Below you can download items from our press kit including pictures and bios!
Short Bio (for performance introductions)
GQ is a female barbershop and contemporary a cappella quartet based in Baltimore, MD. Since their start in July 2011, they won international competitions, performed their own arrangements of contemporary songs, and recorded two albums. GQ has a passion for being true to a sound that is uniquely their own, and to vocal music education for young singers. Each member of GQ is involved in music education and continue to pursue their own careers in the arts and education. They have traveled the U.S. and have performed in Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, and England. They have been featured on A Prairie Home Companion twice, and have made waves on the internet with a YouTube video reaching over 6.7 million hits. GQ is made up of Amanda Sandroni, tenor; Ali Hauger, lead/bari; Katie Gillis, bari/lead; and Katie Macdonald, bass. Please visit girlsquartet.com to order their CDs and for more information!
Long Bio (for printed programs)
GQ is an a cappella and barbershop quartet from Baltimore, MD. Their members are Amanda Sandroni, Ali Hauger, Katie Gillis, and Katie Macdonald. They sing a variety of styles spanning several decades and are four great friends who have a passion for creating a unique sound.
They formed as an a cappella project in the Summer of 2011 at Towson University. Since then, GQ has competed in various a cappella competitions such as the Harmony Sweepstakes and SingStrong, as well as the Rising Star Contest International Quartet Contest for Sweet Adelines International. They are the 2013 SingStrong Champions and the 2013 2nd Place Harmony Sweepstakes Champions. They are the 2013 Rising Star Champions and 2014 11th Place International Quartet Finalists. In 2016, they received the highest regional score of all time at the Sweet Adelines International Region 19 Quartet Contest! They later went on to place 7th in the world of the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Contest in 2016, then 5th in the world in 2017 and most recently placed 3rd in 2020.
GQ has performed all over the United States and Canada and headlined BinG! In Munich, Germany. They headlined the SABS Barbershop Convention in Spain, DABS in Holland, and LABBS in England. They have served as the guest teaching quartet and clinicians for many harmony camps are all involved with the arts and education in some capacity for their normal jobs. GQ arranges many of their own a cappella songs and loves to collaborate with other quartets and artists.
While they have a name in the barbershop world, they have also made a name for themselves on the internet as well! They made the front page of Reddit with a video that now has over 6.7 million hits! They have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion twice in 2015.