About

ART POCO is an actor-writer and one of the leading celebrity tribute artists working in the industry today. His true admiration and respect for Dean Martin keeps him in demand portraying the legendary star in his stage shows The Rat Pack Now and Frank & Dean; We’re Back, Baby!   His shows have been produced at world class venues including The Fontainebleau-Miami Beach, The Riviera-Palm Springs, Turning Stone Casino-New York, The Rice-Houston, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, The National WWII Museum Stage Door Canteen-New Orleans, The Breakers-Palm Beach.  He’s also starred in his original stage productions at casinos, theatres, clubs, convention centers and festivals nationwide. Art started his career in New York, training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He served an internship in the resident ensemble of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre and holds a BA degree in Speech Communications from the State University of New York at New Paltz. His 400+ corporate entertainment credits places him in rare company.

 BOB HOOSE is one of the top Sinatra-style vocalists in the country. When he sings, the similarity is uncanny and he readily credits Sinatra with being a huge influence. As Bob says, “It was only natural to learn from the best”. Bob has fronted the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Gene Krupa Orchestra and the Palm Beach Pops.  He also founded the 16-piece Bob Hoose Orchestra. Their album, Something Old, Something New received national and European airplay. One of Bob’s original songs, It’s With Me, was chosen for use in 2 feature films, The Heist with Robert DeNiro and Off the Chain. In addition to his big band work, Bob is an accomplished guitarist and played lead with a popular Journey tribute band.  South Florida based, Bob is a busy Sinatra tribute artist playing nationwide in The Rat Pack Now.

 ALLAN WILTSHIRE is a versatile musician and one of the premier Sammy Davis, Jr. tribute artists. A southern transplant to Atlanta from the Washington D.C. area, Allan’s first exposure to music came from his father and home church environment. While attending college at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Allan was exposed to swing and vocal jazz and studied with arranger Andy Jaffee and Jazz Trumpeter Mike Methany. Allan holds a degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Maryland in College Park.  In Atlanta, Allan played piano and trumpet with small and large groups including the Victory Jazz Orchestra.  Along with a long and successful career in church music, Allan travels the world, performing with his organization, Mission Minded Artists. From Miami to Vegas, Allan has had the honor of paying tribute to the great Sammy Davis, Jr. in Rat Pack reviews and concerts, ultimately landing the role with The Rat Pack Now.