After touring Europe and the US, the Puppini Sisters were back in London to perform a sell-out show at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire recently. The close harmony vocal trio is composed of Trinity Laban alumni Marcella Puppini, Stephanie O'Brien and Kate Mullins and together they celebrate the glamour and lights of Hollywood's golden age.
Marcella said: "It was great to be back at the Empire, and preparing for it involved the addition of a horn section, whic had previously played on two of our albums and accompanied us on our Christmas Show at the Union Chapel. Since the three of us do all of the arranging, this involved a lot of sweating over charts, but it was absolutely worth it: having the horns was brilliant, and the show was a huge success. It's always great to play in London, as so many of our family and friends get to come and support us."
These days their audiences can vary between 500 and 1500, but Marcella reveals that The Puppini Sisters have been able to keep the same connection with the audience that they used to have when playing at Bistrotheque in front of 60 people."Even when we supported Cyndi Lauper in front of 5000 people in LA it still felt exactly the same. We like to involve the audience, and they love to get involved - getting dressed up, singing along, playing along with us when we pick on some poor guy in the front row. I can't see this changing any time soon."
To see The Puppini Sisters live on stage, you might have to travel a bit this summer: they will be playing at L'Olympia in Paris on 30 June, and then the summer will be spent in Germany and Russia. As for the autumn, it's likely that they will be recording something completely new. It only takes three women to build a time machine and recreate 1930s Hollywood glamour.