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The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

10 reviews
The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean
4.93/5 stars – based on 10 reviews

About The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

Relive the fabulous memories of the 60’s with The Rat Pack
John Morello has delighted and charmed audiences throughout North America 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 creates a show that is a pleasure for all in attendance. John's powerful baritone voice and wide vocal range has allowed him to master the styles of many artists.
The Sands Trio, alias "The Rat Pack" were the coolest of cats. The memory of these fabulous artists lives on with this Las Vegas style show - their spontaneity, energy and chemistry is contagious.

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Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
Dean, I mean John, I mean Dean, made an evening for my daughters wedding a very memorable event for everyone! For those of us who have heard and enjoyed Dean Martin's special voice and songs to the young guests who may have never known, everyone was in awe! John could not have performed any better to make us all feel the heart and soul of Dean Martin. I'm sure Dean himself was smiling down on the night at John's performance. Every time we see friends and family they remind us of how much fun they had and how the Dean Martin songs sounded so great by John. John and his wife Pauline were a pleasure to be with and are now part of our family. We wish them the best and much success. John is someone to be seen and heard!
Wedding Reception in Dayton, OH
5 / 5 stars

Still Buzzin! Made an Evening Special

Dean, I mean John, I mean Dean, made an evening for my daughters wedding a very memorable event for everyone! For those of us who have heard and enjoyed Dean Martin's special voice and songs to the young guests who may have never known, everyone was in awe! John could not have performed any better to make us all feel the heart and soul of Dean Martin. I'm sure Dean himself was smiling down on the night at John's performance. Every time we see friends and family they remind us of how much fun they had and how the Dean Martin songs sounded so great by John. John and his wife Pauline were a pleasure to be with and are now part of our family. We wish them the best and much success. John is someone to be seen and heard!

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Reviewer: Todd W.
Event: Wedding Reception in Dayton, OH
Event Date: Sep 26, 2015
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
John was booked for my daughter's wedding. He was perfect as Dean Martin. John & Pauline made the evening memorable and were exceptional to work with. We loved every minute of the performance. So glad we were lucky enough to have them at our event! Thank you John & Pauline!
Wedding Reception in Centerville, OH
5 / 5 stars

Exceptional!

John was booked for my daughter's wedding. He was perfect as Dean Martin. John & Pauline made the evening memorable and were exceptional to work with. We loved every minute of the performance. So glad we were lucky enough to have them at our event! Thank you John & Pauline!

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Reviewer: Sue W.
Event: Wedding Reception in Centerville, OH
Event Date: Sep 26, 2015
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
John Morello was the highlight of my wedding! He was our surprise for our guests and totally made our whole evening. He had our whole family and friends dancing and singing and we're extremely pleased with his performance. Pauline was exceptional in the booking process. I'm so happy we found both of them and will continue to keep in touch. They are both exceptional people who made our event memorable. Thank you both!
Wedding Reception in Centerville, OH
5 / 5 stars

Class Act!

John Morello was the highlight of my wedding! He was our surprise for our guests and totally made our whole evening. He had our whole family and friends dancing and singing and we're extremely pleased with his performance. Pauline was exceptional in the booking process. I'm so happy we found both of them and will continue to keep in touch. They are both exceptional people who made our event memorable. Thank you both!

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Reviewer: Katie P.
Event: Wedding Reception in Centerville, OH
Event Date: Sep 26, 2015
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
I hired John for a last minute party. (I had to switch some days around to get our schedules to match and I am so happy I did). He did a wonderful job at giving the party that "something special". He utilized the space provided and truly entertained us all. He is a true performer. I would hire him again in an instant and recommend him to all my friends and family.
Birthday Party in Toronto, ON
5 / 5 stars

Happy Birthday

I hired John for a last minute party. (I had to switch some days around to get our schedules to match and I am so happy I did). He did a wonderful job at giving the party that "something special". He utilized the space provided and truly entertained us all. He is a true performer. I would hire him again in an instant and recommend him to all my friends and family.

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Reviewer: Loreta P.
Event: Birthday Party in Toronto, ON
Event Date: Nov 22, 2014
Hired As: Dean Martin Impersonator

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

It was a pleasure working with Loreta to provide a surprise for her mother's 75th birthday. What a fun loving family!

Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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!
Birthday Party in Altoona, PA
5 / 5 stars

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.

Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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
Fundraiser in Perth, ON
5 / 5 stars

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
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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.
Fundraiser in Medina, OH
4.3 / 5 stars

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
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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!!!
Birthday Party in Richmond, VA
5 / 5 stars

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
Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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.
Reunion in Talihina, OK
5 / 5 stars

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.

Dean Martin Impersonator in Toronto, ON
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.
Corporate Event in Lexington, KY
5 / 5 stars

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: Yes
  • 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

Bio

Relive the fabulous memories of the 60’s with The Rat Pack,
Watch the greatest Las Vegas entertainers come back to life

Born in Toronto, John Morello has an amazing voice, which he has mastered to reflect the great artists that he admires. Performing as Dean Martin, the “King of Cool” has given John an opportunity to travel North America sharing his interpretation of this phenomenal artist - the little things that give the impression - a chin movement, a certain gesture, a cigarette, a drink glass held loosely in hand, a voice that has audiences wanting to sing along and bringing them to their feet. John's warmth and obvious enjoyment of performing combines to create a show that is a pleasure for all in attendance

John Morello is a world class entertainer with an amazing voice and captivating stage presence. His smooth performance, rich baritone voice, winning style and nonchalant manner is identified with Dean Martin.

Since 2003 Mr. Morello has delighted and charmed audiences at Casino Niagara, Isle of Capri (Iowa), Caesar’s Casino (Windsor), MGM Grand (Detroit), Chances Rim Rock Casino (BC), Tioga Downs Casino (New York), Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto) Centre in the Square (Kitchener) as well as numerous other venues throughout both Canada and the United States with his portrayal of Dean Martin.

Clients have included:- Telus Canada, Sick Children’s Hospital Herbie Fund, Napa Canada, Century 21, Achievers Solutions, Moody’s Canada, KPMG, Italian Canadian Club, Niagara Ice Dogs

Testimonials-
"You were truly professional and so very talented!!! It was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to working with you again." Toronto Sick Kids Hospital Herbie Fund, Entertainment Co-Chair

He was so authentic that I am still trying to convince people he was actually singing and not lip synching, which is a great compliment to John’s voice. R. Tatangelo

John Morello was everything I had hoped for and more. What a wonderful voice! Moorehouse

Exceptional, gives a real sense of his presence & voice M Noel, Pacific Palisades, CA

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 listening to John’s performance of Dean Martin. They thought it was Dino himself. K. Krajewski

Magical! Standing ovations. Impressed by your voice and stage presence. B James.

Absolutely incredible…totally authentic. Classic Old Vegas. He looks exactly like Dean Martin –The Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Horse Gala

THE SANDS TRIO RAT PACK SHOW
Watch the greatest Las Vegas entertainers come back to life and be transported back to Vegas circa 1956 with all the pratfalls and hilarity that ensued between the Rat Pack members with The Sands Trio. John Morello as Dean Martin is an exact replica in both looks and voice and demeanor and George St. Kitts has all the smooth moves and suave croonings of a veritable Sammy Davis Jr. Together (with the addition of one great Frank Sinatra) manage to create an entertainment snapshot of the Golden Age of Vegas and Hollywood.

They are literally the life of the party and will leave you at once breathless with their vocal renditions and rolling in the aisles with their impromptu comedy. Jodie Katz, Social Butterfly Event Design

"The Sands Trio was the icing on the cake for our 25th Anniversary 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

“Excellent entertainment; wonderful, wonderful show; speechless, great, great night, please do it again; very enjoyable evening, the Rat Pack was my era, thanks for the memories.” Homegrown Homes

"On behalf of the residents of Bayshore Village, we would like to thank you, Pauline, and the talented "Rat Pack" for an evening of music and entertainment that we will be talking about for a long time. The show that you gave us was absolutely fantastic. You truly took us back to a time of glamour and glitz, beautifully dressed women and dapper men. Your professionalism and talent spoke for itself and we thank you for a truly unforgettable evening. From our hearts to yours, B. James, Bayshore "


"Words cannot express the deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks for making my daughter's wedding extra SPECIAL." J&D Serafino, Toronto ON

"John Morello did a great job in every aspect of the event and 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

The team providing the talent:

John Morello

Dean Martin

George St Kitts

Sammy Davis Jr.

Christopher Plock

Frank Sinatra

David DeCosta

Frank Sinatra

Nicholas Brooks

Sammy Davis Jr.

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 for band and or tracks supplied upon request

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