•  Gary Haines & The Five Sequins

    Gary Haines & The Five Sequins (Marine City, Michigan)


    Personnel :

    Gary Haines (Lead)

    Al Quatrine

    Albert Alagna


Discography :

    1961 - Tse Tse Fly / Another Girl Like You (Kapp 383)



Biography :

    Gary Haines had been singing before audiences since he was 3 years old with his Mom Edith as his first accompanist. As a child, he sang in churches and camp meetings all over the state of Michigan. He had grown up in the Detroit Bethel Church of the Nazarene, living with his mother and brother in the home of his grandparents. His interest and development with music continued as he honed his skill as a young musician. Early on, he became enamored with the swing music of the day and began experimenting with its rhythms and sounds.  As a result, he organized his own group called "Gary Haines and The Sequins," a five-member band of singers and musicians that soon started to get radio play along with the demand to perform in high school dances and eventually clubs.

     Gary Haines & The Five Sequins     Gary Haines & The Five Sequins
                                                                                                                                                 Gary Haines

    In 1961, they recorded "Tse Tse Fly" b/w "Another Girl Like You" released by Kapp Records.  After the Sequins disbanded, Gary continued to sing solo in some of the best nightclubs in Detroit, and from all appearances, was embarking on a promising career. For the next 11 years, he enjoyed increasing fame and the so-called "good" life in a city that demanded the best by way of talent.


    Songs :

         Tse Tse Fly                                    Another Girl Like You



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