Tony Blackwood’s interest in music was evident early on as he sang with his family around the piano and in church. His true passion for performance developed as he became involved in the theatre and began to explore all types of musical styles. Whether choral, vocal jazz, theatre or with Vocality he has always found a place to perform! Offstage Tony is busy working at a manufacturing company. When not working or singing, he’s spending time with his wife Angela visiting new places and trying new things.
David Boyd As a seven year old, David started singing in the renowned Minnesota Boys Choir at much higher pitches than he does today. During high school and college he sang in several choirs and ensembles along with solo and theatre work. With a passion for quartet singing, he sang with Tony in the District Quartet Champion Nouveau. David feels blessed to be in a quartet with three great guys who also love singing and who have so much fun together it should be illegal! By day, David is a gemologist and watch expert. He and his wife Jane enjoy traveling, spending time together and working with her natural skincare business.
Jay Althof has been singing in quartets for many years. He represented the LO’L District in two other champion quartets, Grandads Bluff – 1988 and Quest – 2005, and sang with New Image for over 15 years. Many of the songs performed by Vocality are arranged by Jay. His love of music is shared by his wife Beth and their two adult daughters Katie and Kristin, all of who are accomplished musicians in their own right. In addition, Jay is President of Unison Comfort Technologies, a manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment.
Tom Matchinsky started singing long before he even knew what singing was and has been singing his way through life. Tom’s love of music led him to study both vocal and instrumental music in college and has given him the opportunity to perform all over the world in various ensembles. In the barbershop world, Tom cut his teeth singing with the renowned Great Northern Union Chorus and went on to sing tenor in two District Champion quartets, Innovation and After Midnight, and became a Certified Singing Judge in the Barbershop Harmony Society. He also sings in the chorus of the Minnesota Opera. When he’s not singing, Tom works in the health insurance industry, enjoys keeping fit, and spends time with his wife, Kathryn and sons, Luke & Andrew.