Blewett is a classically trained vocalist who teaches piano and voice from his home in Scunthorpe, England. His father was a tenor in the church choir in Scunthorpe; Blewett joined the same choir at age 7.
Fourum was birthed 11 years ago after the guys performed together in the United States for what they thought would be a one-time only thing. Since then, they've toured the States every other year. It's sort of like a vacation for the guys, who fund the trip themselves and bring their wives along.
Blewett said he considers the quartet to be a welcome diversion to the "serious" oratorios and recitals he does.
"To sing this pop stuff, it's so much different. I want to say more enjoyable," he said. "There isn't the pressure. Particularly with three other people singing at the same time."
Q&A with Jeff Blewett of Fourum
Had you ever tried any other genres like blues or rock, things that are more stylistic and not so structured?
It's never interested me sufficiently to do it. I enjoy listening to different genres of music but not necessarily to perform.
What are some of those genres that you do like? Say if you were to pick a blues guy, do you have a favorite?
Well, I suppose I'd go back to the old blues performer and say Muddy Waters, that sort of vintage.
Where do you see yourselves 10 years from now? Are you guys still going to be recording?
I don't see any existing four members of the group anywhere at all, except for some old-folks home. But if the group were to continue, we'd do similar sort of stuff.
High tenor -- Jeff Blewett
Tenor - Keith Ellis
Baritone -- David Hand
Bass -- Roger Wilkinson
Hometown -- Scunthorpe, England
Upcoming show - 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Girls Inc. of Washington County, 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Free, but organizers are requesting a $5 donation.