“Sally” and the final number where the bass stands above the others in reclining positions, giving the appearance of a ventriloquist working his figures, have been placed in the act to show the concert effect, probably.
Vocally the quartet is strong, and harmonizes well, but to great an attempt has been made for “harmony.”
The comedy characters are well taken care of, especially the “wench” by Robt. J. Webb. S. Roberts, the baritone, and Edward S. Metcalfe, the bass, sing nonchalantly by placing their hands in the trousers pockets, Mr. Roberts repeating this several times.
Selections nearer to the present date, would be better. The quartet will unquestionably become very popular.
Variety 4:1 (04/06/1907)