Razzmatazz utilizes a performance style that is not your grandfather's barbershop quartet. We have a very simple goal for each and every performance: entertain the heck our of every member of the audience.
Our goal is to infuse each performance with spontaneous energy, while including elements that are pleasing to the barbershop purist, as well as the comedy-loving portion of our audience. It's an approach that is as unique as the personalities of our members; a Type A, and A-, a B, and a whacko. We won't tell you which one of us fits with each label, but there will be a brief quiz at the end of the show! The winner is eligible for some memorable prizes of dubious monetary value.
Razzmatazz got together in November of 1988, and after a brief recess in 2012, is still going strong. OK, perhaps a bit overstated. At this point we’re pretty much 4 old - to really old - guys that still enjoy singing and acting significantly younger than our chronological ages.
The quartet's motto is quite appropriate, and very telling:
"Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?"
In the event that you aren't sufficiently under-whelmed by this time, just consider the following sub-mottoes of the quartet:
"Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"Don't play stupid with us, we're better at it."
"If I had a nickel for every one of your bright ideas I still wouldn’t have a quarter."
"Clean mind . . . clean body . . . take your pick!"