Special Blend have sung together only since fall 2008, but their very Special harmonic Blend has had them entertaining steadily ever since. The gents are all retired, and so are available to entertain for both daytime and evening events. Contact Bobby Scarlett at (202) 646-1717 or [email protected].
TENOR Drew Fuller is a 23-year veteran of barbershop singing, a member of Alexandria Harmonizers, Fairfax Jubil-Aires and Harmony Heritage Singers (HHS) and has sung in numerous quartets. Drew studied Music Education at Harding University and Arkansas State University. A Shreveport Louisiana native, he retired from the US Army in 1992. Drew and his Wife Kathleen have lived in Fairfax County since 1989 – the year they met neighbor Kathy Broderick, who suggested Drew attend a Chapter meeting with her husband, Mike Broderick. Then it began.
LEAD Doug Jones has sung barbershop only since 2003, but he has been singing all his life, performing as a teen in gospel quartets, serving as the youth music director and as a soloist for church choirs, as well as in various musicals, in the car, in the shower, in the halls, prior to and during his lengthy Navy career. Doug is a past president of Fairfax Jubil-Aires chapter and is also dual member of HHS. He and his wife Sue live in Fairfax. They have three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Wes Kriebel, BASS, is a 47-year veteran of barbershopping, starting in Pennsylvania State University, where he also played trombone in the marching band. As well as singing with Special Blend, he is a dual member of HHS and Fairfax Jubil-Aires. He is retired from Penn State as a professor of Agricultural Economics, American Trucking Associations, and the Department of Agriculture. An avid Nittany Lions fan, he may live in Vienna, VA, but his home will always be Lion Country!
Bobby Scarlett, BARITONE, sang gospel on a weekly radio program as a teen in NC, and later sang with the UNC glee club. Bobby was a member of the Centreville chapter and has enjoyed HHS for 12 years. He is also a dual member of the Fairfax chapter. He was a founding member of the Potomac River Rascals quartet prior to joining Special Blend. He is retired from the Air Force and Department of Energy. Bobby and his wife Carol Ann live in Fairfax. They have three children and six grandchildren.