Award winning 1920'S, 30's and 40's band performing wonderful early jazz, pop, blues and swing hits. Let THE SHANGHAI WOOLIES make your concert, club, event, or party magical. MORE VIDEOS available on YouTube.
Recent venues and clients: Acadian Ballroom, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Aladdin Theater, Benson Hotel, Century Tel, Comcast, Concordia University, Crystal Ballroom, Cycle Oregon, Donovan Wooly PAC (Clatskanie), Garden Vineyards, Gladstone High School, McMenamin's Kennedy High School, Linfield College, Millennium Plaza Park (Lake Oswego), Multnomah Athletic Club, Monteith Riverpark (Albany), Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Convention Center, Oregon State University, Peninsula Park, Pioneer Place, Portland Art Museum, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland Wine Project, Salem Art Fair, Summer Music in Meinig (Sandy), Tiffany Center, Town Club, Tualatin Commons Park, Viscount Ballroom, Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater, Weston Pontiac, YWCA, Celebrate Hillsboro, Think Swing (Spokane), Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Good In The Hood Multicultural Arts Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, International Rhythm & Music Festival, Back Gate Stage, Berbati's Pan, Billy Reed's, Blue Monk , Dante's, Jimmy Mak's, Mississippi Studios, Sweet Oregon Grill, Tony Starlight's Supperclub & Lounge, and MORE.
"The Woolies played at our wedding this past weekend, and I have to say they were absolutely amazing! Not only was Ben easy to work with, but every one of our guests, young and old, told us how much they enjoyed the music. I would recommend them to anyone hosting an event looking for some highly talented fun musicians!
Thank you for making our wedding an astounding success!"
Tina Castellano and Brad McManigal.
Thank you so much for making our reception such a big hit. Our guests (of all ages) remarked at how much they enjoyed the music. I've never seen a dance floor at a wedding so crowded! I believe they could have danced all night long. JP and I have loved your music for years. I'm so glad that you were able to be a part of our big day. We'll certainly have special memories that will stay with us – always.
JP & Michelle Spampinato
Please pass my sincere gratitude to the Shanghai Woolies for playing at Concordia University's Library Learning Center Ground breaking Gala. This was an extremely important event as it was our "coming out party" to our high level donors. The Woolies were the icing on the cake in making the event a huge success. You created just the right ambiance that we were hoping to convey. In fact, one of our esteemed donors Isaac Regenstreif, former CEO for Pacific Corp Foundation commented as he walked into the Gala " The Shanghai Woolies… Wow they're my favorite band. This event is high class!" I also heard compliments about the music all night long as well as weeks after the event. I look forward to having you play for us again at other upcoming events and I would happily recommend you to anyone needing pure talent to highlight their event. Thanks again!
With warm regards,
Donor Relations, Event Manager
Concordia University Foundation
You are THE MAN!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for working up those tunes. You guys went so far beyond the call of duty for us!! Our reception was a blast that nobody will ever forget, and "SugarDaddy" will become a Mel staple from now on, we're sure! Love you guys!
Adam and Jill
Thanks for making our Christmas party the perfect holiday experience! Our guests were raving about you and want to know where they can get more CD's! You actually got them to DANCE!!!! That was a first for us. Can we line you up to do this again next year?
Dr. David Shefrin
My fella and I are so happy that we found a band with incredible talent and fantastic stage presence for our wedding. The Shanghai Woolies have that down to an exact science!
Kelsey P. Murphy
The world's greatest band. I love these guys (and you do too.) It's hard to get a seat for these nights, so act fast! Gavin Bondy (Pink Martini) leads this band of superstars including the captivating Mel Kubik (Quarterflash) on lead vocals. They play spectacular arrangements of Ellington, Armstrong and a few surprises.
Hey there! You played at our wedding on June 28th and we absolutely loved you! I swear I heard as many compliments on you guys as I did on what a beautiful bride I was! Really, you made our wedding a truly extraordinary event. It was the party of the year (at least for our families and friends). Thank you so much!
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
All Of MeLouis Armstrong
All Or Nothing At AllFrank Sinatra / Tommy Dorsey
Angel EyesFrank Sinatra
At LastEtta James
Basin Street BluesLouis Armstrong
Besame MuchoJimmy Dorsey
Black & Tan FantasyDuke Ellington
Black CoffeePeggy Lee
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
Concerto For TrumpetHarry James
East Saint Louis Toodle-ooDuke Ellington
Everybody Loves My BabyClarence Williams's Blue Five
Give Your Mamma One SmileLil Green
Happy FeetPaul Whiteman
Haunted NightsDuke Ellington
How Deep Is The Ocean?Benny Goodman/Peggy Lee
I Got What It Takes
I'm Beginning To See The LightTony Bennett
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Louis Armstrong
In The MoodGlenn Miller
It Had To Be YouFrank Sinatra
Jungle Nights In HarlemDuke Ellington
King Of The Zulu'sLouis Armstrong
La Vie en RoseLouis Armstrong
Mood IndigoDuke Ellington
Muskrat RambleLouis Armstrong
My Funny ValentineChet Baker
Nostalgias (tango)Juan Carlos Cobain
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetLouis Armstrong/Benny Goodman
One LoveBob Marley
Our Love Is Here To StayLouis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith, Helen Kane, Helen Forrest. On the other hand: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits...
Fundraiser in Portland, OR on 03/03/2012
"The Woolies were the perfect band for our Mardi Gras Fundraiser. They were all really good musicians, kept the pieces short and snappy and were fun to dance to or just watch. Very entertaining! The average age of our membership is close to 70 but, I would highly recommend them for any age group. "
- Carol B.
Wedding in Hillsboro, OR on 07/19/2008
"There is simply not enough wonderful things I can say about the Shanghai Woolies!!! No words could do their performance at my wedding justice! Their musical talent, professionalism, personality, and their ability to read an audience is more than anyone could ever ask for in hiring a band. I would hire them over and over again! It was nothing but a privilege and honor to have them play for our big day! "
In addition to Portland, The Shanghai Woolies will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose
and many other locations in and around the Portland area.
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