Many members of Vocal Revolution are also active in quartets that perform in the local area. Some of these quartets participate in local, regional and even international barbershop singing competitions as well.
2016 Northeastern District Patriot Division Champions
Sam Batton, Jeremy Marcus, Louis Jack Ades, Max Sabor
In the summer of 2015, two long-time barbershoppers and two barbershop newcomers came together to share their love for singing. It wasn't long before they realized they were all total math geeks. Thus, Quadratic was formulated! The quartet enjoys integrating classic barbershop harmony with swing algo-rhythms, as well as performing some of their favorite songs from years past and modern day. Add a pinch of quirky youthful enthusiasm, and you always get an equation for a fun show!
Barbershop Harmony + (2 × Computer Science) + Math + Electrical Engineering = Quadratic
Krys Petrie, Joey Constantine, Douglas Peterson, Nate Ware
Pickup Stix and friends consists of 4 (or more) barbershoppers, a wife, a baby, a girlfriend, miscellaneous houseguests, a cat, and beer. Formed a few years ago as a reason to hang out and sing, the Pickup Stix philosophy has stood the test of time. Whether this "unintentionally funny" group is rehearsing (doing a gig), "rehearsing" (drinking), or singing as Pickup-Stix-X (when someone is missing rehearsal), you can be sure that everyone is smiling and having a great time.
Pickup Stix lives for gigs. They've performed at birthdays, corporate events, holiday parties, Valentines surprises, nursing homes, wedding proposals... you name it. If you want to hire them, or just get more information, visit their Facebook page or email Douglas directly.
Express Lane sings old and new songs in the traditional barbershop style. We formed as a new quartet in mid-2015, but our smoothly blended sound reflects a total of more than 50 years of experience singing barbershop harmony. Rob (Lead) and Doug (Baritone) previously sang together for 8 years in the Northeastern District medalist quartet Concord eXpress. Jim (Bass) has sung in several area quartets, including Sentimental Gentlemen, and Skip (Tenor) has been active for some time with the New Sound Assembly barbershop chorus. Together we have a sound and style that is Expressly our own. We would love to perform at your next special event! Contact Rob at 617-232-4096 or email us.
Manoj Padki, Daniel Schwartz, David Adams, Jesse Heines
At a 2010 national conference on computer education, UMass Lowell computer science professor Jesse Heines (Tenor) opened his talk on interdisciplinary teaching and the relationship between computing and music by singing. Unbeknownst to Jesse, computer science professor David Adams (Lead) happened to be in the audience. Things changed dramatically in 2013 when David applied for and won a position in Jesse’s department at UMass Lowell. Failing to find other barbershoppers from within the department, Jesse lowered his standards and took on an engineering Ph.D. in Manoj Padki (Bari) and a Google software engineer in Daniel Schwartz (Bass). Fireside prides itself on David's distinctive melody voice, Manoj's original arrangements, Jesse's sharp fashion sense, and Daniel's height.