The Tribunes

Why book The Tribunes?

The Tribunes are a legendary 5-man acappella group specializing in the performance of vocal music from the 1950's and 1960's. The group is renowned for their authentic street-corner harmonies that are treasured by their audiences. The act boasts 5 lead singers to add to their versatility, including current long time members of Platinum Recording Artists Cathy Jean & The Roommates, The Teenchords and The Del-Vikings. Their energetic shows evoke emotions ranging from sheer excitement to feelings of pure nostalgia. The Tribunes perform regularly across the United States and have shared the stage with virtually all of the oldies artists performing today.

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Amazing!!

Amazing!! The Tribunes recently performed during the cocktail hour for my 2014 wedding. They were a hit. Guests are still talking about the show they put on and asking for their contact information. They were professional, friendly, and talented. The songs they sang were perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy! I can't wait to attend their next performance.

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Reviewer: Dara G.
Event: Wedding Cocktail Hour in Howard Beach, NY
Event Date: Feb 22, 2014
Hired As: 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group, Oldies Music, Singing Group

Such Talent!

Monday, 1/27/14, 12:14 PM

Such talent from a great group of musicians! The Tribunes had crowds of all ages that appreciated their singing and their personalities! Their performance really enhanced my Mother's 70 birthday party- Great live entertainment and the older generation got to enjoy their music for a change:).

From: New Jersey
Email: Melissariv@verizon.net

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Reviewer: Melissa R.
Event: Birthday Party in Paterson, NJ
Event Date: Jan 26, 2014
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group, Oldies Music, Oldies Tribute Show, Singing Group
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Great, Amazing and super entertaining

We had a surprise 60th for my wife with around 100 guest. Everyone had a great time and raved about them all night.There is only one word to describe the Tribunes (FANTASTIC). Their harmony and choice of songs were great. For those who love Doo Ops these are the guys for you.

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Reviewer: Richard L.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 19, 2013
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, A Cappella Singing Group
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A wonderful experience!

Excellent vocalists, fabulous performers, wonderful to work with.

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Reviewer: Daniel F.
Organization: MHCA (Memorial Hall Center for the Arts, Inc.)
Event: Concert Venue in Wilmington, VT
Event Date: Aug 31, 2013
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group

A Tribute to the Tribunes

The guests were truly amazed. The vocals were outstanding. We were taken on a journey through the history of rock and roll. From their opening rendition of "Darling When We Get Married", until the finale of "Save The Last Dance For Me", people were cheering. The consensus is that the Tribunes are the best A Cappella / Doo Wop group we have seen. Mike Cuomo is the ultimate professional. Please keep these memories alive.

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Reviewer: James M.
Event: Anniversary Party in Levittown, NY
Event Date: May 19, 2013
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group

A Tribute to the Tribunes

The guests were amazed. Their vocals were outstanding. We were taken on a journey through the history of rock and roll. From the opening rendition of " Darling When We Get Married ", until the final song , people were cheering. The consensus is that the Tribunes are simply the best Acappella/Doo Wop group we have ever seen.

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Reviewer: James M.
Event: Anniversary Party in Levittown, NY
Event Date: May 19, 2013
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group

Wonderful Show!

My wife, our friends and I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful performance at the Seaford Railroad Station this past Saturday night. The quality of the the performance and the choice of materials cannot be overestimated. They were simply outstanding. We certainly hope to be in your presence again sometime soon. Kind regards.

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Reviewer: Michael P.
Event: Fair in Seaford, NY
Event Date: Jul 26, 2009
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group, Oldies Music, Singing Group

Incredible Performance!

I received so many compliments on the Tribunes from my guests. Everyone had an incredible time and the music was great. Their use of wireless mikes and them walking around singing to people sitting at tables made it very personal and very entertaining. I need to come up with another reason to hire them again. I would not even look any further but the TRIBUNES. Thank you so much, you made my daughter's party a lot of fun.

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Reviewer: Steve K.
Event: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Event Date: Jun 21, 2008
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group, Oldies Music, Singing Group

The Tribunes Wowed The Crowd!

From the first contact through the last song, and even follow-up email, The Tribunes were professional, accommodating and amazingly talented. They exceeded my expectations and have my highest recommendation....in fact, I may have to host another party just so that I can hire them again!

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Reviewer: Janet S.
Event: Private Party in Carle Place, NY
Event Date: Jul 25, 2009
Hired As: A Cappella Singing Group, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, A Cappella Singing Group, Doo Wop Group, Oldies Music, Singing Group

Booking Info

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Overview

The Tribunes are renowned for their authentic New York bred street-corner harmonies that are treasured by their audiences. The group boasts five lead singers to add to their versatility. Their energetic shows evoke emotions ranging from sheer excitement to feelings of pure nostalgia with their genuine renditions of the classic songs of the era. While catering to music lovers of all ages, the group encourages audience participation, and will include a contest with prizes awarded as part of the show, upon request. The Tribunes perform regularly across the United States and abroad and have shared the stage with virtually all of the oldies artists and groups performing today, to include The Harptones, The Drifters, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, The Chantels, The Crystals, The Tokens, The Platters and many more.

We Take You Back………….. LIVE!!!!!

Additional Booking Notes

We own a compact, state-of-the-art sound system with wireless microphones. This affords the group the ability to mingle with the audience, when appropriate, and adds to the overall professional appearance of the group.

The Tribunes

The group was originally formed in 1957 and enjoyed success with their 1959 Top Forty recording, "Code of Love" on Paul Winley's famous Derrick Records label. Paul Winley has the distinction of producing the legendary album, "The Paragons Meet The Jesters", often revered as the quintessential doo wop recording of all time.

In 1959, The Tribunes won top honors at the world famous Apollo Theater's Amateur Night in Harlem, New York. The group continued to make appearances at Rock n' Roll shows, night clubs and major entertainment venues nationwide until the early 1960's, when the ensemble disbanded.

In 1997, The Tribunes were reestablished and are comprised of Mike Cuomo, Shelly Wengrovsky, Les Levine, Johnny Costello and Bert Archilla. A true "Super Group", each member is also part of a current top oldies act performing throughout the U.S. and abroad. Shelly is a long time member of Platinum Recording Artists Cathy Jean & The Roommates. Mike, Johnny and Bert are members of The Teenchords. Les and Shelly are members of the fabulous Del-Vikings.

The team providing the talent:

Mike Cuomo

Lead, First Tenor

Shelly Wengrovsky

Lead, Second Tenor

Les Levine

Lead, Bass

Johnny Costello

Lead, Baritone

Bert Archilla

Lead, First Tenor

Testimonials

I had the most wonderful experience on October 17, 2009. I hired The Tribunes, the famous acappella group from the 1950's for my mother and father in law's 50th wedding anniversary. Myth has it that on December 31st of every year, a shroud falls over the old year to separate it from the new year coming, preserving it for some day for the shroud to be lifted. Legend says that there's a way to go forward and back in time. Well if this is true, then The Tribunes hold this magic time machine in their wonderful voices; for as they sang, the veils of each year lifted and transported my family and friends back to 1959. Our jaws dropped as they came out and sang their first song and when they sang "Little Darlin", I myself got the goose bumps. What a great performance! It felt as if we were back at the New York Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, NY! Thank you, Les Levine, Shelly Wengrovsky, John Costello, Jerry Pilgrim and Mike Cuomo for giving us that great gift of a trip back in time. BELIEVE ME, IT HAPPENED. WE WERE THERE. I KNOW.

Your New Fans Forever,
The Kraska and Calvo Families

– The Kraska and Calvo Families

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your fantastic performance on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at our 25th Anniversary party. Besides your wonderfully talented and at times downright hilarious entertainment for my guests, it gave me great satisfaction to see how you all enjoyed yourselves and interacted with my other entertainers as well. It just felt like everyone - from guests to caterers to entertainers - became one big family, and the sum of the parts went way beyond the whole and took the experience to a whole new level. How special you are! I would recommend you to ANYONE, and use you again in a heartbeat.

Your obvious love and caring helped make our special day truly a dream come true. Thank you again, and I hope to see you all again soon. Please put me on your mailing list and keep me posted where you will be playing!

God bless you and thank you again!

With all our love,
Janet and Tom Van Wickler

– Janet & Tom Van Wickler

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