The Puppini Sisters

The Puppini Sisters Biography

Inspired by the Oscar®-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville (a French animated movie which features a '40s-style harmony group), The Puppini Sisters - Marcella Puppini, who masterminded the group, Kate Mullins, and Stephanie O'Brien - formed in London, having met at the prestigious Trinity College of Music.

Dressed in 1940's-inspired attire, the three sing like The Andrews Sisters with inspiring harmonies, and perform classics such as "Mr. Sandman," "In The Mood," and "Jeepers Creepers", accompanied by an excellent gypsy-swing trio of musicians whom they also met at music college.

But what makes The Puppini Sisters truly stand out are their show-stopping interpretations of more current tunes: Blondie's "Heart of Glass," Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights," and The Smith's "Panic," among others.

With this range in style and song selection, it should be no surprise that The Puppini Sisters cite everything from Carole King to Marilyn Manson to the neo-Burlesque movement (Marcella worked as musical director and orchestra conductor for the Whoopee Club, London's leading Burlesque troupe) as influences.

Betcha Bottom Dollar captures this range, as well as the group's flare for both performing and reinterpreting this material.

With their unique blend of retro style, pop kitsch, and stunningly crisp vocals, The Puppini Sisters have earned quite the celebrity following - from Sharon and Kelly Osbourne to Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney to members of The Royal Family, including Prince Charles, Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William.

Italian Vogue has described them as "intriguing and musically accomplished", British Vogue deemed them "fabulous", whereas Time out described their harmonies as "Immaculate". Prince Charles himself told them that their album was "splendid" when they performed at the Royal Variety show in December 2006.

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