Malt Shoppe Memories is pleased to welcome Rick Bodkin to the group. Rick comes to MSM from Philadelphia where he began singing acapella with a group of friends. His professional singing career started in clubs such as The Corner Store and The Sting in Philly’s surrounding area. His group usually featured songs by The Duprees, The Jesters, Dion & The Belmonts and others. Years later when his voice and style matured he was hired by a producer to sing popular tunes at the Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. From there he continued his career as part of the Rat Pack Show at Pal Joey’s singing Sinatra, Dean Martin and later Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Neil Diamond.
Rick is a crooner and sings lead for songs by Lee Andrews and the Hearts, as well as The Duprees, Flamingos and others. Rick is also taking us beyond just Doo Wop, as we reach back in time to perform additional songs that were popular in the 50’s, 60’s and Motown era. Doo Wop is our foundation and always will be, but we are taking that strong foundation and building upon it to expand our repertoire to the delight of our fans. Louise, Kevin and Arnie are excited to welcome Rick to Malt Shoppe Memories and agree that he is a great addition to our group.
On February 23 Malt Shoppe Memories will again be back to perform at the Ormond Beach Center for the Performing Arts, together with Tommy Mara and the crests. It will be our 3rd time at that venue.
On November 12 Malt Shoppe Memories, was the sole guest performing act at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Our renditions of classic oldies was well received by our audience on the “Front Porch” stage of the amphitheater. We thank the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater for giving us the honor to perform.
We are pleased to release our 5th CD, Remember When, a unique compilation of the greatest oldies with featured guest artist Maurice Newton (former lead singer of the 1950’s/early 1960’s R&B and Doo Wop group The Fidelitys.
Malt Shoppe Memories has a new look. Like many of the classical DooWop group’s performing on stage, we’ve added a semi-formal look to our act. We think you’ll be pleased at our various outfits featuring dinner jackets, tuxedos and of course our “street corner” wear
And you thought we couldn’t get better looking.
On April 30 Malt Shoppe Memories was part of a DooWop Revival show at the Mudville Grill in Jacksonville, Fl.
We were joined by the young DooWop female group, Bond on Blond and the fabulous Maurice Newton, lead singer of the iconic group, The Fidelity’s. Members of the group were honored when Maurice asked us to back him up for the 3rd set of the show. The sell out audience rose to their feet at the end of the performance.
Thank you Glen Fisher of DooWop Revival Productions for allowing us to be a big part of the show. And thank you Maurice Newton for your professionalism and friendship. You are truly one of the greats keeping our music alive.
Malt Shoppe Memories is honored to be one of the Doo-Wop groups requested to record promos for Glen Fisher’s Doo-Wop Revivial radio shows on WJCT, 89.9FM, Jacksonville. Glen Fisher is definitely The King of the Doo-Woppers.
We thank all our fans and lovers of Doo Wop music for making our Oct 3 show at the Elks Lodge another sell-out success. We hope to see you New Year’s Eve at the Palm Coast VFW.
Our recordings were played on The Doo-Wop Revival,WJCT, 89.9, Jacksonville, Dr. Dave’s Easy Oldies WNZF, 100.9 Flagler County and The Sunday Night Oldies Review,WLVO, 106.1, Live Oak, Fl.
On Tuesday, April 30 Malt Shoppe Memories was the featured group on the “Roots of Rock & Roll” radio show on station 90.7, WTCC-FM in the Boston area. Also streamed on the internet at the same time, radio host Boppin’ Bobby played 3 songs from our Sincerely Yours CD and gave a brief description of the group. Also president of the New England Doo-Wop Society, Bobby (Bob Belniak) is featured Malt Shoppe Memories in their newsletter Monday, May 6. We are honored to be part of the Doo-Wop world and together with our fans we will keep Doo-Wop music alive and well for a long, long time.
Malt Shoppe Memories performed at the Daytona International Speedway. Although the headline acts were Reba McIntyre and Kenny Rogers, the audience greatly enjoyed our Oldies Review. We were invited to perform again the following day to cheers and a standing ovation.
Malt Shoppe Memories has recently been featured on a number of radio shows and in newspaper articles in Central Florida and the Panhandle. Our recordings were played on The Doo-Wop Revival,WJCT, 89.9, Jacksonville, Dr. Dave’s Easy Oldies WNZF, 100.9 Flagler County and The Sunday Night Oldies Review,WLVO, 106.1, Live Oak, Fl.
We shared the stage with the Legends of Doo-Wop and the Mystics at the Ormond Beach Center for the Performing Arts. We received a standing ovation from our fans and a sterling review from Richard Nader Productions. As this was our second time at the Center for the Performing Arts we know it won’t be that last. Many thanks to the Legends of Doo-Wop, the Mystics and Joey D. for bringing us into their world of high quality acts.
Malt Shoppe Memories performed for Passport America and Freedom Resorts in Nashville, Tennessee. We were introduced to a new audience in yet another part of the country.
Our many club and private performances were well received. We invested in upgraded sound equipment to enhance our show even more.