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St. Petersburg high school students show love for music by creating Men's Bathroom Choir

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 18:28:30-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A group of boys at a Pinellas County school are showing their love of music in an unusual way, and thousands of people online are taking notice.

Forget singing in the shower.

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“You can do so many things in a bathroom that you just wouldn’t expect,” said Cayleb Blevins, with the Men’s Bathroom Choir.

The Men’s Bathroom Choir is a group of 14 boys taking their love of music to the Gibbs High School men’s bathroom.

“It was definitely meant to be a joke,” said Blevins.

But the joke quickly went viral.

“We recorded our first hit, 'Drunken Sailor,' it is currently on YouTube with over 700 thousand views,” said Timofei Sennikov, leader of the Men's Bathroom Choir.

The group got their idea after watching a similar video on YouTube.

“And I’m kinda just sitting here like, ‘yeah, but I think we could do this a thousand times better,’” said Blevins.

And within days, the Men’s Bathroom Choir fan base rolled in, along with a check from YouTube.

“Usually the process for monetization takes about a month or two, but for our group, we reached it within four days,” said Sennikov.

All for singing, in a bathroom.

“There are really good acoustics in here, so if you were to sing a note, it rings out really well, almost like a recording space,” said Blevins.

Timofei and Cayleb are both getting ready to graduate. So what's next for the Men's Bathroom Choir?

“Plan A is just to pass the torch down to someone in the choir. Or plan B, if this actually takes off the ground really well, we might as well continue doing this after school as well,” said Timofei.

But it’s all still up in the air.

“I need to speak to my guys in the bathroom choir before I make a final decision,” said Sennikov.

They hope to take their bathroom choir to other bathrooms around the city soon.