Remember When Doo Wop
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

The casual semi-professional a cappella doo wop group Remember When is starting up all-vaccinated practices after a pandemic hiatus, and we would love to find a tenor with a really nice voice who knows the leads to the old songs. We plan to put on a ticketed show this Fall like this one (s://./watch?v=XkGvuzBq3DM) we put on in 2019 at Scottsdale Shadows. We also plan to do about 6 other local performances throughout the year.

2019 Scottsdale Shadows Show
Till Then (s://./watch?v=XkGvuzBq3DM)
Remember When (s://./watch?v=VwY1LG3_vjg)
Remember Then (s://./watch?v=buKQrj6slEU)

ABOUT US
-We sing because we love to get together to sing. Sometimes we get paid to sing.
-We sing about 50 doo wop songs nearly entirely by ear/rote. We sometimes learn using words and chords, but rarely written scores. This is a unique musical experience.

OUR VISION
-At least five singers required for a full group. Can take up to 5 alternates (learn full set in our style) for redundancy.
-Practices near the ASU/Sky Harbor area most weeks for about 2 hours. We can reduce practice frequency once we know 30 songs.
-Performances throughout the year centered on a ticketed show in the Spring and the Fall with the first to happen Fall 2022 or possibly Spring 2022
-We will audition these seven easy songs:
--Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler "Dukays")
--Teenager In Love (Dion and the Belmonts)
--In the Still of the Night (Five Satins)
--Barbara Ann (words provided; Regents)
--Come Go With Me (Del-Vikings)
--At The Hop (Danny and the Juniors)
--Book of Love (Monotones)

We will be holding auditions at Scottsdale Shadows. COVID-19 vaccinations are required. Please let me know if you are vaccinated and would like to schedule an audition.

Screen name:
RememberWhenDooWopAZ
Member since:
Jan 21 2022
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
55 years

Influences

The Platters
Dion and The Belmonts
Gene Chandler and the Dukays
60s doo wop groups

Members Of Band

-Bill Schlanger: Bill Schlanger is an a cappella doo wop bass who has sung on stage and in records from the sixties era in Brooklyn.
-Tom Haws: I'm an a cappella harmonizer musician. I've been singing a cappella harmony including on stage and in the conductor's role for 50 years. And I am finishing my fourth semester of music theory and composition study.
-Glenda W.: Glenda is a talented and experienced a cappella harmonizer tenor learning doo wop.
-Kato H.: Kato is an experienced harmonizer learning doo wop.

EQUIPMENT

A cappella: Pitch pipe and occasional practice keyboard or guitar.