Left to Right: John Coffman, George Poole, Amber Martin, Barb Polk, Eddie Humphries, Lynn ClineThe Doo-Wop All-Stars are available to perform for the following types of events:
George joined the Aztecs, a group of young men from Durrett High School, in 1960. He sang with them until 1963 when he joined Lynn Cline and The Epics where he remained until 1966. In 1970 George joined the Sultans as lead singer and performed with them through their final breakup in 2007 - almost 37 years.Hit Songs:
Lynn was the founding member of the Epics in 1959, a group of friends from Atherton High School. The Epics was the first local band to include female vocalists. The band broke up in late 1965 and reunited in 1973. The Epics are still together today and perform at various venues throughout the region. Lynn has also performed with the Louisville Orchestra.Hit Songs:
When I was a teenager, I started singing for my mother and father in their country band. Later, two of my brothers and I formed our own group, singing and playing music in the Tri-State area in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. When my day job brought me to the Louisville, KY area, I started singing in the local music Jamborees, which I continue to do. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with or opening for such greats as Gene Watson, Little Texas, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie McDowell, Neal McCoy, Ernest Tubb, and Little Jimmy Dickens; just to name a few. I most recently was asked to join The Doo Wop All Stars. I am singing a lot of the songs that I remember my mother singing around the house when I was a child and I am loving every minute of it! I am looking forward to seeing where this musical journey will take me. I thank God every day for his blessings and for giving me something in my life that I enjoy so much.
John started playing drums with the Dynamics in 1962, at the age of 15.
Later, those guys formed a band called The Shadows, with Sherry Edwards, but had to change the name of the group to The Chateaus because a band in England already owned that name.
The Chateaus recorded Moaning, Shake Sherry Shake, I'm the One, Summer Has Come and Gone, Since You Have Gone, and The Bells of Rhymmey.
The band broke up shortly after John returned from the military.
In 1976, after working on the Alaskan pipeline, John and Fred Helm formed a group called Lite where he played drums and sang.
In the early 80's, John, after being retired again, was approached by George Poole and John St. Clair to sing with The Sultans, until they broke up in 2007.
George Poole, again, pulled John out of retirement and he is now singing with The Doo Wop All Stars, which he feels is the best vocal group that he has ever worked with.
Eddie Humphries is a world-class saxophonist who has performed with music's biggest names throughout his career. A gifted musician, Eddie plays the tenor and soprano sax, flute and the Yamaha wind machine that simulates an exciting range of instruments and sounds. Early in his career, Eddie toured with Brenda Lee in both the U.S. and internationally. He also toured with the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, backing up groups like The Byrds, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Lou Christy. In time, Eddie would perform in concert with The Louisville Orchestra and share the stage with dozens of top performers including Cher, The Temptations, The Drifters, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis and Frankie Vallee. In April of 1997 Eddie teamed up with vocalist, Barb Polk and the duo, "Barb & Eddie" was born. Together they performed weekly at Louisville's John E's Restaurant for 16 years.
In 2004, Eddie heard singer George Poole and was so impressed with his
vocal talent and flair, that he invited George to join him and Barb on stage
at John E's. The rest is history. George, Barb and Eddie were the
beginning of what would eventually become . .
THE DOO WOP ALL-STARS!
Barb Polk is a highly versatile vocalist who can sing everything from sultry jazz and standards to show tunes, pop and rock 'n roll. Barb first sang in public at the age of six when she performed with the USO. Her professional singing career began in studios where she sang lead and back-up vocals on jingles and corporate projects for KFC, La-Z-Boy, The Discovery Channel, Presbyterian Church USA, KY Council of Carpenters and many others. Today, Barb continues to perform with partner Eddie Humphries in their duo, "Barb & Eddie". She is the featured soloist with the Don Krekel Orchestra, performs lead vocals with the West Market Street Stompers in "A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney", and was guest backup vocalist for "Johnny Rivers with the Louisville Orchestra" at The Palace. Most recently, Barb is delighted to be adding more of her vocal abilities to the musical performances of the Doo Wop All-Stars!