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Yarrablend - First Melbournaires Quartet 1995 - First Incarnation
Yarrablend - First Melbournaires Quartet 1995 - First Incarnation

Yarrablend was our first quartet and specifically formed to perform at the 1995 AAMBS Convention in Canberra (Melbournaires first Convention). This first incarnation members were ArthurWills tenor, DavidBuck lead, SteveCarnie bass and IanLushey baritone.
Wildcards 1996
Wildcards 1996

Wildcards had a wild ride as our most popular performing quartet. Now none of these stars sing with The Melbournaires. John Webb (tenor), André Priekuns (lead), Ken Green (bari), and John Wells (bass).
Yarrablend - Second Incarnation 1997
Yarrablend - Second Incarnation 1997

Yarrablend (our first quartet) reformed to compete again at the 1997 AAMBS Convention in Sydney. Members of this second incarnation were JockGardiner tenor, DavidBuck lead, SteveCarnie bass and IanLushey baritone.
Yarrablend - Second Incarnation 1997
Yarrablend - Second Incarnation 1997

Yarrablend continued with a new tenor for the 1997 Sydney AAMBS 4th National Convention. It was awarded the "Best Novice Award" as the best quartet which hadn't previously "medalled". Its members were JockGardiner tenor; DavidBuck lead; SteveCarnie bass; IanLushey baritone.
Wildcards c.1997
Wildcards c.1997

One of our earliest quartets, Wildcard was a very popular performing group. John Webb (tenor), André Priekuns (lead), Ken Green (bari), and John Wells (bass).
Bon Accord 1999 BHA National Convention
Bon Accord 1999 BHA National Convention

Bon Accord at the 1999 Brisbane BHA National Convention. Singers were James Wettenhall (tenor), John Webb (lead), Rory Osman (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Six Foot Four c.2002
Six Foot Four c.2002

Formed in .... Six Foot Four (all over 6foot in the old scale!) at Vocal Vibes Concert in Ringwood on Sunday 5 May 2013. Singers are Steve Carnie (bass), Ian Lushey (lead), Lecky Webster (tenor) and Doug Moody (baritone). Unfortunately these 6'4" singers no longer perform together.
Jigsaw 2003 Eastern Region Harmony College
Jigsaw 2003 Eastern Region Harmony College

Jigsaw went as a team to the 2003 Eastern Region Workshop at Greenhills in Canberra. Singers were John Webb (tenor), Alan Bishop (lead), George Arundel (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone). With these four, you can imagine the riotous fun!
The Chordsmen 2003 - First Incarnation
The Chordsmen 2003 - First Incarnation

This first incarnation of The Chordsmen sang at the 2007 Sydney BHA National Convention. In this photo at the Tesselaar Tulip Gardens, c.2005, the quartet really "blossomed". Singers were Alan Bishop (tenor), Charlie Griffin (seated-lead), Doug Moody (baritone) and John Wells (bass).
Jigsaw c.2005
Jigsaw c.2005

Jigsaw c.2005 at Applewood Retirement Village performance. Singers were John Webb (tenor), Alan Bishop (lead), George Arundel (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Chordsmen 2005 - Second Incarnation
Chordsmen 2005 - Second Incarnation

Mal Tighe replaced John Wells as bass singer in 2005. The Chordsmen were now CharlieGriffin (lead), MalTighe (bass), DougMoody (baritone), and front row AlanBishop (tenor).
The Chordsmen 2005 - Third Incarnation. BHA Seniors Silver Medallists 2009
The Chordsmen 2005 - Third Incarnation. BHA Seniors Silver Medallists 2009

This third Chordsmen quartet were Seniors Silver Medalists at the 2009 and 2011 BHA National Conventions. Back row: Alan Bishop (lead), Mal Tighe (bass), John Webb (tenor); kneeling: Doug Moody (baritone).
Boardwalk - First Incarnation - 2008
Boardwalk - First Incarnation - 2008

Boardwalk started with LeckyWebster tenor; JohnMurdoch lead; JohnBaker bass; RichardFisher baritone. Always good performers, Boardwalk "ran" into changes in members - see Boardwalk II and Boardwalk III
Boardwalk - Second Incarnation - 2012
Boardwalk - Second Incarnation - 2012

Boardwalk started with a stroll which quickly developed into a very fast trot to become "first past the post". Now with a new bass singer. This photo shows Lecky Webster (tenor), John Howell (bass), John Murdoch (lead) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Boardwalk - Third Incarnation - 2014
Boardwalk - Third Incarnation - 2014

The "new" 2014 Boardwalk (#3) comprised Richard Fisher baritone; John Howell bass; Mark Unwin lead; Lecky Webster tenor. This photo is Boardwalk III performing at 2015 BHA National Convention in Melbourne.
Boardwalk - Third Incarnation - 2016
Boardwalk - Third Incarnation - 2016

Who ARE these Boardwalk dudes? This promo photo shows 'em looking cool and relaxed - just the way they sing. Call John Howell 0400 054 263 to make a booking for your entertainment.
Soundstream 2009
Soundstream 2009

Soundstream on 25Feb2009. LeckyWebster tenor; MarkBonte lead; JohnWells bass; RichardFisher baritone.
NQR at Balwyn High Street 2010
NQR at Balwyn High Street 2010

NQR working the High Street for Balwyn Traders Association, March 2010. From left, Mike Williamson - baritone. Neil Sargent - bass. Mark Bonte - lead. John Webb - tenor.
NQR in competition mode - 2013
NQR in competition mode - 2013

NQR at Victorian Regional Competition on 25 May 2013. Held at The Potato Shed, Geelong. See us in action on http://youtu.be/p1bd6647rFs
NQR at Regent Plaza 2013
NQR at Regent Plaza 2013

NQR at Regent Plaza for the Hummingbird Ambassadors festive lunch, November 2013, with Mark Unwin in his debut as stand-in lead. From left, John Webb (tenor), Mark Unwin (lead), Neil Sargent (bass) and Mike Williamson (baritone).
NQR at Victorian Barbershop Concert 2014
NQR at Victorian Barbershop Concert 2014

The Victorian Barbershop Showcase Concert, held 5 April 2014 and organised by The Melbourne Chorus had many performing choruses and quartets. NQR, always a crowd pleaser, showed what they can do!
Pitchblend - Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer, 2010
Pitchblend - Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer, 2010

This "Restroom Door" fun-song was part of Pitchblend's performance on 16 May 2010 for the Lions Club Fund Raiser for Prostate Cancer Research. Singers are John Webb (tenor), Alan Bishop (lead), Peter Waterworth (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Pitchblend - Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research - 2010
Pitchblend - Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research - 2010

This rendition of "In Your Neat Little Hospital Gown" was performed with full theatrics at the Lions Club Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research in May 2010. The audience at the 2007 BHA National Convention in Brisbane gave Pitchblend the "Audience Favourite Award" for this song, but the judges docked points for "poor song selection and bad taste." Singers are John Webb (tenor), Alan Bishop (lead), Peter Waterworth (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Pitchblend - Lions Club Fund Raiser, May 2010
Pitchblend - Lions Club Fund Raiser, May 2010

Pitchblend used humour to great effect and wowed the audience at this Lions Club Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer when it sang "I Left My Heart In Winnipeg" (San Francisco/wooden leg). From left John Webb (tenor), Alan Bishop (lead), Peter Waterworth (bass) and Richard Fisher (baritone).
Pitchblend at recording studio 2011
Pitchblend at recording studio 2011

Pitchblend at Bang Bang Studios in Southbank to record a radio advertisement for QV Skin Care - March 2011. From left, John Webb - tenor. Peter Waterworth - bass. Richard Fisher - baritone. Alan Bishop - lead.
Tunnel Vision 2013 - BTB - BetweenTheBaysHarmonyChorus
Tunnel Vision 2013 - BTB - BetweenTheBaysHarmonyChorus

Tunnel Vision is a quartet based in the new-ish Between The Bays Harmony Chorus rehearsing each Wednesday evening at Langwarrin, near Frankston, Melbourne. Tunnel Vision singers are Mark Unwin - lead; Tony Bentley - bass; Rick Williams - baritone; and Robert Simpson - tenor. At their first attempt, they qualified to compete at the 2013 Barbershop Harmony Australia National Competitions in Perth. For more information contact Mark Unwin 0408 356 415.
Q-plus 2014
Q-plus 2014

Q-plus was formed in 2014 and is shown here as a five-person quartet performing at Ashburton Anglican Church on 26 July 2014. From left Gary Sturdy, Charles Dougall, Geoff Perkins, Jerry Hooper and Clive Horton. For bookings give Gazza a call on 0405 496 386.
Three And A Half Men - BTB -2014
Three And A Half Men - BTB -2014

Between The Bays Harmony Chorus is an ensemble of The Melbournaires, and formed this quartet which competed at the 2015 BHA National Convention in Melbourne. MichaelPatton (tenor), MarkBonte (lead), TonyBentley (bass) and RobertSimpson (baritone) scored a credible 59.4%, and had a lotta fun doing it!
Harmonic Motion. National Senior Silver Medallists 2015
Harmonic Motion. National Senior Silver Medallists 2015

Harmonic Motion formed as a quartet to compete at the Melbourne 2015 BHA National Convention, and was successful in obtaining the Seniors Section Silver Medal with a score of 63.6%. LeckyWebster tenor; IanLushey lead; SteveCarnie bass; RichardFisher baritone.
Scallywag Quartet 2016
Scallywag Quartet 2016

Scallywag Quartet formed in 2016 with AndrewWright tenor; MarkUnwin lead; JohnBaker bass and MichaelWilliamson baritone performing at Cameron Close Retirement Village Pizza Night on 2September2016. The audience loved 'em!