"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.
" I have had the privilege of hiring 'Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards' on two occasions. The first one was a benefit for 'Hayden's Hope Totes', a non-profit founded by Hayden Byerly, star of the ABC Family Channel's, "The Foster's." The audience that night was so responsive, that I also had them headline a private event I was involved in at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. They are a joy to work with. Not only did they arrive earlier than scheduled, to make sure that they were set up and ready to go on time, but they also stayed after their performance time, to sign autographs and take pictures with their fans. This happened on BOTH occasions! I have never come across such a talented and professional team. Every bandmate is truly a master at their instrument. Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards are such a class act, that I am scrambling to find them another gig to play, when friends and co-workers are seeking entertainment for a special night. They are a band for any age group to enjoy, and it's also an added bonus to see the original movie 'Annie' all grown up, and doing what she does best!"
John J. Osborn
The New York Post
word on the street is:
"She's all grown up, she's Rockabilly and she's ready to rock!"
-The Reverend Martini
"With decades of stage, studio, television and film experience behind them, these top flight musicians provide the rock solid foundation for Aileen to leap and soar with her vocals, taking the audience to a whole new level of Rockabilly excitement."
-The Other Venice Film Festival
KNVC Carson City NV
"Great musicians with a great sound. Pleasure to work with both on stage and off. Highly recommend them. Was totally taken by surprise by the number of women who are still in love with Aileen from her "Annie" days. She is a child star who truly found her own voice and kept her fans. Can't recommend them enough."
"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
"Last night, October 25, we saw perhaps the best show I've EVER seen at Viva's (or anywhere else, for that matter). The Leapin' Lizards with Aileen Quinn and the best, tightest band I've ever heard. Frank Giffen on guitar was a master. There was a sax player to make you swoon. The drummer, bass player, charming guy on harp and percussion were outstanding! The energy and talent of Ms. Quinn was breath taking! If they ever come back be SURE and catch this act. You will be dancing to your car. Have dinner and drinks…well worth the price! Prepare to be amazed at the unique stylings of this band and their show. I had never seen them before but I'm still thinking about them this morning and hope to see them again
Donna Leigh Scott-on Facebook
"Aileen is a powerhouse onstage with boundless energy, a mischievous spirit and a commanding, beautiful voice."
-San Francisco Chronicle
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