February 2016 - Las Vegas - James received The Classic Crooner Award at The Reel Awards, at The Golden Nugget Casino Hotel!! There were 90 nominees in 15 categories. Only 15 award winners!! James Young, former Police Detective, has the unique sounds of both a young Sinatra at times and the more mature Frank, the other. It’s like following Sinatra’s entire career in one show.
Young makes you believe the Chairman of Board is alive and on that stage! He has captured The Chairman of the Board's voice, style, and mannerisms. Either with a Rat Pack Tribute, or stand alone, this Sinatra act is one of the finest anywhere in the world!
He began his Sinatra tribute show in 2004, and has performed at The Walt Disney World Wyndham Resort in 2011 and 2012; The Fremont Street Experience and The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV in 2012 and 2016. In June 2013, James performed against 14 other singers in The Hoboken Sinatra Idol Competition in Hoboken, NJ, birthplace and hometown of Frank Sinatra. April 19, 2013, James appeared and performed on The Midnight Show with Vic Terno on New York's Time-Warner Television. Also on Madhouse TV with comedian Frank Prince, August 3, 2013, and again on May 3, 2014.
His venues have included the Overland Park Convention Center, Kansas; another in Kansas City, MO; The Docks at Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, cruise ships for American Cruise Lines, and several cities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In December 2012, James performed at corporate events outside Washington, DC and Abilene, TX. He has been featured in newspaper and television stories across the United States.
In 2011, Young teamed up with Eric Richardson, a Dean Martin tribute artist. The pair performed together in Kansas City, MO; Philadelphia, PA; also Baltimore and Bel Air, MD. The event in Kansas City included James, Eric, and Jim Petty and The Sinatra Nation Orchestra. In 2012, Steve Roman as Sammy Davis Jr. joined the pair and they performed at The Milburn Stone Theatre near Baltimore. July 2013, performed together again in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY at Theater Three with an orchestra.