Hi-Fidelity is considered to be one of the top a cappella show quartets in the country with a locked sound, creative packages and an extremely unique sense of humor (perhaps twisted?). Hi-Fidelity is the current Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society's Far Western District. They have also taken top honors at another national "mixed" a cappella contest in 2002 when they were crowned the Buckeye Invitational Grand Quartet Champions. Their CD, "Almost Live" has been a big hit, and one cut (Blackbird Parody) was nominated for a CASA award in 2005. You may have seen them in some commercials too! Either as the Roto-Rooter plumbers or promoting the popular X-Box game "Tao Feng, Fist of the Lotus" (a very "painful" commercial - Check it out at www.hifidelityquartet.com). The guys are also members of the current International chorus champions, Masters of Harmony.
Members: Craig Ewing (tenor), Tom Moore (lead), Gregg Bernhard (baritone), Martin Fredstrom (bass)
Hi-Fidelity: Almost Live
We recently had the pleasure of watching these four guys, in perfect "Adams Family" costume and character, walk away with the '06 Harmony Sweeps Finals in San Rafael, CA, also winning Audience Favorite-alternately making us laugh and breaking our hearts . This barbershop quartet from Los Angeles is having big fun, singing their version of Roto-Rooter's famous jingle dressed as plumbers on a national tv spot, and incredibly cutting a commercial to promote Xbox's "Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus." 13 tight-harmonied songs, our favorites are live cuts "Blackbird Parody" (totally hilarious) and "When I Look In Your Eyes" (which brought down the house at the Finals) and "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die," which closed their set and followed the "Adams" theme. Some gospel cuts, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Turn the Radio On," Harry Belafonte's poignant "Turn Around," "If I Were You I'd Fall In Love With Me," and the bonus "Roto Rooter" ad-it's all good stuff from the surprising '06 National Champs!
Hi-Fidelity: Reach For The Stars
Speaking of really funny, top-drawer Barbershop show quartets, '06 Harmony Sweeps National Champion and Audience Favorite Hi-Fidelity are one of our personal favorites. Having cracked us up and broken our hearts with their perfectly costumed Adams Family set at the Sweeps, they have Reached for the Stars in their new show, and grabbed them! 16 tunes, the first half being more standard Barbershop fare such as "Make 'Em Laugh," "Best Seat In The House," the live, hilarious, chord-cracking "Bright Was The Night Parody," the live, loaded-with-BHS-in-jokes "Second Place Parody," "I Don't Know Medley," the exquisite "Danny Boy," the side-splitting "(Everyone's Kissing My) Fanny," "Heart Of A Clown," and "Unforgettable" (with guest Sweet Adelines quartet SparX) The second half tunes are the true icing on the cake. The first 3 are from HF's live set from the '07 Denver BHS, performed in perfect Trekkie costumes and personas, "Enterprise/Sulu Medley," "Star Trek Dialog" and "Star Trek Girls Medley" (this stuff is as funny as any Barbershop sketch comedy we've heard!). The related, but not live, "Come Fly With Me/Fly Me to the Moon Medley," "Wish Upon a Star/Impossible Dream Medley," "Lost In The Stars" and "Goodbye" finish the album very nicely. Funny, touching, beautiful stuff from one of the best quartets in the business!