Do you need a barbershop quartet to entertain in Melbourne or even further afield?
The Melbournaires are proud to host several barbershop quartets which are often featured in Melbournaires performances, and perform on their own for private parties, social and business events, and other special occasions as well as competing in BHA contests. Our quartets are:
Boardwalk - a quartet with a growing repertoire
Sound Investment - a talented new group
Sound Check - reborn with a new line-up
Skeeters - a mixed quartet
Scallywags - a new group
Salt - a gospel quartet
Lords of the Ring
and others which perform occasionally or are in the making...
Information about each of our quartets and their contact details can be found below. Consider hiring a Barbershop Quartet to provide entertainment at your next special event. They're guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, and you can rest assured that they'll provide quality entertainment your whole family can enjoy.
Singing in a quartet is one of life's greatest pleasures. Would you believe we've known members who have forgone a football match just to spend more time in a musical foursome! It's a totally different experience from singing in a chorus - the same music, but no safety net! What's more, you'll find that you have more in common with the other three guys than matching socks; the experiences you share while interpreting a song lyric, tuning the chords to perfection, and giving all during a performance will form a bond of friendship and mutual respect that knows no equal.
2016, 2017 BHA Victorian Region Gold Medalists
Feedback from the bride after her wedding back in March 2017 This included 2 requested songs we had not sung before: "You gave such a gorgeous performance and it was exactly as we hoped. Our guests gave us great feedback on you and really loved the ambiance you created!"
Featuring (L to R) Richard Fisher (Baritone), John Howell (Bass), Mark Unwin (Lead) and Lecky Webster (Tenor). The photo was taken at the Violet Diamond Charity Gala Ball in May, 2015. The quartet performs in many gigs each year on Radio, TV, at parties, in shows, in advertisements and at private events and anniversaries. In 2018, Steve Carnie took over as Bass for Boardwalk.
It doesn't matter if we are in a hall full of people or on our own during practice, that same spine tingle washes over us every time we sing together.
When we nail those chords in beautiful harmony it just gets the hair on the back of your neck up, we just can't get enough of it.
A recent highlight was winning gold at the 2018 victorian regional competition and then in September placing 10th at the nationals.
Left to right we are Colm, Mark, George and Mike.
Formed in 2009 because we love to sing, Sound Check have a great blend of voices guaranteed to entertain! Successful performances at several East Doncaster Baptist Church fundraising functions, main act at a celebratory dinner for a Chinese Christian Newspaper Anniversary and cameo performances at Melbournaires concerts suggest Sound Check will be great entertainment at your parties, celebrations, envelope openings - any function you can think of!
Our rates are reasonable, and satisfaction is guaranteed! Call us now!
Harmonic Motion was formed in 2015 with the purpose of competing in the Senior Quartet Competition at the Barbershop Harmony Australia Convention in Melbourne in September, 2015. We won the silver medal, finishing behind Benchmark quartet from the Gold Coast.
Salt is a gospel centred quartet with a repertoire of both secular and Christian songs. Salt has a vision of serving the Christian community by bringing barbershop close harmony to services and other gatherings.
Call us for a variety of gigs including community groups and churches for your entertainment.
Skeeters is the first mixed quartet in our club and was formed in 2016 to compete at the BHA 2016 Mixed Quartet contest - we are really pleased with our 4th place result on the regional contest after a very short time together.
Members of Skeeters come from a large variety of musical background: from experienced Barbershopper to new Acappella singer; from international singing contest semi-finalist to music teacher. One thing we have in common is the passion for singing and to entertain our audiences.