The Bailey Dolls - Vocal Trio | London, London(no reviews)
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: London, London
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The Bailey Dolls are a London-based vintage vocal trio who adore intricate harmonies, swinging rhythms, old-fashioned humour and rip-roaring entertainment!
The Bailey Dolls are Rita, Kitty and Ronnie – all professionally trained musical theatre performers with a shared love of bygone eras, big movie musicals of the 1940's and the classic sound of the Andrews Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, Glen Miller and more. To set the Dolls apart from other vintage trios they have established their own charming, 'golden era of Hollywood' inspired characters.
They regularly perform classic 1940s and ... wartime sets to backing tracks at vintage events, corporate events, private parties and weddings across the country, including most recently at The Australian Embassy, London, Leicester Racecourse Vintage Carnival, Bletchley Park 1940s weekend and Saddleworth Yanks weekend. Most recently they set sail on the high seas and were resident performers aboard the MS Baltic Queen (Tallink) over the festive season December 2019-January 2020.
The Dolls also produce their own live-band cabaret shows, which combine their 1940s repertoire with a ‘downdated’ take on more modern numbers and where their characters and cheeky, irreverent, old-fashioned humour comes to the fore. These bespoke cabaret shows have been performed to sell-out audiences with 4 and 5-star reviews at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and across the UK. Recent shows have included Hever Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, The Adelaide Oval, The Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. They perform alongside ‘The Duckies’, a swing band of 3 to 6 (number depending on the event) of London’s finest Jazz musicians.
Their repertoire includes 1940s classic favourites such as Sing Sing Sing , In The Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo , It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Lullaby of Broadway, Tico Tico , Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Hold Tight and many more!
For performances with a live band, they can also include a 'downdated' take on an eclectic range of more modern hits including Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, The Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, Vanilla Ice, Labrinth, Survivor, Eurythmics and Soft Cell amongst others.
For Christmas, they offer a sparkling collection of feel-good festive classics and yule-tide cheer!
Their versatile style is ideally adapted for any event from full live-band cabaret show to floor-filling concert-style performance or a delightful background-music set during dinner or drinks events. The Bailey Dolls can be hired to perform to backing tracks or with their wonderful swing band, The Duckies. They can adapt their repertoire and fabulous costumes to fit themes such as 1940s glamour, wartime and Christmas.
Standard wartime set includes:
Apple Blossom Time
Bei Mir Bist du Schon
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
In The Mood
It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Ain’t Got That Swing
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Lullaby of Broadway
I’ll be Seeing You
Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
Sing Sing Sing
Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Rum and Coca Cola
There’ll be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
We’ll Meet Agai ... n
Why Don’t You Practice What You Preach
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
I Got Rhythm
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Beat me Brother with a Solid Four
Hold Tight, Hold Tight
'Downdated' (PMJ Style)
Sweet Dreams/Tainted Love Medley
Eye of the Tiger
Michael Jackson Medley
Here Comes Santa Claus
Jing a Ling le Bells
Mr Santa (Mr Sandman)
..... And many more!
- MS Baltic Queen (Tallink)
-Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle
- The Australian Embassy, London
- ‘Made In Adelaide’ Festival at The South Bank, London
- Bletchley Park Wartime weekends
- Saddleworth ‘Yanks’ Weekend
- Leicester Vintage Carnival
- The Adelaide Oval - The Adelaide Fringe Festival
- Private wedding receptions
- The Battersea Barge
- The Bedford, Balham
- The Swan, Dobcross
“ A really entertaining show, great music, lovely young ladies. So entertaining”
- Pam Christie
“Absolutely brilliant 3-part harmonies from the Bailey Dolls at Bletchley Park”
- Mark Cotton
“There couldn’t be a more festive or delightful Christmas show than The Bailey Dolls”
- Michael and Tim, Landlords, The Swan, Dobcross
“These ladies look good, sound good… and they make you feel FANTASTIC! Thanks girls, we love ya”
– Peter Marriette (Groom)
"The show is reminiscent of the 40s and is a visual feast as well as a banquet for the ears… A slick, glamo ... rous, thoroughly entertaining show... comedy and beautiful harmonies. Highly recommend, 5 Stars"
– Adelaide Theatre Guide
"A wonderful night of theatre, a delight to the ears. Beautiful harmonies delivered with sass and class… You will find yourself carried away on the Chattanooga Choo Choo joyride that is The Bailey Dolls"
- Stage Whispers
"A bright, fun show with some killer harmonies"
- Glam Adelaide
"There is a breezy sense of warm delight with this show. Tremendous fun"
- Adelaide Theatre Guide
"Faultless singing and a wonderful comedic thread. Smooth as a creamy Ice Iced Baileys!"
- The Clothesline
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