The Manhattan Dolls

Why book The Manhattan Dolls?

The Manhattan Dolls are swing-style female vocal trios with the sound of The Andrews Sisters that sing tunes from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s The Dolls perform for military events, air shows, award ceremonies, cruise ships, parades, jazz clubs, concert series, corporate parties, holiday events, you name it! They have been featured on BBC Radio London as well as several television appearances. The Manhattan Dolls are available for hire with their 4 to 6-piece combos, with CD tracks or even a cappella as carolers during the holidays.

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Professional, Dynamic, so much fun! We loved them!

We hired the Dolls for a corporate event in NYC and could not have been more pleased. From start to finish, they were top-notch. Can't wait to hire them again.

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Reviewer: Joan C.
Organization: NYC
Event: Corporate Event in New York City, NY
Event Date: May 14, 2011
Hired As: Singing Group, 1920s Era Entertainment, 1930s Era Entertainment, 1940s Era Entertainment, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Andrews Sisters Tribute Show, Big Band, Broadway Style Entertainment, Christmas Carolers, Crooner, Doo Wop Group, Jazz Singer, Wedding Singer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $500-$5000
  • Languages: English

Overview

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, Music from the 1930s-40s
Hop aboard the *Chattanooga Choo Choo* and join The Manhattan Dolls on a *Sentimental Journey* through the great music of the 30s and 40s. Sit back and enjoy these timeless classics, or if you're *In the Mood* get up and dance! Sentimental Journey blends beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes, and of course, in classic USO fashion, takes some time to honor our brave men and women in the military. From boogie woogie to the blues, Sentimental Journey celebrates the best the Great American Songbook has to offer. Sentimental Journey can range in length from 30-120 minutes with live musicians, CD tracks or a capella.

ROCKIN' WITH THE DOLLS, 1950s/60s Revue!
The 50s and 60s were filled with the new sound of rock and roll, the cool beat of Motown and the sweet harmonies of the girl groups. Get up and dance along as we take a tour of the songs made famous on American Bandstand and played on the jukebox in your favorite diner. With hits like *My Boyfriend’s Back* and *You Can’t Hurry Love,* you’ll have sweet dreams with *Mister Sandman* after Rockin' with the Dolls! Rockin’ With The Dolls can range in length from 30-90 minutes with live musicians or CD tracks.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE DOLLS
Walk in a *Winter Wonderland* as The Manhattan Dolls take you through all of your favorite Christmas tunes a capella or with CD tracks. Hire these adorable girls with a pin-up look as carolers for your holiday party or event!

Additional Booking Notes

Client is to provide basic lighting and sound: Speakers, CD player or iPod hook-up, 3 wireless, hand-held microphones, stage monitor if with live musicians.
*The Manhattan Dolls are able to provide sound equipment for NY/NJ area for an additional $150 fee.

Past Booked Events

08/25/12 23rd annual Lake in the Sky Air Show - South Lake Tahoe, CA
07/14/12 Glenwood Landing American Legion Post 336 Concert - Glenwood, NY
06/30/12 Living History Cruise with Project Liberty Ship - Baltimore, MD
06/30/12 Flying Legends Airshow - Duxford, UK
06/22/12 Maiden Newton at War 1940s Weekend - Dorset, UK
06/16/12 Bodø Airshow - Bodø, Norway
06/10/12 National Military History Center - Auburn, IN
06/09/12 Boot City Opry - Terra Haute, IN
06/08/12 American Legion Dinner - Bloomington, IN
05/19/12 New York State Military Museum - Saratoga Springs, NY
04/14/12 Honor Flight Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
03/24/12 Les Brown Festival - Tower City, PA
03/19/12 The Gaslight Theatre - Tucson, AZ
03/17/12 390th Memorial Museum Banquet - Tucson, AZ
07/31/11 Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Show, DE
06/11/11 Festival of Flight Air Show
06/02/11 WWII Weekend, Reading, PA
04/14/11 The Metropolitan Room, NYC

The Manhattan Dolls

The Manhattan Dolls are a New York City-based swing-style female vocal trio with the sound of The Andrews Sisters that sing music from the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Started by former USO Girls, The Dolls travel the world performing for military events, air shows, award ceremonies, parades, jazz clubs, concert series, you name it! They have been featured on BBC Radio London, Fox and Friends, LX 4 NY, The Tucson Morning Blend, Cincinnati Local 12 and more. They have the pleasure of performing with famous bands including The Jive Aces in the UK, The Cotton Candies in France and The George Gee Orchestra and The Stan Rubin Orchestra in NYC. The Manhattan Dolls are available for private bookings and are constantly touring the US and abroad.

The team providing the talent:

Sarah Drake

Business Manager, Alto

Annemarie Rosano

Soprano 2

Sheila Coyle

Soprano 2

Natalie Wachen

Soprano 2

Carly Kincannon

Soprano 1

Ashleigh Chilton

Alto

Heather Stricker

Entertainment Manager, Soprano 1

Emily Borromeo

Alto

Megan Wheeler

Soprano 1

Valerie Williams

Soprano 1

Set List

SONG LIST FOR SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - 1930s-40s
• Apple Blossom Time
• Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
• Begin the Beguine
• Bei mir bist du Schn
• Blue Skies
• Blues in the Night
• Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
• Chattanooga Choo Choo
• Come Rain or Come Shine
• Down in the Valley
• Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
• God Bless America
• God Bless the USA
• Goody, Goody
• Hey Daddy
• I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
• I'll Be Seeing You
• In the Mood
• Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
• I've Got You Under My Skin
• Military Medley
• My Funny Valentine
• New York, New York
• Oh Johnny
• Pennsylvania 6-5000
• Rum and Coca Cola
• Say Si Si
• Sentimental Journey
• Shoo Shoo Baby
• Smile
• Someone to Watch Over Me
• South American Way
• South Rampart Street Parade
• Well Alright

SONG LIST FOR ROCKIN' WITH THE DOLLS - popular music from the 1950s-60s
• And Then He Kissed Me
• Baby Love
• Be My Baby
• Blueberry Hill
• Can't Help Myself
• Come See About Me
• Chantilly Lace
• Chapel of Love
• Dancin' in the Streets
• Goodnight Sweetheart
• Heat Wave
• Hound Dog
• I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
• I Heard it Through the Grapevine
• In the Still of the Night
• In the Midnight Hour
• Knock on Wood
• Lollipop
• Maybe
• Mister Postman
• Mister Sandman
• Mustang Sally
• My Boyfriend's Back
• My Girl
• One Fine Day
• Satisfaction
• Stop! In the Name of Love
• Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
• Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
• Where Did Our Love Go
• Why Do Fools Fall in Love
• You Can't Hurry Love

SONG LIST FOR CHRISTMAS WITH THE DOLLS - stage show or caroling
• All I Want for Christmas is You
• Baby Please Come Home
• Blue Christmas
• Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
• Deck the Halls
• Dona Nobis Pacem
• Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
• I'll Be Home For Christmas
• It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
• I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
• Jingle Bell Rock
• Let It Snow
• Merry Christmas Darling
• Mr. Santa (Mr. Sandman)
• Need a Little Christmas
• Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
• Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
• Santa Baby
• Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me
• Silent Night
• Still, Still, Still
• We Wish You a Merry Christmas
• Winter Wonderland
• White Christmas
• WWI Era, WWII Era & 50s/60s songs as requested

Influences & Inspiration

The Andrews Sisters, The Maguire Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, Frank SInatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Jane Monheit, Diana Krall

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with The Manhattan Dolls to find out what their setup requirements are.

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