FRANK Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr scored countless hit records and box office smash films, such as Ocean’s Eleven and Robin and the Seven Hoods.

Tribute show The Rat Pack has been entertaining the trio's fans for 20 years now and and is Britain's longest running tribute to the Las Vegas legends.

Starring David Alacey, Des Colman and Paul Drakeley, it perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the originals, but also their remarkable personalities.

Now The Rat Pack is back in Clacton with a Swinging Christmas Show, featuring all the great hits - My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Amore, Fly Me To The Moon and seasonal classics such as Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and White Christmas.

The guys were honoured to perform for the Princess Royal at a Royal Command Performance in 2004, and performed a sell-out show at the Indig02 at London's 02 Arena five years ago.

They also played for US president Bill Clinton at the Round House in London, and last year were named the National Tribute Music Awards top act.

They are backed by the swinging Don Hunt Band. He served as Bruce Forsyth's musical director for more than 30 years and during an amazing career held the same role for the likes of Bing Crosby and even the real Sammy Davis Jnr.

The songs are performed with amazing accuracy. The performers not only sing like their heroes, but physically resemble them on stage, sharing their unique mannerisms and even talk like they are appearing at Vegas's Sands Hotel and Casino.

Joining them on stage is special guest Kenny Lynch, who had two top ten singles and six other hits in the Sixties, and appeared on the same bill as the Beatles on their first British tour.

The show is at Princes Theatre next Thursday***NOV02*** at 7.30pm. Tickets are £23 (£21 concessions) from the box office on 01255 686633.