As Bobby had told the story numerous times, when asked who identified his talent at a very young age, his answer was “his father.” Bobby also had the ability to identify talent in the young entertainers of today and was more than willing to assist them.
Bobby’s good friend Joey M from Wildwood, NJ introduced Bobby to a young man, Tommy Coniglio (Tommy C). Tommy, like Bobby, was introduced to music by a family member -- his grandfather. At the age of eight, Tommy performed at Joey M’s LaPiazza Cucina, a fine Italian restaurant in Wildwood. It was then that Joey M, a seasoned entertainer himself heard Tommy’s voice. Thirteen years later, Tommy returned to Joey M’s and sang a few songs. With Joey M’s expertise in the entertainment world, he willingly took Tommy under his wing and together have been climbing the ladder of success.
One of the rungs on Tommy’s ladder of success was Bobby Rydell. Bobby and Joey, being very close friends had numerous conversations about Tommy. Bobby had seen Tommy perform at Joey’s restaurant – always giving Tommy encouragement.
Last September Joey approached Bobby about doing a recording with Tommy. Arrangements were made for the recording to be done. Bobby and Tommy were both excited about doing the recording.
The first of two recordings has been released on which Bobby and Tommy collaborated – SWAY!! Available at Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Amazon.