The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls


San Francisco is a world where sparkles fall like snow and songs are sewn from daydreams and bits of string. Only such a place could have nurtured the ukulele slinging, harmony singing sensation the Paper Dolls . They are San Francisco’s poster girls of all things raggedy glam! With two silken voices and two twinkling ukuleles these cherub faced chanteuses spin their magic on a repertoire of tunes that surely came out of a surrealist diner’s jukebox. From their ethereal cooing of Paper Moon to a rock-out tip of the ol’ tinsel top hat to daddy Elton John, to their hand-penned originals, they collage the unlikely with the unbelievable. Uni and Em Doll sing their hearts out like valentines to the world. These genre-bending beauties leave toes tapping and skin tingling wherever they appear — burlesque ballyhoos and birthday parties, cabarets and cafes alike. Allow them to grace a stage and they create an other worldly delight of sight and sound.



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 The Paper Dolls have a 4 Song E.P. available at shows


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Band Interests

Jumpy castles, playing weddings, farmers markets, chai, starbucks in Targets, 5 gallon jugs of cheese balls, playing festivals, and at all really good, fun clubs and restaurants that don’t charge us for food and drinks.








Emily Schmidt and Heather Marie Ellison (Uni & her Ukelele) started singing together in 1997. The two were renting themselves out as back-up singers/ “dancers”(if you will) for various bands in and around Sonoma County when they met Adam Theis, now a well known San Francisco jazz musician and band leader (, and started a neo-swing band with him, called The Savoy Swingers.  Over the next 8 or so years with the Swingers they played all over California opening up for acts such as The New Morty Show, Lee Press On and the Nails, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, and Huey Lewis.  Yes. Huey Lewis and the muthafuckin News.   And then Heather quit and moved to LA.  Sh*t.


Savoy Swingers


But she came back a couple years later with ukulele in tow, and after meeting Jolene Enns, a Canadian ukulele songstress, Heather persuaded Emily, her long lost singing soulmate, to grab herself a uke and learn how to play.  And thus, in 2005, the Paper Dolls were born:  Uni Doll, Em Doll, and Jo Jo Doll.  These days Uni and Em are focusing on taking the act to the streets; traveling, rocking faces off in Lakeport once in a while, and racking up some serious adventures, one yankee dollar at a time.

Paper Dolls Songlist

Rum & Coca Cola (Andrew Sisters)

Hawaiian Medley (awesome mash-up)

Runaway (Del Shannon)

Me and Julio Down By The School Yard (Paul Simon)

Bye Bye Baby (Lina)

Martha My Dear (The Beatles)

The Way U Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)

Maui Moon (A. J. Leonard)

Mama! Why You Don’t Like My Man (Sharon Jones)

Dancin’ In The Dark  (The Boss)

Everybody Talks (Neon Trees)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

To Know Him Is To Love Him  (Amy Winehouse)

Twinkle Twinkle (Original)

Alright (Original)

I’m On My Way (Original)

The Wedding Song (Original)

Joe’s Wedding Song (Original)

All Over The World (Original)

Closer (Original)

Heaven Only Knows (Original)

Mushaboom (Feist)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

1,2,3,4 (Gloria Estefan)

Little Bird (Annie Lennox)

Easy Like Sunday Morning (Commodores)

Moonglow (Standard)

I Want To Hold Your Hand ( The Beatles)

Downtown Train (Tom Waits)

The Way I am (Ingrid Michaelson)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Goodbye Yellow brick Road (Classic)

Summer Of 69 (Brian Adams)

Angel From Montgomery  (Bonnie Raitt)

Edge Of Glory (Lady Gaga)

Someone Like You (Adele)

Forget You (Cee-Lo)

Crazy  (Cee-Lo)

Precious Friend  (folk song)

My Dear Someone (Gillian Welsh)

Wildflowers (The Trio)

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)

Kodachrome (Paul Simon)

Without Love  (Ben Abraham)


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