Bennetts sing and travel together

Bennetts sing and travel together

For American singing icon Tony Bennett, doing shows and touring around the world is a family affair.

The multi-award winning 87-year-old was in Singapore to perform at the Star Theatre on Wednesday, and he brought along the youngest of his four children, Antonia, 39, as his opening act. His wife of six years, Susan Crow, 54, also travels with them.

"I couldn't ask for a nicer situation because my wife is with me and Antonia, and it feels like I'm at home whatever country I'm in because I'm with my family and it feels wonderful," he tells SundayLife! in an exclusive interview with both father and daughter, one day before their performance here.

Antonia is Tony's second daughter from his second marriage, to actress Sandra Grant. He also has two sons from his first marriage to artist Patricia Beech. His marriage to Crow, a former teacher and artist manager, is his third.

Best known for American standards such as Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Cold, Cold Heart and I Left My Heart In San Francisco, the elder Bennett is regarded as one of the United States' finest veteran singers still keeping alive traditional pop and jazz songs from the first half of the 20th century.

He is also an acclaimed painter, who paints under his real name Anthony Benedetto. His works have been displayed in galleries around the world.

Antonia, who got hitched in April this year to an Israeli and has been singing with her father since she was four years old, released an EP, Natural, in 2010 and an album, Ordinary Girl, last year. She has an upcoming jazz album, Embrace Me, that will be released soon.

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