The Clusters

Why book The Clusters?

The Clusters are an original 1958 legend Oldies Group considered one of the top vocal groups in the New York Metro area and up the East coast. Their hit record "Darling Can't You Tell" was a top ten hit in 1958 along with the flip side "Pardon My Heart" Performing the hits of the 50's 60's & 70's & 80'S, The Clusters soulful harmonies will move you with such great hits as "Ooh Baby Baby" "My Girl" "Rag Doll" "La La Means I Love You" "Sherry" "Under The Boardwalk" and also wow you with great acappella classics like "Gloria" "My Juanita" and "Sometimes" Whether it's Doo Wop, Acappella or R&B The Clusters have it all. From corporate events to weddings, from bar mitzvahs and private parties to rock and roll shows, The Clusters will provide the quality entertainment you are looking for.

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A class act!

I had the pleasure of working with The Clusters this past Sunday at the Long Island Museum. From our first conversation to the last song sang, it was all such a delight working with them. Their obvious love and enthusiasm for Doo Wop and the era was felt by all and helped to make this program a perfect compliment to our Long Island in the 1950s exhibition. From their classy outfits and varied musical program to the witty banter and phenomenal voices, they were the complete package. I was bombarded with requests to have them come back to perform again next year and I do hope that our paths cross again in the future.

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Reviewer: Lisa U.
Organization: Long Island Museum
Event: Other in Stony Brook, NY
Event Date: Nov 11, 2012
Hired As: 1950s Era Entertainment, Doo Wop Group

BEST OLDIES GROUP EVER

The Clusters performed at my parents birthday/anniversary party. The performance and choice of songs were excellent. They were very professional and dressed "to kill" It was an awesome performance and I would recommend this group highly.

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Reviewer: LAUREN R.
Event: Birthday Party in East Setauket, NY
Event Date: Aug 5, 2012
Hired As: Oldies Music

These guys were absolutly outstanding

I was recently charged with booking the venue and entertainment for our class reunion and had geat reservation about hiring a group I had not personally heard live, that is until their first song. The Clusters were just outstanding. I turned out to be the hero of the night and of the event. I had one complaint. The Clusters were so good my wife wouldn't let me sit down, we danced just about every single number. If you are looking for a fun group that pouts on a great performance, you want to hire this group

Jim F

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Reviewer: Jim F.
Organization: Realty Consultants of CT
Event: Reunion in Trumbull, CT
Event Date: Oct 6, 2012
Hired As: Oldies Music, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Oldies Music, Singing Group

Fantastic Performance

The Clusters performed for my husbands birthday party and they were nothing short of phenominal. The choice of songs and music were great and covered all genres. Everybody was amazed by this great vocal group.

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Reviewer: Jen D.
Event: Birthday Party in Farmingdale, NY
Event Date: Mar 25, 2012
Hired As: Oldies Music

Excellent Show

We hired The Clusters for my parents surprise anniversary and their performance was absolutly amazing. If you want the best, hire The Clusters.

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Reviewer: Beth A.
Event: Anniversary Party in Roslyn, NY
Event Date: Feb 12, 2012
Hired As: Oldies Music

The Fantastic Clusters

The Clusters played for my parents anniversary party in June, 2011. They were great. The music and songs had everyone dancing. Their stage presence is great and they did a wonderful job. If you are looking for a real oldies group, call The Clusters

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Reviewer: Jody F.
Event: Anniversary Party in Oakdale, NY
Event Date: Jun 4, 2011
Hired As: Oldies Music, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment

BIRTHDAY PARTY

We hired the Clusters to perform at my dad's 60th birtday party. The performance and music was great. Their sound and choice of music was excellent. I would highly reccommend The Clusters for any type of event you are planning

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Reviewer: Christine C.
Event: Birthday Party in Howard Beach, NY
Event Date: May 19, 2011
Hired As: Oldies Music, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Oldies Tribute Show

Incredible Entertainment...flashback to the 50s!

I hired The Clusters for my dad's surprise birthday party last night and they were amazing! People of all ages had a fantastic time being taken back to the 50s with their performance of doo-wop classics and doo-wop Christmas music! This was to be a special treat for my dad who was actually in a doo-wop group in the 50s and The Clusters really made it happen! Right from the start, Paulie was very responsive to my emails and patient with me as I made changes to the location and the date. I received a contract which detailed everything we had agreed upon. They arrived to the venue earlier than I did and were already setting up/testing the sound system. They played one of my dad's hit songs when he arrived to the party, stunned at the surprise...after my dad settled in they began their first set of Oldies classics and it took a little while for my dad to even realize what was happening! They sang great hits like Sherry, This Magic Moment, among others...they even brought my dad up to sing a few times which was a real thrill for him and my family. My favorite part though was when they sang "Sherry" to me and pulled me on the dance floor! I highly recommend this group...they made a special event even more memorable and we have tons of pictures to prove it! Thank you!!!

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Reviewer: Allison C.
Event: Birthday Party in Media, PA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
Hired As: Oldies Music

Clusters at Allen Park

I saw the Clusters in concert at Allen Park in Farmingdale, NY. They were great. If you get a chance to see them live don't miss out. One of the best legend oldies group still performing today

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Reviewer: Kathy O.
Event: Concert Venue in Farmingdale, NY
Event Date: Jul 18, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Overview

The Clusters provide a fun filled night as they perform. We like to interact with the audience and try to become a part of the experience. You will have a wonderful personal experience as The Clusters perform songs from the 50's like Earth Angel,Gloria etc. the 60's like This I swear, Rag Doll etc and the 70's like Rock the Boat and the Love I Lost. We can tailor our performance to any type of party or function.

Additional Booking Notes

The Clusters provide their own sound system and lighting. For out of state gigs where sound will be provided, The Clusters will need the following: 5 wireless or wired mics (Shure 58 or better) and stands, Three 12 to 15" stage monitors preferably with 2 separate mixes and stage lighting.

The Clusters

Started in 1957, five brooklyn teens formed a group called The Clusters. In April of 1958, The Clusters recorded "Darling Can't You Tell" and "Pardon My Heart". The record became a New York hit and rose up the charts to #10. The Clusters performed at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater, Alan Freeds Big Beat TV Show and the Paul Sherman TV Show. The "new" Clusters were reformed in 2003 featuring original bass singer Joe Gugliotta. The Clusters have performed with the legendary Dubs, Earl Lewis, The Chimes, Johnny Maestro, the Paragons, Duprees and many other great artists. Performing all the hits from the 50's to the 80's The Clusters will make a great addition to your affair.

The team providing the talent:

Joe Gugliotta

Bass & Lead

Tony Portalatin

Tenor & Lead

Paulie Gee

Lead

Joe Miranda

Baritone

Jerry Pilgrim

Tenor & Lead

Testimonials

Leave it to Lisa, head of the Cultural Commission to give residents of the village a trip down memory lane with the doo wop music of the fifties performed by The Clusters. Performing their 1958 hit "Darling Can't You Tell" along with some olde favorites like "Earth Angel" "Under The Boardwalk" and "The Peppermint Twist" The members of the audience who can recall every word of these songs, were delighted to be a part of the show and sang their hearts out with the group. Paulie Gee sang his special rendition of "What a Wonderful World" with an uncanny impersonation of the late Louis Armstrong and he thrilled everyone present. It was two wonderful hours of music.

– New Hyde Park Summer Concerts

"Yes Paulie, I received your CD and will be playing it on my show. I like the fact that you guys keep true to the old sound. You are a great lead and it's nice to hear Joe Gugliotta still sounding so good."

– The T-Bird at WOMR 92.1

"I would like to extend our sincere thanks to The Clusters for providing us with wonderful entertainment and adding so much enjoyment to our Oktoberfest celebration. Please know that your talent helped to make our event very sucessful. We loved the sound"

– Lindenhurst Rotary

The new CD rocks. Will be playing it on the air.

– Cool Bobby B XM Radio

Set List

DARLING CAN'T YOU TELL
PARDON MY HEART
ROCK & ROLL IS HERE
LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
MORSE CODE
ZOOM
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
SAVE THE LAST DANCE
THIS MAGIC MOMENT
TILL THEN
ZING
I BELEIVE
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
JUMP JIVE WAIL
SITTING IN THE PARK
THE WANDERER
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
THE DIARY
WORK OUT
ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT
TWISTIN THE NIGHT AWAY
MY GIRL
OHH BABY BABY
KISS AND SAY GOODBYE
HURT
I WANT TO MAKE IT WITH YOU
GINA
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
THE LOVE I LOST
16 (OR 60) CANDLES
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDARD THING
GOODNIGHT MY LOVE
KANSAS CITY
TRICKLE TRICKLE
PLEASE STAY
LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
RAG DOLL
SHERRY
WONDERFUL WORLD
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
EARTH ANGEL
STILL OF THE NIGHT
TEEENAGER IN LOVE
THATS MY DESIRE
LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
GLORIA
WHEN WE GET MARRIED
ROCK THE BOAT
SITTING IN THE PARK
THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES
THIS I SWEAR
SINCE I DONT HAVE YOU
ROCKIN ROBIN
KANSAS CITY
DO I
WALK LIKE A MAN
WHISPERING BELLS
THOUSAND MILES AWAY (TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS)
STAGGER LEE
RUNAWAY
THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE
DO YOU LOVE ME

Influences & Inspiration

some of the infuences of The Clusters are: Sam Cooke, Johnny Maestro, The Skyliners, The Manhattans, The Spinners, The four Seasons

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