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The pure acapella style of the THE DUKES take you back to an era when vocal quality was relevant and important. A time when individual voices became musical instruments, creating melodies and vocal arrangements that filled your heart and nourished your soul. These soulful voices originated in the dense urban streets of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Philadelphia. They are recognized as one of Southern California’s best acapella groups performing today. Founded in the late summer of 2011, THE DUKES have performed at some of Southern California’s most iconic venues including The El Rey Theater, Warner Grand Theater, Cerritos Center for The Performing Arts, Lewis Family Playhouse, Saban Theater, California Theater of the Performing Arts, Glendale Cruise Night, CBS Studios, Vitellos Supper Club and the Ruby Princess for Princess Cruise Lines. THE DUKES streetcorner style comes from a rich history of present group members being a part of past legendary groups such as The Five Sharks - pioneers of this genre, The Encounters, and Deke and The Blazers. They have shared the stage with Doo Wop and Rock N Roll legends such as: Larry Chance & The Earls, Kathy Young, Gene Chandler (The Duke of Earl), The Tokens (Lion Sleeps Tonight), Norman Fox and The Rob Roys (Pizza Pie), Diamond David Somerville (Little Darlin), The Coasters, The Duprees, Randy Safuto (Randy & The Rainbows), The Legendary Teenagers, The Drifters, Cleveland Stills & The Dubs, John Kuse (The Excellents), Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, The Fleetwoods, Jimmy Charles, Brian Hyland, The Olympics, Chris Montez, Tony Middleton (The Willows), Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon, Jimmy Clanton, and Johnny Farina (Santo & Johnny) . They opened the CBS Studio Centers July 4th celebration singing live on KCAL Channel 9 and CBS Channel 2 as well as a full performace on the back lot. They have brought their talents to the Doo Wop Music Hall Of Fame headlining at the Walley Roker and The Heartbeats induction. Mr. Rock n Roll himself, Mr. Brianne Bierne, K-Earth 101 Radio personality has had THE DUKES open his annual Glendale Cruise Night.