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A barbershop quartet consists of four performers singing four-part harmony with a homophonic texture. To create the iconic barbershop sound, each singer sings the same word at the same time, just on a different note in harmony with the lead tenor voice. A second tenor voice will go higher, the bass will go lower, and the baritone will complete the chord.
On average, professional barbershop quartets cost $200-$300 for a short performance. The exact price will vary depending on your location, the number of songs you want to be performed, and the experience and skill level of the singers.
On GigSalad, barbershop quartets are most commonly booked for 15-minute gigs. This allows enough time for 1-3 songs to be performed. However, many groups have a large repertoire of songs to choose from so they can perform for longer when needed. Just remember any performances longer than 30-45 minutes should allow for 10-15 minute breaks in between.
Barbershop music generally requires songs that have easily-understandable lyrics and melodies that are easy to sing in harmony and chords. Luckily, there are a lot of songs that can fit this style so most groups have setlists that span a variety of genres and eras. They can perform everything from traditional barbershop tunes to modern hits with a barbershop twist. If you have a specific song you’d like performed, discuss it with your quartet in advance and they may be able to work on an arrangement and practice it before your event.
Barbershop quartets are often booked as a singing telegram type of service. They can show up and do a song or two for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or proposals. Some can even write custom songs to deliver a message of congratulations, farewell, or even an apology.
Many quartets can also do a full set of songs if you’re looking for a unique live music option for a public event or private party. They can perform at corporate events, retirement homes, fairs, festivals, and holiday parties.
Traditional barbershop quartets generally wear matching ensembles that consist of vertical-striped vests or blazers, bow ties, and straw hats – often in vibrant primary colors. Some quartets will do variations on that style or have their own unique look. They may even be able to customize their outfits to match the theme or color scheme of your event.
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Joan C. said “This quartet has terrific sound and showmanship. Everyone at our party, from the 3 year old to the 70 year old enjoyed it completely. For most of our…”
Barbershop quartets are a fun way to entertain guests at a special event or surprise friends and loved ones with a dedicated song or two just for them. These four-part harmonies can provide a unique musical soundtrack to any event, from birthday parties to corporate events to fairs and festivals. Choose your location to browse profiles for local barbershop quartets.
When booking a barbershop quartet, take the time to browse profiles for photos and videos to learn more about their style and setlist. Read reviews from past clients to see what it will be like to work with them. Once you find a barbershop quartet you want to hire, get all the details in writing with a contract or booking agreement. When you book on GigSalad, your payments are secure and protected by our Worry-Free Guarantee.
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