Who are those guys? Well, if you reunite Jim Pike and Bob Engemann, founders and original members of the famous singing group "The Lettermen" . and add Ric de Azevedo, who gained fame as a member of televisions "First Family of Song", the King Family, put them all together it spells "REUNION"!
As "The Lettermen", Jim and Bob had an unprecedented forty-six consecutive hit albums, twenty hit singles, nine gold albums, five grammy nominations, and sold to date over 100 million dollars. worth of records, tapes and CDs. Their classic hits include: "When I Fall In Love", "The Theme From A Summer Place", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Goin Out Of My Head/Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You", "Hurt So Bad", "Put Your Head On My Shoulder", "Traces/Memories", "Smile", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "She Cried", "Shangri La" and many more
They performed for thousands of colleges all over America, and were voted the number one college concert attraction of the 1960s. Jim and Bob also appeared on many popular television shows such as: Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Kraft Music Hall, Milton Berle, Dick Clark, The Tonight Show and many Miss Universe and Miss America Pageants.
When N.A.S.A. decided to leave a recording representing "American Popular Music" in the time capsule on the moon, one of the songs they chose was a Lettermen hit, "Love", which just happened to be a solo by Jim Pike.
Billboard Magazine, the standard of the recording industry, referred to Jim and Bob in their former group as, "The Greatest Romantic Vocal Group of All Time!" When it comes to having a track record of hits, and backing it up with stellar live performances, these guys are "Legends"! And now the Legend continues!
Through the years, Jim and Bob have had overwhelming requests to re-unite, because their fans missed the original blend, harmony and that distinct sound that was on all their hits. So now here they are, along with Ric in their new group, "REUNION", back by popular demand! When "REUNION" started performing again, they were anxious to sing for their fans of the college days who are now leaders in their professions and their communities. Theyve worked very hard at gearing their show for just that audience, and "the proof is in the pudding".
Just listen to what some of their fans have to say about "REUNION",
"I never saw a standing ovation for performers on their first number before. You people knocked em dead with a show that will long be remembered by the Oregon Bankers Association."
"Genuine! Quality! Fun! Great! Memories! Tears! Awsome!" These are some
"REUNION" has a file drawer full of letters with comments like these.
Their show has something for everyone! Each member of the group is an outstanding soloist in his own right, with his own distinctive vocal style. The bottom line is a performance filled with variety! This group believes in audience participation, and a little comedy too. Jim, Bob and Ric often give the orchestra a break, as they blend their voices in a flawless harmony that needs no accompaniment.
In a unique concert experience, Jim tells of his own "Impossible Dream", the inspiring story of how he miraculously regained his voice after ten years of silence and doctors saying hed never sing again
The intensity and perfection of "REUNIONS" performance brings audiences to their feet at every show! In a grand finale, "REUNION" dons the letter sweaters that Jim and Bob made famous, for a trip down memory lane. Its Memorable! Its Romantic! Its Wonderful! No wonder theyre being touted as one of the best in concert acts in the world today. Its a REUNION, but its like they never left, for it is truly a class REUNION!
NEWS BULLETIN!! !!! "REUNIONS" latest recording, "Just One More Chance" (an original song), was the title song in a 1995 movie release.