Tenor - Nick Buonvicino
Lead - Patrick Cerillo
Baritone - Jim Rohn
Bass - Daniel Hutchinson
Nick first experience listening to barbershop music came in high school where he heard four of his classmates sing "Goodbye My Coney Island Baby" for the spring choral concert back in 2008. From that moment on, Nick was hooked, and wanted to sing in a barbershop quartet. He got the opportunity in his senior year of high school in 2011 where he sang tenor for the song "Sweet Adeline." Nick would later on go to college at Kean University where he studied and received his Bachelors in Communications. But even though he majored in Communications, he heart always belonged to music. So much so that he spent his entire college career singing with Kean's concert choir, chorale and men's chorus. Fun fact, Dan recruited Nick to join the concert choir at Kean.
Nick would later join Dan in the quartet Garden State Sound singing lead in the group, while Dan sang (you guessed it) bass. The group performed around the tri-state area, and also opened for the world renowned acapella group VoicePlay at Union County Performing Arts Center. Later on, Nick was recruited by Dan to join the Brother In Harmony Chorus in Hamilton Square, New Jersey., and subsequently joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2019. He is currently singing tenor for the chorus. From there, he met Jim and Pat, and the rest was history.
Outside of singing barbershop, Nick is an active member of the New Jersey community theatre circuit performing mostly musical theatre, and also works in the arts administratively with Performers Theatre Workshop in Millburn, NJ. Nick was last seen in Red Bank performing in the production of "Songs For A New World" at the Count Basie Theatre back in April. Nick was also a semifinalist for the last 2 years for Fearless Icon, the singing competition similar to The Voice & American Idol but for musical theatre singers.
Dan has been obsessed with the power of the human voice since early on in his musical career. A fan of groups like Rockapella since the age of 13, Dan had been searching for an opportunity to become immersed with close-harmony singing. He began studying heavily on groups like Vocal Spectrum, Max Q, Acoustix, FRED and Ringmasters in order to one day have a mastery of the barbershop sound.
His first experience came with Garden State Sound, a collegiate quartet out of his alma mater Kean University. He then when on to sing with Eclipse along with Jim where they would compete and place in the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic District's Fall Convention.
Outside of singing with Ovation, Dan plays saxophone professionally with several groups. He also teaches, composes and arranges music for many ensembles. For the last decade, he has been establishing his position as one of the most requested saxophonists on the NJ bar and wedding band circuit. You can follow his instrumental exploits at www.saxdan.com.