The Barberettes (Korean: 바버렛츠) is a South Korean retro, doo-wop feminine group that debuted in 2014 as a trio, and is predicated in Seoul. With their covers and authentic music, they reproduce the sound of the 50s-60s music, and are known as a time slip lady group who journey again to the occasions of barbershop music and harmonizing lady teams. The group consists of Shinae An Wheeler (Korean: 안신애) and Seon (or Sunnie) Lee Kyeong (Korean: 이경선). In 2019 The Barberettes and Candy Sorrow type a concord collab group SBSB (Korean: 스바스바).
The group began singing, as a trio, for enjoyable in October 2012, when Wheeler had the concept of making a retro-inspired lady group. Wheeler and Grace Kim have been already singing solo for a similar jazz band, and Park started taking vocal classes from Wheeler. They carried out at various locations, together with the indie music venues within the Hongdae space close to Hongik College in Seoul, and for audiences of the older Korean era, releasing their first album on Might 27, 2014.
The title “Barberettes” was chosen as a result of they wished to call themselves after the a cappella barbershop music type, hoping to make use of a reputation like “Barbershop Quartet”, however missing a fourth member, they added the suffix “ettes”, like many lady teams of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties.
They typically use one microphone for performances,initially to mimic that period’s lady teams, however later realizing the benefit after they discovered they might hear one another higher, which helped them management the concord steadiness. In addition they use costumes, make-up and choreography to re-create the impact.
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