Trey ‘N’ The Diamonds

Notes from Carl Contrino ...

The band was pretty popular. We were a big band and therefor kinda limited to where we could play. We played the Lyric Theater quite a bit, mostly with Motown acts. We were the lead-in act for the Temptations, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, The Toys, Sir Walter Jackson, and others. We got a lot of our gigs from Smiley Wiley Daniels at WWIN radio.

A young Toni Braxton was in our back-up vocal group, and vocalist Jazz was a former member of James Brown's original Famous Flames.

Band members indluded:

  • Carl Contrino - trumpet & trombone
  • Tommy Martin - bari sax
  • Don Chapman - tenor sax
  • Angelo Contrino - drums
  • Barry Stevens - keyboard
  • Steve Chesson - guitar
  • Bob Brown - bass
  • Leon Parker - alto sax
  • Trey Johnson - vocals
  • Moony Day - vocals
  • Jazz - vocals
  • Bob Dungess - trumpet
Trey 'N' the Diamonds band card

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