Potential clients can find GQ4's smooth sounds online
By Elaine Kauh
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Business Page (B-8)
Monday, September 16, 2002
Barbershop quartet GQ4 landed a National Anthem performance in June at a Milwaukee Brewers game with help from its Web site.
Scott Crevier of De Pere, the quartet's baritone, was on the phone with the person who books the pre-game singers. He had her go to a computer, pull up the site and listen to GQ4's rendition of the anthem. She booked them that instant for the Father's Day game. "It was absolutely perfect in that case," Crevier said.
A live audition would have been impossible. "It was neat I heard us singing in the background."
"They always want to hear you, and rightfully so," he said. The quartet performs at private parties, such as anniversaries and birthdays, and at public events (including two upcoming Green Bay Gamblers games).
The Web site has been up since the foursome’s beginning two years ago, thanks to Crevier, who runs a home-based Web site business, smcNet LLC.
"It's a great tool to help people find out about us," he said.
The group also sings telephone birthday greetings, a feature added for the Web site. "We had a guy in England that hired us...to call his friend in Philadelphia to wish him a happy birthday," Crevier said. "He paid us online."
Most people find the birthday page through a search engine, he said.
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- Click on the Jukebox to hear samples of the quartet's singing. "We're working on getting some more music on the site," Crevier said.
- View photos of GQ4 performances. The pictures "give people a flavor of the various events we'll sing for," he said.
- There's a schedule of performances, where visitors can see what's open for booking or where to watch GQ4 live.