About

ART POCO is an international stage 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 currently running productions, “The Rat Pack Now” and “Frank & Dean; We’re Back Baby!” Art was an originator of the interactive theatre genre with his shows themed on a comedy wedding, I Love Lucy, and classic stars of the golden age of film and television.  His shows have enjoyed runs at many world famous venues both nationally and abroad.  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 in Speech Communications from the State University of New York at New Paltz. His 400-plus corporate entertainment credits places him in an elite category of entertainers. Art travels the world from his South Florida home.

BOB HOOSE is one of the top Sinatra-style vocalists in the country.  He readily credits Frank Sinatra with being a huge influence and 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.  Earlier this century, he fronted the 16-piece Bob Hoose Orchestra. They performed at nightclubs and corporate events throughout the United States and Canada. Their album,”Something Old, Something New” received national and European airplay. One of Bob’s original songs “It’s With Me” was chosen for the award winning feature film, “Off the Chain”. In addition to his big band work, Bob is an accomplished guitarist and once played lead with a popular Journey tribute band.  Based in South Florida, Bob is a busy Sinatra tribute artist performing nationwide and abroad in “The Rat Pack Now” and “Frank & Dean; We’re Back, Baby!”

ALLAN WILTSHIRE is a versatile musician and Sammy Davis, Jr. tribute artist. A southern transplant to Atlanta from Washington D.C., Allan’s first exposure to music came from his father and home church environment. While studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Allan was exposed to swing and vocal jazz and began a heavy listening diet of the greats like, Duke Ellington, Billy Eckstein, Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. While at Berklee, he 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 began to play piano and trumpet around the city with small and large groups including the Victory Jazz Orchestra. In addition to his long and successful career in church music, Allan travels the world, performing with his organization, Mission Minded Artists. Allan considers it an honor to pay tribute to the great Sammy Davis, Jr. in “The Rat Pack Now”.