The Doo-Wop Daddies, a Milwaukee-based musical act, will bring their own style of “21st Century Doo-Wop” to the Door Community Auditorium for “A Nite to Remember” Saturday, September 12 at 8 pm.
Combining elements of vintage and cutting-edge musical technologies, The Doo-Wop Daddies produce an exciting theatrical show that remains faithful to the Doo-Wop style.
The show features two graduates of Gibraltar High School, Gary Lane and Paul Lent. Lane grew up in Fish Creek, and, after graduating in 1960, began his professional career in Milwaukee. He joined the popular band The Darnells and recorded his first song, “Little Sheila,” shortly after, making him Door County’s first rock and roll recording artist. This fame led to his sharing a stage with such acts as Johnny & the Hurricanes, Santo & Johnnie, and The Ventures, as well as backing up The Tokens who had a hit with “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Lane later formed his band Gary Lane & The Mad Lads, and with Larry Lynne on lead guitar, received national attention with his recordings of “Henrietta” and “What Do You Do When.” He began doing rock and roll shows with many of the stars of that period, including Del Shannon and Jerry Lee Lewis. He worked extensively through the ‘70s and ‘80s. Now retired, Lane currently resides in Sister Bay.
Paul Lent is a 1979 graduate of Gibraltar High School. After completing five years of study in Vocal Music Performance at the UW-Green Bay. Lent toured the Midwest as lead vocalist for the band Worlds. In 1986 they released their first and only album of original material, Out of the Cold. In 1988 he co-founded the group After Dark, a group that has enjoyed much local and regional success. They have shared the stage with many renowned recording artists such as Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Starship, Loverboy, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Night Ranger. The group also owns the distinction of being one of the few bands from the region to perform in concert at the prestigious Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green Bay as the opening act for Foreigner. In addition to singing radio jingles, Lent is lead vocalist in the regional classic rock band Replica as well as a Journey tribute band called Separate Ways. Lent currently resides in Green Bay.
Also appearing with Lane and Lent will be Kim Marie, Larry Lynne and Junior Brantley.
Tickets for the show are $36, $26, and $20, and can be purchased at the Door Community Auditorium box office, over the phone at 920.868.2728, or online at http://www.dcauditorium.org.