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Our unique nostalgic recreation of a live radio broadcast via Armed Services Radio will take you back in time to 1944.

We have performed nationally for clients such as Bell Atlantic, The U.S. Navy, The Boston Globe, The Homestead, Liberty Mutual, Quonset Air Museum, Senior Olympics, Amica Insurance, and the 157th Infantry Association Reunion.

Formed in 1994, we have been captivating audiences with the perfect combination of History, Hollywood, and Harmony from the World War II era.

Coming to you live, high across the skyline from FSR44.com, We are For Sentimental Reasons, Starring...

Bob DeVivo

Bob has a long history of performing in small singing groups, from the doo-wop group he formed with his friends in high school, to more recent efforts in barbershop quartets and church ensembles. When he can spare the time from his job as a software engineer, he likes to indulge his love of theater, whether as actor, director or audience member. In addition to lending his voice to "For Sentimental Reasons", Bob enjoys doing vocal arrangements for the group in the classic 40's swing style.

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Lisa Feltner

Lisa Feltner hails from the Buckeye State - Ohio! where she was raised by a former Navy Lieutenant and a loving mother. Growing up in Akron, Lisa played piano, violin, and sang her way through church choir and Baldwin-Wallace College. She then moved on to Boston where she has been singing and directing music ever since, picking up a master's degree in choral conducting from the University of TX-Austin in the process. Lisa is thrilled to be with FSR singing for you.

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Jennifer Gasser

Jennifer Gasser has been performing with For Sentimental Reasons for several years. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University, and performs locally in theatre around Boston. Favorite roles include: The Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods", Bobbi/Gabby in "City of Angels" and Jesus in "Godspell". Jennifer loves the music of this era and is glad for the opportunity to perform it.

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David Harrison

David Harrison has been singing his whole life, starting his career in suburban New Jersey at age four singing folk-songs to crowds of girl scouts in exchange for toasted marshmallows. From this beginning, he moved through Boy Choir, to musicals, to light opera, to a barbershop quartet (with fellow FSR tenor, Bob DeVivo) and then to a several year stint with the a capella group Five O'Clock Shadow. His love for 1940's era music was passed down to him directly from his Dad's love for the Big Bands. Indeed, by age 12, "Goodman and Kyser and Miller" were helping to "make things right". This, combined with his older brother's love for other jazz greats like Fats Waller and Cab Calloway and his Mom's astonishing ability to remember the tunes and lyrics to every popular song between 1940 and 1950, made Dave's move into FSR seem like fate. Singing with FSR is just one modest tribute he can pay to the brave fighting men and equally heroic "home-front" warriors of that era. His involvement here is dedicated to his whole family, who showed him how great music is, and especially to his great uncle "Wiff" Stephens, a romantic dreamer, who gave his life at the Bulge.

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Jenna Wims Hashway

A founding member of For Sentimental Reasons, Jenna is the daughter of a WWII vet and a war bride. She is a graduate of Hofstra University. Favorite FSR gigs include: singing for the 157th Infantry reunion (her Dad's division), Bell Atlantic's Costa Rica conference (the sun was hot, but the pina coladas were cold) and any gig at The Homestead (bring on the banana cream pie!). When not playing Dorothy Lamour, Jenna's favorite roles include Gabbi/Bobbi in "City of Angels", Kate in "Other People's Money", Julie in "Jake's Women" and Diana in "Lend Me a Tenor". Her work as an actress can be seen in national television spots for Together Dating and Cable in the Classroom. She is also the "voice" of Compaq Computers, Salve Regina University and Integrity Interactive. In 1988, Jenna was Miss Rhode Island and competed in the Miss America Pageant. An avid reader, Jenna has also penned two novels (any publishers out there are cordially invited to contact her literary agent). Jenna lives in Pawtucket, RI with her husband, For Sentimental Reasons' Manager, Fred Hashway. She offers her performance as a tribute to her parents, Cody and Ella, who taught her to love the music of the 1940s, and all World War II veterans for teaching her the meaning behind the music.

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John Barylick

A native of New Jersey, long-transplanted to Providence, RI, John was "discovered" by FSR while singing in St. Sebastian's Church Choir. With a background in classical and liturgical music, an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a JD from Boston University, we were sure he was too highfalutin' for the likes of us. But when we caught wind of his background in doowop and barbershop quartets, that settled it. He was our kind of voice. Luckily, while John put his musical career briefly on hold for a thriving law practice, he's come to his senses and is ready to focus on what's really important...the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. John would like to credit his mother and father, who knew all the words to these great songs (someday, maybe John will know them too!) And he sends out a salute to his Uncle Mike, whose service in the Marines in the Pacific Theatre of Operations continues to be an example to him.

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Sean Roper

Sean is originally from Bostom, and now lives in Quincy, MA with his wife Kristen and their three boys. He attended the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School and studied with the Royal School of Church Music at Princeton University. He studied theater at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ireland and minored in theater at Boston College. Sean is a Registered Nurse and works at a local emergency department where he has been known to croon to his patients.

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Lisa Marie Ricci Stearns

Lisa Marie is a founding member of For Sentimental Reasons and loves performing the music of the forties to veterans and war brides everywhere. Favorite performances with the FSR have included: the Battle of the Bulge Reenactment in Harrisburg, PA, the 157th Infantry Division reunion in Florida, and the Bristol Fourth of July celebration. When not donning the fruit of Camen Miranda, Lisa spends her time in Walpole, Ma with her husband Dana. Together they are groupies for the soon-to-be-famous rock band Princess PolkaDot and the Red Sox Rookies, featuring their sons Sam on bass guitar and background vocals, Ty on lead guitar and daughter Christianne Faye on lead vocals. Look for their upcoming release on the independent label "Route 66 Records".

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Erin Eileen Vadala

Erin makes her home on Boston's North Shore and has appeared in many musical theater productions throughout the greater Boston area. In addition to singing and swinging with "For Sentimental Reasons", her favorite roles include Cinderella in "Into the Woods", Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls", Della Dillingham in "The Gift of the Magi", Julie Jordan in "Carousel", Meg March in "Little Women - A New Musical" and Cinderella iin Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella". Erin holds Master's degrees in Voice Performance and Voice Pedagogy from the University of Illinois. She also spent two seasons performing in "La Festa Italiana" at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. In her "spare" time, Erin sings the praises of her clients as a public relations professional with Warner Communications of Manchester-by-the-sea, MA, and is in constant challenging roles ever...

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