Thrill to the sounds of Avelio Falana, the World’s greatest Johnny Mathis Tribute performer, as he carries you through the music of Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner Johnny Mathis.
Drawing from classics made great during one of the longest recording careers in history, you’ll thrill to the sounds of “Chances Are”, “The Theme from Romeo and Juliet”, “Misty “ and many more. This show is just packed with great, timeless music!
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Avelio Falana moved to New York City at the tender age of 17 to pursue a career in show business. Perhaps it was in his genes, as his sister, Lola Falana, was on Broadway with Sammy Davis, Jr. at the time. Avelio landed a great first job working behind the scenes with none other than Merv Griffin.
It was only a matter of time before Mr. Griffin learned of Falana’s singing talent and asked Avelio to sing on his TV show. One thing led to another and modeling and television commercials followed.
Avelio left Griffin’s organization to join sister Lola’s production team and eventually moved to Rome, Italy, where he and Lola worked in television. As Falana established his reputation and connections, calls came in for movie and TV roles. First came MGM’s Shaft In Africa, with Richard Roundtree. Relocating to California he also landed the hit television series Streets of SanFrancisco, with Michael Douglas. Then came appearances on Dinah Shore’s weekly series.
Falana’s decision to move to Maui proved to be fateful as well. His singing style reminded listeners so much of Johnny Mathis that he was invited to pay tribute to the music icon in Legends In Concert, the world’s most prestigious tribute show. That was 15 years ago and today Falana, (considered the world’s best Mathis tribute artist), performs his tribute to Johnny Mathis all over the world.
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