The members of The Emeralds with Jerry Tempesta are: Richie Grasso (Billy & The Essentials, The Tokens, The Styles) Bobby Love (Danny & The Juniors,The Intruders, & Tokens) Frank Lafaro, Frankie & The Fashions, and Matty Raimo, Relatives By Appointment. Jerry Tempesta ( 1st Tenor & Founder) "These guys are the real deal! They actually sang on the street corners of South Philly back in the day and have had tremendous success from their beginnings till now!", Sal Dupree (Voted Top Vocal Coach in the U.S.A., Two, 1st Place Winners, "America's Got Talent" & "Star Search"!) This is Acappella at your fingertips! These are the roots of how this sound began, plus an expansion of 'how far you can take it!' The guys in this group are some of the Top Singers in the Business of Doo Wop and can sing anything from Opera to Jazz, from R&B and Soul to just about any other style of Music and beyond! Richie and Bobby spent many years on the road with Jay Siegel, the original lead of The Tokens, and re-recorded, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" , many times and did many different updated versions. You can see and hear them on the Downtown Label, "The Token's-Vintage Edition", 1986. Frank Lafaro,
created , "Robbie & The Reeboks", "49th Street", and a host of other Top Vocal groups in Philadelphia over the last 4 decades, he has over 25 Cd's released as an artist! Rich Grasso co-wrote the World Wide hit , "Sweet Cherry Wine", and recorded his first solo album as an artist with world famous Jazz Musician, Chick Corea, on "Richard Grasso 1", Season Of Grace, Tiger Lily Records, 1975. (see Ebay for price) Jerry did over 100 sold out perfomances with Tony Orlando in his Hit Musical, "Jukebox Dreams" and with Matty, created the New Sound of The Emeralds you will hear today!
You won't be disappointed! These guys rock!