About us

Here is a bit about Double Trouble , and its members.

The Group

Firm friends for over a decade, Double Trouble is made up of two couples who have and continue to enjoy spending time with each other.
When the opportunity arose to sing in a quartet together in the first ever national mixed quartet competition they simply couldn't wait.
A few frantic rehearsals and a lot of laughs later, the moment came in Telford at the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) convention in October 2012.
Competing against some of their most respected fellow singers was a real honour for the quartet and despite stiff competition, they managed to do enough to clinch first place. See the performance in the clip below.

Winning meant that they were the first quartet to be awarded the 'Neil Watkins Memorial Trophy' by Neil's partner Kay Griggs-Wright for which they are both humbled and incredibly grateful.

Another reward for winning is the opportunity to represent the UK in the European competition in March 2013. So work begins to make sure that they represent the UK to the best of their abilities.
Fingers crossed!

The Members

Pictured left to right...
Andy Funnell - Andy is married to Monica and between them they have too many quartet medals to count! Andy is currently a member of the 2010 British male quartet champions 'Steel'. 'AndyFun' as he is known (to avoid confusion) is well known for his coaching and presentation skills and is a qualified presentation judge.
Monica Funnell - Monica is the Chorus director of the ladies barbershop chorus 'Crystal Chords'. Mon is also a qualified judge in the singing category and travels both at home and abroad coaching quartets and choruses.
Andy Foster - Andy's fiance is Jacqui. Andy is also currently a member of the 2010 British male quartet champions 'Steel'. 'AndFoz', along with 'AndyFun' was in the 2003 champion quartet 'Soundcrew' and a member of the Telford based mens chorus 'The Telfordaires'.
Jacqui Foetu - Jacqui is also a quartet medalist singing with Monica in the ladies quartet 'Fizz'. A former chorus assistant director, Jacqui now sings with the UK national champion chorus 'Cheshire chord Company' who also won in Telford in 2012, what a weekend that was!