Nelson and Sammy Davis

Twice the Italians? Twice the Talent! Nelson Sardelli and George Bugatti

In That's So Vegas! TV by Christine McKellar

Nelson and Sammy Davis What a delight to interview two very talented and funny Italian entertainers! (Not to mention handsome, as well!). Long time (1967) Vegas entertainer/singer Nelson Sardelli is known and loved for his wit, humor, talent and big heart.  He has photographs that span decades of hobnobbing  with celebrities including the original bombshell, Mae West. Sardelli has re-energized the lost art of dining while enjoying big band music and song with his FIORE (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) Club.  The Club features buffet lunches with musical talent  and celebrity guests each month-and you don’t even have to be Italian to join.

George Bugatti is embarking on a musical tour of America, Portraits of America, that will showcase his unique vocal style and impeccable phrasing. While attending the prestigious Julliard School in New York as a piano major, Bugatti was in an accident that severed nerve bundles and left his right hand nearly useless. Rather than give up his musical career in despair, Bugatti added singing to his repertoire. The young performer was singled out by comedian/composer Steve Allen at an event in Hollywood and the rest is Vegas history. Bugatti will be touring 26 cities and sharing positive images of America through song; “Wichita Lineman”, “New York, New York”, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”, “Galveston”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, and other  beloved American classics.

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