Nightlife

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Nightlife
Nightlife is the Barbershop Harmony Society's 1996 International Quartet Champion.


Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Rob Menaker
  • Lead: John Sasine
  • Bari: Jeff Baker
  • Bass: Brett Littlefield

Other Members:

  • Lead: Dan Jordan (1988-1990)
  • Bass: Brian Philbin (1987-1989)

Contest Placement

International

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
31st 11th 4th 2nd 3rd 1st

District (FWD)

  • 1988 - 2nd
  • 1989 - 3rd
  • 1991 - 1st

Recordings

Songs At Twilight
Released in 1992, many of the songs on this recording were inspired by our affiliation with Earl Moon, longtime barbershopper, friend, musical arranger and advisor to the group.

Basin Street Blues
Released in 1997, this recording contains many of the songs that were performed in the years that Nightlife was in International Competition.
It was nominated by CASA, the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America, for Best Album of the Year.

Blues in the Night
Released in 2000, this recording shows the growth in musicality of the group. You will hear many different types of songs which are all performed with that distinctive Nightlife sound!

Extended History

Nightlife, from Southern California, is only the second quartet in barbershop singing history to win gold medals as both international quartet champions and as members of the winning barbershop chorus on the same day! This is truly a fitting achievement for four individuals who have spent most of their lives singing and performing for others.

Rob Menaker (tenor), John Sasine (lead), Jeff Baker (bari) and Brett Littlefield (bass) have more than 80 years of barbershop experience - something that clearly shows itself in their superb interpretation of songs and enjoyable entertainment package.

Nightlife first got together in 1988 with Dan Jordan of The New Tradition on lead and Brian Philbin of Metropolis on bass. They placed 2nd in the fall contest. In 1989, Brett came on as bass, and they were 3rd that October. John joined the quartet in the fall of 1990 (they did not compete that year) and in the fall of 1991 won the Far Western District Quartet Championship.

In the International competitions which followed, the quartet quickly achieved success as well, winning two bronze medals and a silver. But, in July, 1996, Nightlife reached the pinnacle of success by being declared the new International Quartet Champion.

External links


Barbershop Harmony Society - International Quartet Champions
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