Doo-wop at its best! Relive the ‘50s and ‘60s as if it were yesterday when Lola and The Saints bring you a unique oldies revue. A show group extraordinaire, Lola and The Saints have enjoyed a long and magnificent career in show business.
QUEEN OF DOO WOP
I'm still looking for words to describe my emotions last night. When I hear the music I love with all my heart, performed the way you all did, it truly brings me to tears. Mom enjoyed it as much as me......I think I have the only 87 year old Mom who loves doo wop and 50s music.
Meeting you at rehearsal was a sheer pleasure. I feel like I've known you all my life - It's the kind of connection you don't have with the average person.
You are all so talented, so professional and so dedicated to our music, and because of that you put on an incredible show.
No matter what I say, it doesn't seem adequate to express my feeling about your show last night. You guys are just amazing. Your choice of songs, your showmanship, and your talent and professionalism is just incredible.
All I can say is I can't wait to see you again!
The CD was AMAZING.........I listened to it all the way home and can't wait to play it at my shows.
Again, thank you for one of the best doo wop evenings of my life.
Your Throgg's Neck pal,
Good morning ,
Thought I'd write before I start my busy day to tell you I'm still trying to find words to describe how much I enjoyed your show last night. Mom is still flying high - she said she can't remember when she enjoyed herself so much.
You guys are just amazing - I don't know what else to say without sounding like a bumbling idiot! Your choice of songs, your showmanship, and your talent and professionalism is just incredible.
I listened to your CD all the way home and can't WAIT to load it in my computer to play at my shows.
And meeting you all and spending time with you was the highlight. The instant connection between NY doowoppers is an amazing one. I feel like I've know each one of you all my life.
So let me just say thank you - for a fabulous night and for keeping this great music alive in everyone's heart and minds. Thanks to dedicated people like you, our music will NEVER die.
Can't wait to be able to see you all again,
Doo Wop Laurie
The Red Rose Inn and Suites is a fabulous place and we always try to attend one of their great shows when we travel from Baltimore to visit our son's family in Orlando, which is only one hour away.
If anyone has a chance to see a show featuring Lola & the Saints, take it from me, they are one of the best current doo-wop groups in the world. I've seen and heard them all, and Lola and the boys sound like they just came in from a time machine from the 50's-60's. Lola does a super job recreating some of the "kiddie-lead" groups like Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, as well as the girl group sounds like the Shirelles, etc. The guys get their turn to share leads on many doo-wop classics.
Producer/Host "Echoes of the Past", WTMD-FM (89.7) Baltimore
One of the best vocal groups, to come out of the dark. Talented and musical, some what like when Dion & The Belmonts came out of the Bronx, New York.
Paul "Billy" Wolfe
Vice President of Operations
BILL HALEY'S COMETS, INC.
What a wonderful time my friends, Elsie and I had at the July 24th show at the Red Rose Inn! There's a term that is used to denote a special segment of a show. It's called the highlight. It is reserved for the one thing intrinsinc of a memorable performance. However, it is safe to say that whenever Lola and the Saints perform, no individual segment can be pointed to,for the entire show is a highlight!! It would be impossible to lay claim to the "best of show" because nothing second best exists!! From the impeccabley placed medleys of the Cleftones, the Skyliners and the Doors (No, not those Doors! The doors that consist of the melodic portals in the songs "At My Front Door", Who's That Knocking", and "Let Me In"), to the marvelous individual leads of Lola, Tom, Tony, Jerry and Jim; nothing can be said to be the best....ALL CAN BE SAID TO BE BRILLIANT!!! Tom's tribute to Johnny Maestro was in a word , "reverent", in all its' elements; from the masterful introduction orchestration,the magnificant harmony of four voices thundering as if they were a full choral accompaniment,and Toms' lead that gave life to the words "Gee But I'd Give The World To See", with an expression of emotion as if saying 'Gee, but I'd give the World to see my friend alive again. All contributing to a very touching tribute that left a lump in my throat. A further indication of brilliance was the song "Just Over the Brooklyn Bridge"! On the "Forever In Love" CD the song was as polished a production as ever to come out of any studio! Live, it lost nothing of its' polish!!!! In fact, it shined all the more so because - unlike so many entertainers who use tricks and gimmics to enhance their sound when recording - In live performance, every element of the song was as perfectly executed as the recording!!! The magic of outsanding lead vocal and group harmony continued with "Don't Say Goodnight"! The rollicking fun fest of Ramma-lamma-Ding Dong, and "Morse Code Of Love" made this lame one want to jump up and dance!!! Ah, but the crowning glory that makes each show memorable, the adhesive that makes everyone in this group of steller performers shine as brilliantly as they do, is the presence of the electrifying dynamo of talent affecionately nick named Miss Dynomosity...LOLA!!!!! Every moment she is on stage is joy, not just for the audience, but for her tenaciously talented troupe of troubadours on stage with her, and her energy is infectious!!!!!! I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to see the finest ensemble of voices ever to record what is now affectionately known as doo wop!! Yours is truly one of best harmony groups of all times!!!! Mark
Lola & The Saints," opened their Act, with Lola wearing a fabulous black sequined evening gown, with the Saints wearing white tuxedos! They always change their outfits during Intermission, which takes place around 9 PM, an hour into their full two hour plus Floor Show!
They sang most of their hits, and added some new songs, as always...just to keep things interesting!
You must see "Lola & The Saints," for yourselves, as they are so authentic, and Lola is so vivacious and alive, that I cannot explain this emotional experience in mere words!
Saw you for the first time at the On Top of the World show. WOW! Loved it. Great vocals, tight harmony and kept to the original arrangements. I told Tom after the show Johnny Maestro would have been proud of his rendition of Gee.
You asked for 3 of our favorite Doo Wop songs. Here are mine- One Summer Night- the Danleers ; Memories of ...You- the Harptones ; To the Aisle- the Five Satins.
Looking forward to seeing you all again. Thanks for keeping this great music alive.See More
Thanks for a fun evening. Good food, Great Entertainment, we had a grand time at the Red Rose. It is great to see friends in the business, doing what they love too.
June 5th at On Top Of The World gave me a 2 hour trip back in Doo-Wop history. Lola & The Saints are a group that combine together to give you a mesmorizing trip back in time. I've seen concerts with 40,000 people at The Meadowlands and Shea Stadium. I was an Inner Circle member at Westbury Music Fair for many years. I'll take a get t...ogether with 500 people in a club atmosphere anytime. And a group like Lola & The Saints only enhance that experience. Never thought I'd be a groupie at age 63. Janis and I plan on seeing you again and again. I'd love to see you guys bring back Could This Be Magic back into the show. Lola, I'd love to see you do a solo of either You Don't Have To Say You Love Me(DUSTY SPRINGFIELD) or This Is My Song(PETULA CLARK). Meeting a crowd in the lobby is not something you see that often. Your group are wonderful people.
Had the pleasure of seeing the sensational Lola & the Saints at the Red Rose Inn, Plant City, FL. The group has a GREAT sound, excellent choreography and are fantastic entertainers. If you like Oldies and EXCELLENT group harmonies - LOLA & THE SAINTS ARE YOUR TICKET TO ENJOYMENT !!!!!
This Is Without Doubt--The Best Doo Wop Oldies Performing Group Out There Today--They All Have It In Thier Souls And Give 100%.Don't Miss Out On A Fantastic Time Whenever They Perform.(Butch Testa-BT's Music)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 150 minutes
Tom Tony Lola Jerry
LOLA FOY: ... The one and only female and the lady responsible for all those earth shaking leads and sweet, angelic high notes in the harmony.
Born in Harlem, New York...moved to the Bronx at age seven...Lola started singing professionally, in 1964...She sang lead and/or background with "The Saints", "The Twilites", "The Reasons", "The Moods", "Papa's English Muffin", "The Mood" (different than "The Moods"), Nine Pound Hammer", "Rosebud", "Reunion" (they had a hit record with "Life Is A Rock,But The Radio Rolled Me" in 1974), "Wolfbane"(heavy metal-believe it or not), "Scarlett" (she was the red head), "Stanton Anderson Band", "Back To The Future" 1989-1990, "Perfect Combination" 1991-1992 (Acapella). She appeared with "The Impalas" from 1992-2005 and recorded with them on their 1998 album, "IMPALAMANIA", while also recording steadily with "The Saints" and "The Stanton Anderson Band".
After relocating to Florida in Oct.,2005, and after a short stint with "The Crests", she has reunited with "The Saints" in the Tampa area and is enjoying every Doo Wop minute.
TOM FOY: ... Mr. Wizard...chimes in on tenor and brings his powerful voice to it's fullest potential on his many leads with "Lola & The Saints".
Tom was born in Harlem, New York, moved to the Bronx and has been singing and performing since he was thirteen. His first Doo Wop group was "The Rialtos" in 1958. He joined the Air Force in 1960 and continued to perform extensively with "The Darvons" throughout his tour of duty. He returned to New York in 1964 and formed "The Saints" while simultaneously launching a career as a recording & sound engineer. Tom has performed with so many other vocal groups including: "TheTwilites", "The Reasons", "The Moods", "Papa's English Muffin", "The Mood", "Rosebud", "Reunion", "Wolfbane", "Stanton Anderson Band", "The Capris", "Perfect Combination", "The Exquisites", " The Emotions" "The Casinos", "The Notetations", "The Impalas", and most recently "The Crests".
After relocating to Florida in Oct.,2005, he, too, has reunited with "The Saints" in the Tampa area and is looking forward to a long and happy continuation of his career
TONY TORRE: ...Tenor vocalist extraordinaire...his leads and harmonies provide a finishing touch to every tune.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tony started singing at a very early age, which led to his impressive vocal range. In Brooklyn he performed with "The Charms" and "The Rhythm Express". In 1979 he moved to Long Island and performed with "Memories" "The Magic Moments" "The Dynamics" "The Satin Dukes" and "The Revisions". He performed as lead singer and first tenor with "Randy and The Rainbows" (featuring Randy Safuto) from 1989 thru 1999. Tony performed in all the major venues throughout the country including Atlantic City, Vegas, Madison Square Garden, Westbury Music Fair, and the Inaguration Ball for President Ronald Regan and the Summer Concert Series at the World Trade Center. After retiring in 1999 he moved to Florida and joined "The Dukes of Harmony" where he met his good friend Jim McGreevey. He later performed with "Doo Wop And Rhythm" and in 2006 he formed his own quartet "A Touch Of Class". In 2008 he received a call from his buddy Jim asking if he would like to jam with "The Saints". Shortly after, he was asked if he would like to become a full time member.
He is currently singing lead and back up vocals with "Lola &The Saints", a group considered to be one of the very best in Florida. And the beat goes on.........
JERRY LONG: ... Mr. Bass Man...Our "Sixty Minute Man" ... holds together the bottom end with an effortless ease...all the while...with a smile...from ear to ear!!!
Born in Harlem, New York. Like most young guys, during the late 50's, Jerry started singing acapella doowop on the streetcorners, the stoops and in the hallways of Harlem with his neighborhood friends. By age 20, he had moved to the Bronx. He joined the army in 1965, was married in 1966 and was sent to Viet Nam shortly thereafter. In 1969, Jerry joined the New York City Housing Police Department. On one of his weekly visits to the 40th precinct, he encountered a group called "Street Blues" aka "The Doo-Wop Cops". Sadly, Jerry left the group in 1990 when he retired & relocated to Ocala, Florida. The remainder of Street Blues became the group now known as Milton Love and the Solitaires (Walking Along and The Angels Sang). Fast forward to 2006, Jerry joins a group of guys from The Villages who had formed the acapella group, "Harmony". They did numerous engagements in and around The Villages, and then disbanded in the early fall of 2008.
A short time later, Jerry was approached by Jim of "Lola & The Saints" to audition for bass singer of their group...he became a full member of the group a few weeks later... The rest is history.
|Lola Foy||Lead Singer , First Tenor|
|Jim McGreevey||Lead Singer, Baritone|
|Tony Torre||Lead singer, First Tenor, Second Tenor, Baritone|
|"Smooth" Jerry Long||Lead Singer, Bass|
|Tom "The Wizard" Foy||Lead Singer, 1st Tenor, 2nd Tenor, Baritone & Bass & Musical Arrangements|
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