"Reading of the Names," written and performed by The Aldente Brothers, is a song honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was inspired by the annual September 11 Memorial Tribute of the reading of the names. The Aldente Brothers, Tony Leventhal and Jon Morrell, are brothers who were born and raised in New York City.
Two brothers, lots of music: For Tony Leventhal and Jon Morrell, a love of music and performance runs in the family--how could it not when your mother is a trained Broadway singer? Born in New York, they spent their early childhood in Spain attending an English boarding school run by their parents, Harold Leventhal and Roberta Morrell, where each brother found his own musical home. From a young age Jon dedicated himself to studying opera and perfecting is Heldentenor voice to perform Wagner repertoires while Tony ventured first into playing instrumental surf and, later, power pop with The Mockers. The Aldente Brothers both are born and raised in New York...
Tony Leventhal - the younger of the two Aldente Brothers loves music, food and Spain almost equally. Music is Tony’s first love and since he’s a loyal soul, The Aldente Brothers is only the third band he’s ever played in and written for in his 30 years of making music. Tony spent his college years in Paris playing in the legendary surf-pop band The Surf Pirhanas before returning to the U.S. His longest engagement to date is with the The Mockers, where Tony Leventhal and Seth Gordon, his former boarding school classmate, continue to play melodic Beatles-influenced power pop for adoring fans in the U.S. and a loyal and numerous following in Spain.
Jon Morrell - the older Aldente Brother carries the lead vocals with all the gravitas of the family elder, and still never lets an opportunity for putting on a show pass him by. Being a classically trained Heldentenor runs deep in is blood, but he’s always had a little fling with Broadway and show-tunes on the side. With The Aldente Brothers, Jon’s finally able to combine his favorite things: singing great material, putting on a show and working with his brother. Jon earned his opera chops performing the role of Siegmund in Die Walkure, Samson in Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, and as Peter Grimes. He’s recently been seen in the UK, as Tristan in Act II Tristan und Isolde in Leeds.