Benchmark - Australian Seniors Gold Medalists Barbershop Quartet A Capella singing in the Barbershop Style

Benchmark is Australia's Gold Medal Seniors barbershop quartet, based in Queensland, Australia. We love singing "a capella" four-part harmony, usually based on the barbershop style.  We do our best to entertain our audiences with both toe-tapping up-tunes and heart-rending ballads. 

Formed in 2008, we have competed in such events as:
  • Australia’s Got Talent 2011:  Benchmark reached the Grand Final, placing us in the top 10 acts Australia-wide (out of over 3,000 acts that auditioned)
  • Barbershop Harmony Society International Seniors Contests:  Benchmark represented Australia twice (Tampa 2010 and Las Vegas 2011), coming as high as 7th in the world.
  • Pan Pacific Barbershop Championships: 
    • Hawaii 2009:  Silver medal - Seniors
    • Brisbane 2011: Gold Medal - Seniors
  • Australian (AAMBS) National Championships:
    • Hobart 2009:  Gold Medal – Seniors
    • Brisbane 2011:  Gold Medal – Seniors
    • Perth 2013:  Gold Medal - Seniors
  • AAMBS Sunshine Region Championships:  Each year, the Sunshine region of AAMBS (Australian Association of Male Barbershop Singers) runs a local contest.  All choruses and quartets seeking to compete nationally must qualify here.  Here's how Benchmark has done:
    • 2008:  Won the Gold Medals in both Seniors and Open classes (no quartet had ever won both Seniors and Open before)
    • 2009:  Won the Gold Medals in both Seniors and Open classes
    • 2010:  Won the Gold Medals in both Seniors and Open classes
    • 2011:  Won the Gold Medals in the Seniors class and Bronze in the Open class
    • 2012:  Won the Gold Medals in both Seniors and Open classes again.
    • 2013:  Won the Gold Medal in the Seniors class and came 4th in the Open class
    • 2014:  Won the Gold Medals in the Seniors class and Bronze in the Open class, with Tom Percy as Bass
    • 2015:  Won the Gold Medal in the Seniors class again, with Tom Percy returning as Bass
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