Members of Warwickshire barbershop quartet Bianco are a hit in Pittsburgh

Bianco (from left to right): Ben Kimberley,  Paul Williams, Bob Hodgkiss and Terry Round.
Bianco (from left to right): Ben Kimberley, Paul Williams, Bob Hodgkiss and Terry Round.
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Members of a barbershop quartet known for their performances around Warwickshire have proven their class by teaming up with other singers to represent the UK at an international competition.

Ben Kimberley, Paul Williams and Bob Hodgkiss - who make up three quarters of Bianco - joined the British Champion Chorus from Sheffield at the 2015 Barbershop Harmony Society’s annual international convention in Pittsburgh, USA, this month.

And they were voted the 19th best chorus in the world.

Former Warwick School pupils Ben and Paul, both 67 and from Leamington, started singing together when they were 11.

Bianco, which also includes Terry Round, will be performing at the Warwick Folk Festival later this month.