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The Outsiders: A Brief Biography

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    The year was 1965.   In Cleveland, Ohio, a successful area rhythm and blues band called Tom King and The Starfires pooled their meager resources to record an original song composed by Tom King and his brother-in-law Chet Kelly.  "Time Won't Let Me" was submitted to regional Capitol Records promotional people.     They immediately determined the song to be a Top 40 AM radio hit.  With the record company behind them, Tom King and the Starfires were renamed The Outsiders, and "Time Won't Let Me" began to receive AM radio station airplay across the U.S.          Gathering airplay and live performance momentum, The Outsiders, fronted by a young lead singer named Sonny Geraci, began making their reputation in pop music history.  "Time Won't Let Me" climbed to #5 on the Billboard record industry national charts.     The Group's popularity led to television appearances on entertainment shows like Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is", "Hullabaloo", "Shindig", and local teen shows across the United States.       Subsequent Outsiders releases also received radio airplay success on the National Charts.  Their second single, "Girl In Love", reached #11.  "Respectable" reached #15, and "Help Me Girl" reached #21.   Members changed in the original Outsiders lineup, and like so many groups of the era, the band slowly faded into Top 40 music history.   That is...until now!   The Outsiders, now fronted by original drummer Ricky Biagiola (Baker), and accompanied by some of Cleveland's best musicians.  Members include guitarist Michael Abraham, keyboardist Rik Williger, bassist Greg DePaulo and guitarist Jimmy Aschenbener.  The Outsiders are BACK! Reproducing their classic radio hits, along with popular Top 40 AM radio songs from the 60's,     

The Outsiders LIVE Promotional Video

Introducing The Outsiders promotional video....

Precious & Few

Our Michael Abraham does Sonny proud.  Presenting ”Precious & Few” recorded live at The Akron Civic Theater, 10/05/19.  

“Re-Livin” The Dream Tour!

Performance Schedule

The Outsiders coming to your town!

October 5, 2019

Re-Livin' The Dream Tour

8 pm

Akron Civic Theater

Event Details

October 5, 2019

Re-Livin' The Dream Tour

The Outsiders are excited to be part of a great show starring The Cyrkle, The Ohio Express, and The Music Explosion.

Please check here for details:


 https://www.akroncivic.com/shows/130

8 pm

Akron Civic Theater

October 22, 2019

Re-Livin' The Dream Tour at The Villages

5 & 8pm shows!

The Savannah Center at The Villages, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, Florida. 32162

Event Details

October 22, 2019

Re-Livin' The Dream Tour at The Villages

Re-Livin’ The Dream Tour comes to The Savannah Center atThe Villages. Starting The Outsiders, The Cyrkle, The Ohio Express & The Music  Explosion   A fun night of rock and rol! 

For tickets and information:

https://www.thevillagesentertainment.com/event/re-livin-the-dream-1960s-concert-reunion/2019-10-22/

5 & 8pm shows!

The Savannah Center at The Villages, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, Florida. 32162

March 28-April 4, 2020

The Flower Power Cruise 2020

Event Details

March 28-April 4, 2020

The Flower Power Cruise 2020

Greetings from the Rock and Roll Capital of the World-Cleveland, Ohio, USA!   We are booked on the Flower Power Cruise for 2020 along with The Hollies, The Zombies, The Turtles, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Vanilla Fudge, The Buckinghams, Grass Roots, Classics IV, and more!

Please check out: 


hitmakerscruises.com 


flowerpowercruise.com


We are excited to meet you all, and ready to rock and roll!! 

Rik blows his own horn....

Rik practices at the dinner table, while driving and at Outsider's rehearsal....

Dueling guitar with Michael & Jimmy

Working out stage moves...kinda.

From the Home of Rock and Roll to you!

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To experience The Outsiders:

Please contact:

DNA Concerts

Mr. Steve Peck

speck@dnaconcerts.com

(772) 777-2525


The Outsiders can also be contacted at biagiola@sbcglobal.net

(216) 773-4022


Get ready for a Rock and Roll Show!


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Roll the credits....

Lois Nichols Biagiola: drumhead design


Drumhead Graphics:

Artpro Graphics, 

Seven Hills, Ohio


Audio & Video Production, Mastering: 

Eddie Tomecko

Audioworks Media Center

Hinckley, Ohio


Still Photography:

B&W Press shots:

Kevin Richards @ studiomrphotography

www.studiokmr.com


Color:

Anne Meike Photography



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