“We got our boot camp and basic training right here,” says comedian and musician “Uncle Floyd” Vivino about his music education at Glen Rock High School, in the new documentary, “Banded Together: The Boys From Glen Rock High.” (watch trailer below)
Vivino’s brothers Jimmy and Jerry Vivino, Frank Pagano, Lee Shapiro, John Feeney, Doug Romoff and Jeff Venho are all featured in the documentary, which will be shown at the Montclair Film Festival on Oct. 29-30. All have extensive music industry credentials.
Jimmy and Jerry Vivino, for instance, played for years in the house band of Conan O’Brien’s TV talk shows. Pagano and Jimmy Vivino are members of the Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux.
Shapiro has been a member of The Four Seasons; has played with Barry Manilow, Tony Orlando and Tommy James; and co-founded the all-star group, The Hit Men.
The movie featured interviews with them, as well as O’Brien and their high school music teacher Joe Sielski, and documents a 2021 reunion concert at the Bergen County high school.
For more on the movie, visit bandedtogethermovie.com.
As part of the Montclair Film Festival, the movie will be shown, and director Barry Rubinow will participate in post-screening Q&A sessions, at the Clairidge Cinema, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., and Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, Oct. 30 at noon. Visit montclairfilm.org.
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