17th Annual

2000 Los Angeles Champions

The Perfect Gentlemen

This talented quartet consists of: Mike Economou (baritone/tenor-left in photo) is a member of the Frank H. Thorne Chapter at Large of the SPEBSQSA. Mike works as an Insurance Claims Adjuster for UCI Medical Center in Irvine, California and previously sang tenor with Bumblebee Jive and The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Mike is engaged to his sweetheart, Lori, and lives in Brea, California. Dan Jordan (lead/bari/bass-2nd from left in photo) is a 26 year member of the barbershop society and holds membership with the South Bay Chapter of the SPEBSQSA. Dan is the lead of The New Tradition (1985 International Quartet Champions), and a multi-medalist with The Grand Tradition and The 139th Street Quartets, as well as the former full time baritone of The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Dan owns Global Entertainment, is married, has three children, and lives in Glendale, California. Tim Reeder (tenor/baritone/guitar-2nd from right in photo) is a member of the Frank H. Thorne Chapter at Large with the SPEBSQSA and is the founder and alto with the popular swing group, Vocalworks. Tim is the current fulltime tenor with The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Tim is married, has two children, and lives in Capistrano Beach, California. Jim Campbell (bass/lead-on right in photo) is a member of the South Bay Chapter of the SPEBSQSA and is the fulltime bass of The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Jim is a former member of the Louisville Thoroughbreds and former member of The Acafellas and Hot Pipes quartets. Jim is married and lives in North Hills, California

2001 Los Angeles Regionals

Saturday, February 24th 7.30PM

Hermosa Community Theatre

Pacific Coast Highway at Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach

Tickets are $15 - reserved seating. Available from John McCabe 310-325-7348 or rdi@rdi-inc.com

2000 Results

The Perfect Gentlemen
Sixth Wave
Audience Favorite
South Street Jones

1999 Results - 1998 results

2000 Participating Groups:

Boyz Nite Out (Sextet)

Desparate Measures (Quintet)

Four Shadow (Quintet)
The First thing you'll notice about Four Shadow is that these guys absolutely love what they do! Their enthusiasm shines through in venues of any size and will capture audiences of all ages. Every Four Shadow performance is filled with a winning mix of audience interaction, infectious energy, friendly humor, and strong a cappella vocals. They push the vocal music envelope with a wide variety of familiar favorites from the last fifty years as well as powerful original sounds destined to be favorites in the decades to come. There's always something for everyone in each show. Four Shadow uses no drum machines, synthesizers, sampling, or pre-recorded material. Every sound, be it singing, percussion, guitar riffs, or thumping bass, comes to you live from the mouths and lips of these young men. They demonstrate beyond a doubt that the most powerful and versatile instrument of all is one which we each possess - the human voice. These gentlemen take great pride in their ability to win over any audience through not only their vocal skills, but also through their sincerity, wit, and charming personalities. Four Shadow has been featured in the international media as well as in MN Public Radio, cable television, radio commercials and NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates nationwide.

Inside Out (Sextet)
The six-man, all-vocal group, InsideOut, is rapidly establishing a reputation for exceptional entertainment. With their musical capability, surprising vocal percussion, and captivating performances, InsideOut has entertained both small and large audiences across the West. Their show consists of original music and cover tunes, many of which can be found on their new CD, "Innocence."
Before becoming a part of InsideOut, each member of the group was involved in performing in other vocal groups, such as the well-known BYU Men's Chorus. The group had its beginning in the winter of 1997. Two brothers, Ben and Layne Haacke, pulled in Kimball Brown, a home town friend, Ryan Hinton, a "real" bass, and some other local singers to form InsideOut. It started as a hobby, and they performed for friends and the local a cappella club. A couple of members left the group at the end of the school semester, so InsideOut recruited the last two members of the current group to replace them. Paul Hatch was brought on as a high tenor, and Jason Smith filled in with his exceptional vocal percussion.
The group begun to improve and was invited to perform around the BYU campus. As word got out they begun to perform more and more, and they never looked back. InsideOut has performed at universities, community events, and other venues, including local network television stations and making an appearance on a national cable television. When touring, they love to perform one of their songs, "McDonald's Girl," at every McDonald's they find.
When not practicing, InsideOut members are pursuing college degrees and working professionally. Their interests include languages, computer science, art, English, computer engineering, public relations, graphic design, and illustration. Members or InsideOut are also involved in student government university clubs, community service organizations, and comedy group.

Perfect Gentlemen (Quartet)

Take the clean, pure sound of Barbershop Harmony, add a twist of Swing, antique instruments, clean humor, and four accomplished musicians, and what do you have? The perfect self-contained show. Suitable for any audience, any function. From corporate events and festivals, to annual shows and private parties, The Perfect Gentlemen are truly the perfect addition to any event.

Side Effect (Quintet)

Sixth wave (Sextet)

South Street Jones (Sextet)
South Street Jones' recipe for high octane harmony: lay a funky beat down on the grill, pepper with a touch of jalapeno giddy-up bass. Deep fat fry that funk up until golden brown. Serve hot. Enjoy.

Treasure (Trio)
Susanna Ridler - born in Austria. Studied at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna with the emphasis on Theatre and Music. She worked for four years as an actress in different theaters throughout Vienna, thereafter studying Jazz and Vocals at the Conservatory in Amsterdam. In 1998 Susanna attended the Musician's Institute in LA and was granted the "Student of the Year" Award. Her female a cappella trio TREASURE won a band contest in Hollywood, which was followed by many performances of the group in LA, until one singer moved back to Europe and the group was forced to break up. In the Fall of 1999 Susanna moved to San Francisco for a new start where she found two great singers:
Leah Holtan - born in Minnesota. At an early age she was educated in playing piano, flute, and clarinet. Her parents, both musicians and singers taught her the art of singing. Leah sang in various choirs and was performing in different musicals such as "The Wizard of Oz," "The Boyfriend," and the lead character in "Bye Bye Birdie." She studied ballet, tap dance and ballroom instructions. She learned how to play the guitar, and presently, she works as a singer/songwriter in the San Francisco area. She had also done work as a singer and voiceover artist for TV and radio.
Betina Hershey - born in New York City. Studied voice with Betsy Nordeon (soloist at the Metropolitan Opera), dance at the NHC High School of Performing Arts, and she has a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Betina has performed with many modern dance companies and regional musical theatre productions. Her favorite role was Luisa in the "Fantasticks." The last two years she played Meg in the National Tour of the Phantom of the Opera. She has her own jazz duo "Clem-en-tina" and works as a singer/songwriter in San Francisco.

We 3 Sing (Trio)

2000 Judges:

Clark Burrows Hi-Lo's

Ron Browne Music Educator and Entertainer

Sheri Izzard Studio Singer




Festival Background - Year 2000 schedule - Recordings - 1999 Results - Rules - How to enter

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