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The Official Web Site of the "Three Tendons"
Pictured Above on February 15, 2001:
Bruce Gaston, Jay Leno, Jim Rotondo, Ben Brenner
Our current 2010 YouTube Channels:
Bruce+Jim=Four Squeezins' Channel
Handwhistler Ben's Channel
Jim's Pumpster999 Channel

8-minute video collage of Tendons' TV appearances

Behind the Scenes footage of our Tonight Show appearance

May 19, 2001, a historical day in Manual History when we invaded High Society!

30 FINGERS, 6 HANDS, 2 LUNGS
& 1 BICYCLE TIRE PUMP
LITERALLY MAKING MUSIC
OUT OF THIN AIR!!!

You've got to see it to believe it!

The Amazing Musical Hand Virtuosos are:
Ben "Gone With the Wind" Brenner
Bruce "The Handman" Gaston
Jim Rotondo, aka Jimmy Pavaroddy
With Musical Accompaniment by:
Ken Purcell
(Keyboardist/Guitarist/Vocalist/Conductor)

AS SEEN ON:
THE "TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO"
THE "DONNY & MARIE SHOW"
CNN AND MTV's ODDVILLE
"GOOD DAY PHILADELPHIA"
ABC's "DON POLEC'S WORLD
FOX's "30 Seconds to Fame Shame"
and of course the old
"GONG SHOW"

VH-1's "BEHIND THE HANDS" Mockumentary

Now where exactly did HAND MUSIC originate, or perhaps, WHY? Did the first man Adam entertain Eve with MANUALISM? According to Ripley's, the first known MANUALIST was a man named Cecil Dill, whose archive footage from 1914 can be viewed at any Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. The most famous manualist of our generation is John Twomey, who appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" many times from 1972 until 1991 as well as many other TV shows and live appearances throughout the world. Now retired, the torch has been HANDED to Bruce Gaston, the HANDMAN, of Allentown, PA, whose amazing VIBRATO can be appreciated on his full length CD "Amazing Feats on Musical Hands." Bruce and yours truly, Jim Rotondo, partnered in July of 2000, and, in December of the same year formed the now legendary NOVELTY SUPERGROUP "THE THREE TENDONS" with Ben "Gone With The Wind" Brenner, Hand Chamber Blowist. The trio, after only ONE REHEARSAL, was immediately booked to appear on "Angelo Live", "Philly After Midnight", and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". The Tendons continue to maintain the theory that SOMEDAY THE AUTHORITIES WILL CONFISCATE ALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING KEYBOARDS, PERCUSSION, STRING, AND OF COURSE, WIND. Thus they continue to perfect their unique artform known as MANUALISM...





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