HERE IS A SHORT BIO BY MARLENE SLATER AND UPDATED BY MY FAN CLUB STAFF WORKERS.
"THE JOE TINOCO STORY" I would have to say Joe is right up there with Wade Hayes in style, tone, talent and yes, even demeanor. Joe is a humble, down to earth, true gentleman. His smile is infectious and his sense of humor matches his sense of honor. Joe Tinoco has accomplished more than most can imagine. Joe began performing in grade school and by the time he was in his junior year he was being booked as a singer, impressionist, model, actor, television and stage personality. At 19 Joe won a scholarship that got him the honor of being coached by Jan French, star of West Side Story, Jan was at that time the director of Ohio State College. He spent the year 89' singing and dancing at Worlds Of Fun/Tivoli Hall while opening for the Nashville super stars on weekends. 1990 (during Olathe's Historic Old Settlers Days) he had a home town concert. Joe's name drew 5000 screaming fans. (The next year he was called back by public demand). He went on to win several major dance contests and still takes first prize today with his wife, Tamra Deonne Tinoco. Joe played the part of a young defendant in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Bridge starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Joe said of the movie, "I enjoyed working with Paul Newman. His first question to me was, 'What is there to do in Kansas City?'" Joe obviously didn't have a problem finding things to occupy his time! Joe also played a role in Stephan King's thriller "Sometimes They Come Back" as well as the film, "Kansas City". This was in 91 the year he also graduated from John Casablanca's Modeling School and attended drama classes at UMKC while modeling for all Kansas City Department Stores and participating in off Broadway shows Bye Bye Birdie at Penn Valley College in KCMO, and Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth. . Shelley Wright’s father Stan Wright and his Burlington Opry House Fans took Joe to Branson, Mo. And entered Joe into a Tony James' "That's Show Biz Contest". Joe won 1st place and two days later, he was hired for the opening act for Cristy Lane by award winning producer Chisai Childs. Joe spent 4 years in Branson, MO. Opening for stars such as Ferlin Husky, Ray Price, Chubby Checkers, and The Platters. . Since 1988 Joe has opened shows for Clint Black, Johnny Rodriguez, Lorrie Morgan,Larry Boone, Ronnie McDowell, Jerry Reed, Freddy Fender, Vern Gosdin,Skip Ewing, Michael Twitty, Barbara Fairchild, Cristy Lane, Dan Seals, Marty Haggard, Mel McDaniel, Freddy Hart, Stonewall Jackson, Melba Montgomery, Jeannie Seely, John Conlee, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Justin Tubb and Marvin Rainwater....just to mention a few! His favorite opening act was for Ronnie McDowell. Joe opened several times for Ronnie Ronnie once told him, "One of these days I'll see you on the Country Music Academy awards show." Ronnie's well deserved praise served to motivate Joe even more. Soon Joe was touring with Matt Davenport productions a USA Roadtour performing coast to coast 50 states. (Actually touring was nothing new to Joe since Joe spent his early summer teen year touring the Midwest with Tuffy Williams of KC Opry. They toured behind stars such as Barbara Fairchild and Marvin Rainwater as openers for these stars.) Tuffy and Joe did many Gospel shows along the way in small town areas. . Upon returning from Tour to Branson, Joe was called to Nashville by Opryland to appear in the production, "I Hear America Singing" and that move led Joe to being asked to sing on the Grand Ole Opry! Joe wore many hats in Nashville aside from his Stetson. He performed several times at the Nashville Palace "Where the Stars are Born" in 1992 where he also worked as a bus-boy. He appeared in IFCO FAN FAIR show cases in '90, '92, "94 and '96 and did a benefit at the Hall Of fame In Nashville in 1993. Joe also did benefits in Nashville and in North Carolina for CAF Missing Children Benifits .. Other important charitable causes he and or his fan club participated in are Make a Wish, Project Graduation, New York 9 11, Children's St. Jude, Iraq/American Legion, Katrina. 1996 he signed with Disney where he performed six months on Disney Magic Cruise Ship, "his own country music and rock and roll show. All the way to Italy and back) Joe has also been called (pending funding} for a starring role in movie, "TheSonoran Ghost". The movie is based on the true story of a legendarySpanish hero. The last ten years Joe bought a home in Nashville where he spent hisdays back in 1998 and 2000 working at Opryland, singing at Opryland hotel on weekends while finding time to teach line dance and ball roomat The Nashville Classic Dance Studio. He has knocked on Nashville doors daily and made many positive advances. He spent time with Nashville record producers at which time he recorded two cd's and soon had and offer to come in and visit with Sony song writers about the potential of joining with them to work on his songwriting skills . Which most generally leads to writing exclusively for Sony Publishing Company. At that same time Branson was calling him back fron Nashville, offering him his own show to be filmed for TV.With some encouragement and coaching from friends and family he accepted, moved back to Branson with big hopes, but not before Dolly Parton spotted him and cast him in a credited part in her movie "Blue Valley Sing Bird" where he played Dolly’s Birthday Party Guy. Since that time he accepted the Branson offer and now his own shows have been award winning and they were accepted by RDFTV at which time they were featured daily for one whole year on RDFTV.
You can write his "IFCO" Fan Club at: Fans For Joe Tinoco, 118 N. Keeler, Olathe KS 66061913-764-0426
ABOUT TAMRA HOLDEN TINOCO: SHORT BIO BY FAN CLUB STAFF WORKERS: Tamra tells us ..... She was born in Joplin, Missouri ... She moved to Springfield, Missouri at the age ofseven. Growing up music was #1. Her father was The High School Symphony Director for Springfield, Missouri Schools.At nine she was proudly following her fathers musical foot steps, singing Gospel songs in Church. Her mother was a Springfield Elementary Teacher. She was the ultimate inspiration for me! As a teenager Tamra pursued modeling & had a lot of performing experiences. She did many commercial voice overs while all the time entering into many major elegant pageants.. Striving to be #1 she made runner up "Miss Missouri" Four years In a row! She is thankful to her Mom & Dad for their support! "You always had me a #1 winner, I survived!" Being special in so many fields, most of all of music, she was encouraged by her parents to enter UMKC (Kansas City, Missouri) She is now a proud Graduated from the Conservatory of Music and now has a degree in Teaching and Music ... Today she is enjoying producing and starring in her own show along with her husband Joe and little daughter Talya Nicole Tinoco.
Mom and Talya Nicole back stage getting ready for the Big Show!
TALYA NICOLE TINOCO (DADDIES GIRL OF COURSE) SHE IS NOW FIVE. TALYA WAS BORN IN BRANSON AND SPENT SEVEN MONTHS WITH MOM ON STAGE BEFORE ARRIVING.JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS! HER FIRST TWO WEEKS WERE AT HOME RESTING WITH MOM, SINCE THEN SHE HAS AMAZINGLY NEVER MISSED A SHOW
SHE HAS EVERY LINE OF EVERY SONG AND DANCE MEMORIZED AND COULD COVER FOR ANYONE ON STAGE. SHE LOVES HER DANCING AND SINGING.
LARRY FOSTER, BRINGING A EXCITING FUN UPBEAT PERFORMANCE OF THE JERRY LEE LEWIS HIT OF THE 50'S " GREAT BALLS OF FIRE"
Short Bio: Larry Foster born in New York , now enjoys living in Branson, Missouri and being outside, cooking, hiking, swimming and working out, reading, going to the movies, clubs (sometimes) and meeting new people.
"Since music is his profession it is hard to single out one or two styles of music. He loves all styles of music and can respect it" But does enjoy listening to R&B, pop and country."
Larry is MULTI TALENTED talented and has a very long time impressive resume. He has been around the world and back singing and dancing and making friends and fans. Loving what he does and happy to be making a living at it. He says he feels fortunate to have travel all over the world, 42 countries. Just a guy who loves to laugh and have fun! Larry has a beautiful ten year old daughter who means the world to Him. . You can visit Larry on his myspace site at
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TALYA DANCE LESSONS, DANCE RECITAL AND DAD'S HOMECOMING PERFORMANCE. Click photo to visit her video performance on mys pace.
DANCER/SINGER TALYA NICOLE TINOCO .. TALYA'S VERY FIRST DANCE RECITAL.
LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER MOM SINGS PHANTOM OF THE GHOST DAUGHTER SINGS SEA' CRUISE
PHANTOM OF THE GHOST OFF BROADWAY SENSATIONAL Performance BY TAMRA AND LARRY AND CAST.
THE DANCE ONE OF JOES FAVORITE COUNTRY SONGS ..
A GARTH BROOKS HIT OF THE 80'S.
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