Upclose with Kenny Whiteside...
A Former New York Rainbow Room Entertainer.
Presently Lead & Background Vocalist For The Cleftones.
Performs Tribute To Elvis
"THE ECHOES OF ELVIS TRIBUTE" (TM)
Performs Tribute To Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Barry White
"SOUL LIVES ON TRIBUTE" (TM)
Performs Vocal Impressions of Englebert and Dean Martin
The Mickey B. Juke Box Review on WLUX & WGBB
Long Island & Tri-State Area
Produced The First
"All Long Island Doowop & Blues Review"
Imac Theater, Huntington
"Little Buster & The Soul Brothers"
"Kenny Whiteside & Savoy"
Started singing on the street corners of Queens at 13
years of age where he learned to sing the five parts of
Doo Wop Harmony;
Base, Baritone, 2nd Tenor, 1st Tenor, & Last but not
least, Lead Vocals.
Simultaneously, Kenny was learning to play Jazz Drums, playing in basement and garage jazz quartets. Favorite drummers were Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, and Grady Tate.
By the age of 18, Kenny was singing and playing drums
professionally. Performed in his own Doo Wop group which came close to signing a recording contract but no cigar. Played jazz in the famous Greenwich Village Five Spot and was in one of the youngest jazz bands to play in the legendary Birdland.