One such group, The Gino Silvi Singers, was formed in 1958 for CBC TV's 'Juliette' as an octet, the men (Alex Ticknovich, Rick Stainsby, Vern Kennedy, John Garden) identified on camera as the Romeos, and the women (Angela Antonelli, Fran Groat, Sylvia Wilson, Carol Hill) as the Four Mice. Augmented at times to as many as 30, the Singers also performed in the early 1960s on 'Sing, Sing, Sing,' an occasional program in the CBC TV series 'Parade,' and on 'The Wayne and Shuster Show'.
Under Silvi's direction the Romeos made the LP Rendezvous with the Romeos (Col FL-291) and in 1963 a group known as the Silvi Girls recorded for the CTL (CTLS-5023). Other singers to work with Silvi included Babs Babineau, Laurie Bower, Jack Duffy, Cleone Duncan, Bernard Johnson, Gordon Lightfoot, Margo MacKinnon, Margaret Stilwell, Billy Vancouver, and Freda Wright. Leaving radio work in 1965, Silvi taught instrumental music in Toronto schools until 1987.