Olde Thyme
Harmony Quartet

About Us

Olde Thyme Harmony is a barbershop quartet comprised of five (yes, it is still a quartet - only four sing together at once) uniquely witty and charming individuals: Daniel, Don, Tim, Bradley, and Jacob. Click on each member's image to read a little about him.

This FUN quartet originally formed in December, 2009, and has entertained throughout the state of Michigan for the past 9 years.  They have also traveled to Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, spreading HARMONY throughout the Mid-West.

Don Horton the LEAD singer has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1967. Don is a real estate broker and appraiser. He began singing at Ferris State University in 1957 singing with the Crimson & Gold Choir and the Varsity Four barbershop quartet. He has sung in the Society with the Shia-Guys, Patch Chords, Collector's Choice, 4 County Connection, Pittsburgh Squealers, Sufficient Grounds and now Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet over the past 48 years.

As past Chapter President, Board Member, Program VP, Barbershopper of the Year, Don has always stayed active in the chapter.

Don & wife Sandy of over 50 years reside in Corunna MI. Don is the contact for the quartet. His phone number is 517-202-1225.

Tim Oliver is the BARITONE (Bari) having switched from the original Lead (melody) singer of the quartet.  Tim got his Barbershop start singing in the quartet for the Owosso Community Players production of THE MUSIC MAN.  Shortly thereafter he became a member of the Society.  He sings baritone and lead for the Lansing "Capitol City Chordsmen" barbershop harmony chorus.  Tim is an alumnus of the MSU SPARTAN BAND.   He also spent 8 years as the lead singer in Sufficient Grounds quartet.

Tim is a medical doctor in Owosso specializing in Family Practice.  He and his wife Marcia reside in Owosso, MI.  They have four sons living in Michigan and California with their families, including 4 grandchildren.

Jacob is our TENOR, and at 27 years of age is by far the youngest member of the quartet. Don Horton (LEAD) met Jacob when he was only six months old, bringing his quartet to the Christmas party of the real estate company owned by Jacob's family. Don has sung for Jacob almost every year since, and in 2007, invited him into the Barbershop Harmony Society. Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet was formed two years thereafter, with Jacob happily becoming the original tenor.

Jacob can sing all four parts, and he also has perfect pitch, so there is no need for the quartet to carry a pitch pipe. He has also arranged several songs for the quartet, including The Old Rugged Cross, and What's It Gonna Take To Make You Smile.

Jacob is single, and lives in Fenton with his parents, brother and sisters.

A place to recognize past members of Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet.  Coming soon!

Daniel Bryson is new to the Barbershop world, but has been involved in music at home, in church, and on the job for over 15 years.  He sings LEAD in the quartet, trading off with Bradley as schedules dictate, and has supplanted Jacob as both the youngest and tallest member of OTHQ.

Daniel is a professional entertainer in the style of the great American crooners.  He performs vocal standards with piano and accordion and is focused on the senior living industry, for which he performs at over 350 events annually.  He lives in Burton with his wife Victoria and daughter Elsie, who expects to be a big sister in April 2019.

Bradley (Brad) Sharlow is the other LEAD in the quartet, trading off with Daniel as both guys stay very busy.  Brad has sung both lead and baritone in Barbershop for over five years.  He currently sings baritone in the Lansing "Capitol City Chordsmen" barbershop harmony chorus.  Brad has also sung baritone in Knockin' on Heaven’s Door quartet.  Brad has a bachelor's degree in Music.  He sings in his church worship team, and has directed a church choir.

Brad is a transportation planning supervisor at MDOT, after receiving a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from MSU.  He, his wife Carrie, and daughter Anna reside in Haslett.

Rates

Rates for Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet performances vary from weekdays to weekends, and may also be modified for the type and length of performance.

For a firm commitment please contact Don Horton (Bass) by phone at (517) 202-1225, or via email at melodies780@gmail.com.

Events

Song List

Songs on Priority List

  • All I Do is Dream of You
  • Thank You Lord For Music
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Armed Forces Medley
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me
    When I'm Gone)
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • You Are My Sunshine

Religious/Gospel

  • In the Garden
  • Irish Blessing
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • Ride the Chariot

Show Tunes

  • Coney Island Baby
  • The Longest Time
  • So Happy Together
  • Zippity Doo Dah

 

Barbershop Standards

  • All I Do Is Dream of You
  • Darkness on the Delta
  • Down Our Way
  • Happy Birthday
  • Honey / Little 'Lize
  • I'm Sittin on Top of the World
  • The Longest Time
  • If
  • Mary Lou
  • McNamara's Band
  • Hey Hey Good Lookin
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • On That Sunny Side of the Street
  • Shine on Me
  • Wait 'til the Sun Shines Nellie
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Sentimental Journey

Contest Songs

  • Hey Hey Good Lookin
  • I Never See Maggie Alone
  • Piano Roll Blues
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Side by Side
  • What Does It Take to Make You Smile

 Love Songs

  • I Love You Truly
  • Happy Birthday/Anniversary
  • Heart of My Heart
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • Sweet & Lovely
  • Sweet Roses of Morn

Patriotic

  • God Bless America
  • Star Spangled Banner

Christmas

  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Jingle Bells
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • Soldier Silent Night
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Kids Songs

  • Brown Squirrel

Photos

Videos

Contact Us

Don Horton
Phone: (517) 202-1225
E-mail: melodies780@gmail.com