The Johnny Mello Show & Dance

Johnny Mello

About Us

The Johnny Mello Show is a fast paced 50s & 60s style show now featuring six to 10 local performers, many of which are recording artists. The actual number of participants is determined by the nature of the event and time requirements.

You’ll enjoy the vocal talents of Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Eulakay Green, T-Man, Uncle Pepe, Charlie “Duke” Messenger, Ally Baker, David Max Baldwin and an occasional special guest singer in a round robin performance style show and dance.

You’ll hear the most popular songs from bygone eras…. such hits as “Roses Are Red”, “Still”, “Smooth”, “Beer For My Horses”, “Sherry”, ”Satisfaction”, “Blue Moon”, “Momma Said”, ”Till Then”, “Unchained Melody”, “Rhythm of the Rain”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Take Good Care of My Baby” “Chains”, “You Belong to Me”, “Stray Cat” “Come Go With Me” and lots more. It’s a fun-filled experience for all who attend.

We’ll take you back and forth through the “Oldies But Goodies” until you are saturated with fond memories and blessed by the vocal talents of great local artists.

A Bit of History

Have A Heart’s musical fundraising originally started with just a few singers performing as “Howling for the Hounds”. They performed in Palm Cay Retirement Community, for the Shriner’s Club 2009 summer picnic, On Top of The World Communities, Cherrywood Gated Community Ladies Luncheon & for the Have A Heart Annual Dinner Dance and were honored by the US Congress with a certificate of recognition for their community spirit and volunteerism. Under the “Johnny Mello Show” name, they have performed at the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, at the Paddock Mall, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, at the Countryside Presbyterian Church, The American Legion Hall in Lady Lake, The La Hacienda Recreation Center in The Villages and at the Spruce Creek South Community Center. They now have a pool of talent that makes the Johnny Mello Show even better than when they first began. However, they still “Howl for the Hounds.”

What Makes Us Different?

The Johnny Mello Show is different than other shows or
forms of entertainment… in that it offers:

1.  True Flexibility… We design our shows for 90 minutes, 120 minutes or as much as 180 minutes, depending on your entertainment needs.

2.  Musical Variety… We format our shows with a unique blend of Doo Wop, Rock N Roll and Country Music. They dance together in a mix of 50s, 60s and other bygone era favorites.

3.  Multiple Performers… We showcase the singing talents of seven or eight local recording artists in a round robin sing-off that keep the crowd dancing and sometimes even cheering as they listen to each style and unique presentation.

4. Zero Dead Time… Our show does not stop. It runs from start to finish with no breaks. Paid ticket holders get the full benefit of our high-energy show.

5.  Memory Lane… Our Show takes you back through “Memory Lane” where you can dance the night away to some of your favorite oldies or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Yes, it’s a show but it’s also a dance.

6. Line Dancing… Line dancing is a big thing at the Johnny Mello Show. All ages participate in old favorites like the Cupid Shuffle and some new ones like the Wobble.

7. Fun With A Purpose… Our show exists for one sole purpose…to raise needed funds for Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. (A 501 c-3 not for profit animal rescue organization). We offer door prizes, hold a 50/50 cash drawing, sell personalized CDs and conduct other fundraising at every show. All singers and show workers are volunteers.


Past Performances

On Top of The World…in The Square

Palm Cay Retirement Community

Shriner’s Club Summer picnic

Cherrywood Gated Community Ladies’ Luncheon

First Presbyterian Church of Ocala
Senior’s Monthly Dinner

Monster Transmission Auto Show
(Big Boy Toys)…. Paddock Mall

Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc
Dinner Dance

Paddock Mall…three performances

Ocala Elks lodge…three performances

Silver Springs Shores Community Center…
Six performances

Spruce Creek South Community Center
Three Performances

American Legion Hall, Lady Lake

La Hacienda Recreation Center, In The Villages
Two Performances



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