2014-05-08 / Living

Oh, What A Night!

Midtown Men Arrive at Whiting May 10
By Carrie RaCosta
810-452-2645 • cracosta@mihomepaper.com


The Midtown Men are returning to The Whiting on May 10. Regarding Whiting ticket sales, several great seats are left, but only a few remain. 
Photo provided The Midtown Men are returning to The Whiting on May 10. Regarding Whiting ticket sales, several great seats are left, but only a few remain. Photo provided FLINT — The Midtown Men are four successful male Broadway vocalists who have created, independent of any record label a phenomenal musical sensation with their fusion of pure band components paired with the elegance of theater stage productions.

They sing the songs of the sixties with plenty of numbers from The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Mamas and the Papas, and The Beatles with purity, and sans the suggestion of mimicry.

They tour endlessly, and they sell out theaters nationwide. They are becoming a household name over the past several years appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, and a hot seller on iTunes with their self-titled album.

Their style, song selection, improvisational banter between songs, audience interaction, and pure respect for the musical style that never becomes anything less than timeless, has the public running to the ticket lines from coast to coast.

It has men grabbing their wives and begging them to attend the theater.

“The music of the 60s was so authentic. It, unlike music now which is image-based, for the most part, was experience based and incredibly sincere. These guys that were singing these songs were basically opening a vein to the girls they were singing to. It still intoxicates people, and we have such a passion for this music,” said Daniel Reichard, one of the four Midtown Men.

Reichard auditioned for The University of Michigan’s much sought after BFA music program and the state holds a special place in the singer’s heart. He feels he owes much of his current success to his time spent here.

Reichard left for the bright lights of New York City after leaving Ann Arbor diploma in hand, and found great success, along with a “family” of U of M music students to bond with in the Big Apple, many who have gone on to win Tony Awards and garner careers that are nowhere near the starving artist misfortune of many who pursue the arts with stars in their eyes.

“The U of M Music Program is one of, if not the most respected in the nation. I went there to audition and to see what I thought of it. I just lit up. It was a gut instinct thing.”

His gut instinct paid off.

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