Below you can download items from our press kit including pictures and bios!
Short Bio (for performance introductions)
GQ is a female barbershop and contemporary a cappella quartet based in Baltimore, MD. Since their start in July 2011, they won international competitions, performed their own arrangements of contemporary songs, and recorded two albums. GQ has a passion for being true to a sound that is uniquely their own, and to vocal music education for young singers. They have placed as high as 3rd in SAI International competitions and currently are the 4th place medalist for BHS International. They have traveled the U.S. and have performed in Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, and England. They have been featured on A Prairie Home Companion twice, and have made waves on the internet with a YouTube video reaching over 6.9 million hits. GQ is made up of Amanda Sandroni, tenor; Ali Hauger, lead/bari; Katie Gillis, bari/lead; and Katie Macdonald, bass. Please visit girlsquartet.com to order their CDs and for more information!
Long Bio (for printed programs)
GQ is an a cappella and barbershop quartet from Baltimore, MD. Amanda Sandroni, Ali Hauger, Katie Gillis, and Katie Macdonald are four great friends, singing a variety of styles together, with a passion for creating a truly unique sound.
GQ formed in the Summer of 2011 as an a cappella project at Towson University. Since then, they have competed in various a cappella competitions across the United States – winning the 2013 SingStrong Championship and placing 2nd in the 2013 National Harmony Sweepstakes. On the barbershop scene, they are proud members of Sweet Adelines International – representing as Region 19 Champions, 2013 Rising Star Champions and most recently as 2020 International 3rd Place Bronze Medalists and making history as the first female quartet to medal placing 4th at the 2022 BHS international competition in Charlotte, North Carolina.
GQ has performed all over the United States and Canada, as well as headlining conventions in Germany, Spain, England and The Netherlands. They have served as guest teaching quartet and clinicians for many Youth Harmony Camps, and are proud to each be involved in arts and education in some capacity for their “day” jobs! GQ arranges many of their own a cappella songs and loves to collaborate with other artists.
While enjoying success in the a cappella barbershop world, they have also made a name for themselves in social media – making the front page of Reddit with a video that now has over 6.7 million hits! They have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion twice in 2015.