Brylcream in Concert at Unity presents a little Dab of Do Wop, Acapella, Classic Rock, Disco, Motown and more March 28

Published on Mar. 11 2015
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"We are one of the few truly acapella groups remaining today," said Billy D, second tenor and lead for many Brylcream songs in concert March 28 at Unity of Bonita Springs."We can rock the house without accompaniment, but we do bring all the favorites, past to present.

Mar. 28 2015

Acapella, Classic Rock, Disco, Motown but mostly _A Little Dab of Doo Wop_ and it_s a swinging afternoon with Brylcream_s _four guys and a gal_ in concert at Unity of Bonita Springs. Ring in the spring with one of the few remaining a cappella groups for whom accompaniment is a bonus, not a requirement.

Cool T. Wopp, 'T Bone,' Alan Gilbert, 'Billy D' Louth and Victoria Jennings bring southwest Florida original and requested Motown, Classic Rock, Disco and Doo Wop sounds.

Dr. John "Wopp" Mina started singing doo-wop in 1973 with his first group "Johnny Crash and the Hot Rods." He and "Richie" Beattie, put together "Brylcream" and has been directing the group since 1991.

"Wopp" does many of the original Brylcream arrangements. Two original songs recorded by Brylcream, _Rockin' the Neighborhood" and "Ready to go", were written by John Mina and Roy Schelper. Concert attendees may expect more original songs that are available for purchase at the concert and online.

Tom _Cool T_ Welter took up Barbershop singing in _91, and joined Brylcream in 1992.

_We are one of the few truly acapella groups remaining today,_ said Billy D, second tenor and lead on many Brylcream songs. _We don_t need musical accompaniment to rock the house _ but we do bring all the favorite tunes that take the audience down memory lane and then some._

Billy _D_ grew up in the Motor City and performed with such notables as Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and Nathanial Mayer (_Village of Love_).

He joined Brylcream in the 1990_s. Recently, he traveled with the current _Crests._ _The Crests_ and _Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge_ were featured on a 50s/60s Carnival Cruise.

As a young boy, growing up in a rural area of New York State, T-Bone_ sang in minstrel shows and County Fairs. T-Bones' deep bass voice has become a staple to the group_s energetic and popular performances since 2004.

Alan G._s vocal harmony combined with his piano playing skills got him involved with Greasy Joe & The Surfboards in the '70s. A Battle of the Bands in Ridgewood, New Jersey included Pegasus _ the future KISS. Alan G. remains active with harmony, music, and having fun. He still spins in his hula hoop while crooning one of his favorite tunes.

Victoria's mother is a member of the award winning Sweet Adeline_s chorus, Spirit of the Gulf. Victoria, a new member of the ensemble, and one of the few females singing in a cappella ensembles, was the Italian opera singer at Macaroni Grill. Her current style is inspired by Linda Eder, Martina McBride, Amy Grant and Barbara Streisand.

In addition to their performances as Brylcream, many of the members sing barbershop and with other groups when they are not assembled as Brylcream. Their talent and vocal range is in demand in the southwest Florida area at entertainment night spots and private parties.

The spring concert at 28285 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, Fla. 34135, is Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets for $20 may be reserved by calling 239-947-3100 and more information is at

Unity of Bonita Springs is at 28285 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs 34135. Charles is the contact for more information.

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