Tom Keyes (Director / Bass)
Tom has been heavily involved in music since childhood, as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, sound-engineer and producer, teacher and director. It was when he founded Frequency in 2009 that he realized his passion for contemporary A cappella and he fast became an advocate and enabler for others looking for a place to sing.
Formerly the Director of the Contemporary A cappella League and the Los Angeles A cappella Festival (LAAF), both for the Contemporary A cappella Society, Tom is still a frequent clinician and adjudicator in the world of contemporary a cappella, privately and at events such as ICCA competitions. Since it's inception in 2014, he has been the Director of Operations for A Cappella Academy. He is also the Music Director at Unity of Orange County where he features some of the talented singers he's met as guest soloists.
Balancing a family and a desk job, Frequency has enabled Tom to remain heavily involved in music on a regular basis and he's been grateful for every moment with his "Freqs". At home in Laguna Niguel is his wife of almost 20 years who he met in a vocal jazz class, 3 children who love music but don't care about a cappella, and a kitty who doesn't care about singing at all but might be a water-bender and future Avatar.
Gabriel Arguello (Vocal Percussionist)
Gabriel Arguello, known also as Musical Mammal, is Frequency's resident noise maker. Influenced by beatboxers of the early days of hip hop, he began experimenting with a wide variety of vocal sounds in his adolescence, much to the annoyance of those around him. He continued his journey of musical discovery as he grew, and eventually began sharing his talents with audiences on stages across the country and the world. He has had the pleasure of performing alongside talented musicians & artists of a wide array of disciplines & genres of music in various capacities and hopes to continue to do so in the future. Musical Mammal is honored to have found such a group of talented vocalists to share the stage with and is eager to discover what the future has in store for him & his fellow Vocal Freqs.
Marleena Barber (Mezzo Soprano)
Marleena is proud to be one of the original members of Frequency, and is grateful to Director, Tom Keyes, for having her all of these years. Marleena began her singing career at age 12 as a featured soloist on an album of children's songs titled "Color Me Green". She also recorded television jingles for WCSH Channel 6 (NBC affiliates in Maine). After high school, she left the small town of Gorham, Maine for California to pursue an education and career in music. She earned a B.A. in Music - Vocal Performance from Whittier College, and then began an 11 year long career (2005-2016) at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles where she directed a choir of all blind and visually impaired students. In addition to leading her students to gold-rating standards at adjudicated festivals, she created a young men's choir, a summer musical theater camp, an 8-week a cappella camp, and directed two musical productions during her time at Braille Institute.
Marleena has performed in local Southern California theatrical productions including Into the Woods (Witch), A Chorus Line (Maggie), The Spitfire Grill (Percy), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ginger), From Berlin to Broadway (Lotte Lenya) and has appeared at the Orange County Fair, Inland Empire Jazz Festival, Richard Nixon Library Sunday Concert Series, and has performed as a soloist during the holiday season at South Coast Plaza since 2005. She has also lent her voice to songwriters for demos and studio recordings. She was invited to perform on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congress as part of National Arts Advocacy Day (2008) alongside Grammy award-winner John Legend and acclaimed folk singer Peter Yarrow.
As a cabaret artist, Marleena has written and performed several one-woman musical shows of various themes. Her one-woman show, Thank You for the Music, tells the story about her life growing up legally blind with Albinism and how music played a vital role in the journey to believing in herself. The show is an inspiring piece that reaches all ages, encouraging audiences to live their dreams despite the challenges they face. The show was featured at the 2010 International VSA Festival---a festival on arts and disability produced by the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She lives in Anaheim right around the corner from the "happiest place on earth" with her prince, Marc, and her two young princesses, Kara and Emma.
Elan Jimenez (Tenor)
Elan has a deep passion for music, and it has always been an important part of his life. He has been in numerous music groups and studied music for 19 years. He earned his BA in Music from Colorado College where he helped found an all-male a cappella group called The Back Row. His most memorable experiences were touring Italy with a madrigal group, playing Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Barnaby in Hello Dolly, David in Company, performing and recording with The Back Row.
For a few years after college, Elan immersed himself in dance with the Colorado Jazz Dance Company under the instruction of Zetta Alderman. He performed many times with this company and became a dancer, which paired well with his singing experience and love of musical theater.
Elan missed being a part of an a cappella group after college. That is when he discovered Frequency at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival shortly after his move to California.
Now, Elan is enjoying the SoCal life and working towards his next endeavor into the world of music.
Jammie Hampton (Soprano)
Jammie has been singing and performing for 28 years. She is experienced in a variety of vocal styles including Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop and Gospel. She has been teaching voice and piano for 20 years.
Jammie can be heard on the world premiere recording of Manuel del Pópulo Vicente García's opera, "Le Cinesi (Harmonicorde, 2009)". Jammie was the featured soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony performed at CSU Long Beach and also for Carmina Burana performed at CSU San Bernardino. She has also played the roles of Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Polly Peachum in The Threepenney Opera, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes and Asaka in Once on this Island. She has vocal directed and choreographed shows such as, Grease and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Her voice can also be heard singing jingles on The Tim Conway Jr. Show as well as the radio game show, “What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say?” on Thursday nights at 7pm on KFI AM 640.
Jammie has a Bachelor in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. She currently teaches voice and piano and is also a Beachbody coach. She is happily married to her husband, Bradley and they have 3 beautiful daughters and 1 son.
Bradly Hampton (Arranger / Baritone)
Bradley loves vocal harmony. Most of his teenage years were spent transcribing the music of The Beach Boys, The Hi-Lo’s, and Take 6. He would use his younger siblings as his experimental guinea pigs, teaching them those transcribed parts as well as practicing on them his own new creations.
Bradley has shared the stage with great vocal groups such as: Rockapella, The Nylons, The House Jacks, The Blenders, The Drifters, The Bobs, The Knudsen Bros., The Manhattan Transfer, The Real Group, Jon Schmidt (of the Piano Guys), and Jon Secada. Bradley is the music director, a singer, and arranger for the internationally award-winning a cappella group SoundStage. Award-winning credits include having won the L.A. Harmony Sweeps twice! SoundStage was featured on Emerald City Productions album “Sing a Song: Children’s Songs from around the World”. Bradley produced SoundStage’s recently released “One Savior One Voice”, an a cappella hymn CD featuring new arrangements from Grammy award-winning vocal arrangers.
Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Composition from California State University, San Bernardino where he now teaches classes in music theory, and songwriting and arranging within the commercial music program. He is also the director of their group "Au Privave" who opened for The Manhattan Transfer in 2012 and for The Real Group in 2014.
His arrangements are sung by numerous vocal groups including Voice Male on “Hims II”, and West Side 5 on their self-titled album (as well as “Voices Only II”). He arranged the theme song for the award-winning web series “Dead Grandma” hosted by Jon Heder. You may have heard his radio jingles played on “The Tim Conway Jr. Show”, KIIS FM, or his arrangements sung as promo for the hit a cappella movie “Pitch Perfect”.
When not composing, arranging, or directing he plays the piano accompanying for various choirs, chorales, music students, and has accompanied or music directed over 40 musical theater productions.
Other interests include movies, puppets, trees, flowers, and birds . His friends now know to say “no” when Bradley needs help moving, because of the heavy lifting of dozens of boxes of books on birds from everywhere in the world. Birds also fill the Hampton home, as he enjoys breeding and raising them. Bradley loves spending time with his wife, Jammie, and three daughters, Kayla, Coral, and Daphne.
Emily Simmons (Alto)
Emily grew up in San Diego and spent 10 years of her life as a competitive ice skater. Then as fate would have it, in high school she was accidentally put in choir instead of ceramics class and completely fell in love with music. From that point Emily went on to study vocal music in college, performing with many groups and in various musicals, operas, and concerts. Some of her favorite singing memories include performing in a production of Beauty and the Beast, The Mikado, and any SDSU Aztec Choir performances with the San Diego Symphony.
Back in 2010 she moved up to Orange County where she works in Entertainment and sings with the Disney Cast Choir at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Even though Emily is still fairly new to the amazing a cappella world, it has really opened up a whole other side of music for her and she feels very fortunate to be a part of the Frequency family!
Glenn Clancy (Baritone Sub)
Glenn Clancy, mastering engineer, music producer, musician, singer, voice instructor, vocal producer, vocal arranger, photographer, videographer, and chief engineer of Studio 37, has been creating, producing, mixing, and mastering music for countless artists since 1996. He specializes in digital multimedia services, catering to the many creative needs of today's musician. With over 20 years of experience in music production, audio engineering, and mastering, he has had the chance to work with thousands of artists.
As Chief Mastering Engineer at DiskFaktory.com his mixing and mastering credits span over 1500 albums done nationwide. These credits include work with Tony Cardenas (formerly of 80s rock band legend Great White), Midnight to 12, Gabe Bondoc, Melissa Polinar, and 10 Feet, to name a few. He later went on to become the Chief Engineer for Hidden Music Entertainment and his own private recording studio: Studio 37.
Photography and videography have complemented his passion for music since 2005 when he began studying film. He has since produced numerous music videos for his music students and fellow artists. Since 2012, he has shot countless weddings and events as an assistant shooter for Justin Element Photography and Justin Element Productions.