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GQ4 Barbershop Quartet
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Cruise In Diner
Good Day Wisconsin
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GQ4 Bio
| GQ4 | Brian | Chris | Kelly | Scott

Our quartet was formed in September 2000. Four of us sang My Wild Irish Rose at the top of the steps at the VFW in downtown Green Bay after a chorus rehearsal. After the one song, we realized we had something good. So it stuck.

Three of us have been with the quartet since the beginning. Our first bass was Jack O'Neil (Brian's father). When Jack left in November 2002, Nathan Falk joined us. Now, Kelly has been our bass since the summer of 2005.

Over the years, we've performed for many groups at luncheons, banquets and shows throughout the state of Wisconsin. We have a blast delivering Singing Valentines each February. We've shared our harmonies with mall shoppers at Christmas time in Green Bay and Appleton. We've sung the national anthem for such sports teams as the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Green Bay Gamblers, St. Norbert College hockey, UW Green Bay basketball and Marquette University basketball. Simply put, we enjoy performing for anyone anywhere (well, almost anywhere).

In addition to performing as a quartet, we are also members of the Fox Valleyaires barbershop chorus in Appleton, perhaps you can come and sing with us some time.

Our talents and personalities seem to match quite well, and we each have our roles in the quartet.

Chris is our front guy. He carries the melody in the great majority of our songs. When you watch us on stage, Chris is the one who truly tells the story and makes you feel like we're performing for only you. Chris also handles our repertoire and puts together the shows that we do. He's also our contact guy; if you'd like to book us for your event, talk to Chris.

Brian is kind of reserved, though if you pay close attention to him while he's on stage, you'll see him venture out to "the edge" on occassion. You'll usually hear Brian's crystal clear falsetto harmonizing above Chris. Brian's also our engineer. He records every rehearsal on his digital equipment, and then reviews it afterward. He then makes clips of certain passages and e-mails them to us so that we can listen and improve our sound.

Kelly's the quintessential music and performance talent in our quartet. You'll hear his rich bass foundation when we're on stage. And at our weekly rehearsals, he's the one sitting at the piano, playing the chords that we need to match to, and making the overall performance work. Kelly's great at recognizing pure barbershop chords and coming up with creative interpretations of our songs.

Scott, well, hmmm. We're not too sure about this guy. He sings baritone, but sometimes we don't know what the heck he's singing. Musically, he's got a pretty good ear and can tell if we're all in the right key. Personally, he's the goof ball of the quartet. He's always screwing around, and when you get him laughing, watch out. Socially, Scott's right at home on stage. He loves to be out there and get as much attention as possible. He also handles the quartet finances, and maintains our web site.

We all truly enjoy singing and performing with each other. Hopefully you can see that for yourself when we're on stage. The question we are asked most is, "What does GQ stand for?" Good question.

 

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