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Calamity

Calamity

I've been singing since I was born. Sang in the church choir since I was 8. Sang in the Calgary Boys Choir, The Alberta Honor Choir, and The National Arts Center Choir in Canada's Capital. Was Harold Hill in the Music Man and the Lion in the Wizard of Oz. Started singing barbershop when I was 24. Competed on the world stage a few times and won the evergreen district quartet competition twice with The Edge and Studio One. Also directed a Sweet Adeline Chorus winning the Novice Director's Award.
Moose

Moose

I’ve sung in church choirs since 3rd grade and in barbershop choruses and quartets since 1995, including District and International competitions and six Harmony Brigades. Co-directed Michigan’s Midstatesmen Chorus and currently direct Kactus Krooners, an Oro Valley mixed chorus. I was also concertmaster of Cornell University’s band and drum major for the marching band.
Tinker

Tinker

Whether it is Hungarian folk tunes, American Jewish music, Broadway show tunes, or contemporary a cappella, I sing it all. I continually seek opportunities to be on stage or backstage. After performing with the award-winning Great Expectations show choir in high school, I taught Jewish music to children at the Hillel at Ohio University. I am honored to be one of the performance coaches of the Syndicate. Only recently, I sang in my first quartet contest with Scoop 'Em Up.
Sprout

Sprout

I began singing in church at the age of 5. I joined the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus at the age of 8 1/2, and stayed until I was 14. While in college I took voice lessons for 3 years. My first experience with Barbershop was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1995. I moved back to Arizona in 2005 and immediately looked for the local Barbershop chorus. I joined the Spirit of Phoenix in 2005, until leaving in 2015 to join A Cappella Syndicate. My first quartet was in Iowa, Trademark. We competed from 2001 through 2015 when I moved back to Arizona. After moving back to Phoenix, have enjoyed singing in the quartets Xtreme, Sound Agreement, Game On, and my current quartet Heatwave.
Tex

Tex

I joined The Barbershop Harmony Society in 1982 and have sung bass in several chorus, and quartets including: Fresno Goldnote Chorus- twice 7th at International, Sierra Chord Express quartet, Dallas Vocal Majority- Gold at International in 1992 and 1997+ three CD’s, Great Plainsmen chorus and Classic Edition quartet. Sang in a stage production of the musical Titanic as Isidor Straus, and Glory Bound-Southern Gospel Quartet. Retiring to Arizona, I’m delighted to be singing with the A Cappella Syndicate!
Scrooge

Scrooge

I've been singing all my life. As a kid, my family sang 5-part harmony in the car driving cross country. I sang in church growing up and in every school choir group there was. I sang in a men's glee club in college, then didn't do much until I discovered barbershop in 1976, joined the next year, and the rest is history! I've sung with the local chorus wherever I've lived since then and was a charter member of a new chorus (Biloxi Miss, 1982). I'm currently with my third quartet and have sung for such notable directors as Ron Black, Mac Huff and Gary Steinkamp. I'll sing until they put me in the ground!
Fyn

Fyn

I started quartet singing in high school, winning the city wide high school quartet contest in Syracuse, NY. At the University of Detroit, I sang on a USO tour with the Singing Titans, and sang lead with a college quartet, the Four F's. While an Air Force instructor pilot, I won two gold medals with the Phoenicians Chorus. I have sung in a total of nine quartets over the years including my current membership in the 2009 Senior Quartet Gold Medalist, Audacity.
Doc

Doc

I’ve sung in choirs from elementary school through college. I was involved in several musical theater productions in both high school and college. I was a member of the Sparta Community Chorus and Players in Sparta, lllinois and was involved in chorus concerts, plays and musical revues. I was a member of two mixed voice choruses in Boulder, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Chorale and the Cantabile Singers. It was through a fellow member of those choruses that I was introduced to Barbershop singing. In 2007 I became a member of Sound of the Rockies and was fortunate enough to win 5 international medals with them.
Slim

Slim

I was a member of the men and boys church choir in Chicago during grade school and of the University of Maryland Men and Women's Glee Club during final two years of college. I began my barbershop career in 1967 in Miami and was a member of 1972 and 1976 International Chorus Champions, the Phoenicians Chorus. I sang bass with Command Performance, 1974 Far Western District Quartet Champions and 1974-75 International Quartet Finalists. Most recently I am a member of Audacity, 2009 International Seniors Quartet Champions.
Wings

Wings

I joined church choir at 14 as an alto. I didn't find barbershop until age 42. I have sung in 10 choruses, and two quartets gaining 4 chorus medals, division novice quartet champ, and division senior quartet champ. Gained 4 chorus medals, division novice quartet champ, and division senior quartet champ. One of my greatest joys was singing on the stage at Carnegie Hall.
Zig

Zig

I sang in Church Choir and School Choirs and the All State Chorus for 2 years. I sang with the Illinois Men's Glee Club and The Other Guys octet in college. I joined Poughkeepsie NewYorkers barbershop chorus and sang with them from 1978-1995. I sang with international qualifying Entertainment Tonight and international qualifier and district champion Rave Revue. I sang with the Concord New Hampshire barbershop chorus and Easy Reach quartet from 1995 to 1998. I sang with the Pride of Phoenix, Spirit of Phoenix Choruses and Equinox Quartet from 2000-2013.
Keys

Keys

I was born in Massachusetts and moved out to Phoenix with my family when I was ten. I am a classically trained pianist and a full time professional musician. I am the director of music ministries at Grace United Methodist Church and moonlight in various bands all over the valley. In addition, I sang bass in Batteries Not Included, and was awarded the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 Far Western District Novice Quartet Champion.
Flex

Flex

Canadian-born, I began singing with the Men and Boys Choir at St. Simon the Apostle Anglican church in Toronto when I was eight. When I was thirteen, I was a featured soloist in a record album called “The Boy Chorister Sings”, published in Canada and the U.S. by Canterbury Records. I started my barbershop career with the newly formed Scottsdale Chapter in 1966 and chartered with them in September of that year. I have sung in several quartets and have four medals with Standing Room Only and a gold medal with Audacity.
Arnge

Arnge

I joined The Phoenicians in fall 1972 after their first Championship and subsequently won 2 gold medals at the world championships. I designed and managed the staging of The Phoenicians and Spirit of Phoenix show during that time and now of course the A Cappella Syndicate.
Mulligan

Mulligan

My musical background started with piano lessons in elementary school. I became involved with church choir and musical theater during my high school years, and became a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society as a young adult after graduating from college. Since then, I've been involved with several choruses and quartets including the Phoenicians and Equinox. I currently sing bass with Whoop 'Em Up.
Irish

Irish

I’ve been a musician since elementary school, but entered the a cappella world in 2001 after a chance encounter with a one-man, cowboy band while vacationing in Southeastern Utah. After singing a few songs together, the man encouraged me to get involved with the Phoenicians barbershop chorus in Phoenix. I’ve been singing ever since (lead/tenor) in chorus and several competitive quartets, including at the international level.
Meat

Meat

I was born into a musical family. My uncles could play a mean trumpet, my Aunt is a piano player extraordinaire, and my Dad, boy could he sing. He is the one responsible for my barbershop membership. My dad and I have been in several quartets such as, ARIZONA and Four Gone Collusion. I currently sing in a great quartet called Heat Wave. Growing up I sang with the Paradise Valley Cactus Chordsment and then the Phoenicians chorus.
Jazz

Jazz

I have been singing and performing in front of audiences since the late 90's. I performed standards and swing with “The Supper Club” Big Band from 1999-2000 and performed big band standards at North End Feasts from 1999-2008. I performed standards and swing as lead male vocal for The Beantown Swing Orchestra between 2008 and 2009. I formed The Sin City Swing Orchestra, comprised of student musicians, in 2010 and performed at numerous private events.
Phantom

Phantom

I didn't start singing till my last year of high school where I discovered I had a voice. I studied Vocal performance at Cal State Northridge. I travelled with an Opera a ala Carte for 10 years in the 90's. I sang several roles in the theater including Nanki-Poo in the Mikado, Raphe in HMS Pinafore, Frederic in the Pirates of Penzance and Tony in the West Side Story. I starting singing barbershop in the late 90's with the Masters of Harmony. It's been an interesting ride transitioning from the singing style of Opera to the barbershop style.