Of all the quartets in the world, ffourtissimo is one of them....Formed in 2012, ffourtissimo has quickly established itself as a reputable barbershop quartet in the Lehigh Valley. From “Singing Valentines” and Christmas carols to birthdays and other special events, this quartet will entertain and delight any audience. Their special mix of humor and song make them the right entertainment choice for your next event. In the words of one ffan, "I've heard worse..." For booking, contact Tim at 610-360-3339.
Tim Kurtz, lead/business manager
Tim is President and Partner in HMK Insurance Agency, an Alera Group Company. As the Lead, Tim usually sings the melody (which sounds easy but he's got to remember more words than the rest of us.) He has been singing barbershop since 2011 and is the immediate past President of the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers. Tim handles scheduling, bookings and finances for the quartet.
Bob “Bolter” Berger, tenor
Bolter is a retired Navy fighter pilot and retired American Airlines pilot, so now “every day’s a Saturday”. Like Tim, he’s only been singing barbershop since 2011, but has been singing in a male a capella group since college, which is more than a few years ago.
Bob Kriebel, baritone/story teller
Bob has been singing barbershop with the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers for more than 35 years, giving him more barbershop experience than the other three quartet members combined! Bob has sung in many quartets, including Commonwealth Chord Company (CCC), a past Northern Division champion. Although no longer together, CCC placed in the top five in the Mid-Atlantic District. He also sings with the international caliber "Brothers in Harmony" barbershop chorus in Hamilton Square, NJ. In addition to barbershopping, Bob also sings with the Beacon Choir of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Bob is a retired city planning consultant. We're not sure what the baritone's function is in our quartet, but we do know that we sound better with him...
Bryon “The Kid” Garrison, bass
Bryon is a graduate of Kutztown University, majoring in Communications. When he's not trying to impress the ladies with his basso profundo, he can be found hosting trivia events and working at a local digital archiving company. In his downtime, "The Kid" maintains ffourtissimo's Facebook page and can often be found making baked goods in his kitchen. He enjoys board games every now and then, and a good cup of coffee.