About Booking Barbershop Quartets
Barbershop music is a style of a cappella music (voices without instruments) characterized by homophonic melody notes. Barbershop harmony gives each of the four parts its own role: the lead sings the melody, the tenor harmonizes, the bass sings the lowest notes in the song, and the baritone rounds out the chords. Barbershop quartets remind us of a purer, simpler time in America and were born in the early 1900s in the U.S. For fun, showmanship and nostalgia at your next event, consider hiring a barber shop quartet, or its female counterpart, a Sweet Adelines harmony group.
Some things to consider when hiring a Barbershop Quartet are to make sure you listen to audio and watch video clips. This will ensure that you truly do book the best for your next event! Next, you want to get references. Talk to people in the area about the group and get feedback. Finally, get a contract. Many professional barbershop quartet and Sweet Adelines harmony groups require a deposit to secure them at your next event. Make sure to read through the contract carefully before contracting the group for your party.