- 1. Zoom
- 2. Sixty Minute Man
- 3. The Girl I Love
- 4. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
- 5. Gee Whiz
- 6. Save The Last Dance For Me
- 7. Don't Have to Shop Around
- 8. ABC's of Love
- 9. This Magic Moment
- 10. Why Do You Have To Go?
- 11. Another Saturday Night
- 12. Sincerely
- 13. If You Want To
- 14. Please Stay
- 15. Summertime
- 16. Island of Love
- 17. Valerie
- 18. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- 19. Please Come Home For Christmas
- 20. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
- 21. Let It Snow
- 22. Silent Night
- 23. After New Year's Eve
- Hicksville, NY
- A Cappella Group
- Travels nationwide
- Contact for rates
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.
We Take You Back...... LIVE!!!!!
They were personable, fun, and sang all classic doo wop tunes, smiling and making us smile. There was interesting patter and humor between tunes. It was fascinating to watch and hear the five vocal parts blend. From tune to tune, it was a different lead singer each time, which kept it even more interesting. They recognized the commemorative nature of this gathering, and mentioned my late brother's name a few times.
They were perfect, and made the evening absolutely memorable. I would absolutely recommend these guys to anybody seeking a great a cappella doo wop experience.
The Tribunes came to my brother's house for his 70th birthday
They could not have been better. Musically they were fantastic with their great singing and harmony.
They were also so kind and thoughtful to my brother who is quite ill.
Could not recommend using them for your next event any more highly.
I was fortunate enough to bring great joy and nostalgia to my father on his 70th birthday through the eargasmic harmonies of the Tribunes. They were very professional, sounded great and displayed great showmanship. Their knowledge of doo wop is undeniable, their uplifting spirit is contagious and I highly recommend them.
If Gigsalad would allow me to give this group a million stars, I would do so in a heartbeat. The Tribunes are a true class act. From their matching outfits, to their perfect pitched harmonies and everything in between, The Tribunes FAR exceeded our expectations. The event was my fathers 70th surprise birthday party. It was an outdoor event and the weather forecast was calling for rain and thunderstorms. I called Shelly in a panic the day before the party to ask if the band could play on Sunday instead of Saturday due to
Inlimate weather. He was so understanding as he knew how important this party was to me and said he would call the other members to see if they were available Sunday. Not long after that I called back to say Sunday wouldn't work due to my fathers work schedule. He said no problem were back on for Saturday. I called again Saturday a few hours before the party to say we might switch the location. Again, Shelly was so understanding. Fast forward to the actual event, the band had the most perfect idea, to start playing "16 Candles" as my dad came out of the car blindfolded. When he opened his eyes to see his closest friends and family sitting there and the tribunes singing the most perfect song, he was speechless. I'll never forget that moment and neither will he. As the night went on my dads friends could not get enough of this band. They knew every song and they were in awe of just how amazing these guys sounded. They even took the time learn a few songs they didn't know that I had requested them
to sing. My fathers favorite part was when they dedicated "Tonight Tonight" to him, since that is his favorite song of all time. After the band left, everyone couldn't stop talking about how wonderful they were. My dad couldn't stop thanking me for having them, my uncle wants to book them for an event at his house in South Hampton and I will be booking them for my wedding next May. I cannot thank you guys enough for making my vision of this party come to life. You gave us something truly special to remember. Can't wait to see you guys again!
the Tribunes were a true class act all around! Their performance was top notch, interactive, engaging and became the focal point of my father's birthday festivities! The group members were very professional, energetic, punctual and made our event a day to remember. The guests are still raving about their performance.
We had a great time listening to The Tribunes perform at our office holiday party.
I have to say, the Tribunes nailed the show, excellent performance, great music and nothing could of made my Fathers 70th Birthday more memorable. Everyone came up to me during and after the show saying " what a great group " and " where did you find these guys " but I think the best comment was " Thanks for bringing back the memories ". So "salute" to the Tribunes, I couldn't of been happier and thanks you so much. I look forward to seeing you guys again and to Shelly....Thanks for the career advice Im glad I got to meet and talk to all of you. "Sincerely" - Damian (what a great song)
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.
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
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.
Excellent vocalists, fabulous performers, wonderful to work with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What to Expect
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!!!!!
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.
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.
Past Booked Events
|April 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 28, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||House Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 09, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 15, 2015||Grand Opening|
|August 09, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 12, 2014||Christmas Party|
|August 09, 2014||Birthday Party|
|October 19, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 11, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 31, 2013||Concert Venue|
|Mike Cuomo||Lead, First Tenor|
|Shelly Wengrovsky||Lead, Second Tenor|
|Les Levine||Lead, Bass|
|Johnny Costello||Lead, Baritone|
|Bert Archilla||Lead, First Tenor|
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
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