Mark is a guitarist/vocalist, who broke on the national music scene
in 1971. Remember "Smile a Little Smile For Me" by The
Flying Machine? That song went top 5 on Billboard. Mark did some
studio work in LA but his heart was still in the mid-west. Mark
Joined with Keith Abler and The Lion Band(Sunblind Lion) in 1978.
The Game in 1989, and Tony's Tygers in 1998. "Becoming a member
of The Doo-Wop Daddies is an opportunity to play with the best."
Mike started singing Doo-Wop on the street corners and hallways
of his high school and went on to become the lead singer for bands
including The Walking Sticks, Good Intentions, and the Jet Sets.
He later formed The Mike Welch Group which played house gigs for
15 years. “I am very blessed to still be able to sing the
music I love. As long as people want to hear it and support it,
I will continue to sing.”
Mike Sturino, a.k.a. 'Guido'
After playing in the USAF band, Guido hooked up with Mike Welch
and played with his group for 11 years. Guido is now the keyboard
player, sings bass, and is the musical conductor and vocal arranger.
He also plays piano and sings at local restaurants when not performing
with “The Daddies.” “I’ve been playing Doo-Wop
and oldies since they were on the top 10 list.”
Tom’s “musical spark” first surfaced at age four
when he would spontaneously add improvised vocal harmonies to songs
his older brother and sister would sing. At age 9 he started playing
guitar and by age 12 had formed his first band, performing at local
schools and churches. After high school, he formed a band with Milwaukee
legend Bobby Way and toured the Midwest extensively. Since graduating
first in his class with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar
Performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Tom has been
a valued member of some of the area’s best known groups including
Four Wheel Drive, The Trend, The Rockerfellers and Rocket 88. He
has also been the “first call” sub for such well known
groups as the Tom Green Show, Those Good Intentions and The Rockin’
Robins. He also was a featured vocalist with Milwaukee Symphony
Chorus for several years. With a multifaceted background that includes
Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Country and Traditional Folk stylings,
Tom has a “deep reservoir” from which to draw and contribute
to the Doo-Wop experience.