Behind the Music of Glee: Meet the Real-Life Dalton Warblers
The Dalton Academy Warblers may seem like the Pips to Blaine’s Gladys Knight, but that doesn’t mean the voices behind the fictional glee club don’t have their own, um, voice. Just ask Eli Seidman, Evan Powell, and Kent McCann of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. They’re the real-life glee guys you don’t see on the screen: Their singing has helped turn Glee’s Darren Criss-led songs into major hits.
Eli (the president), Evan (the business manager), and Kent (the historian) say they weren’t really fans of Glee before providing vocals for the show. They caught up after being asked to record and “liked it” (natch!). Eli explained to Celebuzz, “It’s a fun show, it’s great for families. We have really young kids up to adults who just say that they really like the show and the Warblers, so it’s a great thing to be part of.”
As for the Beelzebubs choir meetings, don’t think they’re as tightly run as the ones portrayed at Dalton Academy. “Not nearly, at all. They put us to shame,” revealed Eli. “[T]hey always look really spiffy and everything seems to be made from really solid oak wherever they are. I wish you could see where we are right now because the room has been in our possession for awhile, I guess that’s the best way to put it.”