Tidesmen Chorus Quartets

The Barbershop Harmony Society Nanaimo is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chapter.  We endorse them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...

Vintage Style

Great style from our vintage members!

Vintage Style

These four gentlemen decided on the name “VINTAGE STYLE” because they are all of a certain vintage! And they define “vintage” as mature and classic!

Vintage Style has been singing together for a few years and enjoy making gentle harmony in a variety of musical styles.  The quartet has a reputation for their solid harmonies and light hearted parodies and comedy pieces.

Left to Right:  Colin Payne (baritone), Glenn Harvey (bass), Mike Patterson (lead), and Alex Grant (tenor).   

VINTAGE STYLE is available for special occasions by contacting Glenn at


General public contact: Glenn Harvey

(250) 751-1435

Charisma Bypass

Music Makes My Heart Sing

Charisma Bypass
Music Makes My Heart Sing is the motto of these four guys who have as much fun as their audience and will sing for anyone who will listen.

Their repertoire includes mostly great 50s & 60s numbers, along with a variety of ballads, oldies, and traditional Barbershop tunes.  Their music and antics will keep you more than entertained.

For more information and to book contact:

Peter - 250 954 0060    e-mail pete.coles@yahoo.ca

Wayne – 250 821 1277    e-mail wayne.newport@outlook.com

General public contact: Peter Coles


Lady & the Tramps

Can you spot the lady?

Lady & the Tramps

Lady & the Tramps began their quartet experience in the fall of 2020, at the height of Covid-19. Rehearsals were held in the garages of our members' homes to facilitate the mandatory 6-foot distancing mandate set out by our health officials. As restrictions eased we moved indoors. 

Initially we stuck to old barbershop standards such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “My Wild Irish Rose”.  As we became accustomed to singing with each other and hearing our own, unique blend we added more and more repertoire. 

Unfortunately, the Covid epidemic kept us from performing publicly until this April 2023 when we were invited perform for Island Harmony A Cappella in Lantzville and then again for South Island Harmony in Victoria in May.  We look forward to sharing our talent and sound as more and more opportunities arise.

Our lead, bass and tenor voices have remained constant throughout our time together, although we have shuffled the baritone a couple of times due to retirement and relocation. It is a bit unusual for a quartet to feature three male voices and one female voice but it seems to work for us so we plan to just keep on keeping on.

L-R: Roy Sage, Baritone; Jim Cameron, Bass; Steve Price-Francis, Lead; Shannon Ouwendyk, Tenor. 

General public contact:


'Four' most occasions, eh?

Jay Cousins, Brian Cullingworth, Jim Mick, and Barry Jones created Fouray in the fall of 2010. Each having sung with other quartets for over 15 years, they joined forces to sing barbershop music and compete within the Barbershop Harmony Society, winning their division’s Seniors Quartet Championship in 2011. In May 2015 Barry retired, and the young whippersnapper, Rod McDonald, close to 55 years old (the magic age to become a "senior" within the Barbershop Society), auditioned and passed to join the three older guys.

It's been a nonstop roller-coaster ride since then, expanding from competitions to more public venue performances, including birthdays, anniversaries, singing Valentines, and even a jingle for a TV advertising video. Fouray was again crowned Seniors Quartet Champions within their division in 2016 and 2018, and also created a sixteen-song CD. Just prior to 2019 Covid shutdown Fouray participated in very successful show performances at Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre and at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. 

Fast forward to 2023: James Chappell has replaced Rod to take the bass part, and baritone Don Dickson has replaced Jim. Fouray has moved beyond the barbershop genre and added                modern a capella arrangements from the Four Tops, the Dave Clark 5, Uncle Kracker, The Eagles
and the Four Lads, to name a few.

We look forward to performing for you at your next occasion. Just contact us at alwaysthere@shaw.ca

Left to right in the photo: Jay Cousins, Brian Cullingworth, James Chappell, Don Dickson

General public contact: Brian Cullingworth
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