Longtime Las Vegas sensation T Fox is energizing audiences at Resorts’ 25 Hours lounge with his one-man Fox City Show.
ATLANTIC CITY — As much as he’d stand out as one of the more dapper and well groomed in any crowd, T Fox commands attention with his performance during his one-man show, sizing up audiences and reeling them in with professional show-biz panache and a six-octave vocal range.
Resorts’ 25 Hours lounge had about a dozen patrons taking a break from the gaming tables before Fox’s 8:30pm show started Monday night. Shortly thereafter the 100-or-so capacity lounge was standing room only, and folks were watching from afar as Fox performed stirring renditions of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and other superstars from yesteryear.
Interspersed between songs was some playful banter, props and prizes for audience members who played along with Fox’s whimsy. His second set featured more lively sounds from the funk-and-disco era by artists like Rick James, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, James Brown, Lionel Richie and others.
“The T Fox City Show is about bringing love, light and happiness — when you’re at my show, forget about your bills, forget about your problems — I want to take all that away when you’re here,” says Fox, who performed for nine years at the Las Vegas Tropicana when Dennis Gomes ran that property, then came to A.C. to perform for Gomes again at Resorts. “Love is what brings us together and music is the bridge.
“How often do you see good live entertainment in the casinos anymore?” asks Fox. “I’m trying to bring that back. I’m trying to save the lounge acts. That’s what we need more of.”
Fox performs every Friday and Saturday (10:30pm-1:30am) and Monday (8:30pm-midnight) at 25 Hours. His show-biz days date back to his early childhood (he was born in Brooklyn, but moved with his family to Detroit at age two) when, at age 10, he began touring professionally with his mother.
“My mother sang with Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstein [stars from the jazz and swing eras], and helped build Hitsville USA, which is what became Motown,” says Fox. “She used to tell me, ‘T, you have to keep these songs alive.’ This is real music. They have lyrics, bridges, choruses — they don’t make songs like these anymore.”
Fox sets up his own sound system and performs to digital tracks. If it’s a mixed crowd he’ll play it like he did Monday night — segueing from a mellow set into one that’s more upbeat — but he tends to tailor each set to what he thinks the crowd will best respond to.
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