Since it's inception in 199, Special Delivery has developed into one of the Northeast's premier acappella groups. This seven man vocal ensemble continues to captivate audiences with it's sophisticated arrangements, intricate harmonies an powerful lead vocals applied to the popular American music from the 1930's through the 1990's.
Members: Bud Cuttito, Jim Espallat, Jim Hammill, Michael Barchetto, Mike Mulligan, Phil Ruggiero
Special Delivery: Be Anything But Me Mine
Special Delivery is 8 hard-working guys from New Jersey who had their musical epiphany one night performing 'It's Too Soon To Know.' The ovation that followed was repeated when they offered 'older classics' to subsequent audiences. 'Be Anything...' is a tribute to the pioneer artists of R & B, and the group's love of the music is loud and clear. Standouts among the 17 choice cuts: The Ink Spots' 'Flowers, Mr. Florist, Please,' The Platters' 'Only You,' The Flamingos' 'My Lovely One,' and the title cut, by the Five Keys.
Special Delivery: Certified Special Delivery
Special Delivery has rapidly made a name for themselves since their formation in 1993, culminating in their award as 1998 A Cappella Group of the Year by the UGHA. True to their East Coast roots, their sound is fundamental doo-wop, as exemplified by the cut, 'When You Dance': the airy falsetto in contrast to the beefy bottom end, the block chords ringing out 'ooh' and 'aah,' the anthems to puppy love and dancing cheek-to-cheek. The eight piece group also includes the sixties anthem, 'California Dreamin,' 'Lean On Me' and even 'Blue Moon,' bridging the gap between contemporary doo-wop and the original 'fifities groups in a nice mix of old and new.