Daughter keeps ‘That Lovin’ Feeling’ alive

Jul 30, 2002 12:58 AM

McKenna Medley, daughter of famed Righteous Brother Bill Medley, performs in a doo wap group, Street Wise, at the Suncoast Showroom, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Although only 15 years old, Medley has a powerful singing voice and heartfelt delivery that captivates audiences with crowd-pleasing favorites.

The five-member group has performed together for less than a year, but has had many exciting experiences. They recently performed with the Righteous Brothers and have opened for such acts as The Smothers Brothers and Frankie Avalon. They have also been the warm-up act for the CBS television show, "Everybody Loves Raymond."

McKenna Medley comes by her talent naturally: her famous father has a four decade career as a pop singer, famous for his deep bass voice of the Righteous Brothers.

At the tender age of six, McKenna wanted to sing, and her debut performance was with ”” who else! ”” her father at the Nugget Hotel in Reno.

Other members of Street Wise include James Haworth, Justin Wade, Eric Treibel and Phil Weiner.

Tickets for Street Wise are $19.95 to $29.95.