The Original 1982 Movie
Aileen Quinn and The Leapin’ Lizards: This high octane band really delivers with foot stomping', grooving tunes and sassy, sexy melodic vocals. Aileen Quinn is a Two time Golden Globe nominated actress best known for playing the title role in the 1982 film "Annie", directed by John Huston. Aileen, a triple threat performer, made her Broadway debut at age 8 and has continued singing, dancing and acting in Feature Films, Television, Theatre, Animation and Commercials for over 30 years. Aileen has also recorded two albums with Columbia Records: the multi-platinum "Annie" soundtrack, and her solo album, "Bobby's Girl", produced by Barbra Streisand/Dolly Parton producer, Gary Klein. As lead singer of The Leapin' Lizards", Aileen's powerful, vocals take the audience on a rockin' ride, swingin' to a masterfully mix of classic and Rockabilly hits from the 50's and 60's, as well as the band's own soulful memorable originals.
Leapin’ lizards! Annie the red-haired orphan is all grown up and her band The Leapin’ Lizards are sure to liven up any event or occasion!
The Leapin’ Lizards are:
Aileen Quinn - Lead Vocals and Percussion
Tom Murray - Drums and Vocals
Chris Smith - Bass and Vocals
Frank Giffen - Guitar and Vocals
Jorge Reyes - Sax
"Last weekend, I was lucky to catch two shows on Saturday, July 1, Aileen Quinn and The Leapin’ Lizards, a fun rockabilly and swing band that is easy to bop around the dance floor. They play tunes ranging from Elvis to Stay Cats and original music with a special mention of the very talented Aileen Quinn who pours her heart and soul into the vocals. They attract a regular following and I too plan to be a future groupie."
-Sue Helmy - CityWatch
“Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards.” Yes, little orphan Annie is all grown up, and in a Rockabilly band. The sultry spitfire brought the crowd to the dance floor with a mix of classics, originals, and plenty of swing.
- Tolucan Times
"Since 1983 The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association has offered live bands for Swing dancing every Saturday night open to the entire community. We are appreciative of the many talented musicians we have here in the Los Angeles area, and we can unequivocally say that Aileen Quinn and The Leapin' Lizards are among the best of the best. They play a wonderful variety of Swingin' sounds, and always achieve a great rapport with their audiences.
We've also had the opportunities to hire this band for special events outside of our own venue (as an example: our recent Swingin' Under the Stars event at Pasadena's Paseo Mall, which we co-hosted with the mall earlier this year.) In every situation this band is thoroughly professional, extremely easy to work with, energetic and fun, and gives their audiences the highest caliber show. We highly recommend this band. If you have any questions feel free to call us."
President, Pasadena Ballroom Dance Associaiton, Inc.
"A good solid record. I was impressed"
-Col. Paco Chaos-DJ, WRFL FM
"My favorite is "The Doctor Is In". I love it!"
-Mary Jane Popp, Host, KAHI AM
Aileen Quinn and The Leapin' Lizardsare available to play at Concerts, Festivals, Fairs, Corporate Events, Casinos, Car Shows, Private Parties, Concert Clubs and have performed at a wide range of venues such as:
Disneyland Tomorrowland Terrace
Levitt AMP Pavilion, Carson City, NV
Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park, Manhattan Beach, CA
Pershing Sq. Octoberfest, Los Angeles
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Harvelle's Santa Monica
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
The NAMM Show, Anaheim
West Coast Kustoms 'Cruisin' Nationals'
Paseo Colorado Pasadena
Topanga Days Festival
Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet and Car Show
The Whisky a Go Go
Joe's Great American
Shenanigan's Long Beach
Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc
Rusty's Rhythm Club
Runway Playa Vista
Dance Santa Barbara
Witzend Club Monthly Residency
Nestle Corporate Event
Apr. 5 Rusty's Rhythm Club, Playa del Rey, CA
Apr. 20 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Las Vegas, NV
May 4 Shenanigan's Long Beach
May 11 Altadena Library Concerts, Altadena, CA
June 1 Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association
June 9 Downtown Disney, Anaheim CA
June 25 Joe's Great American, Burbank
July 28 Levitt AMP Pavillion, Carson City, NV
Aug. 5 Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts
Aug. 28 Joe's Great American Grille, Burbank, CA
Sept. 7 Rusty's Rhythm Club, Playa del Rey, CA
Oct. 13 Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc., Pasadena
Oct 20 Downtown Disney, Anaheim CA
Oct. 30 Joe's Great American, Burbank
Nov. 24 Downtown Disney, Anaheim CA
Dec. 8 Tinsel Hop Swing Dance, Monrovia CA
Dec.16 Downtown Disney, Anaheim CA
SAMPLE SONG LIST:
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
My Baby Left Me
That's Alright Mama
Rock This Town Brian Setzer
Jump Jive And Wail
Get It Off Your Mind
Since I Don't Have You
Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline
Got A Lotta Rhythm In My Soul
Let's Have A Party Wanda Jackson
Mean, Mean Man
Hard Headed Woman
Sweet Nothins Brenda Lee
That's All You Gotta Do
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Be Bop A Lula Gene Vincent
Dance To The Bop
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Johnny B Goode
Blues Suede Shoes
Rock around The Clock
Boppin' The Blues
Walk Don't Run
Rip It Up
Head Over Heels
Swing Brother Swing
Train Kept A Rollin'
We Wanna Boogie
Come On Let's Go