Ben “Brunch” Pollack
Business Manager /PR | Marketing and Business Analytics | Bass
Brunch is the most important meal of the day. Child to Breakfast and Lunch, Brunch Pollack has been a bass ever since he reached adulthood at the ripe age of 17. Now the Business Manager of NTS, Brunch has grown from a small plate of eggs and toast to an IHOP Country Fried Steak and Eggs meal. If you ever see Brunch around town, be sure to say hi and ask for some tips on making scrambled eggs. He also is an intern for the #UNHSocial media team and is the host for a podcast series called “PodCats”. Be sure to turn your bass all the way up when listening to Not Too Sharp in your car for the optimal Brunch experience.
President | Communication | Tenor 1
Performing has been apart of Henry’s life ever since 5th grade when he was called up to audition while minding his own business eating chocolate in the back of a theater. From that point on, the rest is in the history books. He has played a variety of roles including, but not limited to, The Baker from Into the Woods Jr., Harold Hill from The Music Man Jr., Julian Marsh 42nd Street, and Roger from Rent. He sang chamber choir at his high school back in Grafton, Massachusetts where made it to Central Districts and even qualified for All-States. Henry has always admired a cappella and the amazing music it can create. He is ecstatic to be apart of such an amazing group!
Music Director/PR | Marine Biology | Tenor 3
Matt Derrick has traveled across the country from sunny Los Angeles just to be in Not Too Sharp! In addition to being Music Director, Matt serves as the PR Manager and ensures that all NTS social media accounts are hip and trendy yet rustic. He is currently a Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology major and is your go-to person for any and all fish facts. When he’s not singing, you can catch him doing one of two hobbies: photography or napping. P.S… never wake a sleeping Piff.
Vocalist | Finance and ISBA | Baritone
Ryan’s love for singing started all the way back in kindergarten, and he has continued to sing ever since. He has participated in numerous choral festivals including All New England, NH All State, and All Eastern ACDA. In addition, Ryan enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and enjoying the great outdoors. In high school, he was honored to serve as President of the BHS Theatre Company and act in a dozen productions. Some of his past show credits include Rusty Charlie in Guys & Dolls, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, The Steward in Into the Woods, and Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men. Ryan is very glad to be able to pursue his passion for singing and performance in Not Too Sharp!
Vocalist | Entrepreneurship and Marketing | Tenor 1
Hayden has been performing his whole life; acting in musicals, making Jr. and Sr. Districts, singing in Needham High Schools Chorale Choir, and even singing at Symphony Hall… twice. He has always admired a cappella from the audience, and he’ll always remember the day he got the call announcing he was officially doing all-male collegiate a cappella. Honestly a dream come true, not to mention it was on his birthday and that day just couldn’t have gotten better! Hayden is thrilled to be part of NTS and can’t wait to see where they’re going in the future!
Vocalist | Dance | Baritone
“Hey Ryan! I know we have to submit bios soon, but I’m not sure about the date. If you could just remind me when it’s due, that would be great. Cory wrote my last one so I don’t want to stuck with a weird one again. Thanks! ~Ben”
Vocalist | Environmental Conservation and Sustainability | Bass
Vocalist | Mechanical Engineering | Bass
Charlie fell in love with the art of singing when he realized the properties of physics entwined in each pitch and harmony. He continued to study the art of physics through high school participating in countless musicals and concerts. He connected his love for the arts and ‘nerdyness’ in the classroom to join a cappella and study mechanical engineering at UNH! He is excited to have the opportunity to sing in this fine organization and hopes to further learn all the properties of physics he can. He is also CTO of UNH SEDS, a rocketry organization on campus. He likes rockets, but who doesn’t?
Vocalist | French and German Major | Baritone
Gus hails from the great state of Massachusetts; Bridgewater to be exact! He is studying French and German at UNH, and he loves languages! He hopes to learn as many languages as possible to attain his goal of being trilingual! He loves being a part of this group, and looks forward to the many great experiences that lie ahead!
Vocalist | Biochemistry | Baritone/Vocal Percussion
Jeremiah has been singing along since before he developed object permanence, and to this day he still doesn’t know where his passion for music came from. Hailing from the untamed wilderness of Amherst, Massachusetts, he developed his voice by taking part in school choruses and all-state festivals. From his middle school auditorium to Symphony Hall to the Strafford Room, Jeremiah loves to make music that brings joy to people, no matter the setting. Throughout high school, Jeremiah also dabbled in ultimate frisbee and theatre, playing such roles as cutter #3 on the field and Sailor #1 in Anything Goes. On a typical summer day, you’ll find him biking around or thrifting for another graphic tee. Singing has brought many amazing experiences for Jeremiah, and he is enthusiastic about his future alongside the guys of Not Too Sharp!
Vocalist | Psychology | Tenor 3
Nate is a freshman Psychology major at UNH, and one of the newest members of Not Too Sharp. In his sophomore year at Chelmsford High, he discovered his affinity for music. Quickly teaching himself guitar, music became a growing part of his life. In his junior year, he was talked into auditioning for the new a cappella group at CHS, The Thursdays. Nate joined the group as a Bass, and soon realized he was more of a Baritone, and eventually more of a Tenor. He can also do some half-decent mouth drums. After joining The Thursdays, he quickly developed an interest in theatre, garnering his first role as an understudy to the male lead in The Robber Bridegroom, and Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods. In his Senior year as a member of The Thursdays, his group made the climb to the 2017 ICHSA Finals in NYC, and were amongst the top ten high school groups in the nation. Nate joined NTS in September 2017, and is glad to be continuing his a cappella career at UNH.
Vocalist | Music Education | Bass
Zach is a freshman procrastination major who takes pride in not sending in his bio. Here you go Zach.