Finest Hour

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Finest Hour are the 2017 European Quartet Champions and the 2016 BABS Quartet Champions. They won in Harrogate in May 2016 with a record high score of 82.9% in the UK quartet competition. The quartet is notable for consisting of three brothers from the 'Williams' family, with Jonathan Pipe replacing Phil Cuthbert on bass as of July 2017. They were the guest quartet at the 2016 Irish Association of Barbershop Singers Convention in Cork.

They appeared at the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) International Convention in Las Vegas in 2017 for the first time representing the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) where they placed 28th in the world.

Quartet members

  • Tenor: James Williams
  • Lead: Eddie Williams
  • Baritone: Nick Williams
  • Bass: Jonathan Pipe


Former Members

  • Bass: Phil Cuthbert (2014-2017)

Contest placement

BABS National

2015 2016
3rd 1st

BHS International

2017
28th

European Convention

2017
1st

History

The three Williams brothers have sung together from a young age. They used to sing together with their father, Nigel Williams, under the name of Homespun. Homespun competed at the BABS Conventions for many years and were a crowd favourite but over time Nigel decided to step down. It was in 2014 that Phil Cuthbert, a long-time family friend, stepped in to help form the new quartet, Finest Hour. They went on to win the gold medal in Harrogate in May 2016 with a record-high score, but in 2017, after competing in Las Vegas, Phil decided to step down and was replaced by Jonathan Pipe, who was a fellow singer at the time with The Grand Central Chorus in Nottingham.

Individual History

All members of the quartet have competed with Grand Central Chorus and won bronze, silver and gold medals in the BABS Chorus competition.

'This is Us' Album Cover

James Williams

  • Homespun - BABS 3rd Place, 2013 and 2014

Eddie Williams

  • Homespun - BABS 3rd Place, 2013 and 2014

Nick Williams

  • Homespun - BABS 3rd Place, 2013 and 2014

Jonathan Pipe

  • House Lights Up - SABS National Quartet - 3rd Place, 2015
  • The UniSons - BABS Youth Quartet - 3rd Place, 2014

Recordings

See also

External links

https://www.facebook.com/FinestHourQuartet/

www.singbarbershop.com

www.barbershop.org