They made history with Rip Van Winkle.
They hit the charts with an unforgettable array of timeless songs.
They are The Devotions. And now in their sixth decade,
they are still creating the Doo Wop musical wonders and more that thrilled a generation.
Created by Ray Sanchez in 1960, The Devotions went on to an exceptional career, still going strong. Available for public events, parties, weddings - just about every special occasion, The Devotions always bring the house down.
Jim Bense “Jimmy B” originally from Oceanside, NY. Jim sings baritone, tenor, and lead in addition to playing guitar. Performing Experience: With Randy - The Rainbows as well as Kenny Vance - The Planatones.
Neil Keeffe “ Cornelius” originally from Astoria, NY. Neil sings bass, baritone, tenor and lead. Performing experience: The Chants, Dedications, Cromatics and progressive harmony accapella group Dream Street East.
Al Vieco “Big Al” originally from Astoria, NY. Al sings bass, baritone, and lead. Performing Experience: Chants, Devotions 65-67, Blue Stars, Oasis, New Beginnings, etc.
John Williams ”Knobs” originally from Ridgewood, NY. John sings Tenor and lead. Performing experience: The Horizons, besides playing guitar
Dave Grant has backed some of the top acts in Rock N Roll, is a music teacher and plays multiple instruments and is the primary lead guitarist.
Jim Kanellos also has over 20 years of service with The Devotions is a music teacher and plays multiple instruments and is our one-man horn section.
Chris Patti has backed up many of the top acts in Rock N Roll and was main drummer for Radio City, Rock N Roll shows. New York Music Award winner.
Bob Petrone has backed many of the top acts in Rock N Roll . and was the house keyboardist for the Radio City Music Hall Rock N Roll shows.
Howie Rosenberg veteran of the New York music scene and bass guitarist.