Freddy Velas & The Silvertones
Italian Doo Wop Group
inspired by the Italian / American Doo Wop tradition of the 1950’s and early 1960’s
“Freddy Velas & The Silvertones ” … very unique Doo Wop Group than rare of its kind … in fact the songs they play are inspired by the Italian/American “Doo Wop” tradition, colored by the Velasquéz bros polyphonic choirs … The project was born in London (UK) November 1996; training with a trio (Fabrizio Velasquéz – guitar, Blasco Mirabella – doublebass and Stefano Velasquéz – drums)… after having participated on Hemsby ’97 Talent Show, with the song defined a symbol of Italy in the world …with their Doo Wop version of “Volare” (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu – by Domenico Modugno), here they ranked the second! They continued ” Gigs ” even in Kensington Palace, during a Xmas Party on December 20th 1997 … Later on…their main desire was to bring the Doo Wop sound all over the world!
Once back in Italy, they became the “Little Tony” backing band with “Enrico Ciacci” lead guitarist
following a tour for about 9 months, traveling around Italy and the rest of Europe…