in association with
Jerry J Presents
Heroes, Hot Rods and Doo Wop
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6 PM
with Meet and Greet following the performance
The Fabulous Acchords,
Frank Pizarro, Former Lead Singer of the Platters
with Special Guest Al Raitano and his band
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CDs available from each group/performer at the event
If you are looking for New York’s Top Oldies Group whose vocal talents exude incredible smooth harmonies, then you have come to the right place. Recording Artists Tommy McManus, Warren Tesoro, Billy Regalbuto and Phil Point are the vocal group sensation “The Acchords.”
Tommy McManus, founder of the Acchords, achieved celebrity status through The Joe Franklin and Clay Cole shows, hundreds of voice-over commercials, TV, Movies and his appearances at Westbury Music Fair and Patchogue Theater. He is a charismatic foundation who brings sweet sounding harmony to life in each performance. You can hear him performing the promo for the HEROES, HOT RODS, and DOO WOP concert event by clicking here!
Billy Regalbuto is the kid from Brooklyn with a powerful vocal ability that lends brightness to the group as first tenor. Billy was formerly with “The Ethics.”
Warren Tesoro is a versatile artist who has performed with many famous Doo-Wop groups but he is most noted for his association with Norman Fox and The Rob Roys and his appearance with John Goodman on Saturday Night Live.
Phil Point, an original member, returns to contribute his strong vocal abilities . Phil had former associations with Kathy Jean and the Roomates, Aretha Franklin, and Gloria Gaynor.
Tommy, Billy, Warren and Phil have appeared with Rock and Roll mega stars such as: Aretha Franklin, Gloria Gaynor, The Dubs, The Dell-Vikings, Earl Lewis and the Channels, Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge, Willy Winfield and the Harptones, The Solitares, The Classics, The Mystics, The Passions, Buddy Holly’s Original Crickets, Joey D and The Starlighters, The Duprees, The Emotions, The Shangri-Las, The Eternals, Dion, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Coasters, Larry Chance and The Earls, Kenny Vance and The Planatones, plus a host of others.
The Acchords were the recipients of the 2011 Wildwood New Jersey Music Festival Award as the greatest and most original sounding group artists on the East Coast today for keeping the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s alive.
Frankie Pizarro has served as a firefighter for the Fire Department of New York for the past seventeen years. He and his comrades were among the first responders to 9/11 who selflessly assisted with search, rescue, and recovery. It is important to Frank to stand guard each year for the 9/11 Anniversary “roll call of names” in honor of all who left us that fateful day.
Frankie sings for various FDNY ceremonial events and charitable engagements. He has graciously sung the National Anthem for the New York Mets, Rangers, and Yankees. A major highlight and honor was being requested by the Yankees Organization and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to sing at the 2010 World Series Celebration for The New York Yankees. Frank was also blessed to be the lead singer with the legendary recording group The Platters for several years. He has also performed with greats such as James Ingram, Barbra Streisand, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Freda Payne, just to name a few.
Al Raitano has been a valley favorite for many years, winner of NBC-TV’s America’s Most Talented Senior, and member of Arizona’s Entertainers Hall of Fame.
Al’s repertoire includes a wide range of music from the stylings of the great male singers like Sinatra and Bennett to Motown to the music of Stan Getz. An exciting, versatile, international entertainer, Al has performed from New York City to Los Angeles and all across the United States, as well as in Paris, Canada and Puerto Rico. In Phoenix, Al is known for his record breaking run at the Pointe Resorts. — sedona.biz website
Valley Vista Performing Arts Center
15550 North Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374