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Musical Island Boys

Musical Island Boys

Lead: Marcellus Washburn. Tenor: Jeff Hunkin. Baritone: Will Hunkin. Bass: Matt Gifford.

The Musical Island Boys from Wellington have continued to prove themselves among the best male barbershop quartets in New Zealand and the world. Originally from Tawa College, the Musical Island Boys have gone from strength to strength over time, and continue to strive to perfect the craft of a cappella singing in the barbershop style. In 2002 AND 2003, they won the New Zealand Secondary Schools Young Men In Harmony competition. In 2003 they also placed third and received bronze medals at the New Zealand Open Mens' Competition in Hamilton. That year they placed second and received silver medals at the 7th Wellington Open Compeition, placing behind the National Champion Sweet Adelines Quartet Fourth Avenue.

Group History

2014 - Barbershop Quartet Champions

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Musical Island Boys : Musical Island Boys : 00  1 CD

Musical Island Boys : Musical Island Boys

From the other "down under" here is an excellent recording from the Wellington, New Zealand based quartet Musical Island Boys who are a certifiable barbershop boy band phenomenon. Winners of many N.Z. awards the quartet won top honors and gold medals in Indianapolis (06) in the Barbershop Society International College Championship, the first non US quartet to win in the history of the competition. And it's easy to see why these lads have done so well when you hear their excellent renditions of the arrangements of Ed Waesche, David Wright and Joe Liles. All four singers are of Pacific Islander heritage including Samoan and Maori and perhaps it's the great tradition of singing in their cultures that give them the special touch they so clearly demonstrate. Recommended

Songlist: Hello My Baby, When I Lift My Head, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, Tele L'a O Le Sami, Darktown Strutters Ball, Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, It Is With My Soul, Hush, Barbara Ann, Pokarekare Ana, God Defend New Zealand, My Cup Runneth Over With Love

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5753c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Musical Island Boys : Once Upon A Time : 00  1 CD

Musical Island Boys : Once Upon A Time

"Once Upon A Time" is the debut album of the four young sons of the Pacific, the sweet-harmonizing Barbershop group from New Zealand, the Musical Island Boys! Inspired by the late Les Nation, and his unwavering support of the youth Barbershop movement in New Zealand, the Boys have a powerful, sweet, engaging sound and can stretch and ring a chord with the best of them. "Once" features 12 songs, some well-chosen standards like "Tonight, Tonight" from "West Side Story," "Come Fly with Me," "Strike Up the Band," the sweet lament "What'll I Do?," the title tune, "Lullaby in Ragtime," the spiritual "No More Sorrow," "Fly Me to the Moon" and a lovely rendition of "In the Still of the Night." Appropriately, there are a pair of New Zealand songs included, the national anthem "New Zealand Treasure" and the beautiful, guitar-accompanied native song "E Reve, Te Manu." Wonderful harmonies, soaring falsetto leads, well-chosen material-the Musical Island Boys are a treat for the ears from the first song to the last!

Songlist: Tonight, Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Strike Up the Band, Love Me, New Zealand Treasure, What'll I Do, Once Upon a Time, Lullaby in Ragtime, No More Sorrows, Fly Me To The Moon, In the Still of the Night, E Rere, Te Manu

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5887c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

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