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Gualala Arts presents:
A Valentine from the Dean-O-Holics

Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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The Dean-O-Holics recreate the music and fun of Dino, Frank & Sammy - The Rat Pack. The place? Gualala Arts Center. The atmosphere? Pure Las Vegas circa 1960, swingin', smoke-filled and flowin' with booze, broads and pallies, a gasser of a time and a sound that will knock you right outta your Mary Janes. The act? Strictly Rat Pack; Frank, Dino and the gang, backed by the swingin' Lil Big Band. The Gualala Arts Center Martini Bar and Wine and Beer Bar will be open and pouring beer, wine or one of Dino's favorite martinis. It's live. It's 18 karat fun. It's the Dean-O-Holics, baby!


The group were the winners for two years running of the National Rising Star Award for best Frank Sinatra / Dean Martin tribute band. They are selling out performances from Anchorage to Orlando, including Frank's old haunts, the Sinatra Showroom at Lake Tahoe's Cal-Neva Resort and Jilly's in Chicago. They turn every event into an electric occasion, bringing back the cool like you haven't heard it since the days of the last great show biz parties. From the crooning to the gags, the dancing and the hip sounds of the Lil' Big Band, a night with the Dean-O-Holics makes for a perfect evening of retro-cool.

The Dean-O-Holics feature Bob Caudle as Dean Martin, Mike Martis as Frank Sinatra and Peter Petty, who brings the look of Cab Calloway and the sounds of Bobby Darin, Sammy and more to the show. The "stars" are backed by their Lil' Big Band, which includes musical director Bonnie Otto on piano, Otis Mourning on sax, Dave Johnson on trumpet and trombone, Alan Parks on upright bass and Peter Phillus on drums.


The show starts with Dino, the emcee of the evening, ad-libbing and warming up the crowd with the rest of the pack following suit shortly after. The group works their way through all the years of the Rat Pack, not just the 1961 Sands era which most of the Rat Pack Tribute shows usually cover. The show is more of a tribute to the style of the music and that golden era than to the artists themselves, although the voices are remarkably close to the originals. The best part is that the fun is contagious! One is never sure who is having more fun, the audience or the performers.

Drop in for a whirling dervish of high jiving, hip diving, sky striving, great music, and amusing theatricality! You're really going to want to see this show.

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Tickets are $23 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.