The Four Leads Barbershop Quartet was GigMasters 2009 'Rising Star Award' Winner for Top Barbershop Quartet because we booked more gigs than any other quartet in the U.S. and Canada through GigMasters. We currently hold a 5-Star Performer rating for GigMasters. The Four Leads have been singing together for over thirteen (13) years as a 'registered quartet' in the Barbershop Harmony Society. Before forming the "quartet", we all sang lead or melody in our home chorus, thus the name 'Four Leads'. Three of us switched voice parts to help our chorus, the Cincinnati Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus, with their Singing Valentine's promotion. We were assembled by random chance, thought we sounded pretty good together and the rest is history. We attend periodic Training Seminars to improve our unit harmony, singing, presentation and entertainment skills.
We will customize performances by length, location, audience or group size. We sing songs from 1890's barbershop favorites to movie and show tunes to 1950's, 60's and 70's oldies. We try to please folks of all ages with our music and always include a few humorous jokes or stories for your entertainment and amusement. Everything we do is "G" rated so you need not worry about children in the audience. Once we know who our audience will be, we select songs we feel will please that particular group. Simply ask when we contact you and we may be able to include specific songs you want to hear.
We've performed hundreds of times before large and small audiences for all kinds of occasions. We've sung to individuals during a 'Singing Valentine' as well as performing before over a thousand people for special gatherings. Often we are the featured quartet at our home chorus concerts. We've performed at Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Riverboat Festival, on excursion boats, at parties and picnics of all sizes, at special community events, at the Dayton Hara arena, at the Indianapolis Convention Center, at a PGA event in Columbus, at an ATP event in Cincinnati, at the Columbus Clippers baseball park, as a teaching quartet for other choruses, at Cincinnati's SummerFair, at several area country club functions and many other venues. Check out what our customers think of our style entertainment and they'll convince you that we are The Quartet you want to hire to entertain at your next event. Please call on us and please 'Let Us Entertain You'!
Gordon Knecht (Baritone),
Bob Reed (Bass and M.C.),
Roger Hettesheimer (Tenor),
Denny Daum (Lead and Manager)