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The formation of MatriX in the spring of 2001 combined three seasoned veterans: Paul Gilman, (baritone with the international champs, Interstate Rivals and Marquis); Dale Fetick (tenor with the international champs Marquis); and Mark Green (lead with International champs Jokers Wild) with a newcomer Brian O'Dell on bass. MatriX successfully entered into barbershop competition by capturing the Johnny Appleseed District championship in October 2001. The quartet went on to place 19th at the International barbershop convention in 2002.

2003 brought on a change in the direction of MatriX and an even bigger newcomer in lead Jeff Wallace. With that formation in November of 2002, the group went on to place 12th in the 2003 Montreal international competition and 9th in the 2006 Indianapolis event. You will enjoy the nice rich and exciting sound of MatriX and their mix of old and new music that will have you sitting back in your seat reflecting and at the same time wondering what is to come.

Group members: Dale Fetick (tenor); Mark Green (lead); Paul Gilman (bari), Brian O'Dell (bass)


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Review: Since their formation in 2001, combining 3 gold medal-winning veterans, Paul, Dale and Mark, with newcomer bass Brian O'Dell, MatriX began their steady climb up the elite Barbershop Quartet ladder with a 19th place finish at the 2002 convention. 2003 saw the group add another newcomer, lead Jeff Wallace, who led MatriX to a 12th place finish at the Montreal convention, and in the 2006 Indianapolis competition broke into the top 10, placing 9th. Their new self-titled release really shows off the talents of this fast-rising group. 12 songs, beginning with the powerful "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Look Me Up When You're in Dixie," the heart-tugging standards "Georgia On My Mind," "If You Had All The World And Its Gold," "Distant Melody," and Billy Joel's wonderful "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)." Paul Simon's "59th St. Bridge song (Feelin' Groovy)" has a carefree arrangement, there's a strong live cut from Montreal in 2003, "Black Eyed Susan Brown," the poignant "Garden in the Rain" (which segues into "Over the Rainbow") and the final tune, "Some Lucky Day," are all winners. Great arrangements, ringing harmonies and sheer love of singing add up to a great collection of barbershop and pop from fast-rising MatriX!

Songlist: I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, The Song Is You, Look Me Up When You're In Dixie, Georgia On My Mind, Black Eyed Susan Brown (Live), If You Had All The World And It's Gold, Feelin' Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song), Distant Melody, You Took Advantage Of Me, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), A Garden In The Rain, Some Lucky Day

5713c | 00 1 CD | $4.95 | A Cappella Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs

Matrix : Virtual Reality

Review: Reminding the locals that SPEBSQSA's International Quartet competitions are in fact International, Matrix are the new kids on the block in the SPEBSQSA world. 2001 British Association of Barbershop Singers quartet champions, and Silver Medalists at the European Barbershop Quartet Championship, "Virtual Reality" shows why. They have the elusive ability, that we've only seen in a veteran group like Acoustix, to take a simple, well-arranged song and make the chords ring in a way that sends thrills up and down the spine. 15 beautifully crafted songs: "Blue Skies," "After The Lovin'," "The Little White Cloud That Cried," "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons," "Today," "Exodus," "Let There Be Love," "My Best To You," "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die," "Somewhere," "Duke of Earl," "Smile," "When My Baby Smiles At Me," "Lover Come Back" and "The Irish Blessing." It's all good stuff. The British are coming!

Songlist: Blue Skies, After the Lovin', The LIttle White Clous that Cried, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons, Today (While the Blossoms Still Cling To the Vine), Exodus (The Theme from), Let There Be Love, My Best To You, I'm GOnna LIve Til I Die, Somewhere, Duke of Earl, Smile, When My Baby Smiles At Me, Lover Come Back, The Irish Blessing

5346c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs

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