Monday, February 9, 1948 THE M I C H I G A N D A I LY
BARRACKS TO BAND:Unique Style
Dunham Discovers Vocalist Featured by
As Army Singing Sensatio onnyDunm
Pete Hanley, who scoreds n c theme song, which is a favorite of Dual Instrunentalist
cess both J-Hop nights singing both msestro sod singer. D a ntu etls
with Sonny Dunham's orchestra, Although other bands have been Plays First J-Hop
owes his present career to the tempting the "GI singing sensa-
Ardyi *oli* Demonstrating his unique abil-
The tall, good-looking soloist ity to "double in brass," Sonny
had "never sung a note" before he Dunham kept J-Hoppers in the
joined the GI ranks early in the dancing mood last weekend, alter-
war. Finding KP duty a "mighty nating numbers with Tommy Dor-
gruesome ordeal," Hanley capital-
ized on his voice to become singer Singer Pete Hanley and the
at post dances. Trombone Choir added their tal-
Singing his way to the post en- ents to present feature specialties
tertainment office soon led the with the Dunham band both
young singer to a regular job nights. Although well-known to
with the dance band that played campus dancers from their ap-
for officer's and non-com's clubs. pearances at Panhel Ball in 1946
When Sunny Dunham appeared and at Pay-Off Dance in 1943,
in a Spotlite Band show presented the Dunham outfit was playing its
at his post, Hanley's buddies dared first J-Hop engagement.
him to ask f or an audition. The Dunham got his start as the
band leader was so enthusiastic "foremost trumpet and trombone
in appreciation of the , young stylist" while playing his first job.
singer's voice, that he promi ed Starred in the trombone section
Pete a post-war job. of Paul Tremaine's orchestra, he
Featured vocalist with the Dun- began toying around with a rher
ham outfit since his discharge, rowed trumpet. His sensational
Hanley has been a tremendous hit PETE BANLEY technique impessed the leader,
at all the band's engagements. Hew n d a e-
made the biggest success at J-Hop tion" with generous offers, he who encouraged Dunham tobe-
last week-end with his singing of plans to stick with the Dunham A year later he joined Glen
"Memories of You," the Dunham orchestra. Gray's aas Loan Band, featured
in both trumpet and trombone
a t te _ = ®r l sections. Arrangements of "Pagan
S Love Song" and "Memories of
You" by Dunham made a partic-
/111/ Y ular success.
aAIn s1940, Dunham left Casa
VL UU'etG nCy Loma to form his own band. Since
that time the Sonny Dunham Or-
chestra became a stellar attrac-
ALL NEW AND OLD tion in theatres, hotels and ball-
STUDE TSrooms from coast to cat
. TUDNTS y
orDE ePress Agent Risks
Ex ..si foPrsn.. edLeader's 'Record'
Exquisite, Personali Zed cHopr last week-end had a
chance to test the veracity of a
press agent's claim.
According to Sonny Dunham's
:. 4 publicity manager it is "a matter
u i-'t ke (1O of record that Tommy Dorsey, as
well as Harry James, merely stare
in disbelief when either of them
catch Sonny's performances.
Perhaps those were looks of
awe from the Dorsey to the Dun-
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