BILLY VERA & HIS BIG BAND

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BILLY VERA & HIS BIG BAND

  • ALL AGES
  • Introducing his New Hit “Stand By Me!”

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Feinstein's at Vitello's 4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 91604

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Performers

  • Billy Vera

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  • 2 hours
  • ALL AGES
  • Mobile eTicket

PLEASE NOTE, $25 MINIMUM ON FOOD OR BEVERAGES

Doors: 6:30pm //Show: 8:00pm

STAND BY ME

Two legends, friends for 60 years.

One, Larry Chance, is best known as the lead singer of the Earls, famous for their early 60’s doo-wop classics, “Remember Then.” “Life Is But A Dream” and “I Believe,” always dedicated to a former group member killed while serving in the armed forces.

The other, Billy Vera, is remembered for his 1987 number one smash, “At This Moment,” the heartbreak song featured on the TV sitcom, Family Ties, as well as for “Storybook Children,” his duet with gospel singer Judy Clay, the first interracial duo to grace the stage of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in 1968.

The guys have remained in touch all these years but it was only recently, when Vera appeared to a sold-out house at his old high school, Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, New York, that the two reconnected when Billy asked his friend Larry to introduce him onstage.

For an encore, they did an impromptu version of the Ben E. King classic, “Stand By Me,” to a standing ovation from the one thousand fans who packed the school’s theater that night.

A few days later, Larry mentioned he’d recently recorded a track of the tune and suggested making it a duet. Billy listened, “got chills” from his friend’s vocal and the swinging arrangement and said, “Yes!” then added his vocal long distance from Hollywood. Both guys were thrilled with the result.

Vera played it for Mike Stoller, co-writer of “Stand By Me” with Jerry Leiber and Ben E. King. Stoller loved it, giving all the encouragement our guys needed. The result is a fresh new take of a great Soul standard, sung in a modern way by two old pros who bring new life and their years of friendship to this classic song for the ages!

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