Michelle DellaFave, from the Dean Martin
show, sang and danced with Dean for many years. Starting as a “Golddigger” to a “Dingaling Sister”, performing weekly on the show. After performing with such powerhouse girl groups and traveling across the country doing equity shows to nightclubs, Michelle has settled in New York City, her birthplace. She has continued singing throughout New York in clubs, a soloist at St. Mark’s Church, and many veteran events. Singing many styles, she produced several albums and singles including “Cool Burn”, “Transformed”, and “Freedom Angel”. Her passion for supporting veterans began while performing with Bob Hope and his USO World Tours. Tonight she brings to the stage her genius musicians to create a “GENRE SHUFFLE” that brings joy and good vibrations. She is honored and excited to be gracing the main stage of Club Bonafide.
Guitar: Thayer Naples:
Thayer Naples brings wonderful versatility and control to the guitar whether as a soloist or a sideman. With over twenty years of experience on the instrument and five years playing professionally in New York City, Thayer brings a wonderful vibrant energy to his style on the guitar. Thayer has been playing with Michelle DellaFave for over three years and it shows with their musical chemistry within the setlist. From American Songbook standards to 50’s and 60’s era hit singles Michelle and Thayer put their voice on such tunes and the result is nothing short of first class.
Michael Feinberg, bass
Michael Feinberg is an award winning multi instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Originally from Atlanta, Ga Michael has been based in New York since 2009 when he graduated with honors from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Michael has appeared on over 50 recordings and has performed at some of the top venues and festivals in the world including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center
, Carnegie Hall, and the blue Note. Feinberg has released 6 albums as a leader with his 7th due for release in 2020 on Steeplechase records featuring NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman
. For more on Michael please visit www.mfbass.com
Background singer, dancers,
DeVon Buchanan and Sebastian Bowman
Drums/Percussion: Berardo “Chacho” Ramirez,
Multi-percussionist on drums, congas, bongos, and timbales, Chacho Ramirez is a versatile player with a global repertoire, from Latin jazz, samba, and salsa, to swing, fusion and funk. He has recorded with his bands Metrotang and La Banda Ramirez, and has worked or recorded with Alex Blake, Bill Jacobs, Ahmad Jamal, Ron Gill, and many others.
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Blessed with serene, ethereal beauty and a magnificent, highly versatile voice capable of tackling a wide range of singing styles, Michelle DellaFave put all of her strengths to full use as one of the longest-running female regulars in the history of The Dean Martin Show.
In 2006, Michelle staged a comeback, first producing and recording a pair of vocal CDs — a pop jazz album called Cool Burn and a Gospel collection entitled Transformed, and then in 2007, re-teaming with Lindsay Bloom, one of her colleagues from The Dean Martin Show. The two toured the country as the musical duo Blue Eyed Soul, entertaining veterans, active duty service men and women, and civilians, and visiting VA hospitals.
Since 2010, Michelle has continued to perform both on her own and
in league with others, on behalf of veterans and the military. In 2011, she was invited to be the sole performer at a reunion dinner for
alumni of West Point — the same group that she had appeared
before as one of The Dingaling Sisters in 1970. In the two years since, she has sung at a number of events organized by the United War Veterans Council of New York.
Michelle performs regularly for USTOURS in a tribute to Bob Hope show, and sings regularly for military, and private events. Her appearances in New York include The Metropolitan Room, The Club Iguana, 54 Below, Don’t Tell Moma’s,TheDuplex and The Friars Club. In New Jersey she has sung in the famous Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash at The Count Basie Theater.