Sha Na Na (shaw-naw-naw) is more than an act,
more than a musical group. They present a live stage revue with musical stories of boy
meets girl, lost love, romance, dancing at the hop and just good clean fun.
This group travels with more than 187 pieces of costuming and props and
is more like a traveling book show.
While the group gained fame through their five year television show and
movies such as "Grease," their recognition and draw are maintained by their
successful concerts for the past 27 years plus. The Greaser Olympics is one of the
greatest audience participation segments of any show on the road. With members from the
audience, they do the Limbo, Hula Hoop and the Twist.
Sha Na Na consists of original members: Screamin'
Scott, Jocko, Chico, Donny and Lennie (the round mound of sound on sax). Also
included are bass singer Reggie DeLeon, Frankie, lead guitarist Rob Mackenzie and
"Jack-of-all-trades" Jim Waldbillig.
The group began when a few undergraduates at New York City's Columbia
University decided they were having more fun singing a cappella versions of classic 1950's
rock 'n' roll songs than their standard glee club fare. Encouraged by the enthusiasm
of crowds at a few New York clubs, the group added instruments and began touring other
campuses, creating a furor with each show. Their seventh appearance, at Woodstock, made Sha
Na Na into an international sensation! They have moved far beyond the 50's
nostalgia to become an American tradition.
Their hits over the past three decades include "That'll Be the
Day," "At the Hop," "Romeo & Juliet" and "Save the Last
Dance for Me."
They have an all-new "Interactive"
show. This "dance party" can either be included in the normal concert
performance, or stand on its own as a separate "dance set" in appropriate
Notable songs include ---
- At the Hop
- Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay
- Born to Hand Jive
- Blue Moon
- Top Forty
- (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
- Witch Doctor
- Rockin' Robin
- Boney Maroney
- Charlie Brown
- Splish Splash
- Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
- Purple People Eater
- Teenager in Love
Sha Na Na may be available for your next special event!
.Classic Rock. / ClassicRock
.Novelty. / xNovelty
.Doo-Wop. / DooWop
.Early Pop/Rock. / EarlyPopRock
.Rock & Roll. / RockNRoll
Formed: ..in New York / formed nNewYork
Formed: ..in New York City / formed NewYorkNY
Formed: in 1969
Based: ..in US