Ignition! was formed in February 2004. Despite a couple of personnel changes, Ignition! has stayed together. In the summer of 2005, Ignition! added Dan Testa as the new Tenor and recently added Matt Swann as the new Baritone. Ignition! has been fortunate to perform several shows and travel to many places thus far...and hope to do a lot more of it in the future! They made their contest debut in April 2004 after just a few weeks of rehearsal; the quartet was a few points away from a wild card invitation to the 2004 International contest. The following fall Ignition! placed 2nd in the Rocky Mountain District contest. The quartet posted a qualifying score for the 2005 international contest in Salt Lake City, but due to personnel changes were unable to compete. Ignition! became RMD champions in October of 2005, and placed 21st at the 2006 international contest in Indianapolis. In 2007 in Denver the quartet rose significantly in the rankings and finished in 12th place at International.
Ignition!: Gettin' Started
Formed in 2004, Denver-based Ignition! almost immediately stepped onto the competition stage, barely missing a wild-card invitation to the 2004 BHS Internationals, which they qualified for the following year as Rocky Mountain District Champs. They placed 21st at the 2006 Internationals, and the news flash from Denver is the group's 12th place finish at the '07 International contest. Bass Denny "Papa", Baritone Matt "the Mouth", Lead Curtis "Chopper," and Tenor Dan "The Laser" are on the fast track in the Barbershop world, as the 13 tunes on "Gettin' Started" show. Some favorites are group originals "Yo Mama!" and "Be Good to Your Mama" (written by Denny Malone), Billy Joel's "Goodnight My Angel," Irving Berlin's "What'll I Do," "I'll Fly Away," the spiritual "Mary Had A Baby," "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" and "Barbara Ann." Great ringing harmonies and chords, and we always like to see original Barbershop material. An impressive debut!