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The Wrenditions

A Cappella Group from New York, NY - Will travel up to 150 miles
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Sam Cantos Jr., Lead singer and vocal arranger of the group has a wealth of performing and recording experience having been involved in the music business since the age of 17 when his first professional group "The Ovations" recorded a tune entitled "Who Needs Love" for Jubilee Records in NYC. Since then he has never been out of the music business. In 1965, The Ovations changed their name to "Little Romeo and the Casanovas" and recorded a tune called "That's How Girls Get Boys" for the United Artists label also in NYC, In late 1985 he reformed the Ovations and recorded an album "High School Reunion" on the Crystal Ball label. In January 1993 he auditioned for, and won the position of lead singer with the Wrenditions and has been with the group ever since

Don Raphael the bass singer of the Wrenditions, joined the group in April 2000. He resides in Manhattan, New York City now, but is originally from Connecticut. Don was raised in a musical family, his parents having been members of their local church choir. When he reached his early teens he was drafted into their church choir. From then on, his love of music lead him to other areas of music, namely singing in various groups with his friends in New Haven. Through the years, as his knowledge of music and performing grew various groups took notice, and he has spent time with well known groups such as the Velours, the Platters, the Blue Stars, the Five Sharps, and Mixed Company.
Don's philosophy of music: "Everything is secondary to the work it takes to give the best possible performance".

John Foster the second tenor, grew up singing on street corners of Brooklyn, New York with various groups, and was for a long time a member of "Lost in the '50's, another once popular Long Island, New York acappella vocal group, John's sweet second tenor is the glue in the group that holds the sound of the Wrenditions together. To book a gig or party with the Wrenditions you can call John at , he'd be happy to arrange your special affair from a cocktail party to a full blown concert

David Gottlieb Joined the group in March 2001.He was born in, grew up in, and still resides in Manhattan, New York City.
In 1967 he performed with the Variations, an acappella group which eventually became "Street Corner Society", a self contained musical group playing such clubs as the Peppermint Lounge, the Cheetah, and the Action House sharing bills with the Vanilla Fudge, the Vagrants and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap. in 1969 they recorded "Summer Days and Summer Nights" on Jubilee records, David played keyboards with Smiley an all original rock band. He co-founded the fabulous Bondini's acappella quartet and made many TV appearances. He then formed his own vocal group which included Pattie Darcy, who would later star in Broadway's "Smokey Joe's Cafe"

Charlie Schaffner the sixth member of the group supplies all the falsetto parts above the background harmony. Nobody has a better time than Charlie on stage. Charlie originally comes from the Ridgewood section located on the border line of Brooklyn/Queens, famous for being the home of the Fascinators, Five Discs, Encounters and the Fantastics. It was on the streets of this neighborhood where he developed his craft which enabled him to be a part of "Lost in the '50's" for a time, and after that to record and perform with the Wrenditions

Warren Woodall, the first tenor, is the newest member having joined the group in June 2012. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has been playing various instruments and singing in wedding bands since he was sixteen years old. He started singing acappella in the 1990's with such groups as "Back In Time", "Manhattan Music Company", and "New Beginning". He has performed on the Don K Reed and Mickey B's Juke Box Review radio shows.
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Please note The Wrenditions will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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