The LaRaDos are a musical duo that plays a variety
of dance music from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s. The name is a word combo made up from the first names of the 2 members of
the group: "The LArry Guthrie - RAy Titiryn DuO.
Ray and Larry are journeyman musicians and have been members
of the American Federation of Musicians for many years. They are former members of the popular Edmonton, Alberta dance
group "The Nomads" who were featured guests of The Edmonton and Calgary Symphony Orchestras and dominated the Edmonton
dance scene for over 17 years.
Larry plays keyboards and
does most of the lead vocals. Ray also sings lead and is a great instrumentalist. Ray plays tenor and alto sax, keys, guitar
and is featured on many of the LaRaDos instrumental numbers.
duo's main focus is rock and pop music from the 50s, 60s & 70s but they also play many country songs, some old time
music, several great instrumentals and a variety of other material including some humorous tunes and lots of group participation
songs like Sweet Caroline and Shout. Click on the YouTube link so you can hear for yourself.
Both Ray & Larry are accomplished recording and mixing engineers and produce ALL the
background music that the group uses in their live performances. This assures that the arrangements are original and definately
gives the group it's own unique sound.
LaRaDos sound like a complete group with bass, drums, organ, piano, guitar, horn section and background singers. Every bit
of the music you hear is 100% LaRaDos. All instruments and vocals are played, sung or created by one or both of The LaRaDos.
The LaRaDos are an economical alternative to much larger groups.
The LaRaDos regularly play for dance crowds in excess of 400 people and excel
in that type of dance hall environment. However, the group also fits in well in smaller more intimate settings where people
can just listen or get up and dance to fun music. We can easily adjust our volume for any event... large or small..