Karen Grainger is a Vocal Impressionist who does a variety of voices that will be excellent for your Corporate Event, Casino, Soft Seat Theatre or Dinner Theatre. Her voices range from Celine Dion and Cher to Tina Turner and Michael MacDonald....to name but a few. She has up to 90 minutes of material which can be seen with as small as a track show to a full blown 8 piece orchestra.
Price Range: $500 - $3000
Gig Length: 20 - 100 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect Karen to sing a few songs as herself but mixed in you will find some of your favourite impressions. Karen puts on wigs and adds props to add to the show and to help you imagine you are watching Cher or Celine or maybe even Barbra Streisand. Karen's fun personality adds to the experience you have for your event!!
Karen Grainger grew up in Toronto, Canada surrounded by music. By the age of six, Karen made her television debut with an appearance on a youngster’s talent show singing “Delta Dawn,” accompanied by her dad’s guitar playing. Never quite able to get the entertainment bug out of her system, she was involved in music theatre and community drama groups throughout her high school years.
Karen enjoyed a very successful impersonating career working for famous Las Vegas Company “Legends in Concert”. Karen portrayed not only Reba, but Cher and fellow Canadians Celine Dion and Shania as well. Audiences were spellbound by Karen’s skill at recreating these diverse characters, capturing their voices as well as their mannerisms.
It was time to sink her teeth into something new and more challenging. Over 19 years ago, Karen and her Business Manager and husband, Don, teamed up to write a very successful singing comic impression show called,
Karen’s unique talents and versatility have been earning her standing ovations all around the world. She is now known as “Canada’s Premier Female Singing Impressionist!”
Karen is very excited to be travelling the globe with her fresh "Lasting Impressions" Show - featuring exciting new voices! Audiences will be treated to an evening of entertainment, which is both visually and vocally spectacular!
You won’t believe your Eyes…or your Ears!!
Additional Booking Notes
For a track show Karen will require a mic, stage, table for props, backstage area, sound system and lights. This would be the most basic set up. For larger shows Karen starts with a 4 piece band and goes up from there. The better the sound and light equipment and stage set up, the better audience experience!!
KAREN GRAINGER “LASTING IMPRESSIONS” SET LIST
CHER - CHER MEDLEY
CELINE - POWER OF LOVE
NORAH JONES - DON’T KNOW WHY
AMY WINEHOUSE - REHAB
ADELE - ROLLIN IN THE DEEP
JAMES BOND MEDLEY
SHIRLEY BASSEY - GOLDFINGER
SHEENA EASTON - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
CARLY SIMON - NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
ONE NAME FAME ARTISTS
BARBRA STREISAND - SOMEWHERE -
TINA TURNER - WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
WHITNEY HOUSTON - I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
DUET - ON MY OWN
SHANIA/REBA/DOLLY - MAN, I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN/TAKE IT BACK/9 TO 5
WILLIE NELSON - ALWAYS ON MY MIND NASAL MEDLEY CHART
ALL IN THE FAMILY - AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
BLONDIE - CALL ME
MELISSA ETHERIDGE - I’M THE ONLY ONE
PAT BENATAR - HEARTBREAKER
GRAMMY MEDLEY PART 2
ANNIE LENNOX - WHY
ANITA BAKER - SWEET LOVE
MARIAH CAREY - VISION OF LOVE
DUSTY - PREACHER MAN
LULU - TO SIR WITH LOVE
JANIS JOPLIN - ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
DUET - THE PRAYER
Mic, mic stand, stage, table for wigs and Sound/Lights with engineer. The bigger shows with band would require that to be set up!