The Story of Doo-Wop, The TestostaTones at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay, Friday 12th April
THE theatre show ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’ by the UK’s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The TestostaTones, visits the Fisher Theatre in Bungay on Friday 12thApril.
The show explores the story of the vocal style of singing which emerged in the 1950s and paved the way for early rock, enjoying resurgences in several following decades. During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches. As this new “sound” began to grow in popularity and reach the attention of prominent radio disc jockeys, taking over the billboard charts, the groups moved from the streets into the recording studios and the rest, as they say, was history.
The Story of Doo-Wop is performed as a live “broadcast” from a radio studio and presented by the host for the evening, Chuck Anderson, a fictional radio show disc jockey who “spins the discs” of some of the biggest hits of the genre which will be performed live by The TestostaTones, a group who have sung for the Queen, live on BBC Radio 2 and at some of the most iconic venues in the UK. They have been described as “the missing song from the soundtrack of a Martin Scorcese movie” and will be singing ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Earth Angel’, ‘Runaround Sue’, ‘Teenager in Love’, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ and ‘In The Still of the Night’, among many others.
TestostaTones group member, Richard Ainslie says, “Bringing ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’ to The Fisher Theatre is a fairly rare local appearance for us but having made a guest appearance at the venue in 2015, we cannot wait to return with our own show”.
Tickets for the show are £14 and £11 concessions (Friends of the theatre £10 and parties of 8 or more £9). They are available now from the theatre box office on 01986 897130 or online at www.fishertheatre.org. For more details, visit www.TestostaTones.co.uk