“Barbershop pole” Featured Photography by Jenn Peters
You’ve heard Barbershop Quartets. You’ve heard “It wasn’t me” By Shaggy. But have you heard “It wasn’t me” covered by Afternoon Delight, Barbershop Quartet?
If their name isn’t already enough of a hint, then let’s just say that they’re a comedic cover group. The humour comes from taking a nostalgic and carefree style of music and use it as a genre to cover songs with contrasting themes. Based out of Manchester, UK, this musical group is bringing a whole new sound to their audience. Their bio reads, “The World’s most unique Barbershop Quartet. Four very different men brought together by their mutual love of liquor and ladies.”
Of all of the afternoon delight musicians, they all have their delightful stage names; Angel Delight (Tenor), Turkish Delight (Lead), Shepherd’s Delight (Baritone), Sonny Delight (Bass). All together, their voices create beautiful and hilarious harmonies.
With inspiration (and covers) from artists such as Justin Timberlake, Shaggy, R Kelly, Britney Spears, Color Me Badd, Christina Aguilera, they’ve made quite a name for themselves as a combination of modern and vintage sophistication.
These are some of their amazingly hilarious covers that combine nostalgia with edgy songs.
“Bitch Better Have My Money” Originally by Rihanna
“Man’s Not Hot” Originally by Big Shaq
“Talk Dirty To Me” Originally by Jason Derulo