Singer Caroline Holmes and guitarist Sam Ortolano met one October morning in 2016 singing and playing at a mass in an old, historic church in downtown Los Angeles. From the first notes of the first song, it was clear that they had instant, musical chemistry. Soon after, the duo Caroline and Sam was formed.
Caroline and Sam love performing together, be it small, intimate gatherings or large celebrations of 200 plus guests. With a wide-ranging repertoire and timeless sound, full of nostalgia and surprise, the duo appeals to the millennial crowd, grandma and grandpa, and everyone in between.
Their greatest joy is bringing to life memorable, classic standards from the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's, made popular by singers such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, etc. On occasions when the crowd wants a cool, classic pop/rock song from the 60's, 70's, 80's, or 90's, they can dial up a tune by The Beatles, or Dionne Warwick, The Police, Neil Young, or everyone's favorite, Stevie Wonder. So you want to keep it hot with current pop hits, no worries. Caroline and Sam are always in step with what's being played/streamed today. If good ol' Uncle Paul and Aunt Betty get frisky and want to rub bellys on the dance floor, a little Bossa Nova will do the trick with classics like Corcovado and Summer Samba, along with a number of other Jobim compositions. Throw in some Patsy Cline, Mumford and Sons, Louis Armstrong, and Cheap Trick, and we've got a party!!
All the music Caroline and Sam play is fun, timeless and very romantic. It is always their goal to make your special event: wedding, birthday, anniversary or dinner party, just as vibrant and memorable. Requests are no problem, if they know it they'll play it, if not, with a little advanced notice, the duo will be more than happy to learn your favorite song. They can work on short notice, no problem with travelling and own all of their equipment, including a small sound system. To see and hear samples of Caroline and Sam's playing, take a quick look/listen to some of the recordings that are featured on this site. Any questions, feel free to contact them anytime. Let's party!!!