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the Mar Dels

San Diego's most well-known and loved nostalgia band. Since 1982 this popular seven-piece group has been performing dynamic renditions of the best music from the 50's - 70's. The band has now expanded its repertoire to include select hits from the 80's and 90's as well as swing standards from the 40's. Because of their unique versatility The Fabulous Mar Dels are the perfect group for any event. Audiences and clients both locally and internationally have been delighted with their outstanding choice of swing, rock, and Motown classics.

Charismatic front man Doug Allen is an amazing entertainer. Not only is this gifted performer a crowd-pleaser with his crazy antics, singing and keyboard playing, but he can literally stop the show with uncommon saxophone abilities, including playing the horn upside down or even two saxophones at once!
Combine Allen's charm with two impressive female lead vocalists and the entertainment is non-stop. The girls create a powerful chemistry for the show with their strong lead vocals, beautiful harmonies, dazzling costumes and glamorous presence.

Great music, top notch entertainment, The Mar Dels are legendary not only for this, but also for their ability to whip a crowd up into a dancing frenzy. When The Mar Dels take the stage, you can feel the magic in the air!

If you like the music of Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam and Dave, Buddy Holly, Van Morrison, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, Steppenwolf, Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, The Doors, The Ventures, The Platters, The Stones, The Stray Cats, The B-52's, and The Village People, this band does all that and much more! The Mar Dels have the talent and experience to make your event a success!

Clients

Burroughs Wellcome
Johnson & Johnson
Pepsi
Coca-Cola
Jenny Craig
U. S. Army
La Roche Pharmaceuticals
Hewlett Packard
Hartford Insurance
Motorola
Young Presidents
Blue Cross of CA
U. S. Marines
Bandag Tire
Chevrolet
Toyota
Seagrams
Hiram Walker
Alcholoics Annon
U. S. Navy
and many more...

Appeared With...

The Beach Boys
The Association
The Tokens
The Marveletts
Little Anthony
Rich Little
Junior Walker
Neil Sedata
Jack Mack & The Heart Attack
Otis Day & The Knights
Johnny Rivers
The Diamonds
The Dynatones
Billy Vera
The Ventures
Tony Bennett
Ronnie Spector
The Righteous Brothers
Frankie Avalon
Dick Shawn
The Ink Spots
The Platters
Johnny Otis
Chubby Checker
Rare Earth
Dick Dale
The Bus Boys
The Cadillacs
The Angels
Jerry Seinfeld
Wolfman Jack
Big Bang Beat
Barry Manilow
and many more...

Traveled To...

New York
Panama (Central America)
Scotsdale
Oahu
Palm Springs
Atlanta
Montery
Seattle
Maui
Phoenix
Detroit
St. Louis
Bermuda
Vencouver
Beijing
Kauai
Tucson
Chicago
Cabo San Lucas
Macau
Hawaii (Big Island)
Ojai
Connecticut
San Francisco
Florida
Hong Kong
New Mexico
Los Angeles
Cancun

Television

United Cerebral Palsy Telethon: Weekend With The Stars with Henry Winkler
Boot World
World Communications, Inc. - "Do Wop Rock" - 50's & 60's records
Lucy Killea anti-litter campaign - "Stash Your Trash"
San Diego At Large with Larry Himmel
Eye On San Diego - Channel 10
SUN-UP San Diego
Beach Party - Channel 69

Awards

North County Entertainer Awards: Jolson Winners
Entertainers of the Year
Entertainer of the Year/ Doug Allen
Best Rhythm & Blues/Vintage Rock Band
Best Entertainers by the Union Tribune Subscribers
Best Entertainers by the Ranch & Coast Magazine Subscribers
2002 San Diego County Fair Elvis Tribute Contest - Third Place by Doug Allen

Special Events

Los Angeles Street Scene
Performance for the Crown Prince of Norway 1999
Parties in Beijing and Hong Kong to commemorate the reunification of China with Hong Kong
Senator Bob Kerry: Los Angeles Campaign Party
Pete Wilson's Gubernatorial Campaign
San Diego Michelob Street Scene
President Reagan's Farwell Address: San Diego 1988
George Bush Election Campaign
America's Cup: U. S. Entry Christening
Superbowl XXI and XXII
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