Foiled Again is Allison Bazarko, Rob Lindley, and Anne Sheridan Smith. Formed in 2001 for their first show "Holiday Bizarre" and named so because all three members were, at the time, getting their highlights "foiled" at the same salon, Foiled Again has been delighting audiences in the Chicago area with their amazing harmonies and intricate arrangements for years. They have been seen many times at Evanston: SPACE, Davenport's Piano Bar + Cabaret, Speakeasy Supper Club, Writers' Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, The Drake Hotel, as part of the City of Chicago's Miles of Music, and the Sondheim in the Park celebration, and even opened for Lesley Gore at the Acorn Theatre. Their shows include HIT FACTORY: THE SONGS OF THE BRILL BUILDING, DARK CAFE DAYS: THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL (which helped them earn a 2003 After Dark Award), OLD BLACK MAGIC: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN, HOLIDAY BIZARRE, HOLIDAY WISH LIST, and FOILED AGAIN ESSENTIALS (a greatest hits show). Foiled Again has also sung back-up vocals many times for Colleen McHugh and can be heard on her CD SONGS OF SELF-DELUSION (also available on CDBaby). Their vocal arrangements are the creation of Foiled Again member Allison Bazarko.
"If there is a group performing tighter, more intricate harmonies, I haven't heard them" - Chicago Sun-Times
“Just wait until you hear this vocal trio harmonize – you won’t be disappointed. . . .Give this trio a piano, three microphones and a good songbook and there isn’t any tune it can’t conquer. DON’T MISS” - Time Out Chicago
“endlessly entertaining. . . . effortless and entrancing three-part harmonies that are unequalled in Chicago. . . . [a] charming, witty and melodious success” - Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“sometimes raucously funny, sometimes warmly tender, and sometimes sizzling”
"One of the finest vocal collaborations in this city" - Gay Chicago Magazine