ABOUT US

 

Since 1980 Street Magic Acappella, with their doo-wop style singing and charm, has been wowing audiences across New England, making regular appearances at a variety of venues and performing for private parties and promotional engagements.  

Street Magic is also available for corporte events and commericial advertising.

 

Carmen Federico

 

Carmen Federico was born and raised in the North End of Boston. Three things that best describe Carmen  are family, baseball, and singing.  Although music has been a part of his life for many years, his professional journey began in the mid 70's. Carmen began playing bass in a number of different groups, he even had a chance to play with the Harptones. In the early 80's, along with his buddies from the neighborhood,  began the acappella group Street Magic - And the rest is history. Carmen credits his love of music to his family - his grandfather Carmine, Americo his Dad,  his uncles Ralph and Paul, and cousins Gino, Nino, and Paul. Today the real music in his life is his wife Linda and daughters Francesca and Fabia.

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Robert Gennari 

 

Born and raised in the North End of Boston, Robert was introduced to music by his family at an early age. Primarily influenced by his Italian heritage, he began his musical training at Ingo Conservatory at the age of seven studying classical piano. His professional career began at the age of 14 performing at general business events as keyboardist and singer, and for the next 15 years the Robert Gennari Band, better known as “Roberto ed il suo complesso”, was the premier Italian/American Band in the Greater Boston Area.  Robert shared the marquee with top Italian billings including Gianni Morandi, Little Tony, Massimo Ranieri, Ornella Vanoni, I Pooh, Claudio Baglioni, and Toto Cotugno.  He continued performing into the '90s with such bands as Uptown Acappella and the Rat Pack Orchestra.  Robert has been a member of the Street Magic family since 1998.

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Michael Benard

 

For years Michael has pursued the Great White Whale with all his being until thoughts of his quarry consume his waking moments and haunt his dreams, bending his back and hunching his shoulders under the weight of unrealized expectation.

......And he sings bass.

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Dick Paris

 

Dick Paris has been a professional singer/entertainer for 45 years. He was born in Melrose and grew up in the Melrose/Malden area. In the late 60's, he began his musical career performing with various local bands, ultimately becoming a lead vocalist for the 10-piece show band, Mac's Mob. He enjoyed a 10-year run with the "Mob", sharing the bill with such names as Louie Prima, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Association, Brenda Lee, and Frankie Valle and the 4 Seasons. 
In the early 80's, he left Mac's Mob to sing acappella. In his 15 years with North Shore Acappella, he enjoyed memorable bookings with comtemporary stars such as Al Jarreau, Gene Pitney, Roberta Flack, and The Temptations. In 2000, he became a member of the acappella group, Street Magic. 

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Jim Bramante

 

Born and raised in Boston's East End (East Boston), Jim began his entertainment career at age 17. After attending Berklee College of Music as a Composition/Performance major, Jim spent the next several years on the road with nationally-based show bands serving  as  guitarist/ vocalist and principal musical arranger, having the opportunity to perform with featured artists  Bill Cosby, Sheena Easton, Barbara Mandrell, and the Capital Steps.  Most recently Jim had the chance to work with the late Boston jazz legends Al Vega and Ray Santisi.  In addition to Street Magic, Jim also performs as  principal vocalist with several New England classic big band swing orchestras.

Jim joined "Street Magic " in April of 2017 and  looks forward to  making some great music with this talented bunch of guys.

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Vincent "Jimmy" Caserta

 

Born in Malden, Jimmy's passion for music came early in life.   Being the brother in law of the late great Bobby Crowley,  Jimmy was exposed to Bobby's legendary groups like The Betterway and Breakaway at an early age.  Jimmy went on to sing with North Shore Acappella and now Street Magic Acappella.

He is also an accomplished drummer working with many local groups  like New Life and  Mac's Mob to name a few and is still filling in whenever possible.

When he is not singing with Street Magic, you can find him DJing an event on Cape Cod where he is living and working as a disc jockey with Cape Tunes for may years.