Brian Beck * Tommy Wilkie * Allen Gasper * Bobby Gray Jr.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Colby, Kansas Barbershop Show
College Theatre, Colby, Kansas
The Saturday Evening Post Magazine and Cover Artist Norman Rockwell portrait Americana at it’s finest, not unlike the Saturday Evening Post Quartet that brings Americana alive in music. From Jazz to Broadway, Gospel to Pop, the group performs a wide variety of popular American favorites.
Singing Tenor (Most of the time) is Bobby Gray Jr., who hails from Seattle Washington. His credits include over 85 shows as part of the School Board in the “Music Man”, both in Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and in Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars. He is an International Champion with his former quartet “The New Tradition” and has coached musical groups all over the world. He now lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Terri and is the Firm Administrator for The Gasper Law Group.
Singing Lead (Most of the time), the “Ragin’ Cajun”, is Allen C. Gasper. Allen comes to us from New Orleans where he began his musical career playing clarinet in jazz bands with critically acclaimed jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. He majored in vocal music at Baylor and hit the professional Opera circuit with some of his favorite roles being Captain Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore), Samuel (The Pirates of Penzance) and Figaro (The Barber of Seville). Recently, he also played as part of the School Board in “The Music Man”. Allen lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Lori, is the owner of the Bar Diamond X Ranch (bardiamondx.com) and the Senior Partner of The Gasper Law Group.
The Baritone (Most of the time), Brian Beck, is the only man in the history of Barbershop competitions to finish in the top 10 in the world singing all four parts. He’s a two-time International Champion and two-time International Senior’s Champion with former quartets The Dealer's Choice, The Side Street Ramblers, and Eureka!. To say he’s the best singer in Barbershop all-time might be an understatement. Brian has also played in the “Music Man” as a part of the school board, as well as, the lead in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Brian lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Holly.
Bass singer, Tommy Wilkie, may be recognized as the “Lion” in the Most Happy Fellows famous Wizard of Oz package. Tommy is also a top director having directed the Federal Way Harmony Kings chorus for sixteen years as well as the Jet Cities Sweet Adeline Chorus for eight years; taking them to a top 5 finish at the Mid-Size International Chorus Contest, all while living in Federal Way, Washington. It was there that Tommy and Bobby hooked up together, performing in the popular Northwest Quartet, Seattle Sound. Tommy also performed as a part of the “School Board” in Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” at both Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre and the Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, Texas. Tommy works as an International Logistics Specialist for Entegris, Inc. and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Julie and their two Great Danes, Stella and Roxanne.
The “Post” is thrilled to be performing here in [ insert City] and wish to thank [insert hiring organization] for bringing us to you. Recordings of The Saturday Evening Post Quartet are available today in the lobby. The quartet can be contacted at www.sepquartet.org.