Boardwalk The phrase "This is not your father's quartet" does not apply to Boardwalk. Coming from a long lineage of 2nd generation singers, each one of our dads had a heavy influence on, not only our singing in general, but specifically forming this quartet! We attempt to re-create songs that combine great barbershop harmony with folk music and some instrumentation. The inspiration... music and fashion of the 1920's.
Our tenor, Bradley Hine, is most notable for his hair. It is thick, natural and not even the slightest hint of grey. To our knowledge, Brad has never had to use any creams or thickening agents to maintain his full head of hair. For this reason, he is truly our hero.
Singing lead is Mark Schlinkert. When Mark isn’t singing, he works diligently as an accomplished yoga instructor and also teaches Lamaze classes 3 times a week. During quartet rehearsals, he will often yell out “push, push” for no apparent reason.
Pookie attempts to sing bass. He does so at the behest of the other 3 members of the quartet. Other than this, he has very few other talents and really none that can be mentioned on this site.
A fine baritone, David Calland is the newest member of Boardwalk. David is a gifted singer and spends quite a bit of his time trying to figure out the notes that the other three voices decided to sing to simply build his part.
Keep your derby on // we're still pretty new so we don't have many recordings or videos just yet. We're working really hard to show off our stuff so check back often! For now, here's what we have...
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Emerald Coast Chorus, Dave and Tish Haskett, Doug and Lynn Weaver, Stew Bush, Dobbie Royce, Bill Balser, Thomas Johns, Joe Jenkins, Jim Sams, Jeff Buehler, David Calland Sr, Marianna Joslyn, Hal Kraft, Nola Kelly, Timothy Hanrahan, John Miller, Paul Lampru, Kenneth Stevens, Mike Lawton, Dr. Henry S. Hammer, Susan Hughes, John Phillips, Cindy Abel, Amy Kennett Kanderis, Marianne Schlinkert, John Allen, Randolph Loos, Richard Shaw, Beth Menke, Jon Smith, Rick French, Dan Brinkmann, Danny Bolton, Darryl Flinn, Brent Anderson, Adam Erstelle, Matthew A Hopper, Rick Collinson, Cindy Schlicht, David Denino, Robert Strong, Terry Kennedy, Puck Ross, Joe K, Debbie Barrett, Rene Lamoureux, Tom Gillaspy, Amy Walker, Ken Buckner, Robert (Bob) Cearnal, Laurie Bookman
In 2015 we had a blast singing, performing and traveling together to continue our passion: to recreate, honor and preserve some of the forgotten classic tunes of our quartet heroes (The Midnight Oilers, The Mid-States Four, Easternaires, Buffalo Bills and Suntones, to name a few). Most of these groups were brave enough to merge barbershop harmonies with instrumentation. We’ve also crafted our own charts and ideas to continue this barbershop/folk music style.
We took every opportunity in 2015 to get our “art” in front of any and all harmony loving audience, in many cases of our own cost. We are devoted to continue our journey to capture this in a LIVE recorded format, the way these tunes were meant to exist. Some of these stylings of combining harmonies and string instruments date back the beginnings of Vaudeville days of music. Now we are looking to family and friends to help us in preserving this music, some of which cannot be found anywhere else than our performances.
We are calling on you to support us in this endeavor so that we can preserve and spread this music to many, many more people. With your help, we will record this CD live at a show and have it mastered and available for Valentine’s Day!
This recording will include lots of LIVE Boardwalk shenanigans and the following songs: Full Time Job, Hard Travelin’, San Francisco Bay Blues, Jamaica Farewell, Out Behind The Barn, The Two Brothers , Scotch and Soda, I’ve Been Everywhere, and Gospel Ship.
Please consider being a part of this project. Because of you, the preservation of this great music and the memory of these wonderful quartets will be passed along forever. Furthermore, you will be perpetuating #FunThingsHappenHere!!!!
Thank you for being a Boardwalk supporter. This recording will not happen without you.
Boardwalk is one of the most sought after quartets on the show circuit today. Since the beginning of 2014 they’ve entertained audiences in over 50 appearances across the United States. The phrase “This is not your father’s quartet” does not apply to this foursome. Their musical style and stage persona, a blend of folk music, barbershop harmony, and classic slapstick, is a sharp turn from the norm. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio, Boardwalk is comprised of four regular guys that love a cappella harmony and string instrumentation; a style reminiscent of the roots of vaudeville and barbershop music. In their very first attempt, they qualified to compete at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in 2015, and achieved quarter finalist status.
The members of Boardwalk were taught by their performing families the power that music has in the community to forge friendships and change lives. The quartet’s goal is to bring their unique enthusiasm and energy to every performance and they enjoy sharing their music with each audience they have the pleasure of meeting on their journeys.
Your chapter members will love singing and laughing with Boardwalk all night, until the party is over. Boardwalk lives up to its motto of #funthingshappenhere!