the Ovations


Warren, 1968-70?

The Ovations were formed by singer Tom Chris (aka Christopolous) and included Ted Sass (keyboards), Tom Sass (drums), Kenny (guitar), and Mike Soffos (bass). Ted, Tom, and Kenny had been in Kenny and the Kasuals, while Mike Soffos was in the Blues, Inc. It's thought that John Matsik of the Scepters was a member for a short time.

The Ovations did all soul music, harmony soul like the Dells, Radiants, Fantastic Four, Falcons. All five members sang and the group used no horns. The Ovations never recorded any 45s, but did make some demos.