Arlene & The Vantastix is a musical group with a clever name hinting at its connection to the legendary actor Dick Van Dyke. The group consists of Dick Van Dyke’s wife, Arlene Silver, and the Vantastix, a barbershop quartet formed by Van Dyke in 2000. The couple shares a love for singing and dancing, evident in their charming performances.
In one of their delightful videos, Arlene & The Vantastix present a rendition of “Everybody Loves a Lover,” originally recorded by Doris Day. The song showcases Arlene’s sassy and sparkling vocals, with the Vantastix providing harmonies. Notably, the video features Dick Van Dyke scatting in the background and taking a verse, showcasing his impressive vocal talent at 96 years old. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero also makes a guest appearance, adding to the musical richness.
The video, directed by Arlene Silver, was filmed at the SUPERSHOW art installation in LA, featuring nods to Dick Van Dyke’s iconic performances. Released on Valentine’s Day 2022, the timing holds significance as Silver and Van Dyke celebrate their wedding anniversary on February 29th, having married in a leap year.
Arlene & The Vantastix, consisting of Eric Bradley, Bryan Chadima, and Mike Mendyke, often collaborates with Arlene Silver. The group’s performances, marked by musical prowess and a touch of nostalgia, reflect the joy of artistic expression and the enduring love shared by Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver. To explore more of their musical moments, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel.