Monday, December 14, 2015

The Buckinghams Dazzle at Dosey Doe

Guest post by Rhonda Brinkmann (originally posted on
Concert by The Buckinghams, December 13, 2015

Rating:5-stars The Buckinghams gave a dazzling performance at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop on Sunday evening. The band—known by many folks for its powerful and unforgettable hits—delivered on familiar melodies, seamless medleys, original numbers, and holiday classics. The group’s music continues to offer the energizing beat and heartfelt impact that it has been imparting for over four decades.

Despite the large crowd, band members created a strong personal rapport with the audience through humor and glimpses into their touring adventures. Faces across the room reflected the impact of the memorable tunes as most people sang along or swayed with the music. From the opening strains of “Don’t You Care” to the closing chord of “Kind of a Drag,” which brought the house down, The Buckinghams kept the crowd enthralled. Carl Giammarese on vocals and guitar, and Nick Fortuna on bass and vocals are founding members of The Buckinghams. Dave Zane on guitar and vocals, Bruce Soboroff on keyboard and vocals, and Rocky Penn on drums and vocals rounded out the compelling sounds of the night.

A recent Public Broadcast System special titled Cornerstones of Rock featured The Buckinghams along with other Chicago-area rock groups that helped define the music of the 1960s and 1970s. Earlier this year, The Buckinghams were part of the Happy Together Tour featuring featuring music of and by The Turtles, The Buckinghams, The Association, The Cowsills, The Grass Roots, and Mark Lindsay.

The Big Barn at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands, Texas, was a wonderful venue to host the concert. Dosey Doe has been offering great music in its Big Barn for years, and the venue has become known as one of the best listening rooms in the country. Originally built as a tobacco barn in Kentucky, the 168-year-old structure is rustically beautiful and makes for great acoustics. Music performances at both the Big Barn and the Music Café feature artists from contemporary to country, jazz to bluegrass, solo performances to bands.

For the rest of this month and in January, you can catch up with the Buckinghams at their shows in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. For more information, check out the band’s Facebook page. Thanks again to Rhonda Brinkmann for permission to share her story. To contact Rhonda, visit her web site.

Photo credits: Wordsmiths4u

Friday, October 16, 2015

Giving Our Friends and Fans a Sneak Preview of the Happy Together Tour for 2016 (The Turtles, Chuck Negron, The Cowsills, Gary Puckett, The Spencer Davis Group, & Mark Lindsay) Will Rock Your Summer 2016

Many of you have e-mailed and posted on The Buckinghams' Facebook page, asking why The Buckinghams are not on the Happy Together Tour next summer. We just wanted to take a minute and share that The Buckinghams were honored to be invited to participate in next year's tour, but Carl and Nick decided that they would like to take a break for a year and concentrate on touring with their band for another summer to remember. Fact is that every year The Turtles vary the lineup, and select from all the great classic rock artists to keep things fresh and new for the faithful fans who come out, year after year, to hear everyone. Carl Giammarese said, "We've been extremely privileged to be on this tour 5 of the past 7 years of the Happy Together Tour's Anniversary Run, just as we were back in the 1985-1986 tour in the second year in that historic concert series." The Buckinghams band will be performing around the country this summer, so be sure and check out the website and the Facebook page ( for concert dates.
This past summer Nick and Carl enjoyed the 47 concerts that were part of the 2015 Happy Together Tour, greeting many fans who came back again this year, and meeting new friends who saw the tour for the very first time. Check out the Happy Together Tour lineup for 2016 and watch the artists' websites for information on when and where to get tickets. Summer 2016 is only 8 months away. Get ready!

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Buckinghams Visit Niagara Falls to Perform at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino really welcomed The Buckinghams so very nicely. Appreciate the VIP treatment, always. Enjoy these photos taken by Lora Evans, at the Bears Den Showroom, and of course the Falls! It was an amazing night and we really enjoyed being with you all that night. The Falls were such a magnificent sight to see as well.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Buckinghams Christmas Shows Coming Soon: The Egyptian Theatre December 19, 2015

It's not too soon to make plans for the holidays. You know the Hallmark Channel has already premiered their slate of holiday movies so start now to plan ahead for Christmas. And, on Dec. 19, 2015 in DeKalb, Illinois, at the historic Egyptian Theatre, you'll have the chance to hear rock and roll + wonderful beloved holiday songs, including some Buckinghams' Christmas originals.
Ticket prices are $25 adults / $20 students & seniors; Premium $35 adults / $30 students & seniors; and $65 for gold circle. Reserved tickets can be purchased at, over the phone at 815-758-1225, or in person at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL and is owned & operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. For more information, visit:

Concerts at Sea Where the Action Is Tour Poster from 2015 and Hey, Hurry Up to Reserve Your Place for the 2016 Cruise

The Buckinghams, The Guess Who, Paul Revere's Raiders, and The Letterman set sail on the Ruby Princess from January 17-24, visiting the Eastern Caribbean, boarding at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and visiting Princess Cays, St. Marteen, St. Thomas, Nassau, with plenty of sun, sand, and songs. For The Buckinghams, it was the first cruise without the great Paul Revere, but his spirit prevailed and everyone had a great time, just the way Uncle Paul would have wanted. There's a great photo gallery online on the Concerts at Sea website. Follow this link and check it out:
Check out the 2016 "Where The Action Is" Lineup from Harmon Travel (scroll down to see next year's lineup)
The 2016 Cruise Lineup is set, and although The Buckinghams are not on it next year, we encourage you to act fast if you have not already made your plans to be there. It includes Paul Revere's Raiders, The Association, Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley, The Cowsills, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Tom Garrett (Lead Singer of the Classics IV and Master of Ceremonies), McKenna Medley, and the house band, J.R. & The Stingrays. Visit

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Minnesota State Fair Welcomes the Happy Together Tour 2015

Just a quick poster of the lineup for the 2015 Minnesota State Fair in the summer of 2015. Let's just call it diverse, shall we? On Thursday, Aug. 27, you could see Def Leppard and Styx On Sunday, Aug. 30, you could check out Alan Jackson on his "Keeping It Country" Tour and On Monday, Aug. 31, you could see the Happy Together Tour. at the Grandstand of the Minnesota State Fair in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota. All in all a really well-balanced music selection--something for everyone, really!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy Together 2015: The Buckinghams at Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana

There's nothing better than a standing ovation, or two, or three. The great crowd assembled at the Lerner Theatre on Friday, August 14, 2015 for the Happy Together Tour 2015 felt all the groups brought the house down and stood up in appreciation for the groups participating this year.