The Rivertown Sound Quartet

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COVID VIRUS UPDATE: The Rivertown Sound Quartet began full performances both indoors and outdoors in April of 2021. As of April, all of the singers in the quartet were fully protected from the virus by receiving the vaccine.

However, while knowing we are protected, we will continue to wear masks, and carefully respect a "social distance" from our audiences who are not protected. Please let us know of any concerns you have before the quartet performs.

If you are interested in having the quartet perform a show,
Contact: Dan Monahan with an E-Mail at: rivertownsound@yahoo.com

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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.
Would you like to talk to us?

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 one of 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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SONG LIST

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Rivertown Sound at Blueberry Hill in University City, Missouri

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If you would like to see a PRINTED PROGRAM of our standard 30 minute show, click HERE!




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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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            Barbara Ann

• 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.)



Rivertown Sound CD's for sale:

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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.




HEADLINE NEWS ABOUT THE QUARTET!
(as of October 1, 2021)


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April 3, 2021: "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny"
The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, Missouri

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The Rivertown Sound Quartet will perform once again at the nationally known Blue Owl Restaurant in historic Kimmswick, Missouri on April 3, 2021. "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" is an annual tradition where the small children get a chance to meet the "real" Easter Bunny. The quartet will sing "Peter Cottontail" for the kids; and then, Irving Berlin's classic "Easter Parade" for all the parents and grandparents. They will be ready to sing many other classic songs to welcome springtime at the Blue Owl! (Be sure to call ahead for reservations because it will be a "sell out.")


December 19, 2020: Annual Christmas Show!
Yes! The Chorus had a show this year! At a new location because of the Virus.

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            Christmas Dec 19 '20

Knights Hall rehearsal '20

The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus performed at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Desoto, MO. 3:00 - 4:15pm. We moved it to this location because the Jefferson College Theater is closed during the Virus Crisis. Following CDC Directives, we spread the tables and chairs in a very safe manner at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  As many of you know, this Hall is huge - the size of a high school gymnasium. Tables were assigned to "Family Groups" or "Friend Groups" for safety.  Masks were required at all times. No food or drink was available this year. All of the very limited number of tickets were available by reservation.  [A "Summer Show" on June 19, 2021, was held in the same location with similar restrictions.] 

August 25, 2020: Rivertown Sound Sings in a St. Louis Park

Harriet's party


Outdoor shows are ideal during this virus crisis. We sang an absolutely delightful "Birthday Show" for our new friend, Harriet. She and her friends sat on chairs, spread out, in the little park across the street from her home. They all had our list of songs. They called out the names of songs they would like to hear. For a full hour, we were like a "barbershop quartet jukebox". Total fun!




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MAY 31, 2020: Rivertown Sound's First Rehearsal Since the Virus Crisis Started

People have asked, "How did we practice for the first time after the reopening during the Covid-19 Virus crisis?" The key was careful planning to stay SAFE. Here are the details.
WHERE: Aaron’s home which is in a “rural” setting. 

LOCATION: Aaron chose for us to be under a huge tree in his front yard. There was plenty of room between four chairs for safety – 6 to 12 feet – in a circle. 

ARRIVE: We came in separate cars and never came within 6 feet of each other.

SOUND OUTSIDE: The key to success while singing outside was having four microphones and monitors on either side of “the circle”.     

TIME: We sang (and talked) for just over two hours. We had not seen each other since we did the show in Illinois on March 14. Since we are all best of friends, it was a bit of a celebration being together. Using the microphones to talk was just another advantage of the sound setup.

SING: Our first song was “Down by The Old Mill Stream” / “Sweet 16”. Getting used to singing again was tough! But... within a few minutes, we were pretty smooth. After a while, we were confident enough to try some new songs: “Always” and then “Daydream”.


SHOULD OTHER QUARTETS USE THIS SAME REHEARSAL METHOD? Rivertown Sound almost always performs in public with four microphones. While we usually do not rehearse with microphones, it was easy for us to do so. If other quartets have a sound system, we would suggest putting a couple of microphones in the center of the circle of four chairs, facing out. This would help a lot while singing outside - which would be very difficult without a sound system if singers are six to twelve feet apart.


As we all know, singing OUTSIDE is much safer than singing inside. An alternative would be to find a BIG indoor space that has an "echo" -- like a gym. Spread out a full 12 feet. No microphone would be needed. As of June 2020, doctors and other experts do not recommend smaller closed indoor spaces -- like a garage. 




July 5, 2020:
The Rivertown Sound Performs for the First Time During the Virus Crisis

The Blue Owl Restaurant in Kimmswick, Missouri
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The folks at The Blue Owl thought some patriotic and old time classics would be perfect for the Fourth of July weekend. We set up a safe distance of about 25 feet from the outdoor seating area of the restaurant. We stayed six feet from each other using four microphones. We built a "wall" of metal benches around us to keep our fans from getting too close. From 11:00 to around 2:00pm, we sang most of our hit songs and the folks loved it. We loved it too. Just getting outside and seeing people again was wonderful!




August 23, 2020: The Rivertown Sound helps celebrate Blue Owl's 35th Anniversary

Blue Owl 35th


We returned on Sunday, August 23, to celebrate The Blue Owl's thirty-fifth anniversary! There were over 400 reservations for that special day. The crowds enjoyed our songs as they waited to have a wonderful lunch. Other folks just wanted to listen. So they brought a folding chair and sat under the trees by the parking lot. It was a hot, perfect, summer fun day!



October 11, 2020:
The Rivertown Sound Appears on Channel 5 News
outside The Blue Owl Restaurant

Rivertown on Channel 5 2020


The Quartet sang a little bit of "Barbara Ann" on a Channel 5 report last October 11, 2020. The report covered the town of Kimmswick's problems with paying their basic expenses. With the Virus Crisis slowing down the tourist trade, the tax money is just not coming in. The tiny town has been taking donations as well as asking people to buy tickets for special events - like the "Cookie Walk" on December 4, 5, and 6. Rivertown Sound will perform at all of these special events. They will also continue to sing every weekend on the parking lot of The Blue Owl until the weather turns too cold. Kimmswick is open every day during daylight hours. Please, visit. Enjoy a lunch. Buy a few presents at the charming shops.




 Rivertown Sound on the Fabulous

QUEEN OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
AMERICA, AND AMERICAN MELODY
RIVERBOATS

        Queen - all 4  

        Queen - entering  Queen - Audience


  

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The Rivertown Sound returned to the Mississippi River aboard the magnificent "Queen of The Mississippi" starting in August of 2017. The quartet was pleased to return during the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2021 on other boats from American Cruise Lines. As always, they performed their one hour 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 these relatively new steamboats and cruise ships, which comes to St. Louis during the Summer and Fall seasons. Check the dates in our calendar below for our exact performance dates. 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 presented "An Elvis Christmas Show!"
with Steve Davis and The Rivertown Sound
 
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The Pacific Opera House hosted our second performance with Elvis. This time it was a wonderful Christmas Show! It was an all-acoustic performance by Steve Davis as Elvis, with his guitar, backed up with harmonies by The Rivertown Sound Quartet. It was a full evening of Christmas favorites - as well as other classic hits like "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," and "All Shook Up."

This was the fifth time the quartet performed at the Opera House. The folks are always so nice there, and the audience is so kind. The quartet sang the best of their Christmas song repertoire as an opening to the Elvis part of the show. We are sure the audience enjoyed actual Christmas songs sung so beautifully. Then in ACT II, we joined Elvis on his Christmas classics like "Blue Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Back In Town," and we even had an old fashioned "sing a-long" with Audrey Monahan, Joanne Black McHugh, with Jim McHugh at the piano. This was a unique show!




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 their other shows. PACIFIC OPERA HOUSE



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


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                            audience
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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            Gospel singers


Rivertown Sound Has Celebrated 22 Years With Steve Davis' "Memories of Elvis":

It certainly 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 have been honored to have performed 18 shows with Steve Davis at the nationally famous Pageant Theater in University City (St. Louis) Missouri. Over a thousand fans attended this special event. Joe Edwards, founder of the Pageant Theater as well as Blueberry Hill, has always been supportive of Elvis, the band, and all of the performers.
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
American Queen

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.

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 "show" quartet like us 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 -  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 "Let's 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 Has Appeared 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

Fox 2 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.



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.

September 18, 2002 was one of our biggest shows 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 that at that time her Grand Dad was doing just fine, and was still performing. In fact, he continued performing in the "Duck Room" through 2014 after illness forced him to retire.

When Chuck Berry 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 Society 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 & 60'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 well over 100 years since the great St. Louis World's Fair in Forest Park. The quartet has been asked to sing in many recreations including some in the actual Forest Park buildings dating back to the Fair era. (Missouri Historical SocietyLindell Pavilion, The St. Louis Art Museum, and The MUNY) 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.




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            and Bill     New Barbershop Singer is All Grown Up.  Collin July '21    

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!



Paul formal pose Rivertown Sound loses Dear Friend and Original Bass, Paul Ogle
On August 16, 2021, Paul Ogle succumbed to a battle with cancer. For the past five years, he had suffered from a number of serious illnesses, and was forced to pull out of most Rivertown Sound performances. As he declined, the "quartet" performed as five singers with him. He would add a rhythm bass to the Doo Wop songs. We had fun together until the very end. Paul had been a director of The Spirit of St. Louis Barbershop Chorus for many years, and a friend to hundreds of barbershop singers across the Midwest. His amazing bass voice, and his kind generous outlook on life, will be so sadly missed by all of us.






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 was too ill to dedicate time needed to stay in 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 considered 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 finally succumbed to the effects of Parkinson's disease. We all miss him dearly.)



Rivertown Sound Performing Schedules: 1999 - 2021

(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.)
(2015 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2016 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2017 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2018 list of performances, click HERE.)
(2019 list of performances, click HERE.)


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




2020 Rivertown Sound Schedule:

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January 10, 2020: Private Birthday Party at a restaurant banquet room in St. Charles, MO 

January 11, 2020:
"Memories of Elvis"
Elks Club Lodge. Florissant, MO. 6:30pm.  A special Rivertown Sound "Tribute to the Beach Boys" will be presented. Tickets available from members.  (with Steve Davis)

Beach Boys POSTER
February 14, 2020: Singing Valentines. Delivering all day around St. Louis area.  $45. Contact The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.

March 14, 2020: "Memories of Elvis" American Legion Hall. Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois. 6:30pm.  Tickets available from members.  (with Steve Davis)
This was our last show before the Virus Crisis hit!
Beach Boys in costume Jan 11 '20
COVID-19 VIRUS:

On March 15, Illinois shut down all public gatherings. Missouri did the same a few days later. All 2020 shows are on "hold" until further notice. Send an email to request a booking from July and beyond. 


Contact: Dan Monahan with an E-Mail at: rivertownsound@yahoo.com

^^^^^ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SHOWS ARE CANCELLED. ^^^^^^^^^^
March 17, 2020:
Special "Irish Show" at Friendship Village. Gravois and Hwy 270. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus.
This show has been cancelled.

March 25, 2018: St. Luke's United Methodist Church. 2761 Telegraph road. St. Louis, MO. Lenten Reflection & Early Spring Concert. Open to church members and guests. Free.
This show has been cancelled.
 

May 2, 2020:
Annual Spring Show: "On The Road Again!". With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Knights of Columbus Hall, Desoto, MO. 7:00 pm. Open to public. $15.00. General Admission, but tables can be reserved. Wonderful hot food is available before the show. Plenty of beverages at the cash bar.
This show has been cancelled.

June 16, 2020: The MUNY, Forest Park, St. Louis. 7:00 - 7:45pm. With The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. This "pre-show" performance will be before "Chicago" show in the Lichtenstein Plaza performance area. Free.
This show has been cancelled.

June 20, 2018: "A Tribute to The Beach Boys" by the Rivertown Sound - and the Mid-South Revival Band. Benefit for Desoto Music Department. Desoto Missouri High School Theater. 7:00pm. Open to the public. Call high school for tickets. $20.00 This show will only be the quartet and the band.
This show has been cancelled.


June 28, 2020:
"Summer Fun and Ice Cream" at Fountain View of Friendship Village. 6:00 - 7:00pm. Open to residents and their guests.

This show has been cancelled.

July
25, 2020:
"Sunshine Gala" benefit sponsored by The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Orlando Gardens Hall. 4300 Hoffmeister. 5:00 - 9:00pm. Open to the public.

This show has been cancelled.

July 28, 2020: 
A Special Show with The St. Louis #1 Chapter Chorus. Our Lady of Life Senior Center. 7655 Watson road, Shrewsbury, MO. 63119. 7:00 - 8:15pm. Open to residents and their guests.

This show has been cancelled.


August 8, 2020:  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.
This show has been cancelled.

September 13, 2020: Gambrill Gardens. Ellisville, MO. 10:30 - Noon. Inspirational Concert. Open to residents.
This show has been cancelled.

July - September, 2020: Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat. Under the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO, Alton, IL, Hannibal, MO. Open to passengers only. Several shows might still be confirmed based on river conditions and Covid-19 updates.
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^^^^^^^^^^^ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SHOWS ARE STILL SCHEDULED ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

July 5, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, under a big tree. Open to the public.
This was our first show during the Virus Crisis.

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August 23, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. Restaurant's Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration! We will sing outside the patio seating of the restaurant, under a big tree. Open to the public.

Harriet's birthday
August 25, 2020: 89th Birthday Celebration for Harriet! Private event. 6:00pm. 

September 20, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.

September 26, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.

October 11, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.

Rivertown
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October 17 and 18, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.

October 24 and 25, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant,  "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.


Rivertown
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October 31 and November 1, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public.

November 7 and 8, 2020: The Blue Owl Restaurant, Kimmswick, MO. 11:00am - 2:00pm. We sang outside the patio seating of the restaurant, under a big tree. "On The Parking Lot." FREE! Open to the public
November 21, 2020: Shops of Kimmswick, MO. 12:00pm - 6:30pm. Special performances of holiday songs for the entire time. Stop by and say "hi" and suggest a song! The "Official" Christmas Tree Lighting will be at 4:45pm.

December 4, 2020:
Shops of Kimmswick, MO. 6:00 - 8:30pm. Special performances of holiday songs for the entire time. Stop by and say "hi" and suggest a song!

December 5, 2020: Shops of Kimmswick, MO. 12:00 - 6:30pm. Special performances of holiday songs for the entire time. Stop by and say "hi" and suggest a song!