About Ooh La La

Ooh La La has been performing throughout Southern California in our current configuration since October 2011. Many things about barbershop harmony resonate with us personally, and each of us has our own story about how we got involved.



Barbara Adams - Tenor

Ooh La La’s tenor is Barbara Bayles Adams, also known as “Loquacious La La,” (for obvious reasons). Barbara celebrates more than 30 years with Sweet Adelines. It was a probable event; both her parents were ‘barbershoppers’ and she sang for years with her mom in L.A. South Towns and is now a member of the Harborlites Chorus. Barbara has an American flag collection of red, white and blue chorus medals. Barbara worked in project management for 24 years, but loves her job as a Realtor® and she can find your dream house!  She is a UCLA graduate (go Bruins!) and earned her MBA at CSULB.  Barbara is married to Allen and they have a daughter, Cambria.  Allen and Barbara both sing in their church Praise band while Cambria dances.  Cambria is taking after her Auntie Jonni and will likely be a Baritone - or a Lead, she definitely has the personality!  Barbara lives in Huntington Beach, and if you see a Mazda SUV with the license plate "HBTENOR", please wave hello!


 

Linda Schrab - Lead

Linda La La is the southern-most member of our quartet and lives in San Clemente with her husband John and their son, Adam.  She has officially traded in her flip-flops for Ooh La La spiked heals!  Linda has her degree in Elementary Education but since marrying John, has helped him expand their granite, marble, and tile business.  The last few years she has been blessed enough to take on the challenging role of stay-at-home mom.  Linda is a lifelong musician and besides singing, she plays piano and clarinet.  She has been an extremely active member of the Mission Viejo chapter since joining Sweet Adelines four years ago, and she loves to entertain - - Linda is "Lavish La La", a true party girl! 

 



Jonni Wood - Baritone

The tall La La at stage right is Jonni, our sharp-eared baritone. She has been singing and dancing since childhood, and plays classical piano when she can fit it in between events. Jonni has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 1986. She is a Certified Director, and currently sings in the Harborlites chorus. Jonni is a second generation barbershopper. Her Dad, Chuck Leavitt, sings with Voices in Harmony in the Barbershop Society. By day, Jonni has worked for Enterprise Fleet Management for nearly 30 years and is a Human Resources Manager. Jonni loves to cook, so we call her "Luscious La La".  She is married to her childhood sweetheart, LeRoy, and the two of them spend their free time playing bass (him) and singing (her) in their church praise band (with Barbara and Allen) and in a travelling praise band, the Jeff Mercer Band (jeffmercerband.com). Between them, Jonni and LeRoy have 4 children and 9 grandchildren! They live in Huntington Beach. Jonni’s a total beach babe!

 



Judy Herr - Bass

Our sultry bass has been singing and performing with her seven siblings since childhood.  It's in her blood. Judy's the one with the "come hither" growl as lusty Lola (hence, we call her Lusty LaLa), and her deep, but oh so femme tones underscore all the harmonies. Married recently, the former "Valley girl" and insurance adjuster turned into "Orange County Housewife", inheriting three wonderful kids along the way.  She and her college prof. hubby enjoyed transforming their new house into a home.  In idyllic Brea, they explore the happening clubs and restaurants of North Orange County (and Judy steals away to the trendy nearby Brea Mall - shhh! don't tell). One of Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest fans, Judy loves a good laugh and craves adventure.  She's been a proud member of the Santa Monica Chorus since 2001, and active in quartets with Barbara and Jonni nearly as long.

 
December 06 2019

Meet the Quartet

Come to the About Us section and meet the four members of Ooh La La quartet!

 

New Pix

Come to the photo gallery to check our some recent pics.

 

What is Barbershop?

Find out about this uniquely American artform and the organization of women barbershoppers called Sweet Adelines. Click here to learn more.

 

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