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FRED is the Barbershop Harmony Society's 1999 International Quartet Champion.

Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Jared "Fred" "Pookie" Carlson
  • Lead: Rick "Fred" LaRosa
  • Bari: Clay "Fred" Hine
  • Bass: Joe "Fred" Clay

Contest Placement


1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
35th 26th 27th 11th 8th 4th 2nd 4th 1st

District (DIX)


Simply FRED (1997) Get Happy (1998) Putting the HA in HArmony (2000) The FREDinci Code (2006)
Disc 1 Disc 2
Hello, Hello, Hello I've Got Rhythm Introduction The Meaning Of FRED Zippity Doo Dah
Church Bells Just the Way You Look Tonight Keep Your Eye On The Girlie You Love / Somebody Stole My Gal Medley All By Myself Me and My Shadow
Fit As A Fiddle Streets Of Laredo Ballin' The Jack Top Ten Parody Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love Muskrat Ramble Harmony Lanes / Bowling Shoes Parody Name The Champs Parody Little Brown Jug
Let's Get Away From It All Ya Gotta Know How To Dance Medley Four Girl Medley Parody We'd Like To Trade Our Silver Parody Amazing Grace
Herman And Sally Love's Old Sweet Song I Wish That We Could Someday Make Top Ten Connelly's Back In Town That's Amoré
This Little Light Of Mine I Will Never Marry Love's Old Sweet Song Nincompoopie/Side by Side I Gotta Be E
The Song Has Ended I Can't Give You Anything But Love/LOVE Medley I've Got Rhythm If You Can't Tell The World She's A Good Little Girl Can Can
Blue Skies I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Fit As A Fiddle Judge's Parody Embraceable You
Write Myself A Letter Old Folks At Home You Are My Sunshine Who'll Take Fourth Place FRED Vegas Medley
Ballin' The Jack Please Kind Sir Sweet Adeline Where Does the Time Go
Harmony Lanes/Bowling Shoes I Don't Know Why AIC Parody
Big Time Gutter Ball Jungle Book Medley I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Hindustan Get Happy
Someone's Rockin' My Dreamboat
Tiger Rag

Extended History


As you can tell by the name, FRED is anything but your typical barbershop quartet. In fact, from their distinctive sound and unique sense of humor to the speed in which they have risen to the top of the craft, very little about FRED is normal.

FRED (Jared "Pookie" Carlson, tenor; Rick LaRosa, lead; Clay Hine, bari; Joe Clay, bass) was less than one year old as a quartet when they won the 1991 Dixie District Quartet Championship.

As members of the Marietta, Georgia chapter they gained a huge following in International quartet competition between 1992 and 1999 with their creative and off the wall sense of humor with parodies and poking fun at the audience, judges and themselves.

To the delight of their fans FRED won the barbershop quartet gold medals in 1999. They have gone on to entertain extensively across the United States and around the entire world for a wide variety of corporate and public audiences and have produced several top selling CDs.

Hine has been a popular coach and director taking the Big Chicken Chorus to International competition several times and more recently, and a new chorus, The Atlanta Vocal Project.

As they openly admit, a quartet by any other name would be another quartet.

External Links

Barbershop Harmony Society - International Quartet Champions
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