The family of entertainers known as The Quailes has been performing together for… well, all their lives! With a house full of eleven children, Bob Quaile Sr. took inspiration from the Osmond Brothers and taught his oldest six to sing harmony around their dinner table in Somerdale, New Jersey. With barbershop classics such as, “Goodbye My Coney Island Baby”, “Bye Bye Blues” and “Bowery Boys”, “the act” started singing at private parties under the name, “The Quaker City Kids”. Private music lessons followed as each child chose an instrument and gradually added it to their show.
Not yet in their teens, The Quaile Family Singers started performing at local then national nightspots. After ten years of entertaining, The Quailes opened their own club, The First Fret Lounge in Westville, NJ, and played there exclusively until casinos came to Atlantic City. The Quailes opened the Brighton Casino (soon to be re-named The Sands), then The Tropicana, Bally’s Park Place and Showboat casinos as their shows gained wider acclaim, until recognized by Atlantic City Magazine as the “Best of A.C.”. They have traveled to England and Wales as well as casinos in Reno, Nevada and have shared the stage with a virtual who’s who in show business.
Heading into their 50th year together, the band now chooses to stay closer to their New Jersey homes and continues to play private parties, galas and concerts throughout the Delaware Valley.