When the members of Barnaby Bye met while performing in the Broadway musical Hair in 1970, they didn't realize their bond in friendship and musicianship would last the next 35 years. Twin brothers Bobby and Billy Alessi (AKA
The Alessi Bros), Peppy Castro and Mike Ricciadella played to packed houses in just about every club and theater on Long Island before gaining national attention and signing with Atlantic Records. Their two albums, Room To Grow and Touch, captured their blend of tight Beatle-esque four-part harmonies, upbeat melodies and catchy songs. The group's members have collectively sold more than 20 million records while countless artists worldwide have covered their songs.
The Barnaby Bye fires are still burning today. Castro and Ricciadella performed with their former bandmates at an Alessi Bros gig in December of 2004, which lead to a full reunion show to a sold out house in the summer of 2005, which was released on DVD. Their set packs the best from the old days with new Alessi Bros material and promises to be a night of fine music and fun for all.