Re: The Six Degrees of Opie
- If you want to play the game, you can check out all of the guys who Opie has sung with (no one sings with him, btw) on our website at
Look under Opie's bio. You'll quickly find the links you need (and discover that everybody can find their six degrees pretty easily - between Opie and Kentish, who haven't they sung with?). Anyway, it's a fun website - Diane Garcia has done a great job with it! Thanks Diane!!!!!
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- Ann Alexander offers the following:
>On behalf of my husband:OK, so with that in mind.....
>Tom Kentish sang with Opie in Sharper Image
>George Harper sang with Tom Kentish in Backstage Pass
(Here comes the first of the FWD Dist. connections....)
Jay Giallombardo sang with George Harper in Chicago Knights
John Miller sang with Jay Giallombardo in Grandma's Boys
and people like Bobby Gray and Dan Jordan (who have sung with just about
everybody in FWD - wink, wink) sang with John Miller in New Tradition (the
This is just WAY too much fun.
(By the way, I AM related to Kevin Bacon (same game):
Me to my sister, my sister to Moira Harris (they have been friends since
diaper age), who is married to Gary Sinese, who was in "Apollo 13" with
Kevin Bacon. And since many of you know me, you're all "related" to Kevin
Bacon, too! (grin)
On an e-mail roll now (hopefully catching up now that the kids are in
- On behalf of my husband:
Tom Kentish sang with Opie in Sharper Image
George Harper sang with Tom Kentish in Backstage Pass
Howard Foster sang with George Harper in Lockerbie Squires
Brad McAlexander sings with Howard Foster in Breakthrough
Now as for me, I rode in the elevator with Opie at the Buckeye
Invitational last month, and couldn't resist whispering to my
husband, "Look, honey, there's that guy that looks just like Drew
Don't we have fun?
Capital City Chorus, Region 4, SAI
Associate Member, Area 4, HI
Thanks for the emails from all over the place. Most folks so far are
only four or five degrees away. Having sung with so many people in
quartets is generally looked at with a certain "why can't he ever stay
in a quartet for any amount of time" tone. But I feel fortunate to
have been associated with so many great folks.
I just got home from a nice vacation and this was a nice "welcome
home". Email from people I have never met. This hobby is way too
Now lets hear from some Far Westerners! I sang with Jim Galasso (bari
Musician's Choice - FWD champs) in a quartet called Flatlanders. And
I sang with Jerry Lovell and James Hawkins (Countdown) in a quartet
called Back Home Again. Thats gotta open it up a little.
- For those of you in the NED feeling left out, I am six degrees from
Opie by the following path, thus many of you are as well.
I sang with Brett Penkul (By Storm)
who sings with Al St. Louis (Club NED)
who sang with George Feinberg (Easy Reach)
who sang with Win Latham (Easy Reach)
who sang with Kevin Keller (Nightbeat)
who sings with Opie (Cheers!)
Al DID sing with Easy Reach for awhile, right?
Sounds of Concord, Concord, MA
- Ok Opie,
I once sang a tag w/ Ray Palmateer
who sang w/ Tom Kentish in Strike Up The Band
who sang w/ Opie in Sharper Image
or I can just say...I do the Cheers! website =)
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- This is actually Lindsay.
Let me see.....there are several ways I can go about this, mpst of them
requiring the mention of Tom Kentish.
I have sung many tags with Tom Kentish who sang with Opie in Sharper Image
I sing in a quartet with Morgan Lacroix
Morgan LaCroix stayed up all night singing tags with the guys from Sharper
Image (Including Opie I believe) at Harmony Pilgrimage a couple of years ago
I sang in a quartet high school aged mixed quartet called The Mixed Nuts
We did a show in Plattsburgh, NY about 5 or 6 years ago with By Design, One
of Scott McCarthy's former quartets, where we sang together on the afterglow
(Actually we sang with the other 3 in his quartet and Scott let me sing lead
by myself while he stood beside me with a beer in one hand and a cocktail
weenie in the other)
Scott sang with Opie in Sharper Image
Funny how I am connected to Opie in very few degrees, but have never had the
pleasure of being officially introduced to him....(One of these days
That is all for now! Hope all is well out there in Harmonet-land!
Bass- After Hours, 2000 Harmony Queens
Bass- Blue Champagne, 1998 Harmony Queens
Associate Member, Harmony, Inc.
Bass- Virginia Coast Chorus (SAI)
Lead- The Mixed Nuts (1994-1999)
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- Ok....here goes,
Joel sang with James Hawkins in "Back Home Again"
James Hawkins sang with the City Lights Chorus in Detroit, where I
was the director.
Wow....that's only a couple of degrees...cool!
--- In bbshop@y..., "Joel Lancaster" <opie4444@y...> wrote:
> Thanks for the emails from all over the place. Most folks so far
> only four or five degrees away. Having sung with so many people in
> quartets is generally looked at with a certain "why can't he ever
> in a quartet for any amount of time" tone. But I feel fortunate to
> have been associated with so many great folks.
> I just got home from a nice vacation and this was a nice "welcome
> home". Email from people I have never met. This hobby is way too
> Now lets hear from some Far Westerners! I sang with Jim Galasso
> Musician's Choice - FWD champs) in a quartet called Flatlanders.
> I sang with Jerry Lovell and James Hawkins (Countdown) in a quartet
> called Back Home Again. Thats gotta open it up a little.
- Ok...let's see which path to take?
Eric King, tenor of Riptide...
Riptide's baritone (Richard Lewellen) lived in Chicago...
while in Chicago he sang with Opie...
(nope, too easy)
EK with Riptide...
Riptide did Terre Haute show last year...
at the afterglow, I lost a tenor singing contest between me, Drew
Kirkman and Opie.
(nope, too embarrassing.)
EK was the DVP of Music and Performance for Dixie...
Drayton Justus took my place as DVP...
Drayton Justus is a member of the AIC and sings lead...
Chuck Sisson is a member of the AIC and sings lead...
Chuck Sisson has sung with Opie.
(that's the ticket)
Starting the Opie fan club,
- Actually, Eric, on your last one,
Opie is tied to Drayton Justus quartetting through Doug Brooks
Drayton sang with Doug Brooks in Four Star Revue
Doug sang with Opie in Four From Home
But, I think the game is singing in actual quartets, and not other
associations. You had it nailed with Richard. Very easy to play
--- In bbshop@y..., "EK" <ericandcheriking@a...> wrote:
> Ok...let's see which path to take?
> Eric King, tenor of Riptide...
> Riptide's baritone (Richard Lewellen) lived in Chicago...
> while in Chicago he sang with Opie...
> (nope, too easy)
> EK with Riptide...
> Riptide did Terre Haute show last year...
> at the afterglow, I lost a tenor singing contest between me, Drew
> Kirkman and Opie.
> (nope, too embarrassing.)
> EK was the DVP of Music and Performance for Dixie...
> Drayton Justus took my place as DVP...
> Drayton Justus is a member of the AIC and sings lead...
> Chuck Sisson is a member of the AIC and sings lead...
> Chuck Sisson has sung with Opie.
> (that's the ticket)
> Starting the Opie fan club,
- Sang tags with Kevin, man.
Sang tags with Opie, man.
Was awake and sober enough to remember it, man.
Cool, man. Real cool.
(OK, it's not a haiku, man. I'm like
expanding into experimental free verse
non-rhyming questionable redundancy, man.)
Like, Cheers, man!!
Peace & Harmony,