Oleg Frish: Swinging into the Holidays
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 8:30 PM EST
Iridium, New York, NY
Oleg Frish is revered for his affable and quirky personality as a popular television talk show host and singer/performer. He who grew up in the Soviet Union, and after hearing his first American Standard, "Hello Dolly" by Brenda Lee on the radio (at the age of four) he instantly fell in love with the genre. By his early teens, Oleg had memorized over 15,000 contemporary American hit song and artists from The American Songbook that were recorded during what's considered the "Golden Age of Popular Music “ (1920 -1960), as well as other noted music genres, like swing, rock n’ roll, jazz, rhythm & blues, contemporary pop and disco from Russia and Europe.
Last year he fulfilled a once in a lifetime dream come true with the release of his latest album titled, “Oleg Frish, Duets With My American Idols," on his own imprint, Time Out Media, (distributed BDG/RED/Sony Red Distribution). The 15-track album featured an introduction by Connie Francis and duets with notable guest artists including; Bobby Rydell, the late Ben E. King, Lainie Kazan, Melissa Manchester, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lou Christie, Peggy March, B.J. Thomas, Tony Orlando, and Chris Montez.
Next year, he will be celebrating his 25th Anniversary as a television talk show host since moving to New York. In 2011, he began hosting his current show, THE FRIDAY NIGHT, a weekly 30-minute format that features one major celebrity guest (taped with Russian voice over). The show is broadcast nationally in every state on RTVi (Russian Television International) via several US cable network affiliates. Over his career, he has interviewed some 2000 music and entertainment personalities including; the late James Brown, B.B. King and Donna Summer, Connie Francis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, Marvin Hamlisch, Petula Clark, Gloria Gaynor, Brenda Lee and Vikki Carr, to name just a few.
Oleg has also built a loyal fan base as a live performer. Earlier this year, he was featured at the first annual New York Cabaret Festival, Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, Feinstein’s/54Below, Kozlov Club in Russia, and this summer he debuted in Sydney, Australia at Foundry 616.