"A certain kind of magic happens when The Classics step onto the
stage and begin sailing from one song to another"
Emil Stucchio and The Classics' unique style puts them in a class of their own. They received their recording contract in 1959 and their first release "Cinderella" hit the national Top 100.
They have received national acclaim for their top-selling CDs. Intimate Reflections is a collection of beautiful standards, featuring "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" and "Somewhere". Their Gold Dust CD includes their own songs, along with "Cara Mia" and "You'll Never Know". Embracing the rich music of their grandparents, La Musica D'Italia offers these great Italian favorites: "Statte Vicino Amme", "O Solo Mio" and "Mala Femmina". Their latest CD, Club Illusion, is a collection of all-time favorites, including "Old Songs", "Hungry Years", "For Your Love", "Hurt" and "Wildflower".
The foundation of The Classics is the outstanding original lead voice of Emil Stucchio. Completing the circle of style and blend are Al Contrera (featured on "When You're Smiling" from Club Illusion) and Teresa McClean, lead voice on "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". To the pleasure of their many fans, Teresa and Emil sing together in "You've Got What It Takes" and "Since I Don't Have You/Only Make Believe", both found on Club Illusion. Their popularity has continued to grow as shown by a recent radio survey, where they were voted 6th most popular out of 500.
With over 50 years of entertainment experience and excellent vocal talents, The Classics continue to receive rave reviews from audiences and producers from coast to coast, including Atlantic City and Las Vegas. The addition of an Italian show adds to the versatility of The Classics, along with the songs and humor, for which they are noted. From Fifties to Standards, from Italian to today's sounds, their shows, complete with outrageous comedy routines, are professional in every way. The Classics add a special touch to every show. They are truly a class act.
Recent performances include New York City's Radio City Music Hall, The Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall; The Tropicana Hotel, The PNC Bank Arts Center and The IZOD Center (in NJ); The Convention Center Arena (in NV), Mohegan Sun Casino and Westport Country Playhouse (both in CT); The Philharmonic Performing Arts Center and The Kravis Center for The Performing Arts (in FL), The Capitol One Theater in Westbury (NY), The American Music Theater (in Lancaster, PA), Crystal Gateway Hotel (in VA), The Paramount Theater (in KY), The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA), Long Island NY's Nassau Coliseum, many luxury cruise lines and numerous national television appearance as well.
The following are comments from various people in the entertainment field: "The Classics brought the house down at the Hawaii Kai!" (David Hinckley); "They knocked my socks off!" (Pat Cooper); "Can't wait to have you back!" (Bill Gatos - Tropicana Hotel); "What a way to start a show!" (Jerry Vale); "Show stopping performance!" (Tony DeLauro); "You guys are a class act!" (the late Richard Nader - producer at The IZOD Center); "Another spectacular show!" (Dick Fox); "I put them up there with anybody; sensational!" (Sal Richards)..
Time: 8:00 PM The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) "Doo Wop Extravaganza" Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 11590 Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics, Kenny Vance & The Planotones, John Kuse & The Excellents, The Tymes, The Crickets and The Chimes Telephone: 516-334-0800
Time: TBA The Grand Oak Villa 550 Sylvan Lake R, Oakville, CT 06779 Telephone: 860-243-1630 ask for Carol
Time: 7:30 PM "A NIGHT OF DOO WOP & ROCK N ROLL" State Theatre Center for the Arts 453 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042 Appearing with: Herb Cox & The Cleftones, Eugene Pitt & The Jive 5, The Original Chantels, The Willows , The Classic Sounds and special guest The Mello Kings Telephone: 1-800-999-STATE -or- 610-252-3132
Time: TBA Carmen's Restaurant At The Top Of The Bridge, Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, 999 East Camino Real, Boca Raton FL 33432 Appearing with: Phil Cracolici & The Mystics Telephone: 866-909-2622
Time: 8:00 PM The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) "A Rockin Doo-Wop Spring Spectacular" The Warner Theatre 66 Main Street, Torrington, CT Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics, Jay Siegel's Tokens, The Crystals, Larry Chance & The Earls and Frankie Ford Telephone: 860-489-7180
Time: 8:00 PM "A Rockin Doo-Wop Spring Spectacular" The State Theatre Center for the Arts 27 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 Appearing with: The Duprees, Lenny Welch, The Cookies featuring Margaret Ross, Charlie Gracie and The Coda Band Telephone: 800-397-2554 -or- 724-439-1360
Time: TBA The PNC Bank Arts Center 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Appearing with: The Teenagers, The Crickets, The Knockouts, Randy and the Rainbows and The Demensions Telephone: 732-203-2500
Time: TBA The Brooklyn Reunion! Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret 1100 South Avenue at Lois Lane Staten Island, NY 10314 Appearing with: John Kuse & The Excellents, and Joe Favale & The Emotions Telephone: (718) 477-2400 ext. 3222
Time: TBA Concert! Union, NJ DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA Oceanside Park Concert! Oceanside, Long Island, NY DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA The Brooklyn Reunion! Eisenhower Park Park Concert! Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow, NY Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Joe Favale & The Emotions, The Brooklyn Bridge and The Del Satins
Time: TBA Garden City Gazebo Concert! Garden City, NY DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) Also In Concert - Teresa McClean! Woodbridge in N.J. Park Concert! Woodbridge, NJ DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!! Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics
Time: TBA The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) Also In Concert - Teresa McClean! Berkley Township in N.J. Park Concert! Berkley Township, NJ DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!! Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics
Time: TBA North Haven Green Park Concert! North Haven, CT DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Times: TBA The Westchester Broadway Theatre 1 Broadway Plaza Elmsford, NY 10523 Appearing with: John Kuse & The Excellents Telephone: 914-592-2222
Time: TBA Carteret in NJ Park Concert! Carteret, NJ DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA Teresa McClean In Concert! Eisenhower Park Concert Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow, NY DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA Concert! New Jersey DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!!
Time: TBA The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics Telephone: 631-207-1313
PRIVATE EVENT in Bridgeport, CT
Times: 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade American Music Theatre 2425 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, PA 17605 Appearing with: The Happenings, Willie Winfield & The Harptones, The Original Crickets, The Fireflies, The Chimes, Little Peggy March and Jimmy Clanton Telephone: 800-648-4102 -or- 717-397-7700
Time: TBA Fort Hamilton High School 8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209 Appearing with: John Kuse & The Excellents and Devotions
PRIVATE EVENT in Monroe, NJ
Time: TBA The Original Brooklyn Reunion! (Classics, Mystics & Passions) Roslyn High School 475 Round Hill Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 Appearing with: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Phil Cracolici & The Mystics, The Cleftones and Larry Chance & The Earls
Time: TBA CONCERT DETAILS TO COME! Rahway, NJ
Time: TBA "Doo Wop Extravaganza" Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 11590 Appearing with: The Duprees, Bobby Rydell, The Teenagers, Johnny Farina and The Devotions Telephone: 516-334-0800