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In loving memory of Rege Markl
"The Thin Man"
Halos saxophonist
1947-2015


In loving memory of
Herman F. "Hammy" Lipp
1924-2015
"Father of The Halos"

Sadly missed by his Halo children.

Pittsburgh's Complete Oldies Show Band

Streetcorner Serenaders

We are proud of the buzz going around town regarding the Halos:

  • "They are non-stop action, with such a high energy level.”
    * “They are having as much fun as the audience, maybe even more."
    * “They are dancers, singers, musicians — no, they are true entertainers! “
    * “They make oldies new again. It's like yesterday’s songs with today's drive!"
    * "They hold the crowd’s attention, from the teeny boppers to the senior citizens."
When you experience an evening with the Halos, you will become a part of the Fabulous Fifties, the Soulful Sixties, the Unpredictable Seventies and see tributes to The Blues Brothers, Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Famers and so much more. The Halos trace the street corner, a cappella scene, the great dance crazes, the familiar singalong tunes you all remember, and they  you whether you are a dancing fanatic or only want to sit back and groove.

Heavenly History

It is very difficult to jam 30+ years of history into a few sentences, but here goes. The current group actually had three origins. The first was on the street corners of the North Side of Pittsburgh, where Johnny and Bubba grew up singing a cappella with some of their childhood friends. The second was in Al's bedroom, where he and Ricky practiced guitars together. And the third was in Sewickley, where Pinky played guitar for a group called The Runaways. Three different bands, three different cultures, three different ideas, three different styles of music … but all with something in common. That commonality was the future meeting and lifelong friendship of what was soon to be Johnny Angel and the Halos. For a more complete history, see our Heavenly History page.

Upcoming Shows

The following are public events. Private events are omitted at our clients' request  

July 2015
Sun., July 5: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on the main Stage, Three Rivers Regatta, the Point, Pittsburgh
Sat., July 25: 7-8, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Rural Valley Festival,
Rural Valley Park, Rte 85, Rural Valley, PA
Sun., July 26: South Park Fairgrounds.  Revv it up for the Kids
| Time TBA
Fri., July 31: 7:30-9 p.m. The Oaks Theater, Oakmont Call 412-828-6322 for tickets

 August 2015

Sat., August 1: 7:30 p.m. Monroeville Convention Center
Fri., August 7: Gateway Clipper Empress,
(Boat sails 6 p.m.)
Fri., August 14: Rivers Casino Outdoor Amphitheatre | Time TBA
Sat., August 15: 7:30 p.m., St. Boniface Northside Summer Celebration
, North Side
Sat., Aug. 29 Bronx Field, West View, PA
| Time TBA

 September 2015

Sun., September 6; 7:30 p.m. Good Samaratin Church Festival, Ambridge, PA
Sat., September 26, 7:30 p.m.: Woodland Hills High School Tickets on sale Aug.1 @ Attic Records 412-821-8484  or call Ed 412-351-3709    NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR

 October 2015
Friday, Oct. 2, Radisson Hotel, Green Tree | Time TBA
Thursday, Oct. 15, Sonny Pugar memorial Benefit Concert, Headliners Lounge, Meadows Racetrack, Meadowlands, PA | Acts take the stage at 7 p.m.

Christmas Shows
Sat., November 21: 7:30 p.m.: Hopewell High School
Auditorium, Beaver County
Sat.
., December 5: 7:30 p.m. Legacy Theater, (behind Passavant Hospital off Babcock Blvd., North Hills)
Wed., December 16: 7:30 p.m. Richard Nader's Holiday Doo Wop Show, Heinz Hall

 

Call the Halos Hotline for the latest updates: 412-734-4200