Inspired by the first known Manualist,
and the world's most famous
Bruce Gaston began making hand music in 1968 and Jim Rotondo followed suit in
Gaston & Purcell crossed paths w/
Jim in 1999 at the Extreme Gong Auditions and in 2001 Bruce & Jim
The Three Tendons
w/ Hand Whistler
Ben Brenner and appeared on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno,
the icing on a cake that had already gotten exposure on ALL the major networks and a ton of radio appearances.
What, you want specific shows? OK. You may have seen Bruce & Jim together or individually on the following:
Good Day Philadelphia 7x, AFV 2x, Philly After Midnight, MTV's Oddville, 30 Seconds to Fame, Angelo Cataldi Live,
Donny & Marie, NBC10's "10!", Don Polec's World on ABC, CNN News, The Tonight Show, and of course the old Gong Show.
So Yada Yada Yada, this historical Manual Reunion of 2006 has gathered world-wide attention on YouTube.com. Sites all over the world, in languages we don't know, have featured our handiwork. Enjoy your visit! -JR
Left: Bruce, Jim & the Mrs. w/ Jay Leno.
Above: The legendary Gaston & Purcell duo.
Center: Jim saluting another sellout crowd.
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