Verlander sings Barbershop
Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander sings a tag with collegiate quartet Beast Mode
Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander made his Barbershop debut one evening in a hotel lobby during the Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention.
The Society’s convention was held in Toronto, Ontario, where Justin and his team had just won against the Toronto Blue Jays. Justin’s team was staying at one of the hotels where many barbershoppers had swarmed lobbies, stairwells, and other nooks to sing tags.
Verlander was sitting in the lobby when he heard a bit of ringing music, and he was quick to applaud one of the quartets upon finishing a tag. “We didn’t realize where he was, as soon as we finish this tag, we just hear this slow clap from behind,” says Brandon Youngblood, 27, who sings with the quartet Beast Mode, out of Boston.
Beast Mode is a newly formed quartet that intends to compete in the Northeastern District Contest this fall.
The boys invited Verlander to sing a simple tag with them, and though he was hesitant at first, here is his debut Barbershop performance!
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