Date:   10/10/2009

The Alley Cats, America's Premier Doo-Wop Group, coming to Thrasher

 

 

The marvelous acoustic sound of the historic Thrasher Opera House is the perfect setting to display the talent of THE ALLEY CATS, a four member group whose tight harmonies, universal humor, and unbelievable a cappella energy have made them “America's Premier Doo-Wop Group”.  Please join us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. for these four incredibly talented vocalists as they entertain us with an evening filled with the melodies we all know and love.

 

THE ALLEY CATS are a perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing.  Their interaction with audiences combined with their spontaneous humor makes each show refreshing and exciting; they never miss a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the 50s and 60s. Together, their freshness and talent make them truly the Cat's meow!  

 

Formed while studying music at Fullerton College, THE ALLEY CATS began their musical journey in 1987 as a featured act in Disneyland's "Blast to the Past", a salute to the 1950s.  Their long-standing relationship with Disney also took them to New York City, where they were featured during the world premiere of Disney's animated film, Hercules.  Their accomplishments also include numerous TV shows, radio jingles, and thousands of live stage performances.  

 

THE ALLEY CATS have performed across the country at corporate events, trade shows, major festivals, and performing arts centers.  Performing at festivals throughout the U.S., they have shared the stage with such notable artists as Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys, and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.  

 

On the recording scene, THE ALLEY CATS have been featured on numerous recordings.  They have recorded four albums, which showcase their rich harmonies, as well as the energy and humor from their live shows.  Their album, Cruisin', won a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) for “Best Doo-Wop Song” with Tears on My Pillow.  An article in Primarily A cappella calls their third release, Strike 3!, “frankly the best recording we’ve heard of the eras music.”  Their latest release, The Doo-Wop Drive-In LIVE, took home two CARAs for "Best Doo-Wop Album" and "Best Doo-Wop Song" for their cut of What's Your Name.

 

Every a cappella performance by THE ALLEY CATS is accompanied only by the sounds of laughter and voices joining in to sing the melodies we all know and love. They have won over audiences nationally as they relate directly to the crowd with lively humor, engaging stories, and audience participation appealing to young and old alike.

 

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Thrasher Office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank, Ripon Drug, Pick ‘N Save, or at Twister (Princeton) or by calling 920-294-4279.  To order online, visit www.thrashersoperahouse.com.

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