Mark Tremonti has come together with surviving members of Frank Sinatra's orchestra, creating new takes on some of the classics and some deeper cuts from Frank's catalog. Mark has gifted this album to the National Down Syndrome Society, using all proceeds to help fund NDSS give the gift of music to children with developmental disabilities.
For the unitiated, Mark Tremonti is a founding guitarist and songwriter for Creed and Alter Bridge, and has also collaborated with the likes of Fozzy, Bury Your Dead, and Sevendust over the years. In 2011, he formed his own band, Tremonti, with whom he has released five albums. Known for his guitar mastery, Tremonti has been named Guitarist of the Year three years running by Guitar World, and was named the fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever by Total Guitar in 2011.
Take A Chance For Charity is a new charity focused on giving artists, actors, and athletes the ability to get out of their comfort zone, having the people with a platform get out of the genre they are known for to raise funds and awareness for the charity of their choice. An actor can sing, an athlete can dance, a musician can sing a song out of their musical genre - any artistic interpretation. This gives the artist the ability to do something out of the ordinary, in fact extraordinary all in the name of charity. Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra is the first release for the cause, the recipient being the National Down Syndrome Society.
“For years," Mark reveals, "I’ve loved singing along to Frank’s songs. One night, I found an old video of him performing ‘The Song Is You’ from 1944. It made me study how he got his start. I read all of the books, and I watched all of the movies. I wanted to do something with it. When we found out about our daughter Stella’s Down Syndrome diagnosis, the stars aligned. My obsession with Sinatra had its reason."
He raised more than a billion dollars for charity. Beneath the cool and calm persona, there was a big heart. Doing this charity in his name was another way the stars had aligned. Said Tremonti, "I decided to do this record to raise funds for families and individuals with Down Syndrome. Now, it’s a new purpose for the rest of my life.”