The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

Why book The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean?

John Morello has delighted and charmed audiences throughout both Canada and the United States with his portrayal of Dean Martin and has revived his world famous velvet tone voice and classic image. With a voice, looks, charisma and moves reminiscent of the 'Rat Pack' John Morello delivers a performance that impresses the audience with his vocal renditions taking them back to wonderful memories of the world's greatest artist. John will sometimes surprise his audience with impressions of John Wayne, Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Wilson, Elvis and even Forest Gump. Over the years he has opened for some of the greatest Living Legends of Rock’N’Roll such as The Reflections, Sonny Turner of The Platters, Frankie Valli and Jay & the Americans.

John's powerful baritone voice and wide vocal range has allowed him to master the stylings of several artists from the 1950's through to the 1980's. Among some of the artists that John showcases are: Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Engelbert, The Platters, Jay Black and Elvis Presley.

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John Morello as Dean Martin was worth every penny!

Wow! John Morello was everything he represented himself to be. We hired John to do a Dean Martin tribute performance for my father's 80th b-day party. John and his lovely wife Pauline traveled from Canada to Pennsylvania for the performance. They were there on time and John's singing was wonderful! He even looked the part and truly gave his attention to my father. It was an enjoyable afternoon. They allowed us to pick and choose songs that we wanted to hear John perform and included a cd for listening to later and an autographed photo of John as Dean. John truly is the full package of talent, looks and professionalism. We would hire John again in a heartbeat!

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Reviewer: Mary M.
Event: Birthday Party in Altoona, PA
Event Date: Aug 4, 2013
Hired As: Tribute Artist

Response from The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean:

Mary, John and I were so happy to see your father, Donald, singing along with John and enjoying his performance. We wanted to make the afternoon very special so that he might be able to remember this wonderful day with family and friends.

Amazing show ,Amazing customer feedback

John Morello is an fantastic performer, I have hired John Morello for a few performances,performing a Las Vegas tribute act. I had many customers take the time to call me and tell me how much they enjoyed his show, this does not happen very often
You can tell John loves what he does , his shows are very entertaining and the crowds just love him , they don't want him to stop playing.
I have hired John for 5 more shows in the summer and looking forward to a cross Canada tour next year.
I would recommend John Morello for any type of show , whether it be as Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra(Rat Pack) or Roy Orbison.
John is also very professional and probaly the easiest performer I have ever dealt with

Steve Ciesielski
Celsk Benefit Promotions
Barrie Ontario

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Reviewer: steve c.
Organization: Celsk Benefit Promotions
Event: Fundraiser in Perth, ON
Event Date: Sep 30, 2011
Hired As: Rat Pack Tribute Show

John Morello as Dean Martin ( and others!) was fantastic!

I booked John Morello through GigSalad for our SPCA gala fundraiser in October, and was very happy I picked him from all the wonderful available choices.. All our guests were enthralled and totally entertained by his voice and personality. We were delighted at how similar in voice and appearance he is to Dean himself! This guy can entertain.

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Reviewer: Carol K.
Organization: Medina County SPCA
Event: Fundraiser in Medina, OH
Event Date: Oct 22, 2011
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator, Las Vegas Style Entertainment

Review by Jan M.

John Morello aka Dean Martin performed at my husband's and my joint birthday celebration and there's no doubt that the quests were dazzled by his performance. His "Dean Martin" is perfect not only in sound but he actually looks like Dino. This man sings from his heart, he obviously loves what he does. My husband and I got to spend time with him and his lovely wife Pauline while he was here and they are salt of the earth people. Several of our quests requested his information for future events that they might have. He was a big hit. Needless to say...we loved him!!!

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Reviewer: Jan M.
Event: Birthday Party in Richmond, VA
Event Date: Jul 17, 2010
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator

Review by Terry T.

The show was wonderful. I feel like we got our moneys worth and them some. I would very much recomemd this performer and I would hire him again.

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Reviewer: Terry T.
Organization: Talihina Alumni Association
Event: Reunion in Talihina, OK
Event Date: Jun 12, 2010
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator

Response from The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean:

John Morello thoroughly enjoyed meeting and entertaining the alumni at the Talihina Homecoming. Thank you Terry for everything you did to make John feel at home after his flight.

Review by Susan G.

Absolutely incredible .. totally authentic .. could have listened to John Morello all night .. Classic, old Vegas .. blew me away when we met at the airport .. he looks like exactly like Dean Martin!.. and I was concerned about how I would find him .. totally laughed at myself .. huge compliments from our guests PLUS I feel that I have found new friends in Pauline and John.

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Reviewer: Susan G.
Organization: Pyramid Society
Event: Corporate Event in Lexington, KY
Event Date: Jun 11, 2010
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator, Las Vegas Style Entertainment

Response from The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean:

Susan,
John was thrilled to be a part of this exciting gala that you worked so hard to put together. Our job is to make you look great and have everyone attending enjoy the entertainment. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Egyptian Arabian Horse World.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: please contact us for a quote
  • Insurance:
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

As you know, Vegas is known as the entertainment capitol of the world so let's take a trip back in time to the glamour and glitz of Vegas. In the 1950's a ticket to The Sands show brought the wealthy gamblers and the high rollers into town where they left fortunes to the casinos. The Sands Trio, alias The Rat Pack, were the coolest of cats. Frank, Sammy and Dean skyrocketed to the top of the heap and having a ticket to their show meant you were a somebody. When this trio performed, you knew you had just experienced greatness. The Sands Trio recreates all this excitement in their tribute to "The Summit or to The Rat Pack" as they were called in the golden age of Vegas.,

Additional Booking Notes

technical rider will be supplied unpon inquiry

Past Booked Events

11/05/11 Dean Martin Show - Crown Theatre, Jamestown NY
10/16/11 Frank & Dean show, Detroit MI
10/15/11 Frank & Dean, Detroit MI
09/10/11 Rat Pack Show, Gananoque ON
08/27/11 Dean Martin show- wedding Vaughan, ON
08/06/11 Platinum Impression Show -Sauble Beach Summer Festival
06/02/11 Dean Martin show-Canton MI
05/30/11 Platinum IMpression Show - Bownmanville, Ont
05/30/11 Platinum Impression Show, Bowmanville Ont
05/13/11 Platinum Impression Show - New Rochelle NY
05/08/11 Plaltinum Impression Show, Soup Du Jour, Jackson TN
05/07/11 Platinum Impression Show, Soup Du Jour, Jackson TN
04/30/11 Platinum Impression Show, Walkerton, Ont
04/23/11 John's Platinum Impression show- Mandarin Golf Club, Markham, ON
04/14/11 Rat Pack show, Mississauga Food Bank Gala, Brampton, ON
02/11/11 Frank & Dean show, Cdn Paraplegic Assoc. Ont. fund raiser, Toronto
12/31/10 Platinum Impression Show- Niagara Ice Dogs private party
12/18/10 Dean Martin show, Jackson, TN
12/15/10 Dean & Frank show, Oakville, ON
12/11/10 Frank & Dean show- Gino's Surf, St Clair Shores, MI
11/27/10 Private party- Penetanguishine, ON
11/18/10 Dean Martin MC- Markham Board of Trade Award show
11/06/10 Dean Martin Show- Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, Stouffville, ON
10/30/10 Corporate party, Toronto, ON
10/23/10 Rat Pack show Carmel IN
10/16/10 Dean Martin show Columbus OH
10/02/10 Dean Martin- Woodbridge, ON
09/25/10 Rat Pack show Princeton NJ
07/29/10 Dean Martin - Woodbridge ON
06/13/10 Platinum Impression show Talihina OK
06/12/10 Platinum Impression Show - Talihina OK
06/10/10 Dean Martin Show - Lexington Kentucky
05/22/10 Rat pack show, Ford Centre for Performing Arts, Dearborne MI
05/15/10 Dean Martin show - Fund raiser Oakville ON
04/24/10 Dean Martin Platinum Impressions, Renfrew ON
04/17/10 Dean Martin show- Gala Fund Raiser Elmwood ON
04/11/10 Platinum Impression show, Pickering Legion
03/30/10 Dean Martin - Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls ON
02/13/10 Ford Centre Performing Arts, Dearborn MI
01/30/10 Private Party- St Cathariens
01/24/10 Rat Pack Show - MGM Grand Casiono Detroit
01/23/10 Rat Pack Show -MGM Grand Casino, Detroit MI
12/29/09 Dean Martin show, Casino NIagara, Niagara Falls, ON
12/20/09 Dean & Frank, Plymouth MI
12/19/09 Dean & Frank - Plymouth MI
12/18/09 Dean & Frank, Plymouth MI
12/11/09 Dean Martin show - Garden Village
12/10/09 Dean Martin Platinum Impressions, Sudbury ON
12/05/09 Dean Martin show, Des Moines Iowa
11/21/09 Dean Martin show - Toronto ON
11/20/09 Dean Martin, Platinum Impressions - Brampton
11/14/09 Dean Martin Platinum Impressions - Varney ON
11/05/09 The Sands Trio Roast, Dearborne MI
10/30/09 Rat pack show, Toronto, ON
10/27/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, Toronto, ON
10/24/09 Dean Martin, Platinum Impressions, Barrie ON
10/15/09 Dean Martin show, Guelph, ON
10/09/09 Dean Martin show- Richmond VA
10/08/09 Frank & Dean show, Woodbridge, ON
10/03/09 Dean Martin show, Washington DC
09/30/09 The Sands Trio, Caesars Casino, Windsor
09/26/09 Dean & Sammy, Ford Centre for Performing Arts, Dearborne MI
09/24/09 Dean Martin Variety Hour, Rochester NY
09/23/09 Frank & Dean show, Toronto, ON
09/19/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, Niagara Falls Convention Centre
09/12/09 Dean Martin, Platinum Impressions - Magnatewan ON
09/11/09 Dean Martin Platinum Impressions - Orillia ON
09/08/09 Dean Martin show, Casino Niagara - Niagara Falls ON
08/29/09 Dean Martin, Platinum Impressions - Flamborough ON
08/22/09 Dean Martin Platinum Impressions - Guelph
08/09/09 Frank & Dean show, Plymouth MI
08/01/09 Frank & Dean show, Carmel IN
07/28/09 Dean Martin show, Casino Niagara - Niagara Falls ON
07/19/09 Dean Martin - Guelph ON
07/11/09 The Sands Trio, Akron Italian Festival
06/29/09 The Sands Trio, Verona NY
06/13/09 Frank & Dean show, Ottawa, ON
06/06/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, London ON
06/04/09 Rat Pack show, Liberty Grand Toronto ON
05/30/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, Woodbridge, ON
05/28/09 Frank & Dean show, Toronto ON
05/23/09 Dean Martin with Peggy Lee, Guelph
05/22/09 Frank & Dean, Woodbridge, ON
05/16/09 Frank & Dean show, Hubbard, OH
05/14/09 Dean Martin show, Milton ON
05/10/09 Frank & Dean show, Woodbridge, ON
04/25/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, Deerhurst Inn, Huntsville, ON
04/21/09 Dean Martin - Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls ON
04/12/09 Frank & Dean, Woodbridge, ON
04/04/09 The Sands Trio rat pack - Deep River
03/14/09 Dean Martin, Guelph ON
03/07/09 Dean Martin - Isle of Capri, Bettendorf Iowa
03/06/09 Dean Martin - Isle of Capri, Bettendorf Iowa
02/24/09 Dean Martin- Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
02/14/09 Frank & Dean show, Elmira, NY
02/06/09 The Sands Trio rat pack show, Bowmanville
01/30/09 Frank & Dean show, Woodbridge, ON
01/29/09 Dean Martin variety Hour, Rochester NY
12/31/08 Platinum Impression Show - Niagara Ice Dogs private party
06/18/08 Dean Martin, Finger Lakes, NY
06/01/08 Dean Martin - Casablanca Hotel, St. Catherines
05/30/08 Dean Martin - Beacon Hotel, Vineland
05/24/08 Catskill, NY
04/12/08 Dean Martin - Rotary Gala, Goderich
03/29/08 Dean Martin - Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendor, Iowa
03/28/08 Dean Martin - Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, Iowa
03/27/08 Dean Martin -Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, Iowa
03/14/08 Dean Martin Roast, Calgary AB
03/08/08 The Como, Niagara Falls, NY
03/06/08 Calgary AB

The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

Both of John Morello's great nieces have had heart surgery at SickKids Hospital in Toronto ON. This hospital is known world wide for excellent care and John will be performing at two of their fund raisers - on December 1st to benefit the Herbie Fund which provides financial support for children from around the world to receive surgical treatment at SickKids and on February 16, 2013 to for the Heart to Heart Foundation to benefit the Sick Kids Cardiology Unit.

The true essence of "The Sands Trio" is that pure energy and spontaneity of their performance. These guys don't put it on, they bring it out. The chemistry of these three world class entertainers will captivate any audience and is extremely contagious. Make no mistake about it! By the time these performers exit the stage, their audience is standing and demanding an encore. They are the real deal with that crazy cuckoo style.

"The true essence of The Rat Pack was that pure energy and spontaneity of their performance. When The Sands Trio, in a Las Vegas-style dinner show take over the stage, suddenly you are back in the 60s on the Vegas strip at the Sands Hotel. These entertainers are so life-like, that one has to really look twice to make sure one is not dreaming and that the real Frank, Sammy and Dean are not on stage." A. Welsh, Star Talent Magazine
These world class entertainers with voices, looks, charisma and moves reminiscent of the 'Rat Pack' deliver a performance that impresses their audience, bringing them to their feet and leaving them wanting more.
This show is available with a band or tracks.
TESTIMONIALS FOR JOHN MORELLO AS DEAN MARTIN
Wow! Can this guy sing! He can do it all, he covered a wide range of songs so everyone was happy. When he first walked to the stage everyone was surprised that yes he really does look like Dean Martin and he sure sounds like him as well! John was warm, charismatic and connected immediately with our sold out audience. We were quite surprised just how talented John was. Everyone was very pleased, and want him back for another show. Thanks for a great show John!! B McGimsie, Guelph

“Words can't even describe on how amazing John's performance was on the night of our wedding. He had everyone tuned in with him and made dinner fun and relaxed. His talent for impersonating Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra is unbelievable. He had our guests amazed, that we are still having people that attended our wedding call us up and ask us who was that performer and tell us how incredible he was. Thank You John, for the unforgettable memories!!” Sam & Diana

"I am SOOO thrilled to have John Morrello be a part of my special day!!! The band was abolutely AMAZING!! John was wonderful as my MC, and was So accomodating! It was truly a beautiful day, and John Morello and the Starlight Orchastra MADE THE DAY!! they really set the tone for the wedding... the guest LOVED them! I have heard nothing but great things!! Thank you so much for making my day so memorable!!" Amanda Serafino



John Morello and his knowledge and expertise in planning this type of event is what made me have the successful celebration that I was looking for. John was able to sing all the songs and more that my guests and I both love! It really was unbelievable. Everyone at my event was impressed and mesmerized as to how well John performed and he is the REAL DEAL! Anyone who loves DEAN MARTIN AND FRANK SINATRA, this is the guy that can sing exactly like them! I would recommend John Morello to them in a heartbeat! D. Ulisse, Vaughan ON

"The show was excellent!!! This guy has really done his homework - you would think that he was the star he was acting out on stage. I feel so privileged that I finally made it to see "Mr. Martin", live and on stage!" B. Neeb

"I just wanted to say thanks again for everything. Your team has been nothing but professional, courteous and overall superb!! I look forward to working with you in the future." Ronnie, The Agency -Miami Beach

"I had him perform at my own personal party this summer.....My knees buckled. Look and sound alike I wanted to run off with him....(I am a big Dean Martin fan) my guests were overwhelmed. My neighbors in Rochester Hills thoroughly enjoyed dancing under the stars and summer moonlight listening to John's performance of Dean Martin. They thought it was Dino himself." K.K, Michigan


THE SANDS TRIO RAT PACK
The Sand’s Trio was the icing on the cake for our 25th Anniversary celebration of Tiara Ball, benefitting SW General Health Foundation. The 50’s Vegas theme opened the door for The Sand’s Trio to entertain our guests. In the supper club styled room, the trio blasted out tunes from the famed Rat Pack and brought the audience to their feet, singing and dancing. The group was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Jamie Belkin, Jamie Belkin Events, Cleveland OH



RAT PACK TESTIMONIALS
"John Morello did a great job in every aspect of the event. With his wife, Pauline, overseeing the booking process and show planning, we were not surprised that everything went smoothly. What did surprise us was the quality of the act. John and his crew (the Sands Trio) captivated the audience. They interacted with the crowd wonderfully and pretty much made you feel like you were back in the Sands Hotel in 1968. There were all professionals, and never broke stride, even when they were sprinkled with rain." J. Wampler, Champaign IL

"We were so excited to have The Sands Trio take center stage at our Night with the Stars fundraising event. Both The Sands Trio and The Frank & Dean show took us back in time to the "Rat Pack" era. Our guests commented that the show was just amazing. We looked for a long time to find impersonators that actually looked and sounded like Frank, Sammy & Dean. The likeness of each performer was just astounding and these performers have made our events successes and we could not be more impressed or thankful to have them with us each year!" T. Steege, Janus Developmental Services, Carmel IN

"Walt Disney said it best, that it takes "people" to make a dream a reality and thank you for being one of those people! Your performance at the SCF Gala and ESPN Broadcast was a wonderful addition to our Day. I can only hope that you know how much we appreciate your involvement." L. Parrell, Special Olympics Canada

The Sands Trio performed absolutely fabulous shows the end of October and again in June 2007 The crowds in both venues were treated to what many said was the best re-creation of those fabulous performers, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior. The enthusiasm of the performers makes them a delight to watch and their professionalism makes them a pleasure to work with. Thanks again for a wonderful show!" Magic Theatre Productions 2005 & 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

The team providing the talent:

John Morello

Dean Martin

Nicholas Brooks

Sammy Davis, Jr.

David De Costa

Frank Sinatra

Testimonials

Hi Pauline. Just a note to thank you, John and Shelly for being part of our Vintage Vegas evening! Pauline, thank you for your patience in my getting details to you and for always being so pleasant – even in my chaotic times!

John and Shelly – wow – you two are just great to work with and you are both such amazing and professional performers! I received excellent feedback from many of our delegates about your performances, overall great personalities and how much fun they had interacting and listening to you.
Thanks again for everything and I hope we can work together again ~ Christie

– Christie Abramovic

Everyone enjoyed the show so much. They are still raving!!! I can't say enough abut the show, the guys were great and the way they interacted with the guests was great. I believe there were ladies "swooning".

– D. Roy, L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund

These three entertainers didn't try to be exact clones of the famous singers. It was the little things that give the impression - a chin movement, a certain gesture, a cigarette, a drink glass held loosely in hand. Duplication isn't their aim; they let their own talents shine through and have fun with their audience."

– Susan Mikula Campbell, Columnist GN Newspaper

The Sands Trio performed absolutely fabulous shows the end of October and again in June 2007 The crowds in both venues were treated to what many said was the best re-creation of those fabulous performers, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior. The enthusiasm of the performers makes them a delight to watch and their professionalism makes them a pleasure to work with. Thanks again for a wonderful show!"

– Magic Theatre Productions

"Thank you for the exciting and fabulous performance. Our guests loved The Sands Trio. They brought back the memories, the music and the style that made the legendary Rat Pack famous!"

– D. Riley, Niagara Regional Alzheimer's Once In a Blue Gala Committee

Walt Disney said it best, that it takes "people" to make a dream a reality and thank you for being one of those people! Your performance at the SCF Gala and ESPN Broadcast was a wonderful addition to our Day. I can only hope that you know how much we appreciate your involvement."

– L. Parrell,

"When three tribute artists, in a Las Vegas-style dinner show take over the stage, then suddenly one is back in the 60s on the Las Vegas strip, and remembering 'OCEANS 11'. Their interpretation of these three great entertainers is so life-like, that one has to really look twice to make sure one is not dreaming.

"The Sans Trio" formerly The New York Rat Pack, were a hit when they performed at Villa Fortunata's in Lewiston US, singing the old songs that Frank, Sammy and Dean were famous for. The audience participation - especially the ladies - made it clear that the appeal of Frank, Dean and Sammy was still around, despite the fact they left us some time ago. What man from their era cannot honestly say that he too would have liked to have been one of Sinatra's Rat Pack, their sex appeal, the fact they were what one would say "real men". Their memory lives on through this Las Vegas style show with all these wonderful traits, as long as these Tribute artists continue with their fabulous stage show. We hope they continue for the same length of time, that the original Rat Pack did.

If you have the chance to see this show, then I suggest you make the effort, it will certainly be

– A. Welsh

Set List

Our performance set list can vary according to the length of show and client's preferences. The following are just some of the songs that are performed in our shows.
Luck Be a Lady, Come Fly With Me, Candyman, Everybody Loves Somebody, Arrivederci Roma,Summer Wind, Hey There, Chapin in the Moonlight, The Door is Still Open to my Heart, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Pennies from Heaven, Strangers in the Night. Old Black Magic, That's Amore, Sway, Memories Are Made of This, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got to be me. Send me the Pillow, Somewhere There's a Someone, You're ;Nobody till Somebody Loves You, The Lady is a Tramp, My Way, Mr Bo Jangles, Return to me, Volare, Just in Time, Birth of the Blues, New York, New York

Influences & Inspiration

Of course Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr, The Platters, Jay & The Americans, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison

Setup Requirements

technical rider supplies upon request

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