(Johnny G.) has been performing professionally since 1958 at the ripe old age of 12. His first band, the "Velveteens" started working at high school dances and was soon hired to perform at weddings, private banquets and concerts.
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 thanks "THE GOLDTONES" for providing him the opportunity to sing again. 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.
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.
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.
Ed joined The Goldtones in December 2010 and enjoys singing at many Southwest Florida venues. He loves singing the Oldies. Ed lives with his wife Annette in Punta Gorda, and both are very active within the community.
Gary Blomberg (Gary B) started singing in the early 60's in his hometown of Milford Ct. He sang in coffee shops, school assemblies and with a local band Station VI, where he met his future wife Ginger while doing a gig in her neighborhood. (He didn't plan it that way, he just thought she was hot...)
Gary's interests turned 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 a member of the Goldtones, and looks forward to keeping the memories alive.
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.