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Realtime is a barbershop quartet that won the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Quartet Championship in 2005. They finished seventh-place the previous year (the first ever top-ten finish for a western-Canadian quartet). Lead singer John Newell is the first Australian-born international champion. Baritone Mark Metzger and bass Tom Metzger are the first champions who are both Canadian-born and Canadian citizens. Tenor Tim Broersma is from Lynden, Washington. In 2008, Doug Broersma replaced Newell as the lead. Joseph Livesey replaced Tim Broersma in 2010.
Realtime has won the Pacific Northwest regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival twice, in 2007 with John Newell on lead and again in 2010 with Doug Broersma singing lead.