Michael Buble is coming back to Hartford for a show next week, and he called Damon Scott on the road to talk about balancing the tour with being a new dad, his picks for a new Rat Pack and lots more.
While Michael Buble is currently embarking on a nationwide tour, he’s leaving behind his wife Luisana and their newborn son Noah. Buble says his boy looks like his mom (although he was involved, too, at least for a couple of minutes). But Buble isn’t letting life on the road take away from his father-son time.
“It’s funny, I’m on my tour bus and he’s flying out here,” Buble explained to Damon. “So my whole bus just went from party bus to baby bus.”
As Buble gets busy bringing up his baby, he’s being mindful of pitfalls he had to grow up with when he was a kid. Case in point, with a name like Buble, what was the derogatory nickname he had in Junior High? “I can’t say it on radio,” he said coyly. “They called me the ‘T** F*****’ because my name is ‘Boob Lay.’”
That’s the first thing Damon thought, too, when he saw Buble’s name on his album. But the singer had a very different experience when he first saw his record on a store shelf.
“The first time I looked at my album [in a store], I went to the guy and said ‘Hey, did you hear that new Michael Buble record?’” he recalled. “He smiled at me, and went behind the counter, and handed me a Michael Bolton record.”
Comparisons to Michael Bolton not withstanding, Buble is one of several sexy young performers who seem to be circling the formation of a new Rat Pack, modeled after the classic gang consisting of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and more. Buble is obviously the new Sinatra, but who is his pick for Dean Martin– Harry Connick Jr or Justin Timberlake? “Timberlake is the new Sammy Davis,” he asserted. “I want to have a really cool new Rat Pack thing.”
Catch Michael Buble live at the XL Center in Hartford, when he performs next Wednesday September 25th!
-Bill Sencio, 96.5 TIC/ Hartford