the mannerisms, the voice, the charm, the wry humor, the boozy swagger along with the ever-present drink and cigarette, combine to make him one of the top professionals in his field.
He's perfected his craft and earned his reputation through hundreds of solo performances as well as co-starring in various "Rat Pack" and "Martin & Lewis" tribute groups. But what really sets him apart from the rest is his effortless comedic timing and his ability to portray the actual "essence" of the King of Cool, compelling comedian Johhny Dark to proclaim "...he actually BECOMES Dino!" (If your speakers are on, that's actually Steve singing 'Everybody Loves Somebody', as well as all of the songs on this site.)
Close your eyes, and you'll almost swear it was Dino singing all his hits. Open your eyes, and you won't believe how much fun you'll have watching this entertainer create the illusion of one of our most beloved industry icons. And just wait til you hear him sing in Italian!
Dean Martin impersonator, Dean Martin impressionist, Dean Martin singer, whatever you want to call him, Steve Waddington is a the ultimate Dean Martin tribute performer.
But wait, there's even more...
As good as his "Dino" is, you will be blown-away at how well he captures the vocal and performance nuances of some of the other legendary icons of the entertainment world...Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Nat "KIng" Cole, Engelbert, etc.
In his own night-club act where he can spread his wings a little, he creates a kind of jazzy, retro-rock, Vegas-y vibe...with the emphasis on fun! But he can flat-out rock, too!
He's an accomplished guitarist, and when he picks up the guitar, it's a "show-within-a-show"! Get ready for the "power-medleys"...the amazingly original, fun, high-energy and spot-on impersonations of NEIL DIAMOND...JOHNNY CASH...ELVIS...BUDDY HOLLY...JOHNNY RIVERS...and a whole lot more. And his tribute to the "hippy-dippy sixties" is as hilarious as it is authentic!
This show is not to be missed! Music, comedy, variety!
Steve is, beyond a doubt, Southern California's #1 all-around entertainer and vocal impressionist!
He is usually backed by his equally amazing and versatile music director, David Moscoe, on piano, as well as some of the finest backing musicians in Southern California. (Drums, bass, guitar, and occasionally a horn section, if venue size and budget permits.)
He is the consummate professional with a lifetime of experience, a great sense of humor, and an unassuming attitude that makes him a pleasure to work with.
As a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, he's also had roles in film and television alongside such greats as Kirk Douglas, Craig T. Nelson and Kurt Russell.
Breakdown with Kurt Russell
He's done numerous voice overs for trailers and commercials, and although he enjoys the studio, his first love is live entertainment.
He has been called "the Entertainers' Entertainer".
Now THAT'S Amore!
Sample of "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" sung by Steve Waddington