Top left to right: Eugene
Stewart, Lynda Walla & Wilton Crump, Bottom left to
right: Henry Farag & Billy Shelton
From the steel
city of Gary, Indiana, the chief proponent of the nation’s revitalized a
cappella doo-wop sound.
The group has recorded fourteen previous albums, including the highly
touted seasonal record series entitled Street Carols, which has become a
holiday classic. Also, a cameo recording on Rhino Records’ sports music
perennial, “Baseball’s Greatest Hits”. Their children’s series, Doo-Wop
& Lollipops has won numerous awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold
Award, and a NAPPA Gold Award. Their newest CD is Suite for my Sweets.
They have starred in three nationally syndicated television specials:
40th Anniversary of Rock ‘n Roll, Magic Moments and A Street Carol. The
group was one of only 350 groups in the past 50 years to be selected for
a major feature in the Billboard Book of American Singing Groups. The
founding member, Henry Farag has authored a highly reviewed book,
published by Indiana University Northwest entitled The Signal, detailing
the Doo-Wop sound, which was the subject of a segment on E! True
Hollywood Story and VH-1.
The group has appeared and their videos have aired on: Entertainment
Tonight, Oprah Winfrey, TNN, the Today Show, Hollywood Insider, and The
E! Network, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, VH-1, WGN super station, and the Fox
Network plus over 600 video commercial outlets around the country.
They have appeared at the White House for special Christmas and Easter
presentations, four separate times. Voice of America has broadcast the
group in a live, in-studio concert to the world with an estimated
audience of 200 million! They had the distinct honor of appearing at the
100th Olympiad. Stormy Weather entertained the troops in Bosnia, Kosovo,
Sarajevo, and throughout the Balkans, even singing on thousand-year-old
street corners of Vienna and Amsterdam.
As Judy Massa, former program director for VOA put it: “They are a true
slice of pure Americana.”
Award winning director, John Waters (Hairspray) selected the group’s
original Christmas tune, A Street Carol to be in his Holiday album
entitled “A John Waters Christmas”. The song is also in the new film,
Jingle Bell Rocks.
Stormy Weather is now appearing in the musical: The Signal – A Doo Wop
The group performs at theatres, festivals, and on occasion, selected
street corners around the nation and other parts of the globe.
For further information, contact: Henry Farag at 219.769.2100