The sound is unmistakable... The love songs will never die!
THE DUPREES are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits. If you take the Glenn Miller arrangements of the 1940's along with the tunes of Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole, (just to name a few) and the vocal harmonies of Tom Petillo, Tony Testa, Phil Granito and Jimmy Spinelli and put them together, you have the sound of THE DUPREES.
The group, originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, was discovered by George Paxton, the president of Coed Records and former big band leader from the 1940's. Impressed with THE DUPREES’s smooth vocal quality, he had them record Jo Stafford's 1950's ballad "YOU BELONG TO ME" with a Big Band arrangement. It was an instant national hit and the group's first Million Seller. The unmistakable sound of THE DUPREES was born and the hits kept rolling:
YOU BELONG TO ME THE SAND AND THE SEA MY OWN TRUE LOVE WHERE ARE YOU GINNY IT ISN’T FAIR GONE WITH THE WIND I’M YOURS TAKE ME AS I AM LET THEM TALK WHY DON’T YOU BELIEVE ME EXODUS HAVE YOU HEARD I UNDERSTAND LOVE EYES IT’S NO SIN
THE DUPREES took melodies that were hits in the 1940s and 50s, created new arrangements featuring their distinctive harmonies, and backed them with the big band sound. Their unique approach earned them hit records like “My Own True Love,” “You Belong to Me,” “Have You Heard,” “Why Don’t You Believe Me” and many more.
Because of their unmistakable sound and style, THE DUPREES have become one of America’s best loved singing groups recording and performing great love songs for over 4 decades. Although the faces have changed over the years, THE DUPREES still entertain audiences in major venues throughout the world to standing ovations at each performance.
Today’s DUPREES perform all the chart-topping songs you know and love, mixed with a few contemporary hits, like R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long (All Night).” After an evening with THE DUPREES, you’ll discover why their harmonies and hits are as timeless as ever.
Along with their unique sound and outstanding vocal harmonies, The Duprees perform with showmanship that is individually and collectively, second to none. Thousands of fans around the globe are captivated by their wonderful mixture of romance, energy, and fun. When The Duprees take the stage, be prepared to be thoroughly entertained.