Razzmatazz employs a performance style that showcases the unique abilities of its members. We enjoy nothing better than following the occasional straight barbershop song with an insane novelty bit that leaves our audience gasping for air.
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 backgrounds of our members; a lawyer, a retired banker, a personnel administrator, an accountant, and a customer service manager. (Those of you that are relatively astute will note that this adds up to more than four.) One of our members is identified by two of these monikers, but we won't tell you which one of us it is. Adds just a bit of intrigue to the biography! (You can eliminate the big guy right away, since he is mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence!) Something out of the norm; that's what Razzmatazz is all about.
Razzmatazz got together in November of 1988, and has been trying to get organized ever since. At this point we’ve pretty much given up on the whole organization thing. The quartet's motto is quite appropriate, and very telling: "Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?"
And in case 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!"