The Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza – The 2014 Tour
The winter holidays are almost upon us, and there is no
better time than now for the Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza to head back onto the road once again. Bringing the very best in
Christmas music directly to our ears and hearts since goodness knows when, the Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza will soon be playing
at exciting and prestigious venues in the Northeastern United States, including Red Bank, NJ and Westbury, NY. Don't see the
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2014 tour will be the Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza's most exciting yet. This year is one of the most fun-filled, swinging,
and bopping renditions of holiday music that the ensemble has put together so far. The Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza will be
playing at the most renowned theatres in the Northeast, from the unique and elegant NYCB's Theatre at the Westbury to Red
Bank's sumptuous and classic Count Basie Theatre. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to experience the true spirit of the
holidays in doo wop style with friends, family, or loved ones.
About the Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza
Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza features The Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves, Chris Montez, Emil Stucchio and the Classics, The
Devotions, and The Knockouts.
The Duprees were one of the last Italian doo wop ensembles to find success in the early
'sixties. Their urban New Jersey take on classic pop songs gave them a contemporary edge that allowed them to compete with
the growing rock scene. Despite the tidal wave of British groups at the time, The Duprees continued to make records into the
Shirley Alston Reeves, born Shirley Owens, would form an all-girl doo wop group with three of her classmates
in 1958. Their stunning performance at a school talent show inspired a school mother to pick them up for her small label company.
In 1996 The Shirelles were honored with a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After Ritchie Valens' unfortunate
death, Chris Montez would become the best-known figure in the Los Angeles Hispanic rock scene. He would continue to develop
under the mentorship of Herb Alpert, was signed to Monogram records, and enjoyed solid chart success throughout the 'sixties.
Classics hail from Brooklyn, New York, and are similar to The Earls or The Mystics. Lead by Emil Stucchio, they were at first
known as The Perennials. They had been performing together since high school, and would get their start by singing at neighborhood
clubs and dances. They found commercial success thanks to manager Jim Gribble.
The Devotions would come together in
Astoria, New York in 1960. After an unsuccessful audition for Bernie Zimming, the owner of Delta records, the group composed
their famous "Rip Van Winkle" on the fly, went back to Zimming, and made the cut. The song would find little commercial success
and the group disbanded, but "Rip Van Winkle" would gain traction later in the decade and has since become a classic.
members of The Knockouts came from Bayonne and North Bergen, New Jersey. The quartet would collaborate with The Genies, and
would be known for their Top 100 hit, "Darling Lorraine."
The Duprees would make their mark
on doo wop music history with their Top Ten hit "You Belong to Me" in the early 'sixties. Shirley Alston Reeves, as part of
The Shirelles, would hit the big time with the group's 1960 number one hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." Chris Montez would
be one of the leading Hispanic rockers of Los Angeles, and caught his big break with the 1962 hit "Let's Dance," which would
be followed by more smashing successes "Time After Time," "The More I See You," and "Call Me." Emil Stucchio and the Classics
would make it big with 1963's album Till Then. The Devotions would gain a wide following thanks in large part to their song
"Rip Van Winkle," a novelty recording released in 1964. The Knockouts found fame with "Darling Lorraine" in 1959.
reason why you may not have heard of The Classics today is that the band seldom stayed with one label for long – in
fact they would record just one album per label. Their tunes are tight, however, and they enjoy a notable following among
vocal harmony enthusiasts.
The Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza Concert Experience
Grab your friends, family,
relatives, and every person you want near you during the holidays. Enjoy winter holiday music like you've never heard it before,
with everything that makes it timeless simultaneously blended with a fun, doo wop sensibility. The Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza
concert experience is one that is best shared with those closest to you and a cup of hot cocoa at intermission. The Doo Wop
Extravaganza presents their holiday material for a scare one month out of every year, so don't miss your opportunity to see
them while you can. Get your tickets today!