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Vocal group make Diss debut with story of Doo-Wop

PUBLISHED: 16:09 19 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 19 June 2019

TestostaTones The Story of Doo-Wop is coming to Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Stephen Amer

TestostaTones The Story of Doo-Wop is coming to Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Stephen Amer

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A Norfolk vocal group are set to make their debut at Diss Corn Hall with a show telling the story of Doo-Wop.

TestostaTones The Story of Doo-Wop is coming to Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Stephen AmerTestostaTones The Story of Doo-Wop is coming to Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Stephen Amer

Sharp suited acapella group The TestostaTones will be bringing their music theatre show about the 1950 music style to the venue on June 22.

TestostaTones group member Richard Ainslie said: "This will be our first appearance at the Corn Hall and we are looking forward to performing at the venue."

The show explores the story of the vocal style of singing which emerged in the 1950s and paved the way for early rock, enjoying resurgences in several following decades.

Mr Ainslie said: "During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches.

"As this new "sound" began to grow in popularity and reach the attention of prominent radio disc jockeys, taking over the billboard charts, the groups moved from the streets into the recording studios and the rest, as they say, was history."

The Story of Doo-Wop is performed as if a live "broadcast" from a radio studio and presented by the host for the evening, Chuck Anderson, a fictional radio show disc jockey who "spins the discs" of some of the biggest hits of the genre which will be performed live.

Among the numbers the audience can expect to hear are Blue Moon, Earth Angel, Runaround Sue, Teenager in Love, Why Do Fools Fall in Love and In The Still of the Night.

- TestostaTones: The Story of Doo-Wop is at Diss Corn Hall on June 22, 7.30pm, £13 (£11 cons), 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk

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