Perfect Gentlemen provide the perfect blend of harmony and humor
harkening back to the days of Vaudeville.
America’s great vocal sounds from a time when music was music,
The Perfect Gentlemen recreate the close harmonies of such legendary
groups as The Ink Spots and the Pied Pipers, while including the
era’s great comic songs made famous by the likes of Louis
Jordan and The Hoosier Hotshots.
typical performance by The Perfect Gentlemen includes marvelous
melodious music mingled with masterful mirth, mischief, and merry-making.
The group’s versatility allows for effortless shifts between
vocal styles with an air of ease, whether singing a cappella or
accompanied by guitar or ukulele. Their signature piece, Salute
to the 20th Century, is a humorous take on the de-evolution of music
over the last century, illustrated by singing the same song in the
style of Barbershop, Dixieland, Blues, Big Band, Doo-Wop, Bluegrass,
Disco, Techno Punk, and Rap, complete with visuals that delights
audiences of all ages time and time again.
Perfect Gentlemen is made up of four performers of unparalleled
talent. Dan Jordan (Second Tenor) is a gold-medal winning lead singer
with The New Tradition of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Jim Campbell
(Bass) anchors the group with low notes he expertly crafted as the
long-time bass singer of the famous Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Tim
Reeder (Baritone/Ukulele/Tenor Guitar) brings to the mix a knack
for uncovering hilarious musical gems, amazing period vocals, expert
instrumental accompaniment, and his own composing talents, from
his years with the 1930’s-era vocal jazz group Vocalworks.
Phil Gold (First Tenor) rounds out the group with high notes honed
with quartets in the touring stage musicals City of Angels and Forever
Plaid. Together as The Perfect Gentlemen, these four entertainers
complement each other in a way that is nothing short of perfect.
in 1998, The Perfect Gentlemen have headlined shows all across the
U.S., made several concert tours of the United Kingdom, played numerous
cities across Brazil with Jazz Festival 2006, and shared the stage
with other award-winning a cappella groups such as The Persuasions,
The Bobs, and Rockapella. Additionally, the group has sung with
the Pacific Symphony and the South Coast Symphony, appearing as
the barbershop quartet in a staged concert version of The Music
Man for the latter. Major corporate clients have included Disney
Entertainment Productions, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino,
the L.A. Economic Development Corporation, the Rose Bowl Foundation,
and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others. Educational as well
as entertaining, the group performs their show 100 Years of Harmony
as part of the arts education rosters of the Los Angeles Music Center,
Orange County Performing Artscenter’s Arts Teach, Performances
To Grow On, and Young Audiences of Kern County.
2000, The Perfect Gentlemen won the L.A. Regional Harmony Sweepstakes
A Cappella Competition, placing 2nd nationally while winning the
David Lichtman Award for Best Original Arrangement with Salute to
the 20th Century. In 2002, the group was named “Best A Cappella
Vocal Group” in the U.S., not only winning the National Harmony
Sweepstakes, but again winning the award for Best Original Arrangement,
and being selected as the “Audience Favorite.”
Perfect Gentlemen have released three recordings: Beside Ourselves
(1999), Style! (2000), and 4 Beers & 10 Tags (2003), along with
a concert DVD: “Live!” in Paradise (2006). Their singing
voices can also be heard as belonging to ghostly miners in Mystery
Mine, the new thrill ride at the Dollywood theme park, and to four
animated bioluminescent fish in the film Deepo’s Undersea
3-D Wonder Show at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta and
at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
you’ve heard The Perfect Gentlemen, you won’t settle
for anything less!