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Show business has never seen a group quite like THE COASTERS®. They occupy a special niche in the music field. Because of their style and approach, they are in a class of their own.

THE ORIGINAL COASTERS, the first vocal group that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, was Carl Gardner, (deceased)  Billy Guy, (deceased)  Will Jones, (deceased) Cornell Gunter, (deceased).

THE COASTERS® now consist of four very talented singers. All came from musical backgrounds. These four individual along with Veta Gardner are carrying on the legacy of THE ORIGINAL COASTERS.


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The Legacy Continues

Over sixty years, THE COASTERS® are still going strong under the management of Veta Gardner, widow of  Carl Gardner, the original lead singer and founder of THE COASTERS® 

Meet The Group
  • Joe Lance Williams (AKA JW) He has performed live on stage with Carl Gardner Sr. for several years, personally hand picked by Carl in July 2001.
  • Dennis Anderson  - baritone joined the group after the death of Carl Gardner in 2011.
  • Primo Candelaria  - tenor, He joined the Coasters in October 2008 after an audition for Carl Sr.
  • Robert Fowler - (Replacing Eddie Whitfield in 1/2015) Robert has performed on several Broadway shows such as “The Producers”, “Beauty &The Beast”, “Dreamgirls”
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  • For booking promo package and booking information: Contact Veta Gardner at (772) 380-9607, fax (772) 380-9618 or email at, originalcoasters@att.net.
The Coasters also appeared in the Revival of “Smokey Joe's Cafe Tour” featuring “The Coasters” appearing in over 40 performing Arts Theatre from June 2015 to January 2016.
On November 11,2017 The Coasters along with their Manager Veta Gardner, was presented with The Artists Music Guild Life Time Achievement Award.
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