In the late seventies, Dan Vitalo, Jr. set out to bring something fresh, different and BIG to the then flourishing Long Island bar and college music scene. In a landscape dominated by pretentious four piece bands, he envisioned a fun, eclectic R & R band with both male and female lead vocalists and a horn section. His perseverance resulted in East Coast, an ensemble that has withstood the test of time and has now entered its fourth decade.
Before leaving Long Island for the sunny beaches of St. Barts, Dan set in motion a project that has logged thousands of performances and involved many great area musicians. His insistence on horns and multiple vocals made East Coast a prototype for what has become the wedding and corporate performance industry standard. Current members Paul and John were Dan’s partners in the nascent venture and graciously tip their homburgs to the founding father: “If it weren’t for Dan, we would have missed out on some wonderful music, fun times and great camaraderie”.
East Coast is now older than its youngest members but continues to build on the foundation laid by those who came before, bringing great entertainment to the latest generation of East Coast fans.
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