Noah toured with THE TOKENS since 1993. He is a playwright, a children's author, and a handyman. He has taught elementary school and also currently serves as a governing board member for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. He is only the third person in California history to win a write-in campaign. When not on stage, he runs a construction and property management company with his wife, Laura. He has three children, Jax, Reese and the one listed below whom with he shares the stage.
Solly is a multi-faceted artist living in Los Angeles, California. He attended Fordham university in NYC to study acting, but ultimately ended up choosing a career in music. Solly song-writes, produces, and performs his own original music in addition to carrying on the legacy of his grandfather and great uncle before him.
Rebecca began singing with The Tokens at age 15, as part of the group "Those Girls." She has been acting in musical theatre, since she was 3, and has performed in productions on both coasts. Rebecca recently graduated college with a bachelors degree in theatre, and is currently directing, choreographing, and musical directing children’s theatre. Additionally, Rebecca shares her own recording studio with her dad, connecting them to many independent musical acts.
Nico began his musical education at the age of 4 with piano lessons. After moving to Atlanta, he played with many children’s ensembles in the DeKalb County area, before learning bass guitar and eventually moving back to California. He’s since earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. He’s continued his musical journey by venturing into production and songwriting as an independent artist under the name T.K. Jaco, while still performing with other musicians and groups, including The Tokens.
Jay attended the "real" High School of the Performing Arts in New York where he learned his arranging and composing skills, as well as the various woodwind instruments he plays. He then attended Berklee College of Music where he studied performance. You could say that Jay has practically "done it all," from being a former member of "Sha-Na-Na," to Music Coordinator for the CBS daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless," to his 30-year tenure as a member of THE TOKENS.
Ethan recently graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver with a degree in Recording after falling in love with music production in high school. With a jazz piano background, music production degree and years of formal musical education he lends himself well as the harmonic anchor of The Tokens.
Phil was a multi-media entrepreneur who ran the gamut from producing gold records to writing novels and everything in-between. Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Phil reveled in his amazing childhood. He loved the Dodgers, Devil Dogs and Nathans. Phil began his incredible career, along with his younger brother Mitch as founding members of the world-renowned Tokens. Their hit, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is still considered one of the best pop-songs of all time. Phil and the group moved on to have several gold records as recording artists bringing the world such hits as “Tonight I Fell In Love,” “I Hear Trumpets Blow,” and “Portrait of My Love.” As producers they produced and popularized acts such as The Chiffons (“He’s So Fine,” “One Fine Day,”), The Happenings (“See You In September,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,”), Randy & The Rainbows (“Denise”) and Tony Orlando and Dawn (“Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”). Though having their roots in Doo-Wopp the Tokens expanded their musical horizons with successful releases spanning four decades including Intercourse in 1968, Cross Country in 1973, Re-Doo-Wopp in 1988 and Esta Noche El Leon Baila in 1996. The Tokens were a family business as Phil and his brother Mitch continued touring through 2017. Phil’s son, Noah, toured with the group as a drummer and musician for twenty-five years along with close friends Jay Leslie, Mike Johnson and on occasion Phil’s daughter Neely. Phil even got the chance to perform with his grandsons Solomon and Ethan. Phil loved the honesty with the audience and he would boast about his wife, Abbie and his mother, Ruthie.
From his music career Phil branched onto Broadway contributing the music and lyrics for the show, A Matter Of Time. From there, Phil found his way to Hollywood, spending over a decade managing the career of Robert Guillaume during his Emmy award winning show Benson. Phil also began writing and producing television movies for both Robert and Gary Coleman, having a string of successful films featuring The Kid With the 200 I.Q. and The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins. He also co-wrote and co-produced This Wife for Hire, as well as The Goddess of Love. Phil never stopped writing as he published his first novel, The Null Quotient in 2010. He was a black belt in Kung Fu San Soo as well as an avid softball player and pilot.
Mitch was an adjective-defying human being whose contribution to both The Tokens and music in general is unparalleled. His words and melodies are equal to any of the giants in the industry. deeply missed. ue he deserves.
Mitch was born May 25, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. A natural musician he quickly learned every instrument he could get his hands on. Joining his older brother Phil, he began singing A Capella at the age of nine. By thirteen he, his brother and two other friends from Brooklyn formed The Tokens. Mitch penned two later Token projects entitled Intercourse and Cross Country. The latter album being a self-titled departure from their early Doo Wopp years. He left the music industry, but not music, as he served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972 in the Special Services division. Mitch was also an accomplished painter whose art work was brought to life in the stop-motion animation short “It’s Okay To Laugh,” of which Mitch composed the music and animated cut-out water color paintings. His art work is also seen in the children’s book, The Very First Adventure of Fulton T. Firefly. He spent the several years composing scores for television projects and most recently contributed songs for an upcoming musical written by his brother Phil and nephew Noah entitled, Oh, My Goddess! Mitch was involved as a composer in a TV movie based on the same source material entitled, Goddess of Love. He relished in performing live and thrilling audiences both young and old with the music he had played an instrumental part in creating. He would often say, “We’ve sung billions and billions of ‘Wimowehs.”
"Johnny Micheals" as Jay Leslie affectionately calls him performed with the group from the early 1990' until 2019. Mike is an arranger, vocalist, keyboard player and occasionally spotted picking up the guitar. He bakes a mean banana bread and is enjoying his retirement.