A professional vocal group singing Doo-Wop Oldies from the 50s & 60s.
The 50s style group performs Statewide in Florida, playing in Major Theaters, Casinos, Cruise Ships, Dinner/Dance Clubs, Residential Communities, etc.
The Goldtones are considered “Florida's Hottest Doo-Wop Group”. It's a title they don't take lightly, and continue to challenge themselves to remain the best. Their songs are made to sound just like the original records. Everyone loves to dance to the oldies, and their shows are interactive with the audiences. You'll see why The Goldtones are "Florida's Most Requested Doo-Wop Group."
Typical song sets include many of your favorite songs from the 50s & 60s. Songs such as: Blue Moon, Bye-Bye Love, In The Still of The Night, Run Around Sue, Have You Heard, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and so much more!
You'll hear songs from: The Temptations, The Letterman, Dion and the Belmonts, The Duprees, Elvis, all the major groups, plus Great Motown, Acappella & more! The Goldtones pride themselves in " Keeping Those Memories Alive". A Night of Great Memories.
They provide their own sound system for most venues, and generally little is required of our venues for The Goldtones to perform. Their pricing is very affordable for most, and they are willing to try working within your budget. Most times their pricing is similar to what you would pay for local talent. If you're looking for exceptional entertainment, consider The Goldtones.
The best way to contact The Goldtones is via Email: Gary@thegoldtones.com
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Gary Blomberg: Owner / Manager
Gary Blomberg (Gary B) took over the management of The Goldtones from Ed Diana on April 1st, 2020.
Gary started singing in the early 60's in his hometown of Milford Ct. He sang in a variety of venues with a local band, Station VI, where he met his wife of 50 years, Ginger, while doing a gig in her neighborhood.
Gary's interests eventually turned to theatre, where he has become an award winning actor and director. He has appeared on TV , dinner theatre, cabaret, commercials and hosted his own call in radio show in Stamford Ct. Gary's versatility on stage has allowed him to perform a wide range of featured roles such as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Fagin in Oliver, to Harold Hill in The Music Man.
Gary has played the murderer Harry Roat in Wait until Dark and many other leading roles. His recent portrayal of Autolycus in Shakespeare's The Winters Tale was featured in a Shakespeare festival in Stratford Ct. Gary Directed the Charlotte Players production of Guys and Dolls that was acclaimed in the Charlotte Sun as "A work of art".
A chance encounter with a Doo-Wop group while he and Ginger were out to dinner celebrating their 40th anniversary rekindled Gary's love for music..... The way it used to be.
Gary is honored and proud to have been asked to be an original member of the Goldtones, and looks forward to keeping the memories alive.
Ed Diana Media Marketing / Advertising
Ed started singing professionally at 18 with the original 5 man group "The Orkells" in New Haven, Connecticut. At that time, New Haven was a hot bed of successful groups like the Five Satins, The Nutmegs, The Academics, The Premiers and more.
Earlier in Ed's career he was Vice President of the New Haven Junior Chamber of Commerce. One of their projects was presenting the "POPS" at Yale Bowl. They brought in popular music groups such as: Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Herb Albert and many more.
Ed later teamed up with a friend to write and produce music for themselves as a duo, and other regional artists. Ed had several songs published and Recorded on the Beltone Record Label and Registered with "Broadcast Music Inc." (BMI) in New York City. Ed's music arranger was Joe Rene who wrote many R&B songs, including "Tossin & Turnin" sung by Bobby Lewis.
Ed hosted a talk show for a central Connecticut Radio Station, and also had considerable air time as a DJ playing all his favorite music.
Ed also owned and operated an advertising/ marketing agency for over 25 years. He is responsible for some of the largest sales promotions in the northeast.
Later in his business career, Ed’s continued love for music and entertainment landed him a position as Marketing Director for the SNET/Oakdale Musical Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. This was a large 5000 seat theater, only second in size to Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Ed's Marketing & Sales department produced and created box office advertising, Media Advertising, Newspaper and In-house advertising layouts for a variety of artist from Tina Turner, Dan Fogleberg, Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Flash Dance, David Copperfield and other well known artists.
The Goldtones now tour throughout Florida. From North to Ocala, to Orlando to Delray Beach on the East Coast, to Naples to Cape Coral and to Punta Gorda and Venice, THE GOLDTONES are still Florida's Hottest Doo-Wop Group.
The Goldtones perform at many types of venues including many Major Theaters, Casinos, Dinner / Dance Clubs, Cruise Ships, Private Residential Communities and More.
Ed enjoys singing the Oldies, they bring back such great memories. Ed lives with his wife Annette in Punta Gorda, and both are also very active within the community.
Ed purchased THE GOLDTONES in 2012 as Owner/Manager. The Goldtones grew to become "The most requested oldies group in Florida". Ed turned over the management of the group to fellow member Gary Blomberg in April 2020. Ed will continue to perform and support the group as needed.
MIKE NELSON Vocal Coach / Engineer / Technician
Mike grew up in the Philippines where at the age of five he began harmonizing on church stages with his family. As a young man in Manila he joined The Madrigals ‘n Guys developing a passion for tight harmonies and live performance. After cutting a record, they toured the Philippines, Europe, and across the USA, frequently entertaining our troops at military bases.
While in college, Mike received formal voice training as a solo performer. With The Abundant Life Singers, he recorded several albums and toured in Australia and across the USA. Mike performed as a solo artist in Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania promoting various non-profit organizations. He transitioned to singing oldies as a founding member of the vocal band, Classic Blend. The group performed and recorded standards, jazz, doo wop, Motown tunes, and covered the tight harmonies of Manhattan Transfer.
Mike discovered THE GOLDTONES in the fall of 2015 and began following their performances. After responding to an audition posting, he was invited to fill in for one of the members during an illness. They were a good fit, and he was honored to be invited to join the group in 2016.
Mike resides in North Port with his wife, Sally. He likes to say he got his “instrument” for free from his Heavenly Father and loves to share the gift of song with anyone who enjoys great music.
SAL PRADO Vocal Coach
Sal started his singing career in Detroit about 1956. Like most groups at the time, he sang street corner Doo Wop harmony. In 1958, he later joined a well-known local group called “The Latin Counts”. They were an active vocal group with a very large following.
Continuing his career, he sang with a Motown group called The Valaiders. They had a hit record, "Greetings" on the popular Gordy Label.
Later, achieving success on his own, Sal signed a record contract with Motown Records as a single artist. In 1970 Sal teamed up with the Detroit Group known as, “The Reflections”. They went on to have a big national hit, "Just like Romeo and Juliet”. He has toured nationally with The Reflections, sharing the stage with many well known artists, and has been seen on PBS in many of their Doo-Wop television shows.
After “The Reflections”, Sal and his wife Andrea retired to Florida. Once again, wanting to continue performing, Sal along with his wife as a duo set out to perform around Florida.
In 2019, Sal was recruited to temporarily fill in for Johhny G. His professional contribution to the group was immediately recognized and Sal was asked to be a permanent member of The Goldtones.
Currently on Medical leave.
John recorded his first record at age 13 in1959. Followed by two albums by the age of 16 and has been doing so ever since. This led to his signing a personal management and production contract with JATA ENTERPRISES ("Jay and the Americans"), and was signed as a recording artist with United Artists Records in 1969.
John has worked closely with many famous performers such as Walter Becker and Donald Fagan(Steely Dan), The Brooklyn Bridge, the Coasters, the Dovels, Acadamy Award winning song- writer Frankie Previtte (Dirty Dancing) and many more. He has also written many songs that were released nationally. Johnny G also worked as an actor for 8 years. He had a steady role for five years as a prison guard on the HBO dramatic series "OZ", also "Law and Order", "Ed" and many motion pictures such as "The Siege" "Runaway Bride", "The Interpreter", "Analyze That" among others.
Johnny G has been an invaluable original member of the group, and The Goldtones would not be where they are today without his talents. Johnny G. and his wife Ann have been together since they were 16 years old and together they endured the ups and downs of making a living in this crazy business. We wish John a complete recovery and look forward to his return to The Goldtones.
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