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2 March 2008

The Puppini Sisters

No need to be an avid Expo Lounge reader to realize that retro is hot right now. And one of the most exciting musical groups to come out of this revival has to be the Puppini Sisters.

The Puppini Sisters was formed in 2004 by Marcella Puppini, Stephanie O’Brien and Kate Mullins, who met while studying at the Trinity College of Music in London. Practiced musicians, the girls have everything from piano to saxophone to harp on their combined résumés.

What sets this trio apart is their retro Andrews Sisters-esque look and sound. Dressed in full 1940's glamour, the Puppini Sisters cover such classics as Mr. Sandman and Jeepers Creepers, as well as 40's style reworkings of more contemporary music such as the Bangles' Walk Like an Egyptian and Beyoncé's Crazy in Love.

Their 2006 debut album, Betcha Bottom Dollar, broke records by becoming the fastest selling jazz debut in Britain, soaring into the top 20. Their recently released second album, The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo, followed in the tongue-in-cheek footsteps of Betcha Bottom Dollar, but this time included original compositions by Puppini, O'Brien and Mullins.

Celebrity fans ranging from Prince Charles to Ozzy Osbourne, and glowing praise from the media, have contributed in establishing the Puppini Sisters as one of the most accomplished and original acts of the present day...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

These gals are AWESOME...Occasionally early in the A.M....Aaron Rand from Q-92 will play them on the morning show. I've heard a few tracks and LOVE each one. They are HOT, HOT, HOT...let's hope they get more airplay...however their style doesn't seem to fit in anywhere for regular airplay on the radio stations here in Montreal. Their music will be great background music for our tentative dinner party plans !!! ;-) xoxoxxo

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