Southern Gospel Perspective

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10/30/2006

The Kingsmen Quartet

This group is currently made up of Ray Reese - bass, Tony Peace - baritone, Phillip Hughes - lead, Jeremy Peace - tenor, Nick Succi - piano, Brandon Reese - drums.

The Kingsmen have definitely had some ups and downs over the past several years, along with more than their share of member turnover. Luckily, they seem to have gotten things settled down now, and their sound is really beginning to show it.

Their latest CD - Good, Good God is one of the best CD's I've heard this year. It has great song selection as well as very nice vocals. The arrangements and instrumentation are very good also, not overpowering, but complementary as they should be.

Tony Peace has added a much-needed spark since his arrival in October of last year. He is high energy and also a very good MC, which they've really been missing since Hamill left the road. I'm not saying he's the same as Jim, but he does add that dimension.

Ray is still doing his thing at the low end and has really never sounded better.

The "band" is also very talented, but I'm not sure what they've decided to do about the departure of bass player Jason Selph. Hopefully they will continue to have that dimension as well.

In their concerts they have been doing many of the old Kingsmen standards, and they really do have the Kingsmen sound that we all want to hear.

Good going guys, I hope to see you again soon!

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