The Del Satins

The Del Satins were formed in 1958 in Manhattan through a merger of two existing street corner groups. They chose the name Del-Satins as a tribute to The Dells and The Five Satins and built a solid following with their live performances, coming first in a prestigious New York city-wide “Battle of the Groups”. They recorded several records together before auditioning for Dion, and were hired to do all the background vocals on Dion’s hit records including Runaround Sue”, “The Wanderer”, “Ruby Baby”, and “Donna the Prima Donna”. They also sang on Ernie Maresca’s number one song “Shout, shout, knock yourself out”. The group today still have original members Stan Zizka and Tom Ferrara, and along with Edie Van Buren, Charlie Aiello, and Emilio Funatora, they make up “Stan Zizka’s Del Satins” and continue to bring down the house with high energy live performances packed to the brim with bags of personality. They are not just any old Doo-Wop group. They are an act that give and entertain all night long, keeping audiences wanting to see them again, and over and over again, with “voices of velvet and steel”, and honeyed harmonies that epitomise the fabulous Doo-Wop era.