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Jim Shubert, center, and Bob Byron walk into the Slade residence Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The for hire barbershop quartet, The Tropical Depressions, surprises dozens of neapolitans each year by singing love songs to them in public or at their work as a gift from loved ones. They usually sing one to three songs of which 'Story of a Rose' and 'Let me Call you Sweetheart,' are popular favorites. They formed as a offshoot from the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. Jim Shubert said he wanted to create a quartet after leaving Illinois in 2009 and composed of singers who lived here full time since the Coastmen is largely composed of 'snow birds.' They foursome formed in the spring of 2010 and have been singing since. 'We're not going to make a living doing this,' Shubert said. 'It's just something we do, to keep us busy.'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Jim Shubert, center, and Bob Byron walk into the Slade residence Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The for hire barbershop quartet, The Tropical Depressions, surprises dozens of neapolitans each year by singing love songs to them in public or at their work as a gift from loved ones. They usually sing one to three songs of which "Story of a Rose" and "Let me Call you Sweetheart," are popular favorites. They formed as a offshoot from the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. Jim Shubert said he wanted to create a quartet after leaving Illinois in 2009 and composed of singers who lived here full time since the Coastmen is largely composed of "snow birds." They foursome formed in the spring of 2010 and have been singing since. "We're not going to make a living doing this," Shubert said. "It's just something we do, to keep us busy."

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