Russell Hospedales – Baritone

Jeff Pearles – Bass
Russell Hospedales – Baritone

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Pat Conroy

Yes I’m a “Trumpet” guy, for those that wanted to know if I play an instrument.

Time after time I’m asked: Who were your biggest Influences?

Answer: The list is entirely too long but anyway here goes.

Count Basie.
Ray Anthony
Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald
Eddie Jefferson
The Hi-Lo’s
The Four Freshmen
The Manhattan Transfer
The Singers Unlimited
The Skylarks
The Modernaires
Take 6
First Call
The Doobie Brothers
Steely Dan
The King’s Singers
The Swingle Singers
The King’s Heralds
The Ritz
Rare Silk
The Real Group
Eric Whitacre/Stephen Layton & Polyphony
The Pied Pipers
New York Voices
Nat King Cole
Mel Torme
Michael Franks
(Just to name a small few)

Ok I’m sure you’re tired, so I’ll stop here. No worries, there will be a formal introduction as to who some of these people and groups are at a later time, the journey is just beginning, welcome to my musical world.

Psalms 100: is my favorite.


Jared Otto – 2nd Tenor
Don Scroggs – 1st Tenor

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