“Being a part of a legendary Girl Group of the Sixties was a dream come true for me! For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be an entertainer, as was my father when I was a child, and my mother who played the piano and organ for a church choir. My father played the guitar, as well as the violin, which was his passion. Back when I was six my father began taking me to his performances where I sang and danced while he and his band performed. Even at that young age, “I realized the joy that singing brought to people.”
“THE TOYS” were vaulted to Immediate Stardom with Their Hit Song, “A LOVER’S CONCERTO”. THAT RECORD SOARED UP THE CHARTS LIKE WILD FIRE. “A LOVER’S CONCERTO” went all the way up to Number 1 on Billboard, Cashbox and Other Charts. “THE TOYS” WERE VERY MUCH IN DEMAND and appeared on Popular Television Shows such as Hullabaloo, Shindig!, American Bandstand, The Joey Bishop and The Mike Douglas Shows. “THE TOYS” were wanted on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as well but had to decline the Invitation in Preparation for their appearance in The Movie, “It’s A Bikini World” aka “The Girl in Daddy’s Bikini”. This Movie Featured “THE TOYS” performing their second Top 10 Hit, “ATTACK”, which quickly entered The Charts in early 1966.
Last but certainly not least, on July 4, 2010, June was introduced to Rick Sheppard of The Legendary Group, THE DRIFTERS. This introduction led to a new management arrangement between JUNE MONTEIRO’S TOYS and RICK SHEPPARD PRODUCTIONS.
Currently, June, along with Carolyn Harding, and Debor’ah Evans, are hitting the stage again as June Monteiro’s Toys.