The essence of barbershop harmony is four voices, each singing a separate part. The result is harmonic synergy, the marriage of the physics of sound with magic.
When you're ready – which we sometimes define as “10 minutes or so after walking through the door” – you're going to sing your part by yourself in harmony with just three other guys. Don't worry, it'll just be a snippet of something we will teach you.
After that, your life may change forever.
If you really get serious about it, you might want to find three other guys and organize a regular quartet. The chorus and the musical leadership will provide as much support as you need.
ShBoom was formed in 2013 by a few men who enjoyed the music of a bygone era. In the case of SPEBSQSA (now BHS, or the Barbershop Harmony Society), it was the A Cappella sound of the old fashioned barbershop quartet. In the case of Sh Boom, it was the A Cappella sound called DooWop, that originated on street corners in Philadelphia in the mid to late fifties. DooWop has a special place in the hearts of those who grew up in that wonderful era but it also has broad appeal to nearly all age groups today. ShBoom enjoys performing this music for enthusiastic audiences of one to hundreds. They won the 1st Place award at the Blue Ridge Acappella Competition in 2016.They're very popular singing out every year at Harmony U, while honing their craft. Their repertoire includes classics such as ShBoom (of course), In the Still of the Night, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and new favorites (see the videos) '57 Chevy Blues and The Duke of Curl. Contact Rook Wetzel at 828-655-1530
ShBoom performing at Harmony University, Nashville - 2018
ShBoom performing at Harmony University, Nashville - 2016
Supersonichas retired, due to a member's move. But while they were here....they presented a unique blend of a cappella music that transcends its roots in the four-part style known as barbershop harmony. In 2014, Supersonic was voted the “Most Entertaining Quartet” in the Carolinas District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Then in 2015, Supersonic was named NSC District Champs! They regularly appear in concert and at farmer’s markets, flea markets, and anywhere else four guys can stand and sing to an appreciative audience. Its members have a diverse background in music and musical theater. Lead singer James Monday is an award-winning singer who is a Florida transplant and long-time barbershop quartet frontman. Tenor Justin Slack is an experienced musical theater performer, musical director, and director, who has appeared in such productions as “Avenue Q” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Justin also serves as assistant director of the Land of the Sky Chorus in Asheville. Kier Klepzig sings bass with Supersonic and also is involved in local theatrical productions, including “Urinetown” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”. Baritone Kevin Kehres is a seasoned veteran who has performed around the US -- including 10 times at Carnegie Hall in New York City -- and in 9 countries. He also served as Musical Director of the Land of the Sky Chorus.