Billed as the longest running act in the Las Vegas lounge circuit, the Treniers
trace their roots to Mobile, Al.
     Composed of twins Claude and Cliff, their brother Buddy, nephew Skip, Alabama
State College classmates Don Hill and Gene Gilbeaux, and a variety of supporting
musicians, the Treniers have entertained audiences for over four decades, performing
in Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium and hotel and nightclub showrooms in Las
Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Miami, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Cape Cod.

     While students at Alabama State, Claude assumed leadership of the Alabama
State Collegians Orchestra when its original leader Erskine Hawkins left the group to
pursue his career, and Cliff took over the role of romantic balladeer.

     In 1944, the twins joined Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra, working with that band
until 1946. When they left the group, Cliff returned to Mobile, and Claude moved to Los
Angeles where he recorded with Carlie Mingus and the Barney Bigard Quintet.

     Claude and Cliff formed their group in 1947 and signed a recording contract with
Mercury Records. They hit the Cashbox R&B charts in 1951 with "Go, Go, Go." 

     They also appeared in several 50s movies including "The Girl Can't Help It" and
"Don't Knock The Rock."