When GQ first starting singing together in July of 2011, they knew right away that they had something unique. Each voice brought an important quality to the group’s sound. They knew they wanted to try and stay away from traditional A Cappella arrangements and explore songs and sounds that weren’t common.
For their first competition, the group entered the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes in Alexandria, VA, taking home First Place along with Best Original Arrangement and Audience Favorite.
Then, in March the group attended Singstrong’s ACA-Idol competition in Reston, VA, taking home both Audience Favorite and First Prize. Judges included Danielle Withers from Vocal Group “Afro Blue,” Kim Hudson of “Maxx Factor,” and Dave Brown, co-host of podcast “Mouth-Off.”
In May, GQ headed to San Francisco and took home Second Place in the Harmony Sweepstakes’ National finals, as well as Best Original Arrangement for their version of Mumford and Son’s “Timshel,” arranged my Katie Gillis and Katie Macdonald. All of this within their first year as a group.
Most recently, the group flew to Denver CO the beginning of November and won the Sweet Adelines International’s “Rising Star” Competition. Look out for more exciting things from this up-and-coming group!
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