At The Hop
America’s Premiere Doo-Wop group, performing songs of the 50s and 60s. This dynamic a cappella group entertains with a spontaneous humor and refreshing contemporary style of song.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The Alley Cats are a perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing. Featuring songs such as “Life Could Be a Dream,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay,” and “Duke Of Earl.”
Rich, harmonizing sound
JEREMY BERNARD most recently appeared in My Fair Lady with the Santa Barbara Symphony alongside Cloris Leachman, Michael York and Jonathan Pryce. Prior to that, he appeared at The Geffen Playhouse, as Kevin Price in The Book of Mormon in Concert opposite Josh Gad. He was also an original cast member of the hit show I Love Lucy Live. Other theatrical credits include: Les Miserables (Enjolras-Moonlight Amphitheater), Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde Barrow-Innovation Theater), The Producers (Springtime Tenor-Musical Theater West), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic-The Welk), Sweeney Todd (Musical Theater West), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson-Performance Riverside), Oklahoma! (South Bay Civic Light Opera). Jeremy appears regularly in concert with the original members of Forever Plaid. He has toured all over the world as a vocalist with Holland America Cruise Lines and has performed in Disney’s newest theme park in Hong Kong. Jeremy has been performing with The Alley Cats for 5 months and has toured with the group in Louisiana and California.
MANDO FONSECA is a singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, choreographer, ninja, pianist, guitarist, ipod specialist, tight rope walker, hockey coach, Dad, Grandpa, and Jedi Knight, is a founding member of The Alley Cats and had the great idea of starting the group in 1987 while attending Fullerton College. He has been singing since his Kindergarten pajama choir in Norwalk, CA, where he grew up. Some of his performing highlights include: Man of La Mancha, Disney Events and Parks, The Gong Show winner, COPS, Super Pig and The Big Guy and Rusty cartoon theme songs, and singing at the White House for President Clinton. Mando is married to Denia and they have six great kids-Sasha, Shelby, Nolan, Tyler, Jordan, Jamie, and granddaughter Makynli.
GRANT HENDRICKSON Hailing from Lodi, WI, Grant received a Bachelors of Music from the University of Wisconsin and holds an active teacher certification in General and Choral Music Education. During his time at UW, he toured as a member and Musical Director of their world-class a cappella group The MadHatters, winning a prestigious BOCA award. Grant has spent the last eight years working as a professional musician, starting in Los Angeles as a singer/songwriter, then touring the world with the nationally acclaimed vocal band The Cat’s Pajamas. He most recently finished his third contract as Musical Director for The Second City on board Norwegian Cruise Line. Throughout his career, he has appeared on America’s Got Talent, The Next Great American Band, and Oprah Winfrey’s Trip of a Lifetime. Grant now resides in Chicago and is the owner of Entertain You Productions.
FRANK ROMEO After being a sub for a few years, Frank was happy to become a full time Alley Cat in 2011. He sang with The Dapper Dans of Disneyland for six years, which involved daily rides on a bicycle built for four, an overnight stay in the Haunted Mansion with the Grim Grinning Ghosts, and an episode of ABC’s Modern Family. He also subs in with The Perfect Gentlemen Barbershop Quartet (a lineup of current and former Dapper Dans) and around the Holidays he still finds time to suit up with the Tis the Season Handbell Carolers (often in their guise of The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers, The Calico Carolers, or The Mistletones, depending upon which theme park ticket you happened to buy that day.) On stage, Frank has appeared in regional productions of Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, The Wil Roger’s Follies, Damn Yankees, Showboat, and West Side Story, among others, and The Mouse sent him to Tokyo Disneyland for a year to sing at The Diamond Horseshoe. Off-Broadway, Frank slathered himself in paint and threw marshmallows in Blue Man Group. He has voiced commercials, promos, video games, and audio books. Frank was born under a wandrin’ star, growing up in California, New Mexico, Texas, New York, and Australia. He is pleased to continue that tradition touring with The Alley Cats.
The Alley Cats
THE ALLEY CATS are a perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing. This year marks their 25th anniversary. Their interaction with audiences combined with their spontaneous humor, makes each show refreshing and exciting. The Cats never miss a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the 50s and 60s. Their accomplishments include numerous TV shows, radio jingles, and thousands of live stage performances. THE ALLEY CATS have performed across the country at corporate events, trade shows, major festivals, and performing arts centers.Performing at festivals throughout the U.S., they have shared the stage with such notable artists as Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys, and comedian Jay Leno.