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 below for upcoming shows. Thanks for listening.

BOAK is looking for you!

Blue of a Kind is looking for a few good men. Any age qualifies and you don't need to read music. Just need to be ready to have a lot of fun and sing! We rehearse each Monday in Melrose, MA through most of the year and sing once or twice a month on average.

Interested? Send an email to: BlueOfAKindMarketing@yahoogroups.com


Upcoming Public Performances


BOAK at Melrose Victorian Day Fair

Details are still being worked out, but BOAK hopes to be performing at the Victorian Fair in Melrose on Sunday September 10. Info on when/where will be posted as soon as it is available.

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!


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Please check out the Blue of a Kind CD To The Sky.

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  1. Go to our public web site: http://www.blueofakind.org/
  2. In the lower left corner, click on the baby blue "Like" button
  3. You will be asked to sign in to Facebook
  4. 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.


 

News!

National Anthem at TD Garden!
In May 2014 we auditioned for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to a Boston Celtics game and were selected.
We performed on 25 February 2015 prior to a game against the New York Knicks. It was a special night. A video of the performance
was provided to us by the Celtics. It can be viewed on YouTube here.

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National Anthem at Fenway Park for the third time!
The Boston Red Sox invited us back once again. We must be doing something right!

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BOAK sang for the folks at Brightview Country Club Heights
Celina Morrison, Vibrant Living Director, said: "I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful performance last night. The residents really enjoyed it!"

BOAK headlined the Metro North Alzheimer's Partnership Caregiver A Capella Concert
BOAK enjoyed providing entertainment for those who provide support for family caregivers. We were very well received (a standing 'O') and the organizers said: "...just wanted to thank the guys for a great show on Saturday. Lots of good feedback, people really enjoyed the music."

BOAK performed at Fundraiser for Jewish Family and Children's Service
BOAK was delighted to sing at this event. Elizabeth Schon Vainer, Director of Journey to Safety, had this to say:

I want to express our deepest appreciation for each of you and your amazing generosity. You not only donated your talents and time but you also schlepped to Watertown, rehearsed, shared information about the work Journey to Safety does with your friends and colleagues and brought spectacular energy to our event! The feedback about the event and all of you has been wonderful and we remain forever grateful that you decided to "jump in" on behalf of survivors of domestic abuse!

Allegro Photography captured the event. Here are a few of us (click on to enlarge).

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BOAK sings at the 2014 Melrose Mayoral Inauguration
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and "Finlandia". A description of the event can be found on Melrose Patch. Mayor Dolan sent us a letter of thanks.

 

BOAK unveils a new look!!

We have "retired" our original denim shirts and gone with a new classier image. Click on the picture to see full-size.

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BOAK performed for PaddlePalooza 2013
BOAK performed for participants in the 3rd Annual Paddlepalooza on Sunday July 21; an event sponsored by Upstage Lung Cancer.

Bob Bond of Lotsashots.com once again provided us with photos of the event. Here are four (click on to enlarge).

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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).

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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 here.

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."

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