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Kelly O’Brien performs The Dolly Show across the UK and internationally.
Clients of this exceptional Dolly Parton impersonator and lookalike include theatres and cabaret venues, corporations, hotels, private parties, broadcasters, advertisers and Pride events.
Kelly has performed her elite tribute to Dolly Parton – winner of ten Grammy Awards – in venues across the UK.
These include theatres in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Belfast, Leicester, Edinburgh, Bradford and Wolverhampton.
Kelly was chosen by the BBC – as one of the world’s greatest tribute acts – to star in the Saturday night TV show Even Better Than the Real Thing.
In 2014 a crowd of 180,000 festival-goers watched Dolly Parton perform hits such as ‘Jolene’, ‘9 to 5’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’ on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
Kelly was hired by Green Flag to serenade festival-goers whose cars had broken down on the way to the gig for a primetime TV advert.
This 5-star Dolly tribute has performed 9 to 5 – written in 1980 for the film of the same name – and Jolene – released in October 1973 – to audiences as far afield as Oman, India, Australia, Eygpt and the West Indies.
In November 2020, Kelly opened the national TES Further Education Awards.
In London, she is a regular performer at the legendary West End cabaret venue Crazy Coqs and she has headlined the famous G-A-Y nightclub in Soho.
During lockdown Kelly created the Friday Night In With Dolly show, performing to over 160,000 people around the world via Facebook.
“I love to travel overseas and have performed Dolly Parton’s hits in over 40 countries,” says Kelly. “But UK audiences have a special place in my heart. They make you work hard.
“The quality of entertainment is so good in the UK that the bar is set very high. UK audiences really like it when you make a special effort, when the look and the sound are just right. They appreciate quality.”
“Talk about star quality. It is clear why she is the Number One Dolly impersonator in the U.K!”
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“She is sensational as Dolly!”