National Touring Acts
Formed at Fullerton College in 1987, The Alley Cats have made it to the forefront of a cappella music with their renditions of timeless Doo-Wop classics and their zany improvisational comedy. Through the years, the Cats have performed with notable celebrities such as Jay Leno, Rascal Flatts, and The Beach Boys. Whether they are entertaining the President at The White House, or “edutaining” students in their nationally recognized Arts Education program, The Alley Cats bring the same level of energy to every show. Having entertained audiences for over 20 years, it’s no wonder they have earned the title of “America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group.”
In the great tradition of the folk groups of the 60s, The Folk Collection entertains with its unique blend and sound, and with a repertoire that is familiar to audiences of all ages. Tony Unger, Ed Labowitz and Mike Sirota, along with bass man Bob Packham, sing songs of the 60s and early 70s, reflecting their love of the story songs, great melodies, and three part harmonies of that acoustic era.
The Folk Collection’s shows are family friendly and can be for a multi-generational audience. Even teenagers, “dragged” to an evening with parents or grandparents, leave the show smiling and humming tunes they just heard and sang along with at the show. The group encourages audience participation, energizing the crowd with family-friendly humor and ad libs between songs.
Singing songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “This Land is Your Land,” “City of New Orleans,” to John Denver classics, The Folk Collection’s shows are nostalgic and entertaining. Their shows produce standing ovations from audiences and rave reviews from presenters.
Since 1983, the Side Street Strutters have captured the excitement, vitality, and spontanaiety of JAZZ-America's musical heritage!
The ensemble has brought to the stage an exciting, entertaining and educational show experience which has been enjoyed by audiences in Theaters and Performing Arts Centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The Strutter's vast repertoire includes traditional jazz of New Orleans, featuring the legendary sounds of such artists as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller. Popular jazz melodies of Porter, Gershwin, and others are stunningly reworked into brilliant new entities without losing any of their essential charm. Exciting swing sounds of the big band era featuring the music of such famous artists as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie are also featured.
In addition to exciting musical arrangements which showcase the extraordinary talents of each performer, the Strutter's entertaining show style presentation also includes colorful costumes, tap dancing, vocal selections, novelty numbers, and the use of rare and unusual musical instruments.