THE GOLDTONES:

 

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 they 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,  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.

 

Tto contact the Goldtones, call  941-249-8117 or send an email to 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.  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. Upon his relocation to Florida, Gary was asked to join the Goldtones and along with original members Ed Diana and Johnnie Gualberto, brought the group to what it is today - one of Florida's most respected and requested vocal groups.  Since he and Ginger have taken over management of the group, Gary has put his experience and expertice in theater   to work.  While vocals are the essence of any Goldtones performance, there are other aspects of the "big picture" that are integral parts of every show such as costuming, staging, song choice, and audience interactions, and Gary is intent on making sure those aspects match the professionalism of the vocals themselves. He hopes you agree!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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JIM BRAMANTE

Born and raised in Boston's East End, Jim began his entertainment career at age 17.After attending Berklee College of Music as a Composition/Performance major, Jim spent the next several years on the road with nationally based show bands serving as guitarist/vocalist and principal musical arranger, having the opportunity to perform with featured artists Bill Cosby, Sheena Easton, Barbara Mandrell and the Capital Steps.  Most recently Jim had the chance to work with the late Boston jazz legends Al Vega and Ray Santisi.

 

Several years ago Jim co-founded a 9 piece Doo-wop group in the Boston area, Doo-wop Deville, where he wrote most of the group's vocall and musical arrangements.. In time he moved on to become a member of another well established Boston based A Capella vocal group called Street Magic

 

Upon relocating to Bonita Springs, FL. Jim looked to continue his singing career with an active vocal group just as the Goldtones were looking for an experienced doo-wop singer.  One rehearsal was all it took to determine that the fit was good and Jim joined the group just prior to the New Year's Eve show at Cape Cabaret in 2020 with only 3 rehearsals. It takes a pro to pull that off!

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