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MANAGER:

Don Zirilli
PO Box 255
Cupertino
California
95015-0255
USA
 

PH: 408-257-2533
TF: 
800-594-4963
FX: 408-252-8938

E-Mail!
papadoo@aol.com

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 BOOKING
INFO:

Peter Berliner
INNOVATIVE
ENTERTAINMENT
peter@inn-entertainment.com

Ph:  415-552-4276

 

 

 

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PAPA DOO RUN RUN'S
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

(Or more accurately ~ ANSWERS 
and the QUESTIONS that go with them.)

Here are the answers to the TOP 10 most frequently asked questions we get from fans and clients alike. All of the answers here may be found on this web site, as well as plastered all over PAPA's promo material.

#10     A: We don't have "day jobs"...playing in this band is all we do, it's how we earn a living...
           (Q: What do you do in the daytime...I mean for your real jobs?)

#9       A: In recent years, PAPA has released numerous singles, an EP, and NINE albums (CDs).               We've earned 2 Gold Records and a Grammy Nomination.
           (Q: Do you have any records out?)

   

     

     

 

#8       A: Throughout the 80's & 90's PAPA toured and recorded with members of the Beach Boys. Bruce Johnston (a Beach Boy), produced our 1st major single ("Be True To Your School" - RCA).  5 of our 6 guys also played with Mike Love's Endless Summer Beach Band throughout the 80's, and Mike is also singing some background parts on our "California Project" CD.  One of our guys, Randell, was  the bass player / vocalist in the Beach Boys for 10 years, and has also performed in Brian Wilson's band.  Another of our guys, Adrian, was the high voice and guitarist for the Beach Boys for over 20 years!  PAPA is who the Beach Boys call when they need a "sub" in their band.
           (Q: Do you guys know any of the Beach Boys?)

 
Donnie with Mike and Brian.

#7       A: For the past 4 decades we've averaged over 100 dates a year. In a typical year we will cover 15 states and 5 countries, 75% of our gigs are outside of California.
           (Q: Do you guys ever travel outside of California?)

#6       A: The band started in northern California in 1965, but since then we've all pretty much found our own special niche.  Donnie still lives in N. Cal in the Silicon Valley, Jimi lives in Huntington Beach, Bo lives in Santa Barbara, Bobby G lives out near Riverside, Jeffrey lives in Palm Springs, and Adrian lives in Reno.  Our truck, equipment, warehouse, and roadies all live in Orange Co., near Disneyland.  We would go nuts if we all had to live together, to say nothing of our wives and children.
           (Q: Do you guys all live together in a big house - like the Monkees?)

#5        A: In California, Arizona, and Nevada, (when routing permits) PAPA will provide all their own sound, lights and band gear (all 4 tons of it). Elsewhere we bring 5-6 guitar flight cases on the plane and the client must rent gear locally.
           (Q: Do you guys fly all of your equipment with you?)

#4        A: Additional sets and overtime are usually prorated. At nearly all of our gigs, the audience is having so much fun that they would have us play all night long if they could, but chances are, we have a plane to catch in the morning and another gig the next night. We're happy to do an encore or 2 but anything over an additional 10 minutes becomes an extra set.
            (Q: Can you guys just play one more set, and not charge for it as long as you're here?)

#3        A: Besides BEACH PARTY music, we do a thing called our CLASSIC ROCK SHOW, which covers all the non-beach rock and roll of the 60's and 70's. plus we do a few original songs with the same 60's/70's pop flavor.  We can do a whole night and never do a single Beach Boys' tune, or do a whole night with nothing but beach tunes. Listen to one of our LIVE CDs or look at our song list!
            (Q: Do you guys do anything else besides Beach Boys' songs?)

#2        A: Haven't you been listening? We just played songs by the Doobies, Grand Funk Railroad, ZZ Top, and a Stones medley.
            (Q: Do you guys do any Barry Manilow?)

 

And the #1 most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION...

#1         A: YES!
             (Q: Didn't you guys play at my high school back in the 70's?)


There's another question that comes up from time to time, and that is...

"How do I go about booking the band for a date?"

PAPA occasionally gets booked directly by our clients, but more frequently, we are booked thru a booking agent or meeting planner. If you work for a company with an "in-house" meeting/event planning person, or have a favorite booking agent or party planner please give them the following information:

PAPA's DIRECT OFFICE LINE: 1-408-257-2533.
PAPA'S FAX LINE: 1-408-715-2592
PAPA's E-MAIL ADDRESS: papadoo@aol.com

PAPA's MAILING ADDRESS:

PAPA DOO RUN RUN
PO Box 255
Cupertino, CA 95015-0255
USA




E-MAIL:
 papadoo@aol.com

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