He is often described as the Latin Sinatra by Hollywood’s elite entertainment insiders and audiences can’t seem to get enough of him. But, Eddie Marrero, NY actor and recording artist is a rare and creative force to be reckoned with make no mistake about that. His artistry is one not seen since Hollywood’s heydays when film studios and record labels went to war over “actual” talent and not some made up, digitized, persona that came out of an orchestrated studio studio Auto-Tune. No, Eddie Marrero is the real deal, and CODE is proud to bring this amazing artist to the masses.
Harlem born and raised, today Eddie Marrero is on the verge of greatness having struck a chord that resonates with fans around the world as he brings his unique Latin style and influences to create a new and exciting fusion in Latin, Jazz and Pop music. His independent CD release “Con Amor Eddie Marrero” quietly entered the musical foray of the internet in 2013 and quickly became a sought after commodity seeing a wide range of international sales. Bringing Latin heat to Rat-Pack era standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, such as “All of Me,” “Besame Mucho,” “My Way,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and many others, Eddie Marrero brilliantly reinterprets these beloved classics of yesteryear in Spanish while remaining true to their original form honoring its legacy, but adding his personal Latin flavor to the mix.
With his cultural roots very much intact, Eddie Marrero, who is of Puerto Rican descent, still connects with his Spanish Harlem upbringing and the Barrio he called home. “Life wasn’t easy growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 60s and 70s. It was hard. Families struggled, people struggled to gain acceptance and make a better life for themselves and their families. Those experiences had an effect on me. They made me want to do better, to be better. They effected me, but I did not allow them to define me. Music and Education, coupled with a strong sense of Spirituality and a solid supportive family definitely set me on this path. I’m thankful for it. I think families struggle more today, and I feel for them. So through my music and artistry, I feel like I’m giving back to that which I received and learned so much.”
Now on the heels of the Centennial Birthday Celebration of the iconic Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Marrero is ready to unveil his latest project, “La Vida Sinatra” which expects to play Broadway and beyond this Season. His affinity for Sinatra is rooted in his childhood, growing up in an era when television and entertainment were synonymous with the most amazing variety acts in music, dance, comedy, and acting. Eddie says, “As much as it is a tribute to Mr. Sinatra for his contributions to music and society, “La Vida Sinatra” is really MY story, and how Sinatra and others came to influence my life that helped shape,form and nurture my musicality and artistry.” He went on to say, “The best way to describe “La Vida Sinatra” is Hot, Sexy, Sassy and Funny. It’s everything you would expect to see in a Rat-Pack styled show, except a lot more contemporary. Think Miami Sound Machine meets the Rat Pack in Vegas; lots of glitz and glam, showgirls, comedy and dance and topped with a whole lot of class. Its everything! It’s exciting!”
I grew up in New York listening to Latin Music but also great American singers and classic songs,” says Eddie. I always wanted to perform those songs in Spanish and add a touch of Latin rhythm to their classic beauty. I’m very excited with the results and hope the fans love them as much as I do.” Not to worry if you don’t speak Spanish, the show is in English with select songs performed in Spanish. “La Vida Sinatra” will have you glistening with love as this romantic crooner sets your hearts ablaze with love and rhythm.
Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Eddie Marrero is an actor, director and recording artist with numerous film, TV and theatre credits which include How to Make it in America (HBO); Law & Order, Third Watch, SNL, (NBC) and the first Latino to co-host The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). His latest CD release “Con Amor: Eddie Marrero” is a lush compilation of classic love songs from the rat-pack era that speaks to the heart and stirs the soul. The music harkens to another era but stands on its own, blending Latin rhythms of Bolero, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba and Tango to deliver a unique sound. “La Vida Sinatra” delivers this and much more. Stay tuned.