The Bianco Barbershop Quartet

The Bianco Barbershop Quartet

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Based in the Midlands, the Bianco Barbershop Quartet are a wonderful group of acapella singers consisting of bass, tenor, alto and soprano, the traditional four-part harmony. Barbershop style singing is unique in the world of music as it is always four part close harmony, always a capella and is significantly different from traditional harmony in that there is a voice part (the tenor) who sings above the lead or melody line. Very entertaining and wonderfully versatile, a highly recommended quartet for many different events.

All Choruses and Quartets with their high class, stylish and aurally pleasing presentations can be tailored to suit your requirements for any occasion and venue, large or small - their repertoire extends from old-time classics through to modern songs, ballads to upbeat numbers - There are also Christmas packages for the Festive Season, Valentines Day packages, in fact, packages for almost any celebration of which you care to think!

Perfect for

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Retirement Homes and Hospices
  • Garden Fêtes
  • Dinner Dances
  • Church and Charity Events
  • Shopping and Leisure Centres
  • Mayoral and Masonic Evenings
  • Festivals
  • Conventions
  • Stage Shows

About Barbershops

During the "Gay 90's" & the early part of the 1900's the barbershop in the USA became the place to "hang out" for the dapper young fellows, who would continue the tradition of singing without accompaniment. This "past-time" soon overflowed into the pool halls & saloons. Often these young singers would continue their singing on the streets & it became known as "Lamp post" or "Kerbstone" harmony. The street shoe-shine boys were often the local"experts" & would entertain their clients in hotel lobbies, bus & rail stations etc. At the height of its popularity, no minstrel or burlesque / vaudeville / musichall show was complete without the dulcet tones of a Barbershop Quartet! During the years 1918 & 1938 the Barbershop Quartet almost became extinct due to change in life styles & the coming of movies, dance bands & radio. Song styles changed to suit ever increasing hoard of professional singers & these tunes were mostly for the soloist therefore not so easy to harmonise by ear.

In the late 1950's, one Harry Danser, from Crawley, Sussex, visited the USA & to his delight found a large society of barbershop devotees. Harry had sung in a barbershop quartet during the musichall days and on his return home to the UK he formed "The Barbershop Four" quartet which performed locally & gained a great deal of interest from the public. Ten years later barbershop groups and organisations were springing up all over the UK!

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.