Feinstein's At The Nikko Welcomes The Diamonds
Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome famed rock 'n roll quartet, The Diamonds, for two performances only-Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Known for their spot-on four-part harmony and uncanny ability to entertain an audience, this evening will bring back great memories of that golden age of rock 'n roll. Tickets for The Diamonds range in price from $33.75-$65 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.In 1957, The Diamonds released an instant million selling hit called "Little Darlin'." The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed "the National Anthem of Rock and Roll". To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. Through the years since the release of "Little Darlin'," The Diamonds have learned one important lesson-the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, The Diamonds continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include-with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. A major reason for The Diamonds' longevity as performers and entertainers lies in the diverse backgrounds of the individual members of the group. Tenor Sean Sooter, a very recent addition to the group, received his early performance training with the highly acclaimed national touring group, The Young Americans, performing in eight U.S. tours as well as in Japan. Sean went on to work as a featured vocalist aboard the MS Noordam with Holland America Cruise Lines. Some of his favorite production credits include various productions of Forever Plaid in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, as well as performing with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Sean has served as musical director for numerous musical productions including Five Guys Named Moe, Little Shop of Horrors and Xanadu. He earned his BA in Music Education from California Baptist University and a Master of Arts degree in Education through Azusa Pacific University. Sean worked for six years as a high school music teacher before joining The Diamonds - following his dream of singing with "one of the best vocal groups in show business today." Sean's wide array of talents has made his addition to The Diamonds' lineup a real plus-for both the group and their loyal fans! Lead singer Jerry Siggins has accumulated some impressive credits of his own. Jerry has worked throughout the United States, Japan, and Australia as a singer and actor. He spent five summers at Jackson Hole's Pink Garter Theater and has guest starred on "The Tonight Show," "Tony Orlando and Dawn," and "The Love Boat." Before setting down roots as a permanent member of The Diamonds in 1991, Jerry enjoyed a successful career as an actor in television commercials and was actively involved in Southern California theatre. He sang in a doo-wop group called Danny and The Dappers and was a mainstay at Disneyland and Disney World as a vocalist with The Dapper Dans vocal quartet for years. The newest addition to The Diamonds is bass singer Jeff Dolan. Jeff has worn many musical hats in his career -- first as a member of the sensational vocal jazz group Beachfront Property, then as the bass singer and vocal contractor for Ray Conniff, touring internationally for 10 years. Jeff was a member of the Dapper Dans of Disneyland, worked as a Christmas caroler for 25 years and has appeared on over 25 CDs. He has numerous recording credits including a Grammy award and singing with the Phoenix Chorale. He has graced the musical theatre stage in both Phoenix and Southern California, and served as the artistic director of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience Chorus. But for sure, Jeff's greatest accomplishments are his kids-Danny, Bonnie, Hayley and Claire! Baritone singer Gary Owens has spent the longest time as a Diamond joining forces with bass singer John Felton in 1973. A well-rounded musician, Owens learned his craft as a journeyman bass player around Los Angeles while earning his undergraduate degree in music at California State University, Long Beach. In the early 1980s, Owens took a brief hiatus from The Diamonds to complete his Master's Degree in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. Besides singing, and playing saxophone and flute, Owens does much of the vocal arranging for The Diamonds. In that capacity, he is well aware of the group's particular effectiveness. "Our goal has always been to keep that classic Diamonds' sound intact. Although The Diamonds are four distinctive individuals," he notes, "we have created one strong group personality. The four of us as a unit have a special chemistry, and it is that chemistry that gives us our unique identity." Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom. Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.