THE PLATTERS®
 
 

Multiplatinum

Rock & Roll, Grammy, and Vocal Group Hall of Fame Artist

A LEGACY IN MOTION

Since 1953

 
 

    Founded and named by Herb Reed.  

     The Platters crashed through the racial and gender divides that existed in the United States; paving the way for them to become one of the preeminent vocal groups of all time.  Their debut hit single “Only You (and You Alone)” launched the vocal group as superstars on the world stage, and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts, pioneering the “new sound” of rock ’n’ roll as we know it today.

 
 

        Soon after their debut at the top of the charts, The Platters released “The Great Pretender,” which propelled them to number one, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. As a result, they became the first African American group to achieve international superstardom.

         Their classic hits have been featured on contemporary motion picture and television soundtracks such as; My Prayer, on the Oscar®-nominated motion picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Twilight Time on 20th Century FOX’s The X-Files; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes on an international advertising campaign for car manufacturer Honda’s “Odyssey” brand; and The Great Pretender, on FOX’s Emmy Award-winning Series Empire.

 

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     With a solid foundation of multiple hit songs under their belts, The Platters today consist of all seasoned, veteran performers from film, stage and diverse music backgrounds.  The Platters 21st century injection into today’s music scene continues to open the hearts and minds of new generations of music consumers to the rich vocal and historical tradition that is making timeless melodies relevant to all ages of worldwide fans.

 

     There is only ONE legally authorized "The Platters" vocal group performing around the world today.

 
 

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FOUR #1 pop hits

(Date it peaked on hot 100)

 

Four #1 R&B hits

(Year)

 

Fifteen TOP 20 POP HITS

(In order with peak positions)

 

ONLY YOU #5 - 1955

GREAT PRETENDER #1 - 1956

YOU'VE GOT THE MAGIC TOUCH #4 - 1956

MY PRAYER #1 - 1956

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW #11 - 1956

IT ISN'T RIGHT #13 - 1956

ON MY WORD OF HONOR #20 - 1957

ONE IN A MILLION #20 - 1957

I'M SORRY #11 - 1957

HE'S MINE #16 - 1957

TWILIGHT TIME #1 - 1958

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES #1 - 1959

ENCHANTED #12 - 1959

HARBOR LIGHTS #8 - 1960

WITH THIS RING # 14 - 1967

 

TOP 40 HITS

Including ALL 15 TOP 20 HITS

(In order with peak positions)

 

HEAVEN ON EARTH #39 - 1956

MY DREAM #24 - 1957

RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET #36 - 1960

TO EACH HIS OWN #21 - 1960

IF I DIDN'T CARE #30 - 1961

I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN #25 - 1961

I LOVE YOU 1000 TIMES #31 - 1966

 
 

VOCALISTS

 
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LANCE BERNARD BRYANT (Bass/Baritone)  Lance is a native of Rochester, NY and has been a member of the group for three years now.  Prior to joining The Platters he was a lead vocalist in Cirque Du Soleil's resident show "ZAiA" in Macau, China and has performed in a variety of venues both international and domestic. 

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BRIAN MCINTOSH (Tenor)  Brian hails from North Carolina and has been singing with The Platters for several years now.  He has performed alongside Herb Reed, and has travelled extensively with "The Drifters", as well as a host of other vocal groups.  Brian is also passionate about sharing his ministry with the world. 

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LESLIE MON'E (Mezzo Soprano)  Leslie is the newest member of the group and she calls Myrtle Beach, South Carolina home.  Her youthful soul and gritty sound are both welcomed additions that continue to push our evolution of sound forward.

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KENNY WILLIAMS (Tenor)  Kenny comes to us from Austin, Texas and has been in the group for three years running.  His long list of Broadway credits include Disney's The Lion King and Smokey Joe's Cafe.   Kenny's silky smooth Tenor serves as the lead on many of our timeless hits.     

 
 

Band

 
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MICHAEL LARSON

Music Director

 

MANAGEMENT

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FREDERICK J. BALBONI JR.

Producer - Manager - Trademark Holder

     As president and CEO of the Balboni Communications Group, LLC Mr. Balboni is both a practicing broadcast journalist, Artist manager and public/government relations practitioner.  Beginning as personal manager to Herb Reed, founder and naming member of the Rock & Roll, Vocal, and Grammy Halls of Fame legendary recording artist The Platters in 2005, Mr. Balboni is now the Trademark holder, producer and manager of the historic vocal group.

fbalboni@balbonicg.com

 
 

MEDIA

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GINA DEROSSI

Press & Media

gderossi@balbonicg.com