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Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

10 reviews

About Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

Marv Rosenberg's Safaris, 1960 Gold Record "Image of a Girl" fame! Acappella Doo Wop at its best!
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Marv Rosenberg, founded The Safaris, & received a Gold Record in1960 for writing, "Image of a Girl." He has assembled an a-cappella quintet of top singers, who share a love for Doo-Wop, and have worked with major artists including Linda Ronstadt, Steve Allen, Diana Ross, & Jackson Browne. One Safari, Ladd Vance, performs solo at many East Coast doo wop shows. His father, Kenny Vance, is original member of Jay & the Americans.
Receive an engaging show! Enjoy the music & the background stories from someone, Marv Rosenberg, who was there when Doo-Wop began.



The Safaris' performed in a spectacular fashion for our 50th class reunion event last fall. Very professional, easy to work with, & played all the great songs; especially their gold record, "Image of a Girl." Working with their manager Christine is better that listening to those great melodious tones! Book em Dano!

Hired as: 1950s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Group, Doo Wop Group, Singing Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Oh wow, just noticed this review from you and your 50th high school committee. We are very gratified that we could help make your nostalgic event be such a huge success! Thank you very much, John. Look forward to illuminated your next event! Sincerely, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

Verified Review

I threw a birthday party at my house for my wife's birthday, and Marv and the Safaris turned it into the best birthday party ever ! They carried the party from the very first song, and kept the mood and energy going till the end. The fact that 'Image of a girl' was her favorite make-out song as a teenager didn't hurt. If you like acapella do whop, they are guaranteed to add class and fun.

Hired as: A Cappella Group, Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Dear Mark.....We are so pleased that we could help make your party such a big hit! Thank you very much for your kind words. By the way, we were impressed by the warmth and hospitality you paid both us and your lovely guests. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris


By Andrea A. on October 23, 2014

If you like the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. If you like doo-wop. If you like harmonies, you’re gonna love Marv Rosenberg’s Safaris, an a cappella doo-wop group. They’re wopping great!!! Northridge Sparkle hired them for our Mural Unveiling on October 5, 2014. Even though it was over 100 degrees outside, the Safaris kept the audience captivated. They not only yelled for one more song at the end of their set, they wanted five more songs!!!! Nobody wanted them to leave. Great group. Hire them while you can!!!

Hired as: A Cappella Group, Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Dear Andrea, It is so nice of you to write this review. Yes, we were pleased to receive such a positive reception from the crowd watching our show at the Mural Unveiling, and now to read your review......puts the icing on the cake for us. Thank you very much. Marv Rosenberg's Safaris,

Great show!

By Kira C. on April 23, 2014

I loved the show.

Hired as: Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Kira...We really appreciate your review. And so glad you loved our show, too! Thank you, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

A Gem of a Time

By Lynn B. on April 16, 2014

Great selection of songs and wonderful harmonies. Marv Rosenberg's Safaris were engaging, and they had fun with the audience. A wonderful trip down memory lane. Can't wait to see them again!

Hired as: Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Hi Lynn......What a positive review! How gratifying for us! So glad you had such a good time. We are on the verge of announcing more venues. We will keep you posted. Thank you, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris.


By Steve on April 16, 2014

I was dancing in my seat the whole time. Great nostalgia. Their harmonizing was wonderful. True showmen.

Hired as: Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Hi Steve......Love your response! Thank you for this great review. We are on the verge of announcing other bookings, and will keep you posted. Thanks, again, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris.

Loved It !

By Gary K. on April 15, 2014

Hearing the vocals without instrumental backing brought forth the richness and fullness of the harmonies. So wonderfully organic, I loved it. I found myself romanticizing about an era that I was too young to experience......... Street corner doo wop, imagining myself walking up to a doo wop group on the east coast and hearing those harmonies, blending right in front of me, in all it's human purity.

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Hi Gary.......Thank you for taking the time to write this articulate review. Really like the image you painted with your words of "street corner doo wop." It is, after all, how doo wop got its start. It is very nice that you apparently appreciate the history and romance of this pure form of music. And so glad you liked our group.

Safari Doo Wop Show

By Estherly C. on April 14, 2014

The Safari quintet performed oldies from the 50's. The group was very personable, and had great voices. What talent!! We spent a wonderful afternoon hearing such terrific performers.

Hired as: Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Thank you, Estherly, for your positive feedback of 5 Stars! So glad you enjoyed the show! Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

Great night of 60's music

By Betsy C. on April 14, 2014

The accapella harmony was wonderful. The guys took us all back to our fun times with musical memories! Fun and fantastic.

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Hi Betsy.....So good to receive your positive comments about our group. It is very gratifying to hear you had such a good time. Thank you, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

An amazing evening of nostalgia

By Laraine R. on April 14, 2014

You had an enthusiastic audience singing, tapping, clapping and smiling. Marv Rosenberg's Safaris did a top rate job. Not only are these talented guys fabulous, but it is obvious they love to perform!

Hired as: Doo Wop Group

Response from Marv Rosenberg's Safaris:

Dear Laraine.....Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our group. You are right on when you said that you noticed we love to perform. One of our favorite things is feeling the connection with our audiences. Gratefully, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $600 and up.
  • Languages: English


Audiences have raved about how Marv Rosenberg's Safaris connect with them. The fun banter, the brief but charming intro to songs, their experience, smooth harmonies, alternating leads, and overall charisma leave their audiences wanting more! This is apparent by the number of standing ovations the Safaris receive. And if it is a private event or party, The Safaris can either provide a harmonic backdrop to any venue, or provide a stand-out performance, illuminating the festivities! They are happy to be the perfect fit for every venue.

Additional Booking Notes

If needed, Marv Rosenberg's Safaris can provide their own microphones and PA system. Remember no band is necessary as they are A Cappella!


Doo Wop Down Memory Lane with MARV ROSENBERG'S SAFARIS of the 1960 Gold Record "Image of a Girl" Fame! A Cappella Doo Wop at its finest!

Five guys came together to form a blended harmonic a cappella group because of their love for doo-wop, past experiences in the music industry, the gratification of sharing their talents, and to be part of a group where there were no personal egos and everyone would sing as a team. Ironically, the exposed blending of voices within an a cappella setting would require the utmost “harmony” within its members. The joy of singing together is manifested in their engaging banter and enthusiastic showmanship.

Ladd Vance came out of the womb singing doo wop as he is the son of Kenny Vance (who is an original member of Jay and the Americans). Ladd met Nick Krall... an actor and musician, who also loved doo-wop. The two of them decided to form a group. While looking for a tenor, a bass, and a baritone, many guys came in and out of the group, but they just couldn’t find the right fit. They then met Harris Levey, who sings tenor and has had years of experience singing with groups of different genres. Harris mentioned he sang a few shows with The Safaris, of Image of a Girl fame, and that the original member of the group, Marv Rosenberg, a bass singer, may be available. Harris contacted Marv and found him very receptive to singing with them. Lastly, the group needed a baritone. Luckily Joe Wise was available, as Joe was an experienced singer and was someone who had previously performed with The Safaris. The group was now complete, and a sense of camaraderie and magic seemed apparent. "Marv Rosenberg’s Safaris" was formed! And the rest, as they say, is history!

If you love Doo Wop, you will love Marv Rosenberg's Safaris. No need for a band or tracks to back them up as they are A Cappella! Swing and sway, croon and swoon, to some of your old favorites: In the Still of the Night, Come Go with Me, Diamonds and Pearls, Little Star, just to name a few, and of course, the song that put the Safaris on the map, Image of a Girl!

Currently they are in demand for private parties: corporate events, weddings, retirements, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, or for any reason for a party! Marv Rosenberg's Safaris will liven up any gathering and help to make it a successful event.

Past Booked Events

Jul 31, 2016 Concert: Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks
Mar 05, 2016 Private Concert at Laguna Woods Village at 800 seat amphitheater.
Oct 24, 2015 Private 60th Birthday Party at Hyatt Riverside
Oct 24, 2015 Birthday (Adult)
Oct 18, 2015 2 PM @ Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423
Oct 10, 2015 Antelope Valley High School 50th Reunion @ The Hellenic Center, Lancanster, Ca.
Aug 01, 2015 Other
Apr 18, 2015 Private Party
Sep 13, 2014 Private Party

The team providing the talent:

Nick Krall

First Tenor

Harris Levey

Second Tenor

Marv Rosenberg


Ladd Vance


Joe Wise


Set List

Image of a Girl
(Recorded by The Safaris, 1960)

(Recorded by The Cadillacs, 1954)

Teenager in Love
(Recorded by Dion/Belmonts, 1959)

Diamonds and Pearls
(Recorded by The Paraodons, 1960)

Runaround Sue
(Recorded by Dion, 1961)

Never, Never
(Recorded by The Jive Five, 1961)

My Girlfriend
(Recorded by The Cadillacs, 1954)

What's Your Name
(Recorded by Don & Juan, 1962)

Please Say You Want Me
(Recorded by The Schoolboys, 1957)

Come Go With Me
(Recorded by The Del-Vikings, 1957)

I'm So Happy
(Recorded by L Lymon & The Teenchords, 1957)

Wonderful Girl
(Recorded by The Five Satins, 1956)

Cara Mia
(Recorded by Jay & The Americans, 1965)

In the Still of the Night
(Recorded by The Five Satins, 1956)

Lion Sleeps Tonight
(Recorded by The Tokens, 1961)

You Belong to Me
(Recorded by The Duprees, 1962)

What's Your Name
(Recorded by Don & Juan, 1962)

Little Star
(Recorded by The Elegants, 1958)

Tonight I Fell in Love
(Recorded by The Tokens, 1961)

Book of Love
(Recorded by The Monotones, 1958)

Rockin' Robin
(Recorded by Bobby Day, 1958)

(Recorded by the Moonglows, 1954)

(Recorded Randy and the Rainbows, 1963)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love
(Recorded by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, 1956)

I Wonder Why
(Recorded by Dion an the Belmonts, 1958)

Influences & Inspiration

Marv Rosenberg's Safaris has an admiration for Kenny Vance and the Planotones. Kenny sang with Jay & the Americans and has performed with his own group on the East Coast for decades. Kenny's son, Ladd Vance, is a member of Marv Rosenberg's Safaris. Ladd has sung with his dad in performances, and on 2 albums.

Setup Requirements

Usually it is best to have microphones. Marv Rosenberg's Safaris will provide their own 5 mikes and PA system.


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