Hometown Quartet formed in 2016 from members of the Harbour. Capital Chorus. After singing for a couple of years with Antony on Tenor and ex-member Gregor on Baritone, Gregor's life became more interesting with new family and a new house, and he left the quartet. Antony switched to Baritone (his normal part), and we welcomed Jack into Tenor.
Since then, the quartet has sung at a number of venues and events, including supporting the annual Save The Children fundraiser at the British Ambassador's residence.
Jack Baker - Tenor
Jack has been singing barbershop since 2003 and competing in BHNZ comps since 2007. His favourite quartets are Musical Island Boys, Gas House Gang and Vocal Spectrum and Westminster Chorus and Vocal FX being the favourite choruses. He is probably NZ’s most multiple chorus singer having sung and competed with the Manawatunes, Canterbury Plainsmen, Highland Harmony and Vocal FX. Jack has also been in many different quartets over the years. He grew up all over the show but mostly Wellington and Palmerston North/Feilding. His Iwi (tribal) connections are Nga Puhi through both his Mum and Dad (Bakers to Kaikohe, Wikitera to Kaitaia and Taniwha to Matangirau).
Antony started barbershopping at the age of 16 when he was invited to join The Razor's Edge quartet as part of The Music Man musical. Shortly after joining the quartet, he joined the Harbour Capital Chorus, and a couple of years later became the Musical Director. Antony has sung in a number of quartets over the last 25 years, and has sung in other a cappella groups and played in brass bands. By day, Antony is a Computer Software Consultant. Antony lives with the wonderful Carolyn, his two kids Max and Rose, and dog Boris.
Although born in London, New Zealand has always been Robbie’s home. After growing up in Christchurch, Robbie moved to Wellington in 1998 to do post graduate study. Robbie has now been singing barbershop since 1999, including singing in a number of male and mixed quartets over the years . For 14 years he was also a certified singing judge for Barbershop Harmony New Zealand. He has also dabbled in classical and musical singing. Basically anything with a good melody and harmony makes him smile. Robbie has always had a love of travel and an active interest in other cultures and languages. During the day, Robbie is a Senior Policy Analyst for Oranga Tamariki advocating for our rangatahi. You might otherwise spot Robbie at the gym, doing Tai Chi, trying craft beers or happily listening to podcasts while reading a book on his deck in the sun.
Jamie started singing barbershop with the Barrie County Chordsmen in Ontario, Canada during high school and continued through university. He later sang with the East York Barbershoppers in Toronto for a short time. After a 25-year hiatus, Jamie joined the Harbour Capital Chorus in 2014. Hometown is Jamie’s first quartet experience. Outside of barbershop singing, Jamie is a Principal Policy Advisor with the New Zealand Defence Force. He lives in Tawa with his wife Lin, and dog Tennyson. He has two twenty-something children, Gareth and Jenna, one of whom is living at home.