Malt Shop Memories Live

Bobby Wilson, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens

Vinnie Medugno, The Vogues, The Chantels, Frank Pizarro

Vito Picone & The Elegants, The Chiclettes, and Sounds of the Street

Thursday, September 12 – 7:30pm:

Malt shop Memories Live is the gold standard for Rock & Roll fans everywhere.

We are excited to announce this memorable, twistin’ & rockin’ performance, featuring a lineup of classic artists at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey!

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Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson, son of legendary R&B/Soul singer Jackie Wilson, shares the same amazing traits and talents of his father. Many say Jackie Wilson’s legacy lives on through Bobby. His adoring fans have dubbed him ‘Mr. Entertainment’ from his natural ability to entertain and bring every crowd to their feet.

Bobby is also a three-time Grammy Balloted Artist with his latest CD, “It’s About Time”, and four Top 10 hits that packed #10 on the Adult Contemporary Charts.

Whether performing Jackie’s hits or Motown favorites, “what you’re going to see is Bobby Wilson giving you all he’s got on stage,” the singer says, “And my dad’s going to show himself, you’re going to hear him and you’re going to see him … I feel my dad around me a lot,” a presence, he added, that’s felt by his audience during every show.


Charlie Thomas’ Drifters

The Drifters are an American pop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter, formerly the lead tenor of Billy Ward and his Dominoes in 1953. The second group of Drifters, formed in 1959 and led by Ben E. King and Charlie Thomas.

After 1965 members drifted in and out of both groups and many of these formed other groups of Drifters as well. These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as “Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters”, “Charlie Thomas’ Drifters”.

Charlie and his Drifters consisting of Louis Baily, Jerome Manning, and Stephen Brown, performed together for 40 years. Charlie Thomas passed away on January 31, 2023.

At the request of Charlie Thomas his remaining members now perform to keep the Drifters legacy alive along with lead Vocal Robert Marion.

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Jay Siegel’s Tokens

A reformed Tokens group emerged in 1961 with Mitch and Phil Margo joining Medress and Siegel. The group quickly attained prominence with the hit song, “Tonight I Fell In Love.”

In October 1961, they recorded what has become one of the biggest hit songs of all time, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” That hit song is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. One of the seminal songs of all times, it has enjoyed resurgence in multi-generational popularity thanks to its prominence in the long-running Broadway hit show, The Lion King.

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Vinnie Medugno

Vinnie Medugno is enthusiastic in every sense of the word! A jack of all trades as he is known to be, he entertains, teaches at Port Richmond High School (where he graduated from), does charity work, and can also be seen alongside some of the biggest names in reality television, as well as the radio and music industries. This charismatic young up-and-coming star is on the rise. Whether it is hosting or performing, this incredible young, good-looking personality takes the stage and commands it.

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The Vogues

From the mid1960’s into the 70’s, “The Vogues” could be heard on radio stations coast to coast. Four gold records,  two platinum albums, and fifty plus years later, The Vogues continue to sellout audiences at concerts around the country. The Vogues were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, and remain one of the top vocal groups on the oldies concert circuit today.

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The Chantels

One of the very first girl groups, the Chantels are best-known for their 1957 hit “Maybe. It sold over a million copies for the group and was performed by them, in 1958, on TV’s “American Bandstand”, “The Saturday Night Dick Clark Show” and locally in NYC on Ted Steele’s “Dance Time”.

New Chantels

Frank Pizarro

Former Lead Singer of The Platters

Inspired by early R&B and Oldies legends of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Frankie grew up swooning along with his radio. He cultivated his silky-smooth vocals in a gospel choir in his hometown of New York City, where he still performs on occasion. He has become the entertainer to be reckoned with. Frankie made his mark in the entertainment music world during his formidable years on the New York music scene, sharing the stage with greats like Barbra Streisand, James Ingram and Tony Bennett.
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Vito Picone & The Elegants

The Elegants, still based on Staten Island, New York, were formed in 1956 by their lead singer, Vito Picone, who also co-wrote their # l hit single “Little Star.” They have appeared 5 times at Radio City Music Hall, were among the initial Doo-Wop artists to be presented at Carnegie Hall and the first Doo-Wop group ever to perform at Lincoln Center. 

Vito Picone (lead vocalist), Jimmy Moschello (baritone), Frank Jeckell (1st tenor), Bruce “Sonny” Copp (2nd tenor and rhythm guitarist) and Gary Catalano (3rd tenor) have been acclaimed as one of the most entertaining acts representing the wonderful era of the 50’s and 60’s.

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The Chiclettes

From The Supremes to Chaka Khan, Lesley Gore to Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin to The Pointer Sisters… The Chiclettes will get you moving with their high-energy tribute to female artists through the decades!

Performing hit after hit, they remind us of the remarkable contributions these artists made to pop music through the years. Their high-energy appeal is universal; the young and young-at-heart appreciate them alike!

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Sounds of the Street

Popular Oldies-Doowop Group, Sounds of the Street is a 5 piece group singing all over N.J. Born and raised in Newark, Nutley, Jersey City, and Brooklyn, now residing in Ocean County. 

Sounds of The Streets