DAVID TALBOT, Guitar & Vocals

David Talbot has had a presence on the Staten Island pop music circuit since the early 60s. He sang back-up vocals and recorded with a local DooWop group called The Inchanters. Inspired by the Beatles and the Hollies during the British Invasion, he bought a guitar and taught himself some chords.

 

During the late 60s he sang and played guitar on many stages, from the legendary Metropole Cafe in Manhattan to a flatbed USO truck in South East Asia. In 1967, he worked several times with The Strangeloves during their U.S. tour of the Northeast and in the 70s he formed The Ace Band and performed at countless venues in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey and on the Don K. Reed show. As fate would have it, he met and formed a friendship and professional relationship with Eddie Rezzonico who was fronting the Rapid Transit Band in those days.

 

In the 80s, returning to his roots, David formed the popular Staten Island oldies group Nostalgia and worked regularly opening for various recording acts. Throughout the 90s he contributed his musical talents to several recording projects and performed with the BopShop, Rapid Transit, The Royal Teens and the seminal oldies group The Passions. He appeared with these acts in many famous venues including the UCP Telethon, Westbury Music Fair, Nassau Coliseum, Garden State Arts Center, Meadowlands Arena and several Casinos in Atlantic City.

 

 As a founding member of RagDoll he has appeared in performances at many casinos, prestigious outdoor concerts and corporate affairs throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Florida. With the opportunity to sing some of those soaring harmonies he dreamed of back in the day and play the celebrated music of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, Ragdoll embodies a full circle in his career.