Michael Rinaldi | The SandPaper


Eric Englund
August 11, 2021
By Eric Englund

Residence Foundation: Barnegat Township
Fashion: A huge array of handles which includes doo-wop, Motown, big band and adult present-day. Or as Rinaldi puts it, “from Dino to Dion.”
Word Up: Shortly right before retiring as an accountant, he quit smoking cigarettes and his baritone voice remodeled into more of a tenor. Therefore he recovered his range from his youthful grownup days, enabling him to seamlessly change genres for the duration of a live performance.
Fun Fact: As a teenager he utilised to really like singing doo-wop type tunes on the avenue corners of Newark. Following retiring and shifting to Barnegat, he returned to his singing roots at karaoke evening at The Gateway in Ship Bottom. “Runaround Sue” was a true crowd pleaser.
Two’s Acquire: Sit back again and he’ll aid you reminisce about these fantastic tunes dominating the radio from the late ’50s to the mid-’60s.
Be the Judge: Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. in the Russell Brackman Center School in Barnegat Township.  —E.E.

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