Lisa and Lori Brigantino are real life sisters who play Vickie and Nickie…the multi instrumental, singing sister duo straight from the hills of northern Minnesota! Suburban housewives with 10 kids between the 2 of them, Vickie and Nickie got their start singing in church and the local nursing home as youngsters and moved on up to charity balls and the prison circuit as they got older. …One day, during a performance at the Minnesota State Correctional Facility, an inmate said to them “Hey, you should take that show on the road…” and they thought, “Yah, why not??” Well, the sisters never looked back and lo and behold, when they can manage to get away from their identical twin husbands and kids, Vickie and Nickie grace prisons, hospitals, and other illustrious stages all over the US of A.
Vickie and Nickie love all kinds of music and have a fun, engaging repertoire running the gamut from pop, rock and country to soul, rap and funk to name a few. The musical Minnesota Moms entertain with humorous banter, wacky original tunes, hilarious pop song interpretations, improv and audience participation all while accompanying themselves on many different instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, keyboard, accordion, saxophone, violin, ukuleles, percussion and more.
Lisa and Lori were last seen playing Vickie and Nickie on the main stage at Dixon Place in NYC this past June with their show, Inside Vickie & Nickie, and this past December with a successful premier of their latest holiday show, Vickie & Nickie’s Holiday Sleigh Ride!. Other performances include: Inside Vickie & Nickie at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY where they also brought their two set show Vickie & Nickie’s Sizzlin’ Summer Spectacular and The Best of Vickie & Nickie, ‘Tis The Season With Vickie & Nickie which played to sold out houses at Don’t Tell Mama, and The Vickie & Nickie Dream Tour which had very successful runs in NYC at Upstairs at Rose’s Turn and The Duplex. In addition, Vickie and Nickie have made appearances in many variety and comedy shows in NYC including: Sundays at Seven Comedy Night at the Irish Arts Center, Kim Smith’s Vauxhall Kabarett at Vlada, Danny Leary’s Variety Extravaganza at Comix, The Talent Show Brand Variety Show at The Gershwin Hotel, Listen To This at The 92nd St. Y/Tribeca, Becky Donohue and Danny Leary’s The Cocktail Show at Don’t Tell Mama, and The Rocha Dance Theatre’s Glamour Bash at Galapagos in DUMBO.