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About Alley Cats
The Alley Cats in Concert
Listening to The Alley Cats can be like time-traveling to a golden era for vocal groups, when ad hoc doo-wop quartets sang their hearts out on street corners. But an Alley Cats concert is more than a fond look into the musical rearview mirror. The group brings a vitality to the music, making it feel completely contemporary. So even when the Cats are delivering classics from the days of doo-wop like "Duke of Earl," "Earth Angel," or "Sixteen Candles," the energy in the room gives the whole experience an undeniable urgency. The Alley Cats aren't limited to doo-wop either. They also deliver a cappella versions of early rock 'n' roll tunes like "La Bamba" and "Runaround Sue," and they offer a holiday show filled with favorite seasonal tunes. With bass singer Royce Reynolds and second tenor Mando Fonseca leading the charge, The Alley Cats have been bringing their blend of a cappella, humor, and showmanship to the stage since 1987, and with infusions of new blood along the way to keep things fresh, they show no signs of slowing their roll.
The Alley Cats Background
Founded by bass singer Royce Reynolds and second tenor Mando Fonseca, The Alley Cats first came together in 1987 at Southern California's Fullerton College. Andre Peek and Todd Dixon completed that original lineup, and the group rode the rising tide of a cappella music with a big bag of doo-wop tunes and four sets of golden pipes. Over the years, The Alley Cats have been seen and heard far and wide. TV appearances include 'Good Morning America,' 'The Arsenio Hall Show,' 'Home & Family,' and 'Madman of the People.' They've performed a multitude of Disney events, from 'Blast to the Past' to the New York and Los Angeles premieres of 'Hercules,' and worked as an opening act for rock 'n' roll legends like The Coasters, Chubby Checker, and The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley. And while many different members have passed through The Alley Cats' ranks through their long career, the group's commitment to bringing the sounds of the '50s forward is as strong as ever.