After the music loads, you will be listening to a collage of tunes performed by the BEST Oldies group in New England ... "REMINISCE".  They will be performing for our pleasure at our 45th reunion.  Don't miss out, get your tickets early.


          REMINISCE is an oldies group specializing in songs primarily from the 50ís and early 60's. The group performs both acappella and with music accompaniment. REMINISCE has evolved from a 5-man vocal group to its current size by combining the unique quality and love of acappella singing with the perfect match of instrumentation resulting in the showmanship and charisma of a live oldies band, one versatile package pleasing a wide variety of audiences.

           REMINISCE prides itself on achieving the original record sound when performing any song.  The arrangements are as close to the original group sound as possible. This is the reason behind the group's rapid acceptance and success as well as its faithful following. The group currently has a 400-name mailing list and regularly sends out a bi-monthly schedule. 

          REMINISCE was formed as a 5-man vocal group in early 1987 by the coming together of 2 groups from the Providence, R.I. and Southeastern Ma. areas. By the Spring of 1987 the group was performing for private parties and special oldies shows. By the Summer of 1987 REMINISCE was performing steady weekly bookings and opening for well known oldies groups. As a 5-man vocal group its greatest accomplishment was its surprise performance on the October 24th, 1987 Show of the ROYAL DO-WOP Groups at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. What was a doubtful chance at an audition turned out to be the reality of opening a DO-WOP show at Radio City. Another was its return performance on the 10th Anniversary of the ROYAL DO-WOP Groups show at Radio City Music Hall in the Spring of 1988. The group also appeared live on the Don K. Reed show aired on WCBS FM in New York City. 

          Starting in early 1988, REMINISCE began auditioning musicians for their backup band. By mid-1988 the group was performing regularly as a 7-man group in clubs and for special appearances as show-openers in oldies shows. In 1989 REMINISCE underwent an additional change which resulted in a structure of 4 vocalists and 4 musicians, which lasted for years. 

          REMINISCE has recently added a female vocalist to its membership. She brings many years of experience at many levels of venues, from nightclubs to Las Vegas stages. She is talented, both as a lead and a background singer. She has a great rapport with audiences, both on stage and off. She has added a varied assortment of material to the groupís already large repertoire of music.  

REMINISCE has sung for audiences in the Boston, Ma., Providence, R.I. and the Hartford, Ct. areas
and will continue to spread their sound throughout the entire New England area. The group has recently
performed with the following groups, namely:

In Rhode Island:


  Earl Speedo Carroll & The Cadillacs
  Larry Chance & The Earls
  Emil Stuccio & The Classics
  Cleveland Stills & The Dubs
  The Shangri-Laís
  Shirley Austin Reeves
  Kenny Vance & The Planotones

In Connecticut

  Willie Winfield & The Harptones
REMINISCE has also performed with the following groups:
  Gary "US" Bonds
  JAN and DEAN
  The Platters 
  The Skyliners
  The Five Satins
  The Harptones
  The Five Keys
  The Drifters
  The Del Vikings
  Larry Chance & The Earls
  Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge
  Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
  Little Richard
  Peter Noone  Lead Singer (HERMAN) - HERMAN'S HERMITS
  Frankie Valley and the Four Seasonís
  Jay and the Americans
  The Temptations
  Little Anthony and The Imperials
The members of REMINISCE are:
    Ron Laurito - Lead vocals, tenor
    Jo-Ann Dumas - Lead vocals, tenor
    Ron Iacobucci - First tenor, lead vocals
    Frank Gargiulo - Second tenor, lead vocals
    Jack Mento - Baritone, bass, lead vocals
    Dave Jackvony - Bass, lead vocals

Dave Jackvony - Keyboards, Bass

    Barry Kessler - Drums
    Dick Willner - Guitar
    David Maher - Saxes, Flute, Clarinet

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