"Yesterday Once More" - Musical Tribute to Karen & Richard Carpenter. Robin Kelly presents a self-contained musical production, singing popular songs by the Carpenters. Robin also shares her personal experiences with Karen & Richard. With a voice very reminiscent of Karen's, Robin provides an entertaining experience, complete with audience participation. With songs like 'Close to You' and 'We've Only Just Begun', you'll be sure to find yourself singing along!
Can be presented as a One Woman Show with tracks, or with a live band.
"Sunshine & Yesterdays" - Robin teams up with Shelby Grimm who performs as John Denver!
"Splish Splash" -Robin sings Lesley Gore with Shelby as Bobby Darin.
Robin's performance was beyond excellent! Her Carpenters Tribute was spot on and very fun! She was very professional, personable, and easy to work with. Many of the audience members commented on how much Robin actually sounded like Karen Carpenter. She was a delight and I hope to work with her again in the near future. I definitely recommend Robin Kelly!
As I am a commited fan of The Carpenter's songs, I went to the show not expecting to be impressed. But...WOW, was I surprised! Robin was the consumate performer and her voice is so close to Karen Carpenter's, that I was mesmerized! Her show brought me back to those wonderful days of listening to those wonderful songs. Thank you, Robin, for a MOST enjoyable performance.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 25 - 60 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Robin can perform shows ranging in length from 25minutes to 60minutes. She incorporates audience participation and encourages the audience to sing along! You'll hear first hand about her personal experience with Karen & Richard Carpenter, as well as interesting tid bits about the Carpenters.
Robin Kelly has performed with such luminaries as Michael Feinstein, Liberace, Mel Torme, Whoopi Goldberg, Karen & Richard Carpenter, Shirley Jones, and Pat Boone, among many others. Currently she performs her self-produced shows "Yesterday Once More - Musical Tribute to the Carpenters", "Sunshine & Yesterdays - Musical Tribute to Karen Carpenter and John Denver" with Shelby Grimm, and a "Tribute to Lesley Gore". She spent many years as the featured performer with The Swing Dolls, as well as Lead Vocalist/Band Leader/MC with The Essence Band. Robin traveled the world as Guest Entertainer aboard Princess Cruises. Throughout her extensive vocal and theatrical career she has appeared with numerous big bands and vocal groups -- most notably: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, Bill Tole Orchestra, Vocalworks, Lucky Stars, and Mixed Company. At Disneyland, Robin spent many years as Lead Performer ('Miss Lilly' at the Golden Horseshoe Revue, Dickens Carolers, etc.), as well as Stage Manager and Seminar Clinician for their Educational Experience, Magic Music Days. She spent many years as Director of Entertainment for DD Productions and as Senior Talent Manager for Essence Entertainment Talent Agency. A native Californian, Robin holds a Music Degree from CSU Long Beach.
"I feel very fortunate to have the background and experience my career has afforded me. I enjoy what I do and I think it shows!"
The consummate professional, Robin has many years of experience designing and producing shows, working effectively with Event Managers and Wedding Coordinators, and delivering a product that is sure to exceed expectations.
Additional Booking Notes
If performing locally, Robin can be completely self-contained - she provides her own PA system, etc.
If not performing locally, Robin requests an appropriate stage area, proper lighting, professional PA and Technician, CD playback, floor monitors, wireless hand-held microphone, mic stand, and a stool.
Robin's Tribute to the Carpenters includes such hits as:
- We've Only Just Begun
- Close To You
- Top of the World
- Yesterday Once More
- It's Gonna Take Some Time
- For All We Know
- There's a Kind of Hush
- Sweet Sweet Smile
- Rainy Days and Mondays
- Merry Christmas Darling
- Ave Maria
- Please, Mr. Postman
"Sunshine & Yesterdays" adds Shelby Grimm as John Denver, performing such favorites as:
- Rocky Mountain High
- Annie's Song
- Thank God I'm a Country Boy
- Country Roads
- I'm Sorry
- Sunshine on My Shoulders
- Leaving on a Jet Plane
Robin & Shelby,
The ladies all LOVED you, even though they were a little slow. Thanks for making our Thursday Morning Club meeting a wonderful journey back to the '70's.
Thank you so much for the wonderful show that you and Shelby did for the Chicago club. I was particularly moved by your Christmas song and Ave Maria. It was an most entertaining evening, filled with songs that the audience recognized and enjoyed. I thank you both for bringing your delightful show to us.
Thank you so much for a wonderful performance at Pala Casino this past Tuesday. The guests really enjoyed the show.
Your tribute to Karen and Richard Carpenter is unique and you singing hit song after hit song brought back a lot of memories for everyone there.
Many in the audience were singing along with you!
Thanks again and we look forward to your next show with us!