Growing up on the East Coast, Kenny’s son Ladd was surrounded by the great Doo-Wop groups of the era. Ladd loves singing, and since 2010 would from time to time join Kenny onstage to sing duets in his shows. He also recorded 2 duets on two Kenny Vance and The Planotones albums, The Oceans of Time album and Mr. Santa. Before joining the Planotones, Ladd sang with an Everly Brothers tribute group called The Beverly Brothers as well as Marv Rosenberg’s Safaris, singing their big hit “Image of a Girl.”
During Kenny’s hiatus, Ladd performed as a solo artist in many of the biggest Doo-Wop shows around the country. Most recently, he appeared with Kenny Vance and The Planotones on The PBS Doo Wop Generations Special, due to air in March 2018, now bringing his vocal talent, knowledge of music and unique emotional connection to Doo-Wop to the Planotones.