Clint Holmes and Earl Turner are the MVPs of live entertainment in Las Vegas, ubiquitous names who can carry a program all by themselves at nearly any place on or off the Strip. Now they are collaborating to co-headline “Soundtrack: Your Tunes. Our Stories. The Show.” at the iconic International Theater at the Westgate opening tonight, in the nick of time for Valentine’s Day.
Holmes and Turner have shared the stage prior to however never in such a main capacity. “We’ve known each other for years, since he came to town in 2000 and I was making the transition from lounge performer to headliner, so to speak,” says Turner. “We belonged of the whole Harrah’s and Caesars household along with the Scintas and Mac King and everybody.”
“When I concerned town, I asked everybody who’s excellent in town, who do I need to see, and the 2 individuals I was pointed to were Danny Gans and Earl,” states Holmes. “I went to see Earl and he concerned see me, and for many years we discovered ourselves at the exact same occasions. Our relationship began early.”
“Soundtrack” is more than the item of that entertainment friendship. Featuring a live eight-piece band anchored by musical director Christian Tamburr, the show will feature the duo performing separately and together, blasting their way through timeless hits from Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruno Mars, Expense Withers and Irving Berlin while restoring the old-school Vegas flavor they have actually kept throughout their careers.
“That chemistry needs to exist, and it needs to be very natural and unwinded,” Turner states. “It resembles Martin and Lewis or the Rat Pack. We’ve spoken with other entertainers about restoring that kind of thing however it takes a specific chemistry to make that work. I need to want him to shine and he has to want me to shine. We have to desire each other to be the best we can be up there, and give each other the space to do that.”
“People like Earl and I resemble gladiators. We go out there and attempt to slay the dragon, if you will,” Holmes says. “That takes a great deal of experience remaining in rooms where the sound is terrible, where there’s nobody however you and the bartender, all those things we have actually done. There isn’t as much of a showing ground these days for people to discover what we have actually learned through the years, going out there when you’re worn out or don’t feel great or it’s just a bad night. But due to the fact that of all of that, when you get into a situation like this, you actually value it.”
“Soundtrack” will be carried out at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at the Westgate’s International Theater (3000 Paradise Road, 800-222-5361) with tickets varying from $48 to $98. More info can be found at westgatelasvegas.com.