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Tonic Sol Fa - Four Voices and a Tambourine

Updated on June 5, 2014

It's one of those rainy dreary days. Stuck inside, watching it rain and feeling like its one of the those days. So I put on some music to cheer me up. I'm listening to a music group called Tonic Sol Fa. Ever heard of them? If not your missing out. They are a fantastic Acapella mens quartet that sing pop, gospel, rock and holiday genres. There voices are truly amazing as they blend them together to sing. There just four voices and a tambourine.

When I first heard them it was at the local fair in town. I was so taken up with them that I never missed seeing them again when they came to town. A co-worker of mine knew them personally and I heard a lot about the guys from her. It was really neat to see her eyes light up as she talked about them especially one in particular.

One of the times I went to there show I decided to see if I could get my CD I bought signed. Sure enough I did by all four guys in the group. You had to squeeze up through everyone and wait in the lines but it was worth it. They were even great to talk to while they signed there names.

The last time I seen them was over a year ago with my cousin at the Fair. It was a chilly rainy day and the group was moved into a building to perform. We sat in the bleachers way at the top. It was a great view with no bobbing heads to look through. It was packed and the floor was covered by everyone attending. They sang so many favorites that are loved by all.

Who's In The Group

  • Greg Bannwarth - Tenor
  • Jared Dove - Bass
  • Mark McGowan - Baritone
  • Shaun Johnson - Tenor

You just gotta hear them sing. Their voices are truly amazing! Be sure to listen to the video's below. You don't want to leave without hearing for yourself how great they are! They can be serious or silly. See for yourself.

Keep up with them!

These are links where you can find these guys at. Check the schedule to see when they will perform in your area. They are a "must see and must hear" group! They've won awards for their songs and appeared on NBC 's Today Show and appeared in magazines like Newsweek and Country Weekly. Check out there website to learn more about them.

One of these days I want to get to their Christmas concert. I've never been to one of those; only see the video's online. I sure can't wait to see them again at the Fair. It's always a fun time.

Tonic Sol Fa Albums

It's so hard to pick favorite songs by these guys. I love all of them but there a few that just stick out for me! I have the first two albums plus a bunch more but not the Christmas one. I've never seen them perform at a Christmas concert yet but I've sure seen them perform otherwise. They are awesome!

Twenty One
Twenty One

This is the most recent album. I love the song called Do You? that is on this CD. It's a song about taking me as I am, do you see us hand in hand. It's a beautiful song! One in which where you find true love.

 
Style
Style

On this album, Tonic Sol Fa sings Scooby Do Where Are You! What a fun song just like the Lion Sleeps tonight that they sing. So hard to pick favorites. I love all of their songs!

 
Greatest Time of Year CD
Greatest Time of Year CD

I have most albums except some Christmas ones. This is one of them that I don't have but I've heard some of the songs online. They are very nice and would be a great addition to my Christmas song collection.

 

Don't Miss Hearing These Songs!

These guys are so amazing with the songs they sing. It takes a lot of practice for them to do this. The first one is an all time favorite of mine. When your having just one of those days turn this song up and you'll understand why.

As for the rest of the songs; I chose a few fun ones like the Lion Sleeps Tonight and Doe Rae Me. Great for the county fair lineup. Such favorites with adults and kids!

I just had to throw in the Elvis - If I Can Dream. I've never heard this one in person but I love the song. Everyone wants their dreams to come true! Then it ends with Something Beautiful.

Photo Gallery

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Signed CD by Tonic Sol Fa!Just listening to Tonic Sol Fa on YouTube!Tonic Sol Fa - July 27, 2013 I took at the County Fair!Shawn and JaredMark and Greg
Signed CD by Tonic Sol Fa!
Signed CD by Tonic Sol Fa!
Just listening to Tonic Sol Fa on YouTube!
Just listening to Tonic Sol Fa on YouTube!
Tonic Sol Fa - July 27, 2013 I took at the County Fair!
Tonic Sol Fa - July 27, 2013 I took at the County Fair!
Shawn and Jared
Shawn and Jared
Mark and Greg
Mark and Greg

So what do you think after hearing them? Aren't they just the greatest!

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    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Brite-Ideas: Thanks! :)

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      terrific review - they sound wonderful! and a signed CD too!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks! You just gotta squeeze through the crowd to get that. It was fun. :)

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      I Love acapella and these guys sound great! I had a good laugh with them doing 'In the Jungle'. Lucky you, Cheryl, with your SIGNED CD :)

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