We are pleased to welcome you to Blue of a Kind's web site. As a men's a
cappella group, we are excited to present a wide variety of music
for your listening enjoyment in the Greater Boston area. We're exploring new musical avenues and
having fun doing it. Check out our Performances page for upcoming shows. Thanks
BOAK completes 100 Performances!!
With the recent Christmas at Fenway event, Blue of a Kind has now performed 100 times since our first gig
in February of 2006. We are all looking forward to the next 100.
Upcoming Public Performances
Fundraiser - Bread of Life
1st Congregational Church
121 West Foster Street
Between 3 and 6 PM, Sunday, May 19
BOAK will be performing again at the annual spring concert at First Congregational Church in Meltose to raise
funds for Bread of Life, a food program in Malden. Blue of a Kind participated last year and the event
was able to raise nearly $1400 for this highly-deserving charity.
Keep your calendar free
Blue of a Kind is tentatively scheduled to perform once again at PaddlePalooza of 2013. Make your plans now
to be there on Sunday July 21.
Blue of a Kind is in the process of scheduling a number of additional public and private performances.
Contact us to appear at your event!
Blue of a Kind has released the CD To The Sky. Please check it out.
Like us on Facebook. Here's a very easy way to do it:
- Go to our public web site: http://www.blueofakind.org/
- In the lower left corner, click on the baby blue "Like" button
- You will be asked to sign in to Facebook
- That's it! Your "like" has been recorded
You can find our FB page by typing "Blue of a Kind" into the Search box at the top of any FB page. Just look for the
Blue of a Kind logo.
BOAK live on radio station WERS
On Saturday March 16th Blue of a Kind performed live, in-studio during WERS's "All A Capella" show.
The recording of the session can be found at this link.
In addition, video of the performance of "Tears Came Rolling", featuring Mike Margolis on lead vocals, is
available from WERS
here or through YouTube at this link.
The Blues visit New Horizons at Choate Senior Living - Woburn
We had a fabulous first trip to New Horizons to sing for some wonderful folks.
Barbra Graham, the Activities Supervisor, emailed us saying:
"Blue of a Kind was a huge success. The residents are still raving about the show. Thank you so much for the performance!"
BOAK performed for PaddlePalooza
BOAK performed for participants in the 2nd Annual
Paddlepalooza on Sunday July 22; an event sponsored by
Upstage Lung Cancer.
Bob Bond of Lotsashots.com took some photos of the event. Here are three (click on to enlarge).
BOAK performed in the Polymnia Pops Concert
Blue of a Kind participated in the annual Polymnia Pops concert on Saturday June 9. The review of the concert in the Melrose Free Press
described our contribution in this fashion: "The popular Blue of a Kind, the group of a cappella men singers, offered a couple of standards
in top-notch harmony arranged by their founder, Bob Eggers, who directs and arranges their numbers. Now grown to about 18 members, they
project a soloist, here pleasing tenor Ed Fellenbaum, then add a background of wordless harmony on oos, highlighting the soloist.
A unique musical entity.". The full review of the concert is to be found
BOAK helps to raise money for Bread of Life
Blue of a Kind participated in a fundraiser fro Bread of Life held at the First Congregational Church in Melrose. The co-deacons of the Mission at the
church wrote: " I am writing to thank all of you for your wonderful performances and participation at Saturday's benefit concert for Bread of Life
at the First Congregational Church. We raised an amazing $1370 that enabled the church to exceed our 2012 financial commitment to supporting
Bread of Life. Beyond the money, the concert was a terrific community that drew audience members from 2 months to 96 years in age!"
BOAK sings at the Melrose Mayoral Inauguration
Blue of a Kind serenaded Congressman Markey, Mayor Dolan, State Senator Clarke, State Representative Brodeur,
and various other dignitaries with "Walk Humbly Son" and "America the Beautiful". The new sound system at Memorial Hall
worked wonderfully. Thanks to MMTV the performance can be viewed on YouTube here.
The Blues Visit Brightview Senior Living - Billerica
It was a wonderful night at Brightview as we
serenaded the residents there. "You guys were great!"...."What a
treat, I remember those songs!" From the Program Director, Lisa:
"I can't thank you all enough for doing that. You all made a difference last night. Bless every one of you for being
so great! We will definitely have you back."
Blue of a Kind sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park!!
Blue of a Kind sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park on Tuesday April 12, prior to the Red Sox game.
A group picture can be found on our Pictures page.
The performance can be viewed on YouTube here.
A medical assistant at the Tufts New England Medical Center commented to one BOAK member:
"I was at Fenway for a game last April, looked up to see your face on the jumbotron, and was
surprised and knocked out by the sound your group was making. You guys were terrific!"
Blue of a Kind sang the National Anthem at Frasier Field in
Lynn on Monday August 1, prior to the North Shore Navigators game.
J. Leahy of the Navigators responded in this way: "Your performance was
easily our best of the season and we were so happy to have you."