The Shanghai Woolies

Dance Band from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 3000 miles
3
8 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$1200 - $6000 per event
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
20 years of wedding and event performances!!!
The Shanghai Woolies have over 100 songs ready to fit your needs. Light sounds for dinners sets and dance selections for later. We want your guests to enjoy every moment! Our band members have played around the world performing many styles of music. We're set up to travel and can take care of all logistical details. You, the client get to relax and enjoy the party. A small version of our set list is below.

The Shanghai Woolies are a5-8 piece show band that brings a new twist to the flapper era. Like a small Duke Ellington or Gene Krupa Orchestra, the Shanghia Woolies fill the room with energy.

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.


Testimonials:

"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,
Trish

Trish Turchiarolo-Vanoni
Donor Relations, Event Manager
Concordia University Foundation

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?

Sincerely,
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.

Tony Starlight
(more)
Gold Member
2008 - Top 20's Band

Fundraiser

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

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.

(more) Review by . from Portland, OR on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

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!

(more) Review by . from Hillsboro, OR on

Fundraiser

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The Shanghai Woolies were amazing!! Our auction guests had a great time dancing. Fun music, very professional, highly recommended.

(more) Review by . from Portland, OR on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2015
Apr
11
Fundraiser
Portland, OR
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Oct
11
Celebration
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2012
Mar
3
Fundraiser
Portland, OR
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Jul
23
Wedding Reception
Forest Grove, OR
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2009
Nov
14
Wedding Reception
Portland, OR
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Aug
22
Wedding
Portland, OR
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Taking a Chance on Love
Ella Fitzgerald
You're the Cream in My Coffee
Annette Hanshaw
All Of Me
Louis Armstrong
All Or Nothing At All
Frank Sinatra / Tommy Dorsey
Angel Eyes
Frank Sinatra
At Last
Etta James
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong
Besame Mucho
Jimmy Dorsey
Black & Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington
Black Coffee
Peggy Lee
Cover Band
50s Band
60s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Pop Band
Swing Band
Top 40 Band
Variety Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note 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.
23
1
10
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY