Doo Wop is a distinctly American, harmonic vocal based style of rhythm and blues music that emerged from east coast cities in the 1940’s and took over the airwaves in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The classic musical style, which accentuates vocal harmonies over instrumentation, is given proper homage in the entertaining Forever Doo Wop show at The Riviera.
The show features an all-star cast of Doo-Wop masters such as The Coasters’ Early Clover, The Platters’ Grammy winner Jerome Jackson and Tonja Foster, Terrence Forsythe, and more standing front and center and belting out some of the biggest Doo-Wop hits and standards in a show that will have audiences singing along to their favorite tunes.
Doo-Wop groups featured multiple backup singers achieving perfect vocal harmony in support of a lead singer belting out a song’s main hooks and lyrics, and the show features the eight person group in different arrangements in what amounts to a Doo-Wop super-group. The legendary singers perform a series of historic segments and mini-concerts that cover every genre of the musical style.
Doo Wop is an undeniably catchy and beautiful piece of Americana, but the legendary and passionate performers starring in the show at The Riviera make it feel fresh, vital, modern, and new. Take a journey through musical history guided by some of the greatest singers in the genre in the nostalgia fueled Forever Doo Wop, an upbeat, fun, and ultimately touching homage to one of the most enduring styles of American popular music.