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TRAVIS SHAW was born in Vista, California, USA and received his Bachelor of Arts in music on a Jensen Scholarship from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, USA. Winner of the National Collegiate Quartet Competition for the Barbershop Society with the a cappella quartet 'Waterstreet Junction' he also performed in Berlin's Friedrichstadtpalast in the Revue 'Jazz Leggs'. As a singer and arranger in the a cappella quartet 'World A Fair' he performed in such places as Berlin's Bar Jeder Vernunft and Hamburg's Schmidt Tivoli plus headlined the international a cappella festival 'Nacht der Stimmen' in Marburg, Germany. He studied voice with Richard Conrad in Boston and sang in the opera chorus of the 'Boston Academy of Music'. Travis has worked as a voice teacher at various music schools in Berlin (Piano e Forte, Vokalstudio Berlin, and assistant to Professor Scot Wier at the Hannes Eisler), and until 2007 as choir director and arranger for the a cappella choir 'Absolutely Unterhaltsam'.

Presently he is privately teaching voice and directing the gospel choir 'International Gospel Choir Berlin', as well as the choir at the American Church in Berlin.  He also sings with the a Cappella quartet, 'Juxtapose.'




BRADY SWENSON was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in vocal music and choral conducting from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, USA. With a professional career spanning over 20 years his experience includes performances in various stage productions such as 'Anything Goes', 'Les Miserables', 'Elisabeth', 'Hair', and 'Jesus Christ Superstar', with various bands including the 'Jump Arena Band', 'Number Nine', & 'Disco Inferno', and composition and studio musician work for various CD productions, including 'Bibi & Tina-The Movie', the official hymn for the Leipziger 2012 Olympic Bid, the hymn for the Eurosport Winter Park TV broadcasts, and the official hymn for the 2002 European Swimming Championships Television broadcasts.

Currently, besides working as a private vocal coach and voice instructor, he is composing and performing with his own band, 'Brady's & Gentlemen', is a vocalist with the international a cappella group 'The B Side', is a solo artist with the long running german musical gala, 'Musical Moments', as well as a lyricist on various CD productions with such production companies as the POP-OUT Music Publishing Company in Berlin.

This summer, as in last, Brady will be gracing the steps of the Schwaebisch Hall Summer Theater Festival with two lead roles in the musicals 'Stairways to Heaven' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

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