There are at least three artists who recorded as The Sandpipers. 1. The Sandpipers were a U.S. pop/folk-rock group. Founding members Jim Brady, Mike Piano, and Richard Shoff first performed together in the Mitchell Boys Choir, before deciding to go it alone as 'The Four Seasons'. It was quickly pointed out to them that a group of that name already existed in New York, and they changed their name to The Grads.