The Arrogants originated from the Red Hook section of South Brooklyn, N.Y. The original group members consisted of Frank Ayala, Sal Giarraffa, Augie Muizzo, Mike Munoz and Marcial Rivera, The group was discovered, in 1961, during a rehearsal at the neighborhood Junior High School. A friend who was in the recording industry heard them. In the summer of 1962, The Arrogants recorded "Canadian Sunset" and "Mirror, Mirror" for Lute Records while on a seven week tour of the West Coast. The following year they recorded a remake of "When I Go To Sleep At Night". The recording was produced by the Tokens. In 1966, two group members were drafted and the group was disbanded. The group was reformed in 1989 when Sal's son, drumming for the Excellents of "Coney Island Baby" fame, mentioned thasI his father sang with The ARROGANTS. This caught the attention of Les Levine who proceeded to contact Sal and initiate the reformation of The Arrogants. Frank and Sal are the only original members, The new members of the group are Brian Emer (baritone lead), Denis Kestenbaum (second tenor lead) and Les Levine (bass lead). The group has been featured several times on the Don K. Reed - WCBS-FM radio doo-wop show including WCBS-FM's 20th anniversary doo-wop celebration. The group has also made several appearances at the United In Group Harmony Association (UGHA) Collectors Shows in North Bergen, N.J. Locally they are booked for six weekends a year at Cousin's Restaurant and Lounge, Brooklyn, N.Y.