The MIX were named the European Champion Quartet in 2013. Their lead is Jo Braham who is Cheshire Chord’s Musical director. On tenor is Andrea Day; and baritone Nancy Kelsall and bass Sandra Lea-Riley are both part of the Heartbeat Chorus.
Hannah and the Hurricanes
Hannah and the Hurricanes is a mixed quartet, made up of two couples. Hannah sings with Cheshire Chord Company, and Andrea, Tim and Duncan are also barbershoppers. They formed the quartet in the summer of 2014 and were very proud to become UK Mixed Quartet Champions that November and go on to win the title again in 2015 and 2017.
In 2016 they qualified to represent the UK at the World Championships for mixed quartets which is held every two years in Germany. They were delighted to be awarded the silver medal with a score of 83.6% – one of the highest scores that any British quartet has ever achieved.
Hannah also sings with ladies quartet Cosmopolitan; Andrea with ladies European quartet champions The MIX; Tim with 2013 BABS champions The Emerald Guard; and Duncan with Fifth Element, and previously with Reckless who represented the UK at the International Barbershop Championships from 2014 - 2017. Tim also directs his own ladies Sweet Adelines chorus, Sheffield Harmony and the BABS Championship Chorus Hallmark of Harmony.
The name of the quartet pays homage to the original name for The Great British Barbershop Boys when they formed at a BABS Harmony college – “Tim Braham and the Hurricanes”.