Barbershop Quartet for Metropolis

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Barbershop Quartet for Metropolis

Postby wynntom » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:42 pm

Nothing says "City" like a little Barbershop Harmony!

I am a member of SPEBQSA, or the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (whew!).

I think it'd be an old-timey freakout if we could get a quartet together and sing a bunch of tunes for unsuspecting burners. A traveling show, if you will.

I sing lead (I'm 34), and unfortunately don't know any other parts. My repertoire is limited, but I'm a quick learner.

Here are the songs I know:

Aint Misbehavin
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Down By The Riverside
Georgia
Goodnight Sweetheart
Hello MaryLou
I Love a Piano
I Will Fly Away
My Girl
Old Man River
Paper Moon
Rose Colored Glasses
Shenandoah
Under the Boardwalk
The Way You Look Tonight
Walkin My Baby Back Home

Of course, we could just do tags! I'm easy.

IF YOU'RE A BASS, BARITONE OR TENOR AND KNOW SOME TUNES, LET'S DO THIS! You know it'd be big time awesome.

`Wellsie

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Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:41 pm

Sounds like it would be fun. I'd stop and listen if I ran into you out there. Too bad I can't sing; but I do listen well. :)

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:55 pm

I wanna hear you do a Barbershop version of "Oontz, Oontz, Oontz."
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Postby Playa Foot » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:56 pm

I have heard Gershwin's Rapsody in Blue played on a banjo and Dark Side of the Moon done bluegrass style so all things are possible. You might try Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony or Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London.

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Willing, able, but not quite ready yet

Postby Absurdistwit » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:14 pm

I'm a virgin burner, but I sing (tenor) well enough--and love the idea of wandering around belting them out.

Feasible?
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Lead: check. Tenor: check.

Postby wynntom » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:52 pm

We're halfway there! We need a bass and a baritone! We can do this! There are 40,000 people at this thing, CERTAINLY we can find a bass and a baritone!

Who's with us?

Tom

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Postby orangepeelmoses » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:02 am

am a baritone with a bass extension,
and occasionally do barbershop style singing telegrams...

but am also a committment-phobe
when it comes to playa activities
as it can be difficult to coordinate
and I teeter back and forth between whether it's work or vacation...

Peele


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