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Friars 2012-2013

Sutton Bradley
Voice Part:   Tenor 2/Baritone
Year:   Junior
Areas of Study:   Computer Science

Hailing from Grand Rapids, born to two purple mohawked Art Prize annuals who have yet to realize that punk is dead, Sutton 'dreamboat' Bradley solidly rounds out the baritones-as-tenor-two section. He earned his nickname due to his propensity to order entrees intended for couples and eat them all himself. As an avid soccer fan his favorite hobby is trying to explain the validity of a sport which, after 90 minutes, the score can still be 0-0.

Tommy Lammers
Voice Part:   Baritone
Year:   Senior
Areas of Study:   Spanish and Economics

Tommy Lammers, the youngest member of the group, is a fantastic addition the the team hailing from North Carolina. His love for the Carolina Panthers was the inspiration for his record-breaking football career. He was recruited by Michigan in the 9th grade, but tragically lost his ability to play football because of a bad case of vocal nodes. The ailment, however, granted him the ability to sing runs faster than his starting 11-touchdown 974 rushing yards August training first quarter in a scrimmage against Eastern Michigan University. He sought to take his talents off the field and into a bar, and there stumbled into the Friars. After a brief apology, the Friars gave him an audition. Though he loves hanging out with the Friars, he is often seen with football players like Jabrill Peppers tossin' a pigskin and reminiscing about the glory days.

Jacob Emery
Voice Part:   Bass
Year:   Sophomore
Areas of Study:   Undecided

Jacob first came to the Friars attention when the Traverse City Gang came to Ann Arbor. The Kiessling brothers (who are also from TC but not a part of the gang) warned the rest of the group about the notorious thugs from up north. They were known for playing bluegrass music, camping on the beach, and eating cherries; actions that are most frowned upon outside of their heathen world. However, the temptation to recruit the scalawag was too great to pass for the Friars. He possessed charisma and musical prowess that could only be gained from being a part of the TC Gang. Now he runs with the Friars, a wild card among the gentlemen.

Fisher Diede
Voice Part:   Bass
Year:   Senior
Areas of Study:   Computer Science and Performing Arts Technology

Fisher Diede hails from a far-off distant land called “Connecticut”. We all think that it’s a made-up place, but he seems to think its real, so we all just play along. Due to the long distance between school and home, Luke doesn’t get to see his family that often. This circumstance manifests itself into separation anxiety which can cause Luke to forget some of the most common-sense etiquette principles; an example of this is when he forgets that it is not appropriate to say the word ‘whore’ in a song intro when the audience is a roomful of wealthy, geriatric citizens... But we digress, when Luke is not at Friars rehearsal, he can be found scalping— we mean, selling tickets for the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club concerts. However, in all sinceriousness, Luke is a great bass and adds a slight amount of diversity to group with his strawberry-blonde mane.

Ricky Lomas
Voice Part:   Tenor 2
Year:   Junior
Areas of Study:   Computer Science

Once upon a time, the Friars were walking down State street when they stumbled upon a lone labrador pup lying cold in the middle of a barren alley. Concerned, the Friars took the fat-tongued creature home and nourished it back to health. They discovered that the labrador, whose dog-tag read "Ricky Lomas", had made an incredible journey from Hastings, MI to Ann Arbor, because he simply couldn't take it up there anymore. Although tired, the adorable fuzzball barked and howled after hearing the Friars witty limericks and panty-dropping chords. He was sad however, because he himself could not sing with the group due to the fact that he was a dog, which made it impossible to match pitch. But the Friars loved the dog and wanted to do everything they could to help him. Fortunately, one member had The Blue Fairy's number (Verbatim: "We dated for a while, but I was pretty uncomfortable with her obsession with Pinocchio. I mean, who turns a puppet into a real boy? That's weird."). Luckily, it wasn't too awkward, so he called her up and asked for a favor. After hearing the story of the sad lab, she visited the Friars home and granted the lab his wish: to be a real Friar. And in a flash of light and smoke, the pup transformed in a tall, gangly man, with a deep, baritone voice comparable to Louie Armstrong. It wasn't until later that it was discovered that the Fairy forget to shrink his large, dog-like tongue, but....it works out anyway.

Now, Ricky Lomas sings happily with all of the friends who made him into the man he is today. A student at the University of Michigan, he studies political science and environmental science, and is a hardcore fan of the band Dispatch. If you see him around campus, be sure to give him a little pet on his head or a scratch behind the ear. He likes that.

Wesley Fields
Voice Part:   Tenor 1
Year:   Senior
Areas of Study:   Vocal Performance

It's beginning to look a lot like Sansa

Everywhere you go

Streaming tears all down her face

"Just put someone else in her place!

Tell me, why am I always the girl!?"

David Conzelmann
Voice Part:   Baritone
Year:   Junior
Areas of Study:   Political Science

Before pilgrims arrived aboard the Mayflower, many, many, many fortnights ago…A family of infamous spice merchants from the northern Khuvsgal Aimag region of Mongolia crossed the Bering Strait and settled in a far-away land currently known as Saline, Michigan. Fearful that the pompous city folk of Ann Arbor would catch wind of their foreign and zesty spices, the Conzelspice’s began to manufacture their goods in an underground lair south of Bennett St. and altered their surname to Conzelmann as an effort to “blend in.” However, with the birth of their son David (AKA the Spice Man) they knew that laying low would be difficult as David turned out to be a sorcerer of the spices more powerful than the world had ever seen. In addition to becoming the official retailer of spices for TGI Friday’s, the Spice Man uses this elusive power to spice up otherwise boring baritone parts and melt audiences with his gentle spicy falsetto.

Kyle Butler
Voice Part:   Tenor 1
Year:   Senior
Areas of Study:   Public Policy

Kyle "Omaha" Butler, adds a measure of youthful glee and boyish charm to the rest of the stern-jawed group. His sultry tones have been known to move mountains, shatter walls, and overload dehumidifiers for miles away. Before coming to the group, he was a world renowned chef who was the first Michelin 6-star ever to be awarded. After a horrible heist by Justin Beiber and Bjork, his hand-forged knives and secret formula were both stolen, bringing an end to his cooking career. Seeking to start anew, he decided to turn to singing, a decision we celebrate twice daily.

Marshall Cherry +
Voice Part:   Tenor 2
Year:   Junior
Areas of Study:   Chemical Engineering

Born in the alpaca-farming town of Hastings, MI, Marshall "Packing" Cherry is a sight to behold. Although his days of hauling alpaca feed are long gone, he still maintains the tree trunks of legs built through that grueling labor. Marshall is also a member of one of the great boy bands of our generation, the "Michigan Marching Band". It is because of his boy band involvement that he maintains the "young Justin Bieber" haircut we all know and love. Beyond these things, he is known to enjoy underwater basket weaving, mixed martial arts, and a nice, stiff brandy. He got into singing after not sleeping for 4 days and hallucinating that he was singing with the whales beneath the sea. We give thanks for these hallucinations twice weekly.


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