Revival (quartet)

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Revival
Years active 1995–2005
Members Royce Ferguson – tenor
Mike Spencer – lead
Mike Lawton – baritone
Bill Myers – bass

Revival is a barbershop quartet that won the 1998 SPEBSQSA international competition, after placing 15th in 1996 and 9th in 1997.

Primarily from the San Diego area,[1] Revival is only the second quartet in Barbershop Harmony Society history to make the largest leap (9th to 1st) from one year to the next to win the gold medal.[citation needed]

The quartet was founded in the summer of 1995 and soon progressed in barbershop quartet competitions. After earning the title of 1997 Far Western District Champions, Revival went on to become the 1998 International Quartet Champions on July 4, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Revival has performed for over 400,000 people in 38 states and 5 countries, and had their voices and faces displayed on ABC, NBC, CBS CNN and BBC television and radio stations. They've shared the stage the world-renowned “Swingle Singers” in London, England; sang with Dick Van Dyke and the San Diego Symphony; and made two CDs, each of which was nominated for 2 CARA Awards (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards). Revival is one of the first quartets to perform “live” on the Internet. They performed in Ireland, England, Canada, Germany; performed and taught harmony courses in St. Petersburg, Russia; and were featured in the PBS special, "Can't Stop Singing" which was broadcast to over 75 affiliates nationally.[1]

While Revival officially retired in 2005, their recordings are available on CD, Naked Voice Records, and iTunes.

Discography[edit]

  • CD – Revival, 1998 International Quartet Champions (1998)
  • CD – Joyfully, I'll Travel On (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Revival barbershop quartet". Primarily A Cappella. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Yesteryear
SPEBSQSA International Quartet Champions
1998
Succeeded by
FRED