Who the hell is Niki Luparelli?
Thank you for asking! I have been trying to figure it out myself for quite some time. Luckily, the booze helps.
The internationally-ignored Niki, now in her 27s, went to the University of Rhode Island where she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Music and Communications. This degree proved to be as useful as a degree in pinball. She's since spent much of her time languishing away in many unexciting and unrelated dayjobs, including, but not limited to; waitress, bartender, teacher, real state agent, freelance writer, and gardener...each time hoping each leap would be the leap home. Sorry wrong show.
Niki, during this time, had given up singing, as it turns out she didn't really like opera after all and now had a pretty husky voice due to smoking, drinking, and yelling. She then attempted to work her way up through the Boston stand-up comedy ranks. After a few years of honing her wit on hecklers, drunks, and bachelorette parties, she hooked up with fellow URI music grad, Lainey Schooltree, and began their musical comedy duo act, The Steamy Bohemians, and their delinquent traveling variety show, Jerkus Circus.
Niki caresses with her classically trained/abused voice then sucker punches with her bawdy patter and mastery of the absurd, not to mention the ridiculous amount of items she can pull out of her bra like Mary Poppins’ carpetbag.
She's appeared in the Las Vegas Comedy Festival (with the Steamy Bohemians), the Boston Comedy Festival, and was once told by Piers Morgan at the Hammerstein ballroom that she was "the most annoying woman [he'd] ever met.”
With the Gold Diggers, (the Baddest Old Hollywood Jazz Cabaret Band around) she has opened for Frank Stallone, Gary Lewis (formerly of the Playboys), and Peter Tork (of the Monkees), and has been told by many fanny-pack wearing slot players after her gigs at Foxwoods Casino that she is “totally going to make it."
Winner 2011 and 2013 Sexiest Musician, 2011 and 2012 Best Jazz act in New England’s Pulse Magazine and is Miss December in the Narragansett Beer 2013 Pinup Calendar. Catch her on AMC's Showville on May 30th!
Niki with or without her band is available for all your event, party, or Marilyn Monroe needs.
Also available music only-
"Darling Niki" a Prince (and sometimes Madonna, Michael Jackson) spectacle
"James Blonde" A James Bond Cabaret: All your favorite songs from the 007 movies and spy themed songs
PRESS QUOTES (and things Celebrities have actually said to Niki Luparelli)
"Something mixed between Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, and Kathy Griffin"- Scene Reports
"Incomparable Chanteuse Extraordinaire"- Telegram.com
"Short of having Frank Sinatra himself walk out onstage I couldn't have asked for a more
1950s-era Vegas night out.- The Noise Magazine, Boston
“By the end of the night, Luparelli had pulled two pairs of maracas out of her cleavage; her corset must be like the Tardis.”- the Boston Phoenix
"Wow, you smell really good." Davy Jones, the Monkees, RIP
"You're $%^&*@ hilarious." Steven Wright, comedian
"If you run for mayor, if I'm still alive, I'll campaign for you." Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci