Photo by Brett Hansen
Direct from Las Vegas – Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring Sally Olson and Ned Mills, the show is a re-creation of the 1976 UK tour, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classical piano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics 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, says “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and David Halston of Tribute Masters says, “Sally is remarkable, spot-on, and delightfully entertaining.” Sally is truly unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, including authentic hairstyles and makeup, vintage costumes, gestures, and stunning voice.
This exciting show has played to performing arts centers, cabarets including the famed Triad Theater in NYC, and SOLD OUT showrooms in Las Vegas. The show was featured at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, CA in April 2019. Sally was selected to be the first ever Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with Legends in Concert.
Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour features a powerful live band, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and video, taking audiences on an incredible journey down memory lane into the world of the Carpenters – the world’s ONLY authentic Carpenters production in sight and sound.
*Carpenters Christmas Tribute Show will be available starting in 2020.
SET LIST (90 minute show)
OPENING ACT - Tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Overture: Flat Baroque/Only Yesterday
There’s A Kind of Hush (All Over The World)
Medley: Don’t Be Afraid/Sing
Love Is Surrender
Yesterday Once More
Bacharach Medley: Knowing When To Leave/Make It Easy On Yourself/
There Is Always Something There To Remind Me/
I'll Never Fall In Love Again/Walk On By/Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
I Need To Be In Love
Spike Jones parody of (They Long To Be) Close To You
Piano Picker/Karen’s Drum Feature
Richard’s Classical Feature
From This Moment On
Hits Medley: (They Long To Be) Close To You/For All We Know/Top of The World/Ticket To Ride/Only Yesterday/
I Won’t Last A Day Without You/Hurting Each Other/Superstar/Rainy Days And Mondays/Goodbye To Love
We’ve Only Just Begun