Clint Holmes is more than just a great singer. He is a
consummate entertainer, performer, recording artist, and one of the country’s
finest vocalists. Whether he is singing selections from the Great American
Songbook, contemporary classics, or stirring original pieces, every performance
is a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.
Clint Holmes is more than just a great singer. He is a consummate entertainer,
performer, recording artist, and one of the country’s finest vocalists. Whether
he is singing selections from the Great American Songbook, standards by Sinatra
with a full orchestra, contemporary classics, or stirring original pieces,
every performance is a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.
Whether headlining New York’s finest cabarets or Las Vegas’ greatest showrooms,
Clint Holmes is establishing a new standard for vocalists and entertainers.
Come on in and stay for awhile.....
a painter with a blank canvas, he makes every performance an original.
His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. When Clint is on stage, anything can happen, and usually does.
best known for his silky vocal stylings, has also honed his many other
talents, which include dancing and a warm comedic touch. Perhaps Clint
picked up that comedy know-how from the ever-popular Bill Cosby, with
whom he shared a stage. “I learned a lot from Don (Rickles) and Bill who
were both very generous with me when I opened for them”, said Holmes.
“They never held me back or limited my time on stage. I particularly
learned a jazz comedian riffling style from the two of them.”
comes by his tremendous talent naturally. His father is an
African-American jazz musician and his mother is a classically trained
opera singer from Great Britain. Clint admits it was the best of two
musical worlds. “My mom taught me how to sing correctly, and my dad
taught me how to enjoy it.” Casual elegance describes Clint’s presence
on stage. He has a magical way of filling a room with a warm,
comfortable sound. Clint’s musical selections range from contemporary to
classic, with jazz and opera thrown into the mix. In addition, he has
an energy and passion for life and performing that are infectuous. He
exudes pure joy when he sings.
spent more than 20 years performing, Holmes has served as Joan Rivers’
sidekick and announcer on “The Late Show”, as the musical feature and
event correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight”, and as the host of his
own Emmy award-winning talk/variety show. Holmes freely admits, though,
that he loves nothing more than performing before a live audience. He
released a DVD of his live performance at the Clint Holmes Theater at
Harrah’s, which debuted nationwide via IN DEMAND on July 7, 2001. In
2006, his PBS special of his Las Vegas act was aired nationwide. PBS
filmed three acts in Las Vegas for airing recently and along with Barry
Manilow and Andrea Boccelli, Mr. Holmes found himself in great company.
moving to Las Vegas, Clint has quickly become a favorite in the Las
Vegas community as well as a major star in the entertainment arena. He
was selected as “Best Kept Secret” by Las Vegas Life Magazine, and “Best
Singer” (two years in a row), “Best All-Around Las Vegas Performer” and
“Favorite Male Las Vegan” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Additionally, he has been the featured performer and host for the “Best
of Las Vegas” gala for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and host of the “Las
Vegas Life Epicurean Awards”. Clint was inducted into the Buffalo
Musical Hall of Fame and into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Perhaps
what has endeared Clint most to people of Las Vegas is his never-ending
spirit of graciousness. In a short time, he has become involved with
several worthwhile causes in the community such as Candlelighters, ROB
Reachout, Shadetree, St. Jude’s, and various cultural events. Following a
brief battle with colon cancer, he is currently serving as a spokesman
for the American Cancer Society, encouraging people over age 50 to have
annual colonoscopies. He has also taken a special interest in mentoring
young people interested in becoming entertainers by working closely with
the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. In December 2005, he launched
the Clint Holmes Foundation for the Performing Arts, which benefits
children in art and music programs in the Clark County School District.
Clint Holmes at Cabaret Jazz Theatre the Smith Center
the world of theater, Clint is a seasoned performer and writer. Along
with Nelson Cole he created the book, music, and lyrics for the musical,
“Comfortable Shoes”. Clint starred in the world premiere of this
musical at the legendary Papermill Playhouse. The musical had another
successful run at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Clint recently
starred as Simon Zealotes in the Youth Theatre America one-night-only
benefit production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Ted Neeley, Yvonne
Elliman, Barry Dennen, Ben Vereen, and Jack Black.
continues to create with his musical director and arranger, the
international award-winning composer, arranger, and performer, Jeffrey
Neiman. Mr. Neiman has had a long and distinguished carreer in music,
production, and film and television scoring. He has worked with a
diverse array of artists such as Billy Preston, BB King, and Tower of
Power. Along with Mr. Holmes and director Larry Moss, he is the
co-writer of the Clint Holmes shows “Inspired”, “Remebering Bobby Short”
and the Bistro Award-winning “This Thing Called Love” The Music of Cole
Porter and Paul Simon”.
has finished writing his latest musical, “Just Another Man”, with Larry
Moss and Bill Fayne. The world premiere of this exciting new musical
starring Mr. Holmes was presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at
the Judy Bailey Theater at UNLV. In late 2011, he premiered a major
cabaret piece, “Remembering Bobby Short”, a loving homage to the man who
defined New York cabaret. It was performed at the legendary Cafe
Carlyle, where Bobby Short held court for over 30 years. In early 2012,
he premiered another major work, “This Thing Called Love-The Music of
Cole Porter and Paul Simon”. Those shows were co-created and co-written
by Cecilia Johnson and produced by Mrs. Johnson’s production company,
Deep End Productions, and directed by Larry Moss to rave reviews. In
April of 2012, Mr. Holmes was honored to assume the mantle of
Artist-In-Residence at Cabaret Jazz in the newly opened Smith Center For
the Performing Arts, a world-class performing arts center that rivals
any such venue anywhere in the world. Mr. Holmes performs a new show
there each month to sell-out crowds.
Clint Holmes & Kelly Clinton-Holmes
“From the heart: Clint is a total star. Vocals
and stage presence of the highest quality.”
Gary Barlow – INTERNATIONAL SINGER/SONGWRITER
“Clint Holmes is the undisputed “singer’s
singer.” One of the greatest all-around entertainers I’ve ever seen, and a
complete joy of a human being!”
Dave Koz – INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN
“Clint Holmes is the most exciting singer out
there today! Be it pop classics , jazz or the Great American Songbook
favorites. Clint Holmes- vocals are on a winning streak.”
Robin Leach – CELEBRITY REPORTER
“A showman and the creator who can’t stop
Rex Reed – NEW YORK OBSERVER