July 15, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ – On Sunday July 13, the doo-wop group, “Manhattan Skyline,” consisting of members from four famous groups of the ‘50s and early ‘60s took the stage at Livingston High School as the second of a four part concert series being held at LHS this summer.
This New York based group is known for their vocal excellence appearing at many major venues for years. Founder and leader Tony Danno is known from his voice on The Capris hit song “Morse Code of Law”. They reminded the crowd that they “love performing” and “love each other like a family.”
The Manhattan Skyline performed classic hits to bring back early music to the neighborhood of Livingston. The crowd sang, danced and clapped along throughout the performance. Many said they enjoyed the “interactive atmosphere” between the crowd and the band.
Danno explained that he “loves being on stage and making people laugh”. Danno is joined by former music director for the Royal Doo Wop shows at Radio City Music Hall, Bobby Petrone, former New York Cascade member, Mike Cuomo, Catherine Santaniello from Cathy and The Revivals, Christina Corallo from Prime Time Live, and former Vito and The Salutations singer, Alfredo Rios Jr. They are also joined by their rhythm section of Howie Rosenberg on bass, Dave Grant on electric guitar and Joe Varvaro on the drums. The band’s big sounds are carried out by John Mazzacocchi on tenor sax, Jimmy Kanellos on the tenor sax and trumpet and Roy “Harpo” Silverstein on tenor, alto and baritone sax.
The Manhattan Skyline expressed that they “all love music” as they continued to sing songs that they “love to perform”. Santaniello, the youngest of the group, said that she has been “singing professionally for 33 years” and that “Danno is the best manager”. She continued that this was “the best group” and that she “loves joining them”.
Seton Hall University student Andrea Blake said that “this is awesome for those who love classic old school hits” and that she “thinks it is nice for those who love these hits to be able to still attend concerts where the music can be heard and performed live.”
The Manhattan Skyline can be contacted for entertainment at (646) 523-0050 or by emailing TonyDanno@yahoo.com.