Izaäk Franciscus (Fred) de Jong , pronounced "The Young", was born on August 7th, 1963 in Strijen in the Netherlands and moved to Aruba in 1997.
You'll soon discover that Mr. de Jong understands and loves this material and has worked very hard to capture the phrasing and mannerisms of "old blue eyes." No small feat for any entertainer ... especially one who is European!
Mr. de Jong is backed only by recorded instrumentals of the tunes he sings. A typical show is fun, fast-paced, entertaining, and well worth the nominal cover charge.
If you are a fan of performers like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé or Harry Connick Jr., you should definitely see on of Fred’s shows! Fred is a great showman who gives a lively performance of Sinatra's composed, orchestrated and arranged big band songs with wonderful romantic lyrics.
Each Dinner show is set in an intimate setting that allows him to either stroll from table to table or stay in the back ground, depending on the type of group. If you are looking for a relaxing, romantic and delicious evening ... you can't go wrong with an Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show.
When Fred arrives to a venue, he starts setting up and approaches as many guests as possible to introduce himself and get to know a bit about each one. He is very personable and easy to talk to. After speaking briefly with everyone, the show commences and he begins entertaining with his first.
Fred takes the time to give you a little bit of background on each song, which is a nice extra. From the first note, you will know you have made a great decision to attend his show, and his voice and stage presence are amazing. At times he makes his way around the room and it is almost like he is singing just to you personally.
Even during the breaks between sets, if applicable, Fred doesn't rest his voice, but rather goes around the room chatting with the audience about the show and life in general.
Fred is outgoing, friendly, and an entertainer in the truest sense of the word. The entire evening will be a very memorable experience and one that you’ll be glad you had. Fred makes you feel as if you were old friends just returning back home you might even want to enjoy a few dances to your favorite Sinatra songs.
Any Aruba Sinatra Show will make your stay on Aruba very special and will be an evening to remember.
“Mr. de Jong really impressed me with his wonderful voice, and very professional, polished performance. He really captured the sound and performance styling’s of Mr. Frank Sinatra but presented them in a very casual, comfortable and pleasing way. We will especially remember his friendliness and down-to-earth personality, as he actually took time to speak with us and other diners (answering questions about his performance and Aruba in general) in between sets. The restaurant was also terrific, very fresh seafood, well prepared and very kind and helpful owners/staff. All in all, it was a wonderful and memorable evening. I will recommend the show and dinner to all who will be traveling to Aruba, it is an absolutely must for Frank Sinatra fans (which I admit I very much am), you will not be disappointed.”
“We enjoyed Fred's Sinatra show, he does all the favorite songs mixed with some lesser known ones. He is engaging with the audience. This is a unique experience for Aruba.”
“I'm a big fan of Sinatra, but too young to have had the chance to see him in the flesh, so I've been to a few tribute acts - Fred is one of the best I've seen. He has perfected Ol' Blue eyes look, mannerisms and inflections when performing but don't think for a minute it's a rigid portrayal of the character - it's so much more than that.
The lounge itself is an intimate setting, about a dozen tables, and Fred welcomed us individually, introducing himself and getting to know each of his guests a little before beginning the show. He worked through some classics, some less well known and threw in a few 'featured artist' numbers too each one performed in a way that made out feel like it was uniquely different this time to last week’s show. Fred goes out his way to ensure his guests enjoy the show, on our visit one of the other dinners had an accident and had to leave to attend the local hospital, her party returned towards the end of the show and Fred performed a set just for them (and us) after he was due to finish - and the extra set was just as polished as the first.
I could go on about Fred but by now I'm sure you get the picture; nice guy, great performer and a really enjoyable evening.”
“Fred does an excellent job of channeling the chairman of the board. His voice is superb and he sounds just like Sinatra...especially in his phrasing. He was also very warm and got to know the crowd and made us feel very comfortable. It was a very romantic evening and we would certainly return to enjoy this show again and again.”
We will always work in "co-opetition" with all those who believe they are in competition with us. We are in the business of "Entertainment." We will provide ourselves, you, our client and all stakeholders with True Love, while we entertain you and create a loving music environment.
We will entertain you with world-class beautiful, orchestrated and arranged music with wonderful romantic lyrics using audio, video, CD's, other technologies and live show formats.
Our musical products and services will be of the highest quality, value for money and, whether sourced from within the company or externally, will always add the most value to you and use the latest and most effective resources available.
You will have a desire to pass on True Love, which has been transformed by us through our music, to you, to have us help you in achieving your goals and be able to take on Our Commitment to you by returning your Commitment to Fred de Jong. You will be forward thinking, willing to learn and grow, and be willing to work as a team player in the development of a community of "people filled with True Love".
You will be selected more on your love for our music than other characterizations and you will want to deal with us because we understand people are important, music should be transformed into True Love, we offer the most famous traditional music and most importantly, because we mean what we say. We will give you back yourr spirit and freedom through our music.
I hope I may be given many more years to make you happy with my music!