About Us

Candido Silvato Bretto

All of the songs on Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock were written by Candido Bretto of Marshfield, MA. Candido was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Bretto is the father of amazing 27-year-old Boston violin maker Marcus Bretto. He majored in arranging, composition, and songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston and performed in Berklee’s first-ever jazz chorus. He’s taught music at Woodward School for Girls in Quincy and Bay Farm Montessori Academy in Duxbury. Candido performs regularly with the wedding and events band Brandy.

Grammy Winners

The Candyman has shared the stage with such Grammy-winning artists as Brad Paisley, Maurice Starr producer of the New Kids on the Block and The New Edition, Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau of the rock band Boston, and Kenny Loggins.

Charity

Locally Mr. Bretto has performed at the Massachusetts Republican Convention. Gov. Charlie Baker, Former Mayors Marty Walsh, Tom Mennino, Big Papi, Bobby Orr and Mark Wahlberg have all heard the Candyman play. Boston Police Foundation, Boston Harborfest, Figawi Charity Ball, Boston Children’s Hospital Fundraiser, the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, Tolman MDA Telethon, Quincy Police DARE, Hingham Firefighters, the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester.

Reality TV

The Candyman is the bass guitarist and singer with Johnny Drama and his Funky Entourage from A&E’s reality show Wahlburgers. The show’s co-star, Johnny “Drama” Alves, a Plymouth, MA native, graciously offered his private studio for recording the album. Candido has even sung on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno stage as part of pre-show entertainment.

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Link Montana and the Rough Riders.

Performing at Campiello’s, Naples, FL for the Naples Winter Wine Festival with “Link Montana and the Rough Riders”
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Lou Cataldo – Drums, Michael Goods – keyboardist for Grammy winner Aaron Neville, Bruce Maclean – Guitar, and Candido Bretto – Bass.

With Trez Gregory and guitarist Rick Howard.

At the world-renowned D’Amico’s The Continental in Naples, FL, with guest singer Trez Gregory, formerly with Grammy-winning country artist Brooks and Dunn.