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The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

The Sands Trio- Frank, Sammy and Dean

11 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.




John Morello (Dean Martin) is the best

By Matthew A. on September 26, 2016

I went to a Sinatra impersonator show in April of 2016 and John Morello, impersonating Dean Martin was great. The voice, the look and even the act was all on point. Thank you John for a great show; I hope to see him in action again.

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator

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

Matthew, thank you for your posting. Nothing feels better than having my audience enjoy the show. Hope to see you at our New Years eve show.

Still Buzzin! Made an Evening Special

By Todd W. on February 16, 2016

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!

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator


By Sue W. on February 16, 2016

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!

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator

Class Act!

By Katie P. on February 16, 2016

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!

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator

Happy Birthday

By Loreta P. on November 26, 2014

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.

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!

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!

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

By Steve C. on May 8, 2012

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

Hired as: Rat Pack Tribute Show

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.

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator, Las Vegas Style Entertainment

Review by Jan M.

By Jan M. on July 20, 2010

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!!!

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator

Review by Terry T.

By Terry T. on June 16, 2010

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.

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.

By Susan G. on June 14, 2010

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.

Hired as: Dean Martin Impersonator, Las Vegas Style Entertainment

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

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: Starting at $800
  • Insurance: Yes
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM


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


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

"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

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.

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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