Second Edition

1989 International Champion - Second Edition

Quartet Biography

Second Edition (of Louisville, Kentucky) won the 1989 International Competition held in Kansas City. They had been singing together since 1986 and one of the youngest quartets to win with the oldest only 25. Second Edition placed second in their first Int’l at Hartford ‘87 and repeated as silver medalist in 1988 in San Antonio. Second Edition traveled extensively appearing on shows in 30 states as well as England, Scandinavia and New Zealand. They were often booked on shows with their Sweet Adeline counterparts, the 1989 champion, Growing Girls, of Sweden. This spawned some successful relationships professionally and personally. As it turned out the bass of Second Edition (Jamie) married the bass of Growing Girls (Naima) and the baritone of Second Edition (Doug) married to the lead of Growing Girls (Suzanne). Both couples now live in Sweden. SE produced only one LP entitled Second Edition I. It is a ground breaking recording and reflective of the monster talent of these four young men. The quartet didn’t stay together long after winning without making a second recording. They retired in the mid 90s. All SE members are still active in barbershopping. David sang in other quartets like A Few Good Men and continues to arrange music for quartets and choruses. Fred has returned recently to sing with Crossroads that includes three other past champs, Mike Slamka, lead - Brandon Guyton, bari - Jim Henry, bass). They placed 2nd in 2008 and won the International Quartet Championship in 2009. Doug coaches various top music groups around the world such as The Real Group and Vocal Six. He is also the director and founder of a new chorus called zero8 with several talented, young and energetic singers in Stockholm, Sweden. They qualified for the 2009 International Chorus contest to be held in Anaheim, California. Also now singing with zero8 is a tried and true bass named Jamie Meyer.

Quartet Members

Tenor: Fred Farrell
Lead: David Harrington
Baritone: Doug Harrington
Bass: Jamie Myer

Quartet Accomplishments

1989 BHS International Champion
1986 District Quartet Champion