Bobby comes from the Providence, Rhode Island area and enjoys singing lead, tenor and (only if needed) baritone. He was inspired by the 45's and LP's of the Del Vikings, Jackie Wilson, Roy Orbison, Dion and Brian Wilson and later from the pure A cappella sounds of barbershop harmony. Bobby, Jack Duffy and Jack Gross are the original members of the Boomerz doo wop A Cappella group.
||Jack comes from State College, Pennsylvania...
home of Penn State University. A barbershop singer for ten years, he
also enjoys playing the guitar and harmonica. Jack loves singing
in his church choir. He enjoys great harmonies and hopes that the Boomerz
will continue to provide their audiences with a listening experience that
exceeds their expectations.
||Duff (the other Jack) hails from Philadelphia,
and the sweet sounds of street corner harmony. The second of seven children,
his older brother introduced him to group harmony songs and he fell in love
with their great sound. Having not too much success with singing while growing
up, (except sing for the Lord in church choirs), his love for A cappella
and group harmony never changed and in 1989 he ventured into the barbershop
world. It was here that he met Bobby and Jack and the Boomerz were formed.
||Richard has lived in Tampa since
the age of four, though he was born in Michigan. After giving up
on Astronautical Engineering, he earned his degree from USF in Vocal Music
Education. One year of teaching was enough, though various church
choirs suffered under his direction over the years. After time
away from music, he returned to his love of singing and joined the Master
Chorale in Tampa until health problems prevented him from continuing.
The opportunity to sing bass again (in a whole new genre!) presented itself
in the form of three great guys willing to tolerate his more formal and classical
background and put up with explanations of ‘arpeggios.’
||Listen to the Sounds