Ronnie had the pleasure of singing the classic “Mack the Knife”, possibly made most famous through the cover by Bobby Darin, with Tuxedo Junction at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival in 2012, and was a rip roaring success.
The beautiful venue was The Pavillion, which has been entertaining Corkonians since before the swing era!
Originally “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer”, is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. Mack the Knife premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US number one hit for Bobby Darin.
Ronnie did Mack the Knife justice!
Tuxedo Junction Helped Make Mack the Knife Sound Great
Tuxedo Junction is a 16-piece swing Big Band with vocalists, playing dance music mainly from the swing era (1930?s & 40?s). They play authentic arrangements of well-known instrumental classics from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie as well as vocal hits made famous by Frank Sinatra (such as Nice ‘n’ Easy), Ella Fitzgerald etc.