Sep 16, 2011


*** U P C O M IN G   S H O W S ***

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VERY IMPORTANT TO CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 



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Oldies Dance
Northampton Community Center
Benefit for Konkrete Kids
Sat, APR 5th
7:30pm-10:30pm
Northampton, PA 
For information call Bobby:
610.297.1523

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P'burg 1960 HS Class Benefit
ALMOND TREE MANOR
Sat, APR 12th
7:00pm-11:00pm
Alpha, NJ
$35 per person - Dinner Buffet at 5pm
For tickets call Bobby:
610.297.1523

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Benefit for Katie's House
CHATTERBOX DRIVE-IN
Monday, APR 28th
Augusta, NJ
$50 per person 
For tickets call:
973.300.4192

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Vision of Eagles Benefit
BUSHKILL TWP FIRE HALL
Saturday, MAY 3rd
7:00pm-10:00pm
Nazareth, PA
$25 per person - Beer, Birch, Buffet at 5:30pm
For tickets call Bobby:
610.297.1523

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Sep 12, 2011

Doo-Wop Group, "Desire" Offers a Blast From the Past  (  link to article in BLOOMFIELD PATCH  )


The United Way invites "Desire" to the Westminster Arts Center, along with former Z100 DJ, John Bell.   ( By Orlando Callegari, Jr.  )
“You know most of the people that I’ve worked with over the years -- although many of them were great entertainers and good people -- didn’t carry with them the tradition, the style, the kind of understanding of what area performance is all about,” said John Bell, former DJ at Z100 and special guest for United Way’s presentation of the Doo-wop group, Desire.   Bell, filling in for Shelley Bruce (the originally scheduled guest) said Desire reminded him of the artists from his youth, such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet.  Bell said these artists knew how to put on a “show” without the hype and razzle-dazzle associated with today’s artists.

"Desire" underlined Bell’s statement throughout their marathon charity performance. Bantering playfully with the audience between songs, the group provided a combination of laughter and finger-snapping tunes for an evening of stellar entertainment.
After an introduction by comedian (and MC for the night) Tony Petrillo, the group lined up on stage. They opened with “Tonight (Could Be the Night)” by The Velvets, followed by Bobby Darin’s classic “Dream Lover.”
Chanteuse Nancy McCauley was introduced by first tenor Bobby Hepburn and sang “Maybe” by the Chantals.  McCauley remained onstage to back up the others, as well as occasionally taking lead again.
The lack of ego, clearly on display among the old friends, was evident onstage and gave the performance a charismatic appeal. Though the concert lasted over 3 hours, the audience looked as if they would have happily sat and listened all night.
Besides the jovial spirit of the singers’ repartee, the performance itself seemed to grow in strength throughout the night. Despite losing their keyboard player to a flood emergency at his home, the group kept going, even doing a few a capella numbers that ended up being the highlight of the show.
"Desire" concluded the night with a request from the audience, “Kiss and Say Good-bye” by the Manhattans (normally not part of their repertoire) and finally, “Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson which really did get the crowd to its feet.
“It was great. This is the first time I got to see them,” said Eva Chalet, a daycare worker with the United Way.
Ida Pafundi, Director of the United Way, called the night “beautiful,” adding, “and they did this at no cost. United Way gets 100% of what they sold in tickets. That’s the beautiful part.”
“Fantastic. It was great. And I’ve enjoyed them once or twice before but it seems like every time I hear them they’re better,” said Bell.

All Pictures Credit




Sep 1, 2011

***  TESTIMONIALS  ***




If I had to choose one of the top entertainment groups that knows how to WOW their guests, it would surely be ‘Desire’. From the moment your music began – to the moment at the end of the party when you all sang your final note and danced the last move – you made our party come to life! Not only are you a finely tuned ensemble but your musical selections, presentation and pizzazz rocked the house.

Thank you on behalf of our River Dell High School 50th Reunion!

You make music a joy!

Leigh Cort (Chairman, River Dell High School Reunion Class of ‘62)
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DESIRE was awesome! They turned a 60th Birthday party into a bash. Desire is a such a talented group and I am shocked on how reasonable their rate is compared to their talent. I can't thank them enough for providing my guests with such great entertainment, everybody was overwhelmed with their music. I will definitely be booking them again and I highly recommend Desire.

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"You MUST see the group named DESIRE!! They are a Doo Wop group and they are fantastic!!! We saw them tonight at Gaetano's in Moore Township. AMAZING TALENT!!!" (Linda Clark)

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Just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the guys at our 50th high school reunion last Saturday. What a great way to celebrate and remember those great times back in the fifties! Everyone raved about the group; not only for their terrific voices, but also for their great personalities and ability to create a fun time. They (and you) were a pleasure to work with; professional, courteous and accommodating in every way and we thank you for helping to make our event such a success. It couldn't have been better! 

Thanks, Charlene

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"We saw you guys yesterday at Lead East and you were terrific. All in our group agreed your performance was outstanding and we really enjoyed it. Hope to see you next year at Lead East." ( Stan & Enid Davidowitz )

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I would like to purchase a "DESIRE" CD for my husband, who is a big fan. He catches you on Satellite radio. He is a retired New York City Detective and loves Doo Wop. Thank You, Ramona Dixon

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I have been following desire since the beginning. I have the most fantastic memories with Desire and the friends who surround the group. Desire – not just entertaining … very informal, very friendly, very caring – and very loving. Desire is the Entire Package. Talent, Personality & lots of friends (and kind of cute too). The Best in the area!! What else can I say (Alice H.)

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Hi … I'm Gerri a member of the townsquare singles. I was at the Jefferson house for New year's eve. The Band Desire was one of the main reasons I went and they didn't dissapoint me. They were wonderful as always and I feel the best oldies band around. The talent is amazing and they play a whole range of music. A lot of oldies bands stick stricly to slow music or only 50's but this band mixes it up. I tell every they are a must see. (Gerri)

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I recently saw Desire and their performance was very invigorating! I am not a young person and dancing and singing to their music makes me feel young and joyful. I think they are a really terrific group. (Marianne Geany)

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"We recently saw Desire at the Country Griddle in Clinton to help celebrate a birthday. As always, it was a blast! Great way to get together with good friends and hear fantastic music. Looking forward to the next time!"

(Tom & Sue)

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My all time favorite group.... I never get tired of hearing their songs. They just make you want to dance, and dance I do. No one can beat their vocal harmony, fantastic lead singer with a voice like an Angel, but they all do leads, each one of them with their own special style. Once you hear them you will be a fan forever. If you don't have a copy of their CD Step by Step you don't know what you are missing. I listen to mine every day. Following DESIRE is like belonging to a big family, the Desire Family. Jaime, Bobby, Otis, Louie, Georgie, Jason & Eddie, a great bunch of guys, I just love them all and am for sure their # 1 fan. p.s. I must add, they are the most photographed Group in New Jersey. (Mary Ann O)

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Thank You for making such a wonderful and entertaining night at Lake Naomi Club House Pocono Pines, Pa. Not all of the residents were there at the time but word has gotten around and I know that you are scheduled for the GALA night at the club in June, 2009. I have made a DVD of pictures taken by me that will be shown at the clubhouse. To show what a wonderful and dancing night it was. (See you again Peter and Rosalie)

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"If anyone goes out to see Desire and doesn't have a good time then guaranteed its their own fault. These guys know how to show their audience a good time and they always keep the dance floor full all night long. Desire singers are pros and it shows in their performances; such great harmonies. Plus you won't find a nicer bunch of men in this crazy business. (Lori from Can't Stop Now)

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I have been following DESIRE for over 2 years now. The music is the best dance sound around and the 'guys' themselves have great personalities... true crowd pleasers. They make a night out fun, everywhere they go! (Linda Wadnik)

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I recently heard Desire's first CD, and I guess I will have say something positive or my cousin Bobby Hep will hit me in the back of the head with a rake as he did in the backyard of his Brooklyn apartment when we were kids. It's the truth. Just ask him, but all kidding aside, listening to Desire's wonderful harmonies takes me back to a time when I could turn on WCBS or WABC on the AM dial and groove to all those songs which have now become rock 'n roll classics. Every time I hear Desire sing, I am overwhelmed with memories that so many of their songs conjure up. Thanks Desire and God Bless. 
From: George (What did I do to deserve a rake to the head?) Dixon

Please note: this event took place when the boys were 5 yrs old and it was a plastic rake.
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Ever since I met Desire 2 years ago I was "hooked". I love their music, song list and the guys are just wonderful. They enjoy what they do and it shows. I'm a product of the 50's, so to hear this music brought back by all these great voices makes going to their gigs that much more fun. Keep up the good work, I LOVE YOU GUYS (Rosemary Kosinski)


Jul 1, 2011

Desire at the Publick House
Dinner Show in Banquet Room
"Desire" will be at the Publick House in Chester New Jersey on Saturday, April 27th from 7pm - 10pm.






PAT ... Nancy's mom

Oct 1, 2010



Desire Returns to Lead East

My wife and I saw you at Lead East this past weekend and thought you were fantastic. We live on Long Island, but we travel to Lead East every year (this was our 3rd year in a row), specifically for the acappella music.  We enjoyed Desire last year and this year again you guys were among the best.  If you're ever appearing on Long Island, please let us know. Also, please keep us posted about any new CDs. Best Regards, Stan and Enid    

Just got back from Lead East and agree that it was a great weekend all the way around.  Just want to let you guys know that you were FANTASTIC and I've never seen the Hilton Ball Room so packed with so many appreciative people.  Loved....loved.....loved  your rendition of  Sincerely when you did it and hope that we can expect to hear it often.  Congratulations on a great job at that wonderful show. You guys were really outstanding!   Mick and Charlene from Washington, NJ






Hilton Ballroom


Sep 8, 2010

Honor Our Heroes


Best Buy in Stroudsburg, PA sponsored
an event dedicated to all of the
unsung HEROES in our communities.
Entertainment was provided by DESIRE,










Aug 17, 2010

Desire at Gaetano's

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMY









Friday, AUG 20th
*** SOLD OUT ***

Aug 15, 2010