Tampa Bay Garage Bands


The Streetlites

In 1994, the original vocal group "The Streetlites" was formed.

Johnny Lurie Jr. (Bass) learned all the music of the 'Doo-Wop' era as he grew up listening to rehearsals of his Father's group, "The Nightlites,"a popular 50's New York City vocal group.

Jim Holway (Tenor) sang the music of the 50's and 60's as a teenager, and was also a studio singer for many popular groups.

Jose Fernandez (Tenor) sang their brand of music also as a teenager in the Bronx but his origin is in the Tampa Bay area in the 60's where he sang in a rock n roll band called "The Swinging Satins."

Mark Dawson (Tenor) came to the Tampa bay area in 1997 from Chicago where he was the lead singer and musical director of his own very popular rock band, "The All-night Newsboys," for 14 years. Mark has also recorded national radio spots for the Coors Brewing Company.

Collectively, "The Streetlites" have over one hundred years of vocal experience between them. These four men have taken the wonderful sounds of 50's, 60's and 70's, those great harmonies heard over the years, and have perfected those sounds to present them to you through exquisitely beautiful A cappella and musically accompanied vocals. Their incredible harmonies have astounded and excited audiences up and down the eastern coast of the United States, from Doo-Wop to Motown and even some R&B. Their voices are so perfectly blended that when you hear them singing A cappella, you'll be convinced they are using musical accompaniment, when in fact, it is only their voices. In a very short time, "The Streetlites" have definitely been noticed by the music industry. Their beautiful harmonies and terrific rhythms are pure 50's and 60's, New York City "street corner" style. "The Streetlites" are marvelous performers, blending their sometimes '-wacky' personalities with pristine vocals that can rival the best in the business.

"The Streetlites" have appeared with such 'big name' groups as the Drifters, the Coasters, the Marcels, the Mamas & the Papas, Three Dog Night, Shirley Reeves (of the Shirelles), Danny & the Juniors, the Grass Roots, the Beach Boys, Captain and Tenille, Ray Peterson, the Tams, Mary Wilson (of the Original Supremes), the Turtles, Badfinger, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. They most recently performed in Clearwater, Fl. at the Classic Royalty Theater. They literally stole the show and left the stage with a cheering crowd's standing ovation. Florida has never seen the likes of the quality of these fine performers.

"The Streetlites" can accommodate their performances to whatever length of show you desire. They will dazzle your audience with the best "Doo-Wop" vocal styling this side of the Bronx.

E-mail: doowoper@tampabay.rr.com
Visit them on the Web: www.thestreetlites.com

Phone: (727) 542-6157 or (727) 521-2223

The Streetlites
819 50th Ave. N
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

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