Part of the 2013-2014 Great Western Community Concert Series
With Special Guests: The Uptown 4
The Uptown 4
What started out as four friends singing in their backyards has become one of the fastest growing
A Cappella quartets in the Pacific Northwest. The Uptown 4, an award-winning
group based out of Renton, Washington, has been described as "Phenomenal!" with "an
amazing stage presence" and voices that are "incredible and strong".
In a nod to classic A Cappella tradition, The Uptown 4 consists of four members: Orion
(Tenor I), Jeffrey McGlinn (Tenor II), Jeff Weister (Baritone) and Dave McEwen (Bass). All
members of the group have an extensive background in music and performing, including
choral training, classical music, instrumental performance and music theory. They perform
an extensive repertoire of covers, from Fifties Doo-Wop and Standards to modern-day Top
40 hits, while finding ways to bring their own style and personality to their
The group also produces and performs original music. The original song
"Hazel Eyes" was called "one of the best original arrangements".
The Uptown 4 has performed at events and venues across the country from Pike Place
Market in Seattle, Washington, to The Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. They
have been invited as special guests to the University of Washington, the Comcast Bite of
Seattle, the Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma, A Taste of Edmonds and were even
offered priority auditions for "The Sing-Off" and “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. The group
also won Third Place at the 2011 Northwest Regional Harmony Sweepstakes.
The mission of The Uptown 4 is to bring the joy of harmony to people of all ages and prove
that A Cappella will continue to be one of the best forms of music for generations to come.
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