Gas House Gang

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The Gas House Gang

The The Gas House Gang is the Barbershop Harmony Society's 1993 International Quartet Champion. The GHG were one of the most popular quartets of their era, and they remained active for twelve years after they were crowned champions.

Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Kipp Buckner
  • Lead: Rich Knight
  • Bari: Rob Henry
  • Bass: Jim Henry

Replacement Members:

  • Bari: Mike Slamka
  • Bari: Brandon Guyton

Former Members:

  • Tenor: Joe Fink (1988-1990)

Contest Placement


1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
13th 6th 3rd 2nd 1st

District (CSD)


Our Rough & Tumble Best (1989) A Little Night Music (1992) Face The Music (1996) Some Children See Him... (2000) The Gas House Gang's Fifth (2003)
Bowery Medley Wonderful Day Medley Strike Up The Band Medley Caroling, Caroling Beethoven 5.1
Sixteen Tons The Moment I Saw Your Eyes Wedding Bells The Little Drummer Boy Lazy Day
So Long, Mother I Still Can't Say Goodbye Brother Can You Spare A Dime Merry Christmas, Darling Blackbird/I Will
K.P. O.C. Cash / The Flat Foot Four Muskrat Ramble Mary, Did You Know? Goodbye, World, Goodbye
When I Look In Your Eyes Shine Where The Southern Roses Grow Pat-A-Pan My Coloring Book
Pass The Apples Medley The Music Of The Night Above My Head, I Hear Music O Come Emmanuel We're Little But We're Loud
Liar Medley Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat Erie Canal Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Great Day
Old St. Louis No More Sorrow All Aboard For Dixieland Carol Of The Bells Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
My Old Man Bright Was The Night Don't Be A Baby, Baby Do You Hear What I Hear? Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
The Chemical Elements Eine Kleine NOT Musik This Is Some Lucky Day Go Tell It On The Mountain Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) for Ryan
Sweet Hour Of Prayer Love-Eyes Medley Old Hymns Medley Some Children See Him Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
William Tell Overture Sometimes Alleluia bonus track: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Hold On
bonus track: Geda's Song

Extended History

The Gas House Gang

In the 1930's The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team was nicknamed "The Gas House Gang" to describe the players' fiery attitude toward the game and their fun-loving style of play. In 1987 a barbershop quartet from the St. Louis area chose the name to match its own personality. Since that time the energetic singing style and diverse repertoire of Kipp Buckner (tenor), Rich Knight (lead), Rob Henry (bari) and Jim Henry (bass) has proven the appropriateness of the title to people across North America and Europe.

After winning the 1988 Central States District Competition in their first attempt, they began a steady climb up the International Competition ladder which culminated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they were awarded the 1993 International Quartet Championship.

The group has performed in 48 states and have sung in such diverse locales as Russia, Hawaii, England, Ireland, Sweden, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, New York City's Carnegie Hall and The Grand Ole Opry.

They have been seen nationwide on the PBS special, "Voices in Harmony," and on NBC's Today Show. They have also been heard worldwide on BBC radio. Performers with whom they have shared the stage include such distinguished musicians as The Four Freshmen, The Swingle Singers, Rockapella, The Persuasions, The Chordettes, The King's Singers, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Victor Borge, Porter Wagner, GLAD and the Grammy award winning group Chanticleer. The Gang made its theatrical debut in front of over 70,000 people as the barbershop quartet in "The Music Man" at The Muny, one of the world's largest outdoor theaters.

They produced five recordings which are consistently been top sellers and were awarded nominations by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA), including Best Barbershop Song, Studio Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Christmas Album, and Best Christmas Song.

The GHG retired in 2005 after losing their baritone Rob Henry to cancer in 2003.

They were named to the Society's Hall of Fame in 2008

External Links

Barbershop Harmony Society - International Quartet Champions
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