In light of the recent prime-time revival of a cappella I thought I’d do a shout out and a throw back to my vocal band days.

I spent 2001 to 2004 in a professional vocal band called Fourth Avenue.  I held the prestigious title of “tenor”.  This was an awesome experience and though the group formed in 1993, they are still together!  You can find out more at www.fourthavenue.com.

One of the highlights of being in the group was our opportunity to make 2 commercials for Safe Auto.  You can watch the first one we made below.  We actually arranged and recorded our own version of the well-known jingle (which is what is heard on the commercial).  It was an interesting experience shooting the spot.  We shot it in Columbus, Ohio during the night.  Honestly, we spent most of our time sitting around in the trailer.  Enjoy!


The Video

About the Song

This song was a tribute to a man that was (and is) beloved by many. At our church, we went through a rough time in losing our senior pastor. Howard Brammer stepped in as our interim senior pastor. He originally was asked to stay for a number of months but ended up with us for a full year. For his going away dinner, our media director, Brent Thurston, and I worked up this video. I had the crazy idea to have Howard rap and Brent animate it Jib-Jab Style. I had always wanted to write a rap. I can now cross that off my list. Although, I’d really like to write another. All in all, I spent well over 40 hours on the project. Both Brent and I felt we could have done more with more time, but you do what you can! The lyrics are mostly inside jokes and things we knew about Howard.