History / Bio
Little Phineas began his musical pursuits while in High School , singing doo-wop on the streets of northern NJ. During his college years he expanded his musical talents by adding several instruments to his arsenal. He played with a number of bands as a lead vocalist and bass & rhythm guitar player. He also studied music formally, earning a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Theory & Composition.
Mid 60's with Monarchs - LP on right
In more recent years, Little Phineas has returned to performing as a vocalist & keyboard player. He has performed with his own groups and also as a back-up vocalist with Joe Villa's Three Friends/ Royal Teens and Jay Johnson's Diablos. In 2004, he released the "Doo-Woppin' In Birdland" CD, which highlighted both his vocal abilities and arranging skills.
Joe Villa & 3 Friends - LP is 2nd from Left - 2003
New Diablos ( Little Phineas center, with FORTUNE recording artists Gino Parks (L) - Jay Johnson(R) ) - 2004
As a performer, he has shared the stage on the oldies circuit with artists such as the Platters, the Channels, the Cleftones, Johnnie & Joe, Kenny Vance & Planotones, the Del-Vikings, the Chimes, the Clickettes, the Continentals, the Hurricanes, Otis Williams & the Charms and more.
Little Phineas is available for shows / parties / fund-raisers and other special events.
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