Samuel Qualtrough

Sam sang and toured Europe with the Choir of Ormond College, then became an important member of the male a cappella groups Pablo and Suade. By night he sings with a wedding band, and writes and sings his own songs. In 2010 he won the Maldon Minsteral Award at the Maldon Folk Festival with one of his original songs. By day he runs the management consultant firm Q Insight.

Performing as Pablo

An a cappella male sextet, Pablo's diverse membership includes a composer, a lawyer and a Latin scholar; all are ex-Ormond College Choir members. This diversity carries into their musical repertoire that effortlessly moves from Mediaeval motets to spirituals to Billy Joel.


Pablo's debut album showcases the folk, pop and soul side of the group, and is the culmination of years of occasional blood, sweat and tears by a sextet of musicians who happen to love to sing in harmony. From folksong to The Beatles, this is a cappella male singing at its best.

Performer: Vocals