Neil Hamper - Tenor
Neil has sung for most of his life, performing classical and religious works. He joined Essex Chordsmen six years ago and had had a lot of fun and learnt training tips. The guys are great and real gentlemen blessed with plenty of patience. So glad I found them.
Neil also sings with Southend Festival Chorus.
Martin Bunting - Lead
Martin joined the Essex Chordsmen in 1992 and is now Musical Director. He has sung in several Quartets, one of which competed in Ireland in an International competition. Martin also sings in a successful 60's type duo who have made an acclaimed CD.
Colin McGinness - Baritone
Colin joined Essex Chordsmen in 2010, after a long singing career in rock and pop bands from the age of 14. He now enjoys the challenge of singing baritone with Encore who are a very talented and friendly bunch of guys.
Peter Goodyear - Bass
Peter took piano and music theory from an early age. He sang in choirs at school, church and university. He was involved in music and shows during his teaching career. He 'found' barbershop, in 1989 and loves the harmony and friendship with like minded people.
Terry Moore - Lead
Terry has been singing barbershop since 1992 and has been an active member of the Essex Chordsmen, taking on every committee role at some point. With a clear, crisp voice and an encyclopedic knowledge of songs, Terry leads us out perfectly. In his spare time, Terry also likes to attend craft fairs with his own unique wood-turning creations.
Geoff White - Baritone
Geoff has been singing Barbershop 32 years. He has been in 4 quartets including the present one "4Front". Originally, Geoff sang Bass for about 24 years and moved to Baritone 8 years ago.
"This hobby has become a way of life and a great stress buster"
John Darwent - Bass
John started his singing career in 1990. He professed to disliking Gilbert & Sullivan, but finished up singing in 26 musicals. He joined Essex Chordsmen in 2002 (the best move he ever made). "What a fantastic pastime for one's retirement".
Paul Williams - Bass
Paul used to sing with Ilkley Grammar School Madrigal Choir. He then had a break from singing for 30 years before joining Essex Chordsmen in 2011. He credits his love of singing to his Mother who sang with various groups for 50 years. "I reckon the constant exposure to music must have worked its way in".