The DiVita’s come from a heritage of musicians that can be traced back to the “old country”. This Father-Son duo brings the sounds of authentic Italian and other romantic music to a variety of settings to provide an atmosphere of class and elegance to any gathering. The two share a love for this culture and music that shines through in their refined attention to detail. Though the delicate sound of guitar and accordion has been a trademark sound of the classic serenade, the duo is supported by an upright bass to complement the group’s traditional acoustic nature.
Joe DiVita has been playing music professionally for over 20 years in different groups and ensembles ranging from jazz to Caribbean music. He has been playing music since age 5 after taking after his father’s lead on the family Wurlitzer. This multi-instrumentalist earned a performance degree from the University of the Arts and has been playing around the nation in a plethora of establishments and positions.
Philip DiVita has been playing the accordion since early childhood and was featured on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour at age 9; chosen from 500 contestants in the Philadelphia area. He traveled and played with a six piece band and cut two records in the late 1950s and 60s and has since gone on to establish himself as a successful engineer, entrepreneur and businessman.
Now, the two musicians bring the generations together with performances of timeless music sure to bring a special charm to your cocktail or dinner event.
"We hired them For our wedding on 9/6/2014!! Gruppo Nostra was absolutely fantastic !! We couldn't have had it any other way!!! Fabulous!! We only heard wonderful compliments about them!!! Thank you!!! 1,000% recommended!!!!"
-Laura C Wedding 9/6/2014
"Gruppo Nostra played at my Aunt's 90th Birthday Party. They were most accommodating, on time, and added a traditional Italian atmosphere that couldn't be matched. Everyone was commenting on how they were enjoying the music and how much fun the music added to the party. We danced the Tarantella, sang "That's Amoure" among other older nostalgic songs that my Aunt is still talking about. If you have an occasion for "Italian Music" guitar, bass, accordion and mandolin call Gruppo Nostra."
- Janet H Private Party 11/10/2013
"What a fabulous band and a great group of guys. They were professional, accommodating and above all very talented musicians. They played at my father's 75th birthday party this weekend and made the party- music was perfect for the event - I couldn't be happier. I intend on using them for future events and referring them to friends/family. Bravissimo!!"
- Annmarie P Private Party 12/7/2013