Clint Holmes is one of those rare performers who can legitimately be called one of the greatest contemporary entertainers of our time. While the concert stage remains the mainstay of Holmes’ career, he moves effortlessly between the worlds of music, television and theatre.
Whether headlining New York’s elegant Café Carlyle or Las Vegas’ greatest showrooms or performing with some of America’s most prestigious orchestras, Clint redefines the standard for vocalists. Every performance is an unforgettable experience as he performs selections from the Great American songbook, standards from Sinatra’s legendary repertoire, contemporary classics or stirring original music.
Holmes’ career soared after the release of his hit song “Playground in My Mind” in 1973, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Currently, Clint can be found in the recording studio working on a diverse range of projects including his upcoming album. He has co-written two original shows, “Comfortable Shoes”, which ran at the Papermill Playhouse and “Just Another Man”, produced at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Clint has just completed writing his latest musical “Just Another Man” with Larry Moss and Bill Fayne.
His recent concerts have included “Remembering Bobby Short”, which premiered at Café Carlyle and “This Thing Called Love – The Music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon”, which was directed by Larry Moss and opened to rave reviews. He is currently the Artist‐in-‐Residence at Cabaret Jazz at the newly opened Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Since moving to Las Vegas, Clint has become a favorite in the Las Vegas community. He has been inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame.
Holmes comes by his tremendous talent naturally. His father, an African American jazz musician and his mother, a British classically trained opera singer, afforded him the best of two musical worlds. This background helped develop Clint’s magical way of filling a room with a warm comfortable sound. His musical selections range from contemporary to classic, with jazz and opera completing the mix.
Clint’s love of live performance was captured on a DVD shot at the Clint Holmes Theatre at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. He has been featured on two PBS specials, one of his solo act which was aired nationwide and one in which he found himself in the amazing company of Barry Manilow and Andrea Boccelli.
Although performing around the country and the world keeps his schedule filled, Clint still makes time for causes that are important to him. He is currently serving as a spokesman for the American Cancer Society, encouraging people over age 50 to have annual colonoscopies, following his own brief battle with colon cancer. He has also taken a keen interest in mentoring young people with goals of becoming entertainers through his work with the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. In 2005, Holmes launched the Clint Holmes Foundation for the Performing Arts, which benefits children in art and music programs in the Clark County School District.