(Don) Tosti - Baritone/Tenor
was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, in a musically
diverse household where everyone loved to play, sing or just
listen to music.
One day you would hear his dad playing
piano and the family singing along to 20's 30's Jazz and show
tunes from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Moss Hart. The next day
you might be hearing his sister playing Mozart and Beethoven.
And the next day you might hear Don playing guitar and singing
folk /rock, or singing the music of the 4 Seasons and the Beach
But growing up with the music of his
older siblings and cousins in the 50's and 60's left Don with
an insatiable love of the music and fantastic harmonies of the
Doo Wop era.
He began singing as a child in a Men's
and Boys choir, and later at Power Memorial High School and
St. Michael's College Vt., doing such works as Mozart's Requiem,
Elijah and Carmina Burana.
Happily married to his wife Gerry since
1977, Don moved upstate, and has been singing with his wife
in various choirs in Schenectady, Clifton Park and Brant Lake,
while supporting and encouraging the musical talents of their
Hearing the Flipsydz a few years ago
rekindled the fires of Don's love of Doo Wop, culminating with
his joining the group as its newest member in the summer of
Don has an MBA from St. John's and for
the last 40 years has worked for Chicago Title Insurance Co.
, where he is currently the area manager.
In his little remaining spare time,
Don's other interests include old cars, (presently an MGB and
Sunbeam Alpine), sailing, and construction projects at his lake