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The story behind the quartet...
Inspired by artists like Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra and Elvis, OC Times breathes new life into swing standards, rock and roll classics, and favorites from a variety of other genres. Hailing from Orange County, CA, Shawn York (tenor), Sean Devine (lead), Pat Claypool (baritone) and Cory Hunt (bass) take barbershop harmony back to where it started over a century ago: pop-culture.

In 2008, OC Times won the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Quartet Championship. They have been featured in major publications such asThe Wall Street Journal, Saturday Evening Post, and SPIN magazine. The quartet is also featured prominently in an upcoming documentary film entitled “American Harmony.”

Their first studio album, “Let’s Fly” (2007), has reached critical acclaim, winning Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards for both Best Barbershop Album and Best Barbershop Song. Their highly anticipated sophomore album is expected for release in Fall 2009.

OC Times has toured extensively throughout the United States, headlining shows in venues such as Honolulu’s historic Hawaii Theater, Los Angeles' Disney Concert Hall and both Carnegie Hall, and the Lincoln Center in New York City. The quartet has also toured internationally with performances in England, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Russia, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico.

Shawn York -
Originally from Rescue, California, Shawn resides in south Corona, CA.  He began singing barbershop shortly after seeing a bumper sticker that read “Want to sing barbershop? Call 1-800-876-SING”. The rest is history.  Shawn earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Vanguard University, and currently owns and operates a Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Corona. When not working or sining, Shawn enjoys spending time with his lovely Hawaiian Wife, Lani, and their 4 children, Kalea, Kainoa, Kapono, and the newest addition, Kahana. We're not sure if he's trying to grow a mixed quartet, or just recruiting for his restaurant - but either way, he's got his hands full.

Shawn is a 1999, 2005, 2008, and 2011 International Chorus Gold Medalist with the Masters of Harmony, as well as the tenor section leader and VP of Marketing for the 2007 and 2010 International Champions, The Westminster Chorus.

Quick Hits:
Name: Shawn Michael York
DOB: 11/7/77
Favorite Tag: Annie's Gone Away
Favorite Food: Lobster Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Other Activities: playing ukelele, bodyboarding


Sean Devine - 
Originally from "The Sweetest Place on Earth", Hershey, PA.  Sean moved out west in 2001 to pursue a career in music, performing full-time with a professional doo-wop group, The Alley Cats.  In July 2008 Sean relocated to the Barbershop Harmony Society headquarters in "Music City, USA" to work as a Director of Development with Harmony Foundation International.

Sean is a 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011 International Chorus gold medalist and served as lead section leader with the Masters of Harmony; a two time Far Western District Quartet Champ (2002 -2003 Sam's Club;  2004-2005 OC Times); and was lead section leader and founding member of the 2007 International Champions, The Westminster Chorus.

Quick Hits:
Name: Sean Michael Patrick Devine
DOB: 1/25/1976
Favorite Tag: Goodbye My Love
Favorite Food: Sugar Shack, HB!
Favorite Movie: anything with Jack Black



Cory Hunt –
Born and raised in the gem of the Silver State, Reno, NV; Cory is the “biggest little bass in the Society”, and pound for pound, he just might be the best in the business! Cory is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, in Political Science and Cultural Geography. He currently lives in Reno, and works for the Governor of Nevada, for Brian Sandoval as an environmental policy analyst and advisor. If you are concerned about the non-indigenous wild horses of Southern Nevada, threatening the ecosystem of the indigenous Nevada Sage Grouse, and want to take it up with the powers that be, Cory is your man.

Cory is a 2002, 2005, and 2008 International Chorus Gold Medalist with the Masters of Harmony, as well as a member of the Reno Silver Dollar Chorus and bass section leader for the 2007 and 2010 International Champions, The Westminster Chorus.  He is also a Far Western District Quartet Champ (2003 -2004 Q).

Quick Hits:
Name: Cory T. Hunt
DOB: 6/3/1985
Parts Sung: Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Favorite Tag: I Am
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Nacho Libre
Other Activities: snowboarding, mountain biking, wakeboarding, wood and metal fabrication, football, softball, watching college basketball/football




Patrick Claypool –
Our only native to Orange County, Pat was born and raised in the city of Orange.  He was introduced to barbershop at age 12, joining his grandfather in the Orange Quartet Chapter.
Pat is currently employed as a server at The Yard House in downtown Los Angeles, where he provides ‘unbridled’ guest service and requests that you ask for him by name for your dining pleasure. 

Pat is a 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011 International Chorus Gold Medalist, Presentation Coordinator, and baritone section leader with the Masters of Harmony, as well as baritone section leader and founding member of the 2007 and 2010 International Champions, The Westminster Chorus.

Quick Hits:
Name: Patrick Charles Claypool
DOB: 4/13/1983
Favorite Tag: Song & Dance Man
(Where Did You Get The Tambourine?)
Favorite Food: Mac&Cheese
Favorite Movies: Anchorman, Saving Silverman, Old School, Swingers, The Boon Dock Saints
Other Activities: beach, playing sports of any kind





 

 


 



 

 



 

 
 

 



 

 

 

 

 





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