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Based in: Vancouver, United States.

Realtime has been together since March of 2003, when John Newell arrived in Canada and mutual friends helped bring the group together. Since then it's been a musical whirlwind of activity, with three recordings, hundreds of shows and a world championship and a whole lot of fun under their belt. In 2008, Doug Broersma became the official lead singer, when John retired. Realtime became the 2005 International Quartet Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Salt Lake City. So having reached the pinnacle of the barbershop contest world, they have sung in their last contest, and received their final score in the barbershop genre.

2004 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes 2nd Place Winners
2005 - Barbershop Quartet Champions
2007 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Audience Favorites
2007 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Champions
2010 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals 2nd Place Winners
2010 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement - Take 5
2010 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Champions

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