Quartet Members

Scot Brennecke


Scot has been singing for most of his life, but didn't discover the joy of singing barbershop harmony until 2003, when he found the Men of Note chorus. Now his enthusiasm for the art form is irrepressible, and you'll often find him staying up late at night with other die-hard barbershoppers, ringing chords until the crickets start chirping in tune. Scot has been a member of Smooth Brew since 2006 and also sings with the Contemporary Chorale.

Gary Applegate


Gary started performing as a soloist with acapella and accompanied ensembles at the seasoned age of four, but didn't get serious about ensemble singing until college. (Singing in bars for free food and drinks was particularly appealing.) Gary has fond memories of performing with the Boys Next Door Quartet, Guys and Dolls - The Vocal Group, and the Avanti Quartet. He is a long-time member of the Plano Men of Note chorus and a gold medalist performer with the Vocal Majority.

Jon Reed


Jon has been singing in church and school choirs for as long as he can remember. He found the Barbershop art form in 1982 when he first joined The Vocal Majority. He has been a member of choruses in Denver, Dallas, Detroit and Plano. He loves to sing and teach tags until the cows come home. Jon has been singing with Smooth Brew since 2012 and is Jonís first quartet with an actual name!

Walt Lammert


Walt sang with an a cappella chorus in junior college that toured the MidWest, and rediscovered a cappella in 2002 when he heard a Men of Note chorus performance and has been a member of the Men of Note every since. Walt has been singing with Smooth Brew since 2006 and also provides the live sound and recording expertise. Based on his experiences, he has authored "The Guidebook for Performing Quartets" for the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Former Members

In our long tenure, Smooth Brew has had members who are no longer singing with us. We have enjoyed each of them being a part of our quartet and what they added during their time with us. They are remembered on our Photos page

Dave Moses, Baritone
Bill Ragan, Baritone
Eric Waninger, Baritone
Karl Kiehl, Lead