Dead Ringer the Ambassadors of Lounge
The Intoxicating Sounds of Dead Ringer
Featuring the vocal stylings of Kathleen Frasca
DEAD RINGER has been a fixture on the L.A. Lounge scene, playing to packed houses throughout southern California since 1995. Serving up a superlative platter of delicious vintage sounds, this offbeat quartet have been wowing the Hollywood lounge scene and beyond with their sexy, sassy versions of classic 30's through 60's popular jazz standards.
The DEAD RINGER repertoire is a curious blend of familiar favorites by some of the world's greatest songwriters: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser. just to name a few. Songs ranging in style from big band classics to sixties lounge. from humorous, light hearted crowd pleasers to beautiful ballads. from Latin favorites to obscure, forgotten buried treasures.
Since the release of their premiere C.D. "Atomic Cocktail" on the Wowsville label, they have been featured regularly on KLON 88.1 FM Jazz Radio's "Atomic Lounge" and on KLAC 570 AM as well as a long list of radio stations around the United States and Canada. WVBC's Bethany Lounge, KANU's Retro Cocktail Hour and WAER have all featured the disc in its entirety to a rave response from their listeners.
Beyond live concert venues, DEAD RINGER is also available for corporate and private parties, casuals and our specialty – weddings.
Embraced by diverse audiences young and old alike, Kathleen Frasca's intimate interpretations of jazz and pop standards have kept DEAD RINGER in high demand for over decade. DEAD RINGER is reminiscent of an earlier era of sultry style and elegance. The perfect mix of talent and taste. Kathleen's engaging stage presence and vocal stylings leave audiences spellbound.
DEAD RINGER'S distinctive sound and broad repertoire span decades of American and Latin music, making them one of the most sought-after special events music professionals in the business today. DEAD RINGER provides high-level, self-contained entertainment for discerning clients & venues.
NEED A QUARTET. A TRIO. A DUET?
DEAD RINGER traditionally performs as a vocal jazz quartet, but is also available as a trio or duet — acoustic or electric.
QUOTES FROM CLIENTS
You guys are fantastic! People who were at our wedding can't stop complimenting you! Thank you so much for your wonderful talent.
— James & Laura Butler
Your voice made my mother's birthday and I surely enjoyed each moment.
— Cynthia Choi
Thanks for enhancing my life with your artistry.
— David Eastburn
Kathleen - Your voice is angelic. Dead Ringer really set the perfect mood for a beautiful wedding.
— Bill Lennan
Dead Ringer is THE most romantic band. Kathleen kept our guests enchanted all night long.
— John & Carla Moore
Wow, what a voice! The crowd was completely dazzled.Thank you DEAD RINGER!
— Harout Darakjian
Dead Ringer's CD "Atomic Cocktail" goes on as smooth as a silk stocking on a shapely leg.
— Jimmy Z, Bethany Lounge, WVBC
Our Favorite band.
— Danny Lemos, Swingin' at The Ultra Lounge, KGIL Radio
A swinging combo that never fails to please. Their debut CD is one of the best I've heard all year!
— Darrell Brodgon, The Retro Cocktail Hour, KANU Radio
Dead Ringer should be really proud of their first CD, it's really good!
— Rod McKuen
What a voice! Atomic Cocktail is a real treat.
— Steve Sando, Mr Lucky, Web Magazine
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All About Jazz | Cadence Magazine
Mister Lucky | Cadence Magazine | Heada Lettuce
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Wow!, July 8, 2003
Reviewer: A music fan
Wow! What a gem! I saw these guys (and gal) play live at a tiny little local club. I couldn't believe how great they were. Awesome cool Jazz tunes from way back, with a healthy dash of hip tossed in. I regretted not getting a CD at the gig, but was VERY pleased to find it here! The CD did not disappoint! In fact it's one of those rare gems in the ol' CD collection that is great on first listen, but gets even better with repeated listening.
I never appreciated jazz until Dead Ringer., June 15, 2009
Reviewer: "sept_ember" (Seattle, WA United States)
Kathleen Frasca's velvet voice pulls you into the music, and before you realize it, you're a jazz fan. This, Dead Ringer's follow up to "Atomic Cocktail", demonstrates the group's diversity and dedication to their art. Musically, it involves your mind on several levels, and emotionally, it's simple and sweet. It's also building the group's fan club up here in Seattle! Dad and I will be flying down to California to see these guys, soon!
These Ambassadors of Lounge really Swing!, June 13, 2001
Reviewer: A music fan
This second release from Dead Ringer is perfectly WOW! It has much more of a 60's flavor than their first release "Atomic Cocktail". The band sounds great and Kathleen's vocals are the icing on the cake! Great material from and great L.A. Lounge band. I love it!