Barbershop Harmony Australia Quartet Champions
Since the first convention of Barbershop Harmony Australia in 1991, formerly known as the Australian Association of Men's Barbershop Singers (AAMBS), there has been a quartet crowned at each convention.
From 1991 - 1999 the quartets who won the AAMBS gold medal were unable to recompete in the national competition and were retired in the style of the BHS. In 1999 this rule was abolished and quartets were able to compete at subsequent competitions. In 2015 Barbershop Harmony Australia transitioned from biennial to annual conventions. It was decided at this time that winning quartets would have to take a year off before returning to competition (this explains the Lockout / Blindside pattern from 2015-2018).
Australia has proudly produced one international gold medal singer in John Newell. Newell won the BHS Quartet Gold Medal in 2005 with Realtime who are widely considered one of the best singing quartets in BHS history. At the international competition only one BHA quartet has received a medal to date. Blindside has medalled twice in the Collegiate/Youth competition receiving a 4th and a 3rd place bronze medal in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
AAMBS Quartet Champions
|Year||Quartet||Chapter(s)||Tenor, Lead, Bari, Bass|
|2019||The Collective||Daniel Beckitt, Luke Stevenson, Andrew Howson, Kelly Shepard|
|2018||Blindside||Trent Lewis, Gareth Clarke, Michael Webber, Tim Green|
|2017||Lockout||Alex Morris, Ash Schofield, Stefan Pugliese, Ali Jamison|
|2016||Blindside||Trent Lewis, Gareth Clarke, Michael Webber, Tim Green|
|2015||Lockout||Mark Coso, Ash Schofield, Stefan Pugliese, Ali Jamison|
|2013||TLA||Ash Schofield, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Trevor Anderson|
|2011||Alliance||Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Dan Millgate|
|2009||Alliance||Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Richard Reeve, Dan Millgate|
|2007||Fast Forward||Aaron Griffin, Andrew Howson, Chris Hope, Jimmy Hoggett|
|2005||Alliance||Ian Mulholland, Adrian Gimpel, Les Goh, Danny Millgate|
|2003||Freefall||Tony Sykes, Jim Catt, Guy Gibson, Sam Taylor|
|2001||Southern Cross||Daniel Beckitt, John Newell, Bill Staff, Mark Penman|
|1999||Southern Cross||Daniel Beckitt, John Newell, Bill Staff, Avon Phillips|
|1997||Four to the Bar||Bill Palmer, Nick Begbie, Harry Owen, Danny Milgate|
|1995||The High Five||Steve Sinclair, Rick Smith, Bill Staff, Charlie Voges|
|1993||Bad Habits||Ian Mulholland, Geoff Robinson, Lawrie Stanley, Craig Hawley|
|1991||The Sentimentals||Terry Stewart, Derek Cosburn, Steve Wooltorton, Linc Abbott|
- AAMBS website - medalist quartets