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The Rivertown Sound

Barbershop Quartet  and  1950's "Doo Wop" Music

The very finest acapella vocal music for the St. Louis Metro Area.
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Contact: Dan Monahan
with an E-Mail at: rivertownsound@yahoo.com



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We love to sing four part harmony! Back in 1985 various members of The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus got together to sing as a quartet. We decided to form The Rivertown Sound Quartet - inspired by the great variety of music from our hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. As faithful members of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA), we are dedicated to preserving good singing and four part harmony. However, while we continue to sing traditional songs from the "turn of the century", more and more audiences have asked us to perform songs from the 1950 's and 1960's. As a result, we have become St. Louis' premiere "Doo Wop Quartet" and are honored to hold that position.   We usually sing without a band - just four voices making the music. When we do sing with a band, it's the great Mid South Revival Band of Steve Davis. See below for more on Steve and the Band. We feel The Rivertown Sound  has developed into a unique singing ensemble. Click HERE for biographies on all Rivertown Sound members past and present.


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All of the singers in The Rivertown Sound Quartet are official members of
 The Barbershop Harmony Society




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Rivertown Sound at Blueberry Hill in University City, Missouri

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• Click HERE to listen to an mp3 file of "Barbara Ann" with Aaron Hardin as lead singer.
It will take a while to download, but it's the whole song.  Size is 1.8 MB.

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• Click HERE to listen to an mp3 file of “Earth Angel” with Dan Monahan as lead singer. It is also the entire song. Size is 2.1 MB.

• It may take a while for these songs to load. We hope you enjoy them. If you like them, order the entire "Lost In The 50's" CD. (Information is below.)

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If you would like to see a CD of our Doo Wop Songs, click HERE!



I Believe CD      

If you would like to see a CD of our : I Believe, a Collection of Inspirational Songs, click HERE.



      Classic songs    
If you would like to see a CD of our : Barbershop Quartet Classic Songs, 1896 - 1912, click HERE.




HEADLINE NEWS ABOUT THE QUARTET!
(as of November 24, 2017)


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August 25, 2017: Rivertown Sound back on the Mississippi River!
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The Rivertown Sound returned to the Mississippi River aboard the magnificent "Queen of The Mississippi Steamboat". They performed their 45 minute show starting with classic barbershop favorites and finished with the best of the Doo Wop songs. Of course, Vern had to sing "Old Man River" to a very receptive audience. We are hoping for many happy returns on this relatively new steamboat, which comes to St. Louis during the Summer and Fall seasons. Here is the boat's web site:
http://www.americancruiselines.com/cruises/mississippi-river-cruises/upper-mississippi-river-cruise





December 9, 2017: Pacific Opera House will present "An Elvis Christmas Show!"
with Steve Davis and The Rivertown Sound
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How about this for holiday fun? The Pacific Opera House is hosting our second performance with Elvis. This time it's a wonderful Christmas Show! It will be an all-acoustic perfornance by Steve Davis as Elvis, with his guitar, back up with harmonies by The Rivertown Sound Quartet. It's a full evening of Christmas favorites - as well as other classic hits like "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," and "All Shook Up."

This will be the fifth time the quartet has performed at the Opera House. The folks are always so nice there, and the audience is so kind. The quartet has decided to sing the best of our Christmas song repetoire as an opening to the Elvis part of the show. We are sure the audienc will enjoy actual Christmas songs sung beautifully. Then in ACT II, we'll join Elvis on his Christmas classics like "Blue Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Back In Town," and even an old fashioned "sing a-long". This will be a unique show! Join us!

Click here for the $15.00 tickets: Pacific Opera House.






August 4, 2017: Pacific Opera House presented "Elvis!"
with Steve Davis and The Rivertown Sound
   
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After the success of the June 30th show, The Pacific Opera House presented The Rivertown Sound Quartet once again. This time Elvis Presley himself joined us. Our dear friend Steve Davis brought his guitar and sang with us for an entire acoustic evening of the very best of the King's music. This show was unique in that Elvis' band did not join us. It was just great voices,  accompanied by one guitar. That was unique and fun.

We will be doing a version of  this show at Jefferson Community College on December  with Elvis who will be joined by the chorus on some songs. He did this show last year, but he has all new songs for this show.
Tickets will be available in October: The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus

We look forward to playing 
PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE again in the future. Jim McHugh, Joanne, Renee and Tom were wonderful hosts. Check out their web site for thier other shows. PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE



June 30, 2017: Pacific Opera House "Lost In The 50's Show"


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What a hit! The Rivertown Sound presented a "Lost In The 50's" all acapella performance in the famed "Opera House" of Pacific Missouri. [220 South 1st Street, Pacific, MO.] This special show in the century old vaudeville theater featured the quartet for a full two act performance! The goal of the evening was to recreate some of the fun of just hanging out with friends in the 50's and 60's. Two hours of the best of Doo Wop era songs. The Coke and pizza were free. There was a cash bar too. Fun was had by all.
• Check back here for more shows at the Pacific Opera House. 
 
The Pacific Opera House



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Rivertown Sound Will Celebrate 19 Years With Steve Davis' "Memories of Elvis":

It seems like a long time ago now. It was on Saturday, December 19, 1998, that the quartet gave it's first performance with the Las Vegas style stage show of Steve Davis.

Steve's amazing bass - baritone voice recreates the songs of Elvis Presley better than anyone we have ever seen. From the moving ballads like "Love Me Tender" to the rousing "Jailhouse Rock", he electrifies the theater with his genuine stage charisma. As would become a regular feature, the quartet opened the evening with our fifteen minute show of 1950 's Doo Wop songs. On the last song, "Blue Moon", the band joined us with strong accompaniment. Singing with the Band is always quite exciting because we usually sing without instrumental accompaniment. Our act is a good transition to "Elvis" coming on stage. We then provide backup for dozens of Steve Davis' Elvis songs like "Teddy Bear", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", and the always dramatic "American Trilogy".

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During the rehearsals and many performances, we have become life long friends with the extremely talented band members, their families, the fan club, and of course Steve himself. After the show, we have the opportunity to spend time talking with the many fans of Steve Davis. We have learned that the some 300 members in the Steve Davis Fan Club were just as warm hearted and kind as Steve and the band. Needless to say, we look forward to performing with "Memories of Elvis" for many more years. Check in here for the latest updates on the shows.

We consider the annual show around January 10 each year as our  "anniversary show" with Steve Davis This show is always at the nationally famous Pageant Theater in University City (St. Louis) Missouri. Over a thousand fans always attend this annual event. Joe Edwards, founder of the Pageant Theater as well as Blueberry Hill, has said this is always one of the largest audiences for a St. Louis based act.
Check out Steve Davis' own homepage
"Memories of Elvis" at http://www.memoriesofelvis.com




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Elvis at the Pageant with audience


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KMOX



On December 12, 2016, Rivertown Sound Performed on KMOX Radio's Annual Holiday Show:

Our friends at "Just Wooden Fences" asked us to perform a "commercial" on this special show. It was produced live at the famous Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. We sang "Little St. Nick" with a line publicizing the "Just Wooden Fences" company. The entire hour and a half show was total fun, and we look forward to appearing again in the future.






Rivertown Sound Performed on The American Queen Steamboat
July, August, 2013
and
July, August, September, and October, 2014

American Queen

The American Queen Steamboat is indeed the "Queen of the River!"  Check out the website:

http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/

During the summers of 2013 and 2014, The Rivertown Sound performed on each of the cruises that came through St. Louis. We would join for one to four days as the boat cruised toward St. Paul, or heading the other way from St. Louis to the South. Depending on the number of passengers, we performed two "official" shows each cruise. One was mostly old barbershop songs and the other was all Doo Wop songs. We sang river songs like "Down by the Riverside," "Row, Row, Row" and "Old Man River." In fact, we sang "Old Man River" about a half dozen times on each of the cruises. We also sang some old gospel, patriotic and - of course - "Doo Wop" 1950's hits that have gained such wonderful recognition for our quartet. Both Vern and Paul were able to join us, so we had five singers for the Rock and Roll songs. It was fun!

The rest of the cruise, we were able to enjoy the company of the other passengers and sing their favorite songs in a more informal way. Much to our regret, we were unable to cruise the American Queen again. We look forward to the opportunity to return in the future.

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American Queen Theater             Main Stage

The theater is one of the most ornate and beautiful we have ever seen.  The elegant staterooms, gathering areas, and dining room make a voyage on the American Queen an experience of a lifetime.



Rivertown Sound Sings "National Anthem" for President Obama

Rivertown Sound sings National Anthem for President

President Obama in ArnoldOn April 29, 2009, President Obama held a town hall meeting in Arnold, Missouri. The quartet was asked to sing the "National Anthem" at the start of the event. It was quite an experience. Paul took calls from the White House setting up the details.

We arrived at 7:30 in the morning and went through the Press Entrance. There were Secret Service guards everywhere as well as familiar members of the St. Louis press corp. For the next two hours we talked to the press and the members of the White House staff. It was interesting that everything was brought from Washington: the stage, lighting, sound system, the podium, etc.

At about 9:45 we were brought backstage to warm up. We hoped to meet the president there, but he was in another room. At 10:00 we went on stage and began singing. Since we have done the "National Anthem" many times before, we were confident that it would go well -- and it did!

During the president's speech, Missouri's governor and US Senator sat in front of us. He answered questions from the audience. Republicans and Democrats alike seem to appreciate the opportunity to directly communicate with the country's top leader.

Afterwards President Obama briefly walked around the inner circle area to meet people. Our baritone, Dan Monahan, made his way from our nearby seats to the railing and shook hands with the president. Later, we met varioius Missouri political leaders who had nice comments about our rendition of the "National Anthem" .

We were interviewed by the St. Louis Beacon afterwards. They made of video which included the entire song and some comments from us.


Here's the audio only which is cleverly overlapped with our interview as well as a bit of Obama's speech.
 AUDIO of the National Anthem.


Here is the entire 11 minutes video. We are exactly at 2:40 minutes into the video. Here's the YouTube address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTZ2cPxMzqY

Regardless of our political points of view, it was truly an event to remember.


 




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Rivertown Sound Lands In "The Top Ten" in the Barbershop Harmony Society Illinois Contest:

In April, 2010, Rivertown Sound competed in the "Pre-lim" contest in Peoria, Illinois. The judges liked our renditions of "Whatever Happened To The Old Songs" and "Last Night Was the End of the World" on Friday night and moved us into the Saturday night finals. The quartet then sang "Songs Like Daddy Used To Play" and "Melancholy Baby". This "Top Ten" is difficult for a performing quartet to achieve. We are very proud of this achievement. We represented our dual membership chapter in Waterloo, Illinois. These great guys encouraged us and we are very appreciative.




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Rivertown Sound Performs in Flashmob at City Museum of St. Louis

On August 19, 2009, Rivertown Sound participated in a well planned out flashmob at City Museum. We began rehearsing in June. Our friend Tom Kavanaugh (from Triune Communications - http://www.triunecommunications.com/triune/portfolio.html)  and Dan Monahan wrote a little song that repeated the words Kettle Corn over and over. It is an addictive little tune. Rivertown spent time in the studios recording various versions of it and creating harmonies. We then had auditions for singers and dancers. Tom chose just the right number to use from the large numbers that auditioned. The day arrived. A half dozen cameras were ready. Directors stood at both corners. Then the sky turned dark. Tom said "beat the rain, go! We started our song and the others began joining in. After four minutes it was done. The crowds loved it. Over 60,000 people have viewed it since then. Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBrAc-DiYfs




 
Rivertown Sound Quartet Appears on St. Louis Television "FOX 2 NEWS"

The Rivertown Sound sang on FOX2 NEWS during the Christmas season in 2014. We appeared with Mary Hostetter of the Blue Owl Restaurant. She brought a huge selection of her nationally known bakery products to display - and give to all in the studio. We sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in that segment.

Here's the 3 minute video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6SKhMulE50&t=9s

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              Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

In another segment we sang "I'm Yours" as a tribute to one of the interns who was leaving the station that day.
Here's the 2 minute video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb3T4LO461c&t=1s

Fox 2 I'm Yours


This was not the first time we have sung on FOX 2 NEWS. In February of 2003, Rivertown Sound sang on the Sunday morning news to help explain our "Valentine Day" song program in which a special love song is delivered by a quartet for romantic folks around town. The money collected was used to promote vocal music education in St. Louis. Another time was July 1, 2005. We sang "Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the main part of the show and and later performed "Earth Angel" during the anniversary photos near the end of the broadcast. We have no video of these previous broadcasts.

Randi Naughton 2005




The Rivertown Sound Opened for Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill!

Rivertown with Chuck Berry 

Chuck said, "You kids were great!" We liked the "kids" comment particularly.

Rivertown with grandaughter

September 18, 2002 was perhaps our biggest show ever! Rivertown Sound performed our full 50 minute "Doo Wop Show" to warm up the crowd for legendary Rock and Roller, Chuck Berry. All of our previous performances at Blueberry Hill had been part of Steve Davis' "Memories of Elvis" but this time we were on our own. The great TCB Band offered to back us up, but the owner of Blueberry Hill, Joe Edwards, thought that just the voices alone coming through their excellent sound system would be a unique way to capture the sound of the 50 's. Among the 18 songs we performed that night, we introduced several new songs for us: "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys, "Happy Together" by the Turtles --and of course "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

In 2008, Chuck Berry's granddaughter was at our annual show with Steve Davis at Blueberry Hill. She is a performer herself and has had a successful career. She told us at that time her Grand Dad was doing just fine and still performing. He continued performing in the "Duck Room" through 2014. When he passed away in 2017, everyone associated with Blueberry Hill expressed great loss. We certainly looked back fondly on our moment in the glow of the founder of Rock and Roll.



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Rivertown Sound Frequently Appears on Numerous Barbershop Annual Shows

Doing Barbershop Society annual shows are always the most fun. There are some 27,000 men in the Barbershop Harmony Society centered around 800 individual chapters (choruses). We make special efforts to arrange our schedule to fit them in. We also give a special performing rate.

Here is a list - and perhaps a website link - of some of the chapters for which we have performed:
Florissant Valley Chapter, St. Louis Suburban Chapter, Belleville Chapter; The Sweet Adelines Gateway Spotlight Chorus, The Waterloo Illinois Area Chapter; Little Egypt Barbershop Chorus, Carbondale, Il; the Columbia Missouri Chapter, the Homestead Harmonizers of Beatrice, Nebraska, and of course, our own beloved chapter in Hillsboro, MO The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.

We have been honored to be part of these great chapter's annual shows. As guest quartet, the Rivertown Sound will perform barbershop classics as well as our unique hits from the 1950's which few other quartets do. . "Barbershoppers" are always fun to talk to, sing with, and celebrate together our hobby.



History Museum  "Meet Me In St. Louis", 1904
Yes, it's been over 100 years since the great St. Louis World's Fair in Forest Park. The quartet has been asked to sing in many recreations this year including some in the actual Forest Park buildings dating back to the Fair era. (Missouri Historical Society and  Lindell Pavilion) It is a wonderful experience to perform the great barbershop quartet songs from the "turn of the century" including the famous theme song written for the fair in 1904, "Meet Me In St. Louis".

If you have an event for Rivertown Sound to sing "Meet Me In St. Louis" (and many others!), send an email to rivertownsound@yahoo.com.





Collin and Bill     New Barbershop Singer is All Grown Up.   Colin 2013        

Collin Everett Dean entered the world on Friday, July 9, 2004. Rivertown Sound tenor Bill Dean cannot decide if Collin Everett will also be a tenor like himself, or sink to the depths of sound like our basses Paul Ogle and Vern Abel. Mother Heather Dean is just happy that Collin is doing well in school and loves to play sports.  It has been reported that he has listened to plenty of fine barbershop quartet CD's (including Rivertown Sound, of course).


In case you have forgotten Heather and Bill's amazingly romantic marriage proposal, here's a link to the story:
Heather says yes 
Heather Says "Yes!" In Front of 3000 People!




KZQZ with banner funny   Rivertown Sound Perform on KZQZ 1430 AM Radio!  KZQZ formal pose 

Rivertown Sound enjoyed performing on the new "Cool Oldies" station in St. Louis, KZQZ, 1430 AM. The new radio station has taken St. Louis to the airwaves like a storm. Following the format used by long gone favorite KXOK, it is all oldies, all the time. The era played is 1955 - 1970. The top pop songs, mostly classic Rock and Roll, are played constantly with little interruption. Of course they play the number one hits of the great performers like Elvis and the Beach Boys, but what is so nice is that they play lesser known "hits" by the great stars too.

The station has a web site: http://kzqz1430am.com/   



Tom Scharfenberger Retires From Rivertown Sound
Rivertown with Mark
          McGwire


Tom (second from right) with Mark McGwire at a Cardinal's Benefit.

During mid-2001, Tom realized he no longer had the time or energy to dedicate to the quartet, and officially retired. Tom was a founding member of the quartet in 1985 when we all decided to create a quartet to perform in the way the old quartets of the turn of the century did: Entertain with any type of songs that an audience wanted to hear. He was the one who contacted all of the theatrical agents in St. Louis and arranged the complex list of shows. During his hundreds of performances, he met so many people who always complimented his wonderful singing voice. He considers singing the National Anthem before the St. Louis Cardinals game shortly after the Persian Gulf War, as the highlight of his singing career. Later he performed at a Cardinal's benefit which featured Mark McGwire and the team.

(In 2008, Tom succumbed to the effects of Parkinson's disease. We all miss him dearly.)



Rivertown Sound Performing Schedules: 1999 - 2017

(Sorry, we have misplaced our 1985 - 1998 Schedules!)

ARCHIVES:
(1999 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2000 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2001 list of performances, click
HERE.)
 (2002 list of performances, click
HERE.)
 (2003 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2004 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2005 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2006 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2007 and 2008 list of performances, click
HERE.)
(2009 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2010 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2011 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2012 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2013 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2014 list of performances, click HERE.)


(The shows with Steve Davis' "Memories of Elvis" are indicated next to the date.)

2015 Rivertown Sound Schedule:

January 10, 2015:
Pageant Theater, annual "Memories of Elvis"  Birthday Celebration, University City, MO, "Delmar Loop" area.  (with Steve Davis) Tickets available to the public (Ticketmaster) - In the fall of '14, call early because this event will sell out quickly.

February 4, 2015: Variety Club event at Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis. Private Event.

February 25, 2015: St. Lukes United Methodist Church. 2761 Telegraph road. St. Louis, MO. Lenten Reflection Concert. Open to church members and guests.

February 28, 2015:
Mary Ann Volk 's Birthday Party at Cusanelli's Restaurant in Lemay, MO. Private event.


March 21 - 22, 2015:
Homestead Harmonizers chorus annual barbershop show. Beatrice High School Theater. Beatrice, Nebraska. Saturday show at 7:00. Sunday show at 2:00.

April 18, 2015: "Memories of Elvis" South Broadway Athletic Club. 2301 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO. Tickets available to the public. Call after the new year: 314-776-4833. (with Steve Davis)

April 21, 2015: "Harmony Blast" at Hillsboro High School, Missouri. Workshop and performance with students. 7:00 - 9:00. Open to students and parents. Free.
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May 2, 2015: Surprise Birthday Party. Kirkwood, Missouri. Private events.

May 16, 2015:
Washington University Alum Luncheon. 11:00-1:30 pm. Private event.

May 17 2015: Tom Hess 90th Birthday Party. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Festus, MO. Knights of Columbus Hall. Private event.

May 22, 2015: Wedding of our friend, Tiffany Davis. Jewel Box, Forest Park, MO. Private event.

May 30, 2015: Annual "Springtime Parade of Harmony Show". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Hillsboro Civic Center, Hwy 67. 7:00 pm. Open to public. $12.00. General Admission.

June 15, 2015:
Dedication of Main Street USA, Columbia, Illinois. With the Lt. Governor of Illinois. 10:00 - 11:00am Open to the public.

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June 17, 2015: Bethesda Terrace, Telegraph Road. 1:30 - 2:30. Open to residents and guests.

June 25, 2015: 1950's Themed Show, for the Over 50 Club of St. Bernadette's Parish. Jefferson Barracks, MO. Open to club members only.

July 8, 2015: Surprise Birthday Party. St. Louis, Missouri. Private event.

July 13, 2015:
Crestview Senior Living Center.  Crestwood, Missouri. 7:00 pm. Open to residents and their friends.

August 1, 2015:  "Barbershop Harmony in the Park". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Hillsboro City Park, Old Hwy 21. 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Open to public. Free.

August 8, 2015:
St. Louis Area Barbershop Festival. St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 9801 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO. 1:00 pm. Almost all men and women barbershop choruses and quartets of metro St. Louis gather once a year to perform for each other. $10.00. Open to the public.

August 22, 2015: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 30th Anniversary Party. 11:00 - 3:30pm. Reservations recommended. Help Mary celebrate three decades of one of the the best restaurants anywhere!

August 22,
2015:
Memories of Elvis with Steve Davis, Fenton, Missouri. 8:00 pm. Check the Steve Davis web site for details on the show.

August 28, 2015: Join us for an old fashioned Gospel Music Festival. Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main Street, Alton, Illinois, "Pietown Gospel Musicfest"  7:30 - 9:00 pm. (with Steve Davis). We are joining Steve to perform the best in gospel, sacred, and inspirational music. No Elivs Presley this time, just Steve's amazing singing -- with Rivertown Sound performing their favorite songs too! This unique event is open to the public and is free. 

August 29,
2015:
Blueberry Hill, University City, MO (with Steve Davis), 8:00pm. Open to the public. Get tickets early as this show sells out fast.

Blueberry Hill


September 30, 2015: The Horizon 55 Club Fun Day, Midwest BankCentre, 2191 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63125). 9:30 - 10:30 am. Open to seniors and anyone else. Free.

September 30, 2015:
Family reunion for our bass singer, Paul Ogle! 7:00 pm. Private event.

October 10, 2015: Elks Club. 1520 Clarke Road, Desoto, Missouri.  Memories of Elvis with Steve Davis, $20 (or $35 per couple) includes free draft beer, soda, snacks. Must be a guest of a Elks Club members. Call "Paul" at 636-586-4431.

October 12, 2015:
A business convention. Downtown St. Louis. 8:30 - 9:00. Private Event.
 
October 16, 2015: "Fall Barbershop Harmony" Maryland Heights Civic Center. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. 7:00 - 9:00pm. Open to the public.

November 14, 2015: Annual show of the Waterloo Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (The Kaskaskia Trails Chorus). Turner Hall, 211 East Cherry Street, Columbia, Illinois. Open to the public.
 

November 10, 2015: Our Lady Catholic Church, 1550 St. Mary Lane, Festus, Missouri. Senior Citizens Club. Around 6:00 pm.  Open to parish members.

November 21, 2015:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, and the shops of Kimmswick, MO. Evening. Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and candlelight walk.  Free.

November 30, 2015: Crestview Senior Living Center.  Crestwood, Missouri. 7:00 pm. Christmas Show. Open to residents and their friends.

December 5, 2015: Annual Christmas Show. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.   Jefferson Community College Open to public. Tickets: $15.00. 3:00pm.

December 11, 2015: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Dinner with Santa! For the whole family! 5:00 - 7:30. Reservations recommended.

December 12, 2015: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Christmas Tea Party. Noon - 2:00pm. Reservations recommended.

December 12, 2015: Wedding Reception. Arnold, Missouri. 3:00 pm. Private event.
 
December 12, 2015: Knights of Columbus Christmas Party. Desoto, MO.  7:00pm. Open to members and their guests.

December 17, 2015: Dupont Corporation Christmas party. 11:00am. St. Louis, MO. Private event.

December 19, 2015: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 9:00 am. Breakfast with Santa! Reservations recommended. Bring the kids and the whole family! We just love this annual joyous event!

December 31, 2015: Memories of Elvis New Year's Eve Special!  (with Steve Davis) Time and location are yet to be determined. Check in later.


2016 Rivertown Sound Schedule:



January 9, 2016:
Pageant Theater, annual "Memories of Elvis"  Birthday Celebration, University City, MO, "Delmar Loop" area.  (with Steve Davis) Tickets available to the public (Ticketmaster) - In the fall of '15, call early because this annual event will sell out quickly.

January 24, 2016: Geyer Road Baptist Church. 6:00pm. Kirkwood, MO. Special "Just After Christmas Concert". Open to members and their guests.

February 13, 2016: "Memories of Elvis"  (with Steve Davis), South Broadway VFW. 8:00pm. Open to the public.

February 25, 2016:
Valentine and St. Patrick's Themed Show, for the Over 50 Club of St. Bernadette's Parish. Jefferson Barracks, MO. Open to club members only.

March 16, 2016: St. Lukes United Methodist Church. 2761 Telegraph road. St. Louis, MO. Lenten Reflection Concert. Open to church members and guests.

April 12, 2016: "Darts Club of St. Louis" gathering. Genesis Banquet Center, Telegraph Road. 7:00 pm. Open to members only. 

April 16, 2016:
"Memories of Elvis" South Broadway Athletic Club. 2301 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO. Tickets available to the public.  314-776-4833. (with Steve Davis)


April 19, 2016:
"Harmony Blast" at Hillsboro High School, Missouri. Workshop and performance with students. 7:00 - 9:00. Open to students and parents. Free.


April 25, 2016: Ecumenical Gathering at Crusoe's Restuarant, Compton and Osceola. 7:00pm. Open to parishioners and pastors only.

April 27, 2016: 1950's Doo Wop Show for the residents of Magnolia Terrace Retirement Community, 623 Hamacher Street, Waterloo, Il 62298. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Open to residents only.

May 7, 2016: Vietnam Wall Memorial, With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. West City Park, Festus, Missouri. Time to be arranged.

May 14, 2016:
Annual "Springtime Parade of Harmony Show". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Hillsboro Civic Center, Hwy 67. 7:00 pm. Open to public. $15.00. General Admission.

May 21, 2016: Washington University Alum Luncheon. 11:00-1:30 pm. Private event.

June 25, 2016: Twin City Festival, Fesus, MO. 2:00 and 3:00pm. We will perform two 45 shows of Doo Wop, Partriotic, and Barbershop Quartet favorites. Free.

July 7, 2016:
The MUNY, Forest Park, St. Louis. 7:00 - 7:45pm.
With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. This "pre-show" performance will be before "The Music Man" show. Free.

July 15, 2016: Green Park Senior Living, 9350 Green Park Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. 2:00 - 3:00pm. Open to residents and guests. [This has not been finalized. Check with management.]

July 30, 2016: "Memories of Elvis" Hollywood Casino, St. Louis, MO. Benefit for the "Little Patriots of St. Louis". Tickets available to the public. (with Steve Davis)

July 31, 2016: Immanual Lutheran Church, 221 Brierton Lane Crystal City MO 63019. 12:15 - 1:15. Open to the public.

August 6, 2016: 
"Barbershop Harmony in the Park". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Hillsboro City Park, Old Hwy 21. 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Open to public. Free.

August 13, 2016: St. Louis Area Barbershop Festival. St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 9801 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO. 1:00 pm. Almost all the men and women barbershop choruses and quartets of metro St. Louis gather once a year to perform for each other. Rivertown Sound is honored to be asked to be the main entertainment on the "afterglow" Cabaret at 3:00 pm. $10.00. Open to the public.

August 20, 2016: Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, MO. Summer music festival. 7:00 - 7:45. At the gazebo. Free. Open to the public.
 
August 27, 2016:
Blueberry Hill, University City, MO (with Steve Davis), 8:00pm. Open to the public. Get tickets early as this show sells out fast.

September 25,
2016: 
149th Anniversary of the Carondelet Baptist Church. Virginia Avenue, St. Louis City. Open to everyone! 


September 29,
2016: 
50th Anniversary of the Waterloo Barbershop Chapter! Odd Fellows Hall, Waterloo, Illinois. Open to members only.


October 1, 2016  70th Birthday Party for Aneeta. Washington, MO. 8:00pm. Private event.

October 11, 2016  Aberdeen Heights Senior Living Center, Kirkwood, MO. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Open to members of the community.

October 22, 2016 "Memories of Elvis"  (with Steve Davis), South Broadway VFW. 8:00pm. Open to the public.

November 3, 2016: Benefit in Sunset Hills, MO. The host of the evening will be local TV personality, Zip Rzeppa. More details to come. Open to the public.

November 8, 2016: Our Lady Catholic Church, 1550 St. Mary Lane, Festus, Missouri. Senior Citizens Club. Around 6:00 pm.  Open to parish members.

November 12,
2016:
Sweet Adelines "Gateway Spotlight Chorus" Annual Show: "Calendar Girl - A Love Story". Nazarene Community Theater, 400 N. Central Ave, Roxanna, Il. 62084. 7:00pm. $20.00 ($10 under ten years old). More details: 618-254-1169 or 314-221-3398.
Open to the public.

November 19, 2016:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, and the shops of Kimmswick, MO. Evening. Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and candlelight walk.  Free.


December 3, 2016: Annual Christmas Show. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter ChorusSpecial guest: Steve Davis as Elvis Presley!  Jefferson Community College   Open to public. Tickets: $15.00. 2:00 - 4:00pm. This annual tradition sells out quickly. Get tickets in November on the chorus Stl1.org web site.

December 9, 2016: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Dinner with Santa! For the whole family! 5:00 - 7:30. Reservations recommended.



December 10, 2016:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Christmas Tea Party. Noon - 2:00pm. Reservations recommended.


December 11 , 2016: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Arnold, MO.  Christmas Meeting of the Senior Group. 5:30pm. Open to parish members.

December 12, 2016: Christmas KMOX Radio Holiday Show. Our friends at "Just Wooden Fences" asked us to perform a "commercial" on this special show. It was produced live at the famous Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.

 December 17, 2016:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 9:00 am. Breakfast with Santa! Reservations recommended. Bring the kids and the whole family! We just love this annual joyous event!


December 18, 2016: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Christmas Lunch! Reservations recommended. Bring the whole family! Christmas fun continues in Kimmswick!

December 31, 2016: Memories of Elvis New Year's Eve Special!  (with Steve Davis) Time and location are yet to be determined. Check in later.


2017 Rivertown Sound Schedule:

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January 7, 2017: Pageant Theater, annual "Memories of Elvis"  Birthday Celebration, University City, MO, "Delmar Loop" area.  (with Steve Davis) Tickets available to the public (Ticketmaster) - In the fall of '16, call early because this spectacular annual event will sell out quickly.

Friendship 7, 2017: Winter show for Friendship Village residents. Gravois and Hwy 270. St. Louis, MO. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter ChorusOpen to residents and guests.

February 19, 2017: Special show to honor the memory of the great St. Louis barbershopper, John Walsh. Bevo Mill. St. Louis, MO. Private event.

February 23, 2017: Special winter show for our friends at Regina Cleri. St. Louis. Private Event.

March 11, 2017: 80th Birthday Celebration for Maureen. Private Event.

March 15, 2017:
St. Lukes United Methodist Church. 2761 Telegraph road
. St. Louis, MO. Lenten Reflection & St. Patrick's Concert. Open to church members and guests. Corned Beef Dinner available.

May 3, 2017: Special 80th Birthday Celebration. Private Event.

May 13, 2017: Annual "Springtime Parade of Harmony Show". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Knights of Columbus Hall, Desoto, MO. 7:00 pm. Open to public. $15.00. General Admission.

May 20, 2017:
Washington University Alumni Luncheon. 11:00-1:30 pm. Private event.

June 6, 2017: Summer show for Friendship Village residents. Gravois and Hwy 270. St. Louis, MO. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter ChorusOpen to residents and guests.

June 25, 2017: Summer show for Friendship Village Fountain View residents. Gravois and Hwy 270. St. Louis, MO. [This show is by Rivertown Sound only.]  Open to residents and guests.

June 30 2017: "Lost In The 50's" all acapella performance in the famed "Opera House" of Pacific Missouri. This special show in the century old vaudeville theater features The Rivertown Sound for a full two act performance!  Tickets are $25 which includes free Coke and pizza -- with two hours of the best of Doo Wop era songs. There will be a cash bar too. Contact The Pacific Opera House for ticket information.

Pacific Opera - long shot

July 18, 2017:
The MUNY, Forest Park, St. Louis. 7:00 - 7:45pm.
With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. This "pre-show" performance will be before "All Shook Up" show. Free.

July 28, 2017: Join us for an old fashioned Gospel Music Festival. Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main Street, Alton, Illinois, "Pietown Gospel Musicfest"  7:30 - 9:00 pm. (with Steve Davis). We are joining Steve to perform the best in gospel, sacred, and inspirational music. No Elivs Presley this time, just Steve's amazing singing -- with Rivertown Sound performing their favorite songs too! This unique event is open to the public and is free

July 29, 2017: "Sunshine Gala" benefit sponsored by The Fransciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Lady of the Snows Shrine in Belleville, Illinois. 7:30 - 8:00pm. Open to the public.

August 4, 2017: The PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE of Missouri presents "ELVIS!" with Steve Davis and The Rivertown Sound. This will be an all-acoustic performance by Elvis, with his guitar, backed up by The Rivertown Sound. No band here - just great voices! Tickets are $25 until July 29. Bottles of wine are free. Click here for tickets: PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE
Rvtn with big slide         Elvis and Rvtn - long shot at Pacific
August 12, 2017:  "Barbershop Harmony in the Park". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Hillsboro City Park, Old Hwy 21. 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Open to public. Free. Food and beverage from "Samwich Shop" wagon will be available.

August 19, 2016: St. Louis Area Barbershop Festival. St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 9801 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO. 1:00 pm. Almost all the men and women barbershop choruses and quartets of metro St. Louis gather once a year to perform for each other. $10.00. Open to the public.

August 25, 2017:
Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat. Under the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO. Open to passengers only.

Rvtn on The Queen

September 5, 2017:  "Guest Night" with The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.   Jefferson Community College   Open to guests of members of the chorus.  

September 24,
2017: 
150h Anniversary of the Carondelet Baptist Church. 7301Virginia Avenue, St. Louis City, MO 63111.
With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Open to everyone! 

November 11, 2017: Aaron will be the MC for the show! NO Rivertown Sound this time around. So, come out to see our new actor make his debut! Annual show of the Waterloo Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (The Kaskaskia Trails Chorus). Turner Hall, 211 East Cherry Street, Columbia, Illinois. International Champion Quartet, Storm Front, will be the special guests! Open to the public.

November 18, 2016: The Blue Owl Restaurant, and the shops of Kimmswick, MO. 2:30 - 8:30pm. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and candlelight walk.  Free and open to the public. We try to visit every one of the 25+ shops and sing a song. It's total fun. Join us. See the town lit up with candles and sparkling lights. It's magic!

November 30, 2017: Holiday Party for Mueller Prost in Clayton. Private Event.

December 2,
2017:
Annual Christmas Show. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.  
Jefferson Community College   Open to public. Tickets: $15.00. 2:00 - 4:00pm. This annual tradition sells out quickly. Get tickets in November, 2017, on the chorus Stl1.org web site.

December 3, 2017: The Blue Owl Restaurant, and the many shops of Kimmswick, MO. 11:30 - 2:30pm. Kimmswick, MO. Christmas Cookie Walk.

Blue Owl


December 3, 2017: Front & Market Gifts of Kimmswick, MO. 2:30 - 4:30pm. Special performances of holiday songs for the entire time. Stop by and say "hi" and suggest a song!

December 8, 2017:
Jefferson College Friday Speaker Series: Barbershop Holiday Performance.  Student Center. 11:30 - 12:30pm. Open to the public: $7.00 - includes buffet lunch! Be sure to contact Lisa at
lvinyard@jeffco.edu to be sure they put out some extra food for you.

       

December 9, 2017:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Christmas Lunch. 11:00 - 2:00pm. Reservations recommended.

December 9, 2017: The PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE of Missouri presents "A Christmas with ELVIS!" with Steve Davis and The Rivertown Sound. This will be an all-acoustic performance by Elvis, with his guitar, backed up by The Rivertown Sound. No band here - just great voices! Tickets are $15. Click here for tickets: PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE
Elvis w Rvtn at Christmas Show '16

December 10 , 2017: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Arnold, MO.  Christmas Meeting of the Senior Group. 5:00pm. Open to parish members.

December 16, 2017:
The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 9:00 am. Breakfast with Santa! Reservations recommended. Bring the kids and the whole family! We just love this annual joyous event!


December 17, 2017: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. Chistmas Lunch! For the whole family! 11:30 - 2:00. Reservations recommended.

December 19, 2017:  A Christmas Show with The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Details are being discussed.

December 20, 2017:  A Christmas Luncheon, 11:45 - 12:45, for the folks at Empire Comfort Systems, 918 Freeburg Ave., Belleville Illinois 62220. Private event. 

2018 Rivertown Sound Schedule:

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January 6, 2018: Pageant Theater, annual "Memories of Elvis"  Birthday Celebration, University City, MO, "Delmar Loop" area.  (with Steve Davis). Showtime: 7:00pm.  $20 Tickets available to the public (Through Ticketmaster) - In the fall of '17, call early because this spectacular annual event will sell out quickly.
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February 27, 2018:  Our Lady of Life Apartments, 7655 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119. A Late Winter Barbershop Harmony Show with The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Details are being discussed.

March 14, 2018: St. Luke's United Methodist Church. 2761 Telegraph road. St. Louis, MO. Lenten Reflection & St. Patrick's Concert. Open to church members and guests. Corned Beef Dinner available.

May 5, 2018:
Annual "Springtime Parade of Harmony Show". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Knights of Columbus Hall, Desoto, MO. 7:00 pm. Open to public. $15.00. General Admission.

May 19, 2018: Washington University Alumni Luncheon. 11:00-1:30 pm. Private event.



Biographies of Members of the Rivertown Sound
Past and
present.
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HERE.


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Rivertown Sound
              logo 1          Bill, Dan, Paul, Aaron
The Members of the Rivertown Sound Quartet:
Bill Dean, tenor
Aaron Hardin, lead
Dan Monahan, baritone
Vern Abel, bass
Paul Ogle, bass

Vern
          Bill Dan Aaron


 

How Do We Plan Our Performances?

We take pride in our ability to sing a wide variety of songs. Our scores of tunes range from the turn - of - the - century Barbershop Classics, through the Big Band era, the "Doo-Wop 1950's", and then to a touch of the "modern".

Click HERE to read how we plan our performances, and to see another picture.


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Links to sites which are our very favorites:


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The United States Men's Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly known as "SPEBSQSA")
The United States Women's Barbershop Society (The Sweet Adelines)
The St. Louis #1 Chapter "Spirit of St. Louis Chorus"
The St. Charles "Ambassadors of Harmony Chorus" International Barbershop Champion chorus!
St. Louis Harmony Chorus: Champion Sweet Adeline Chorus centered in Kirkwood, Missouri.
Steve Davis "Memories of Elvis": the midwest's best tribute to Elvis Presley!
Ravaged Hearts: Royal Robbins and Ray Schulte, from Steve Davis' band, Mid South Revival, have their own creative, musical group.
Pavlov's Dog: famed St. Louis based rock band, co-founded by Mike Saffron, who is the drummer for Steve Davis' band, Mid South Revival.

Bob Kuban: a St. Louis music legend

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Fashions of the Past - Our friend
Carol Ann Miller can set up a "1904 fashion show" for you and your party guests. Complete with all the "turn of the century fun!"

Carol Ann
              Miller 

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If you have any questions, or comments, about barbershop/Doo Wop music, drop us a note at this e-mail address: rivertownsound@yahoo.com

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