Direct from Las Vegas – Carpenters Tribute Concert stars Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and pianist Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, backed up by some of Las Vegas’ top musicians. It is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Close To You”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum feature and much more. The show opens with a tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, has said that “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and David Halston of Tribute Masters says, “Sally is remarkable. Her interpretation of Karen Carpenter is not only spot-on, it is delightfully entertaining.” Sally is truly unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter and captures the essence of the late singer right down to her authentic hairstyles, vintage and handmade costumes, makeup, gestures and voice.
Carpenters Tribute Concert was selected to be the featured entertainment at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, CA. Sally will be the FIRST EVER Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with “Legends in Concert”, which debuts in Myrtle Beach November 2019.
OUR AMAZING BAND:
Sally Olson – artistic director & “Karen Carpenter”
Ned Mills – musical director, arranger, pianist & “Richard Carpenter”
John Plows – drums
Matt Baldoni – guitar & backup vocals
James D’Arrigo – sax, clarinet, flute & backup vocals
Filmed and edited by Brett Hansen
Additional filmwork by Michael B Fisher
Additional camera by Joe Brady grip and electric by Jeremy MacKenzie and Dave Riley
Additional sound recording by Brett Hansen and Jeremy MacKenzie
Still photography by Brett Hansen, Edward Foster, Ken Signorello, and Michael B Fisher
Audio recording & engineering by Digital Media Co-op (Jeff Bower – Las Vegas, NV)
Additional audio engineering by Lane Gibson Recording & Mastering (Charlotte, VT)
Hair and makeup by Jeanne Laubscher and Walter Commonwood
Voice-over by Ron Smith
New audio produced by Ned Mills and Sally Olson
Testimonials contributed by Randy Schmidt, David Halston, Dennis Delaney and Lane Gibson
Special thanks to Lisa Smith, Cathy Mac-Bride Plows and Mark Hall Speights for their help and support.