2004 FWD Champions
2008 International Champions
2008 CARA Award "Best Barbershop Album" for "Let's Fly"
2008 CARA Award "Best Barbershop Song" for "Love Me"
2010 CARA Award "Best Barbershop Song" for "Good Luck Charm" from MOH album "Portrait"
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.
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 the Lincoln Center in New York City. The quartet has also toured internationally with performances in Canada, England, Finland, Mexico, Russia and Sweden – upcoming engagements include regular performances throughout the US and tours of England, Germany and New Zealand.