Voice Male

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For the Brandeis University group, see VoiceMale.
Voice Male
Origin Logan, Utah
Genres A Cappella
Years active 1994–present
Website http://voicemalemusic.com
Members John Luthy (1994-present)
Richard McAllister (1994-present)
John Huff (1994-present)
Mike Willson (1994-present)
Mike Bearden (1995-present)
Rick Murdock (2011-present)
Past members Phil Kesler (1995-2010)
Jason Gerber (1994-1996)
James Lyman (1994-1996)
Joel Johnson (1995-1996)
David Briggs (1994-1995)
Lynn Nelson (1994-1995)
Darin Dickey (1994-1995)

Voice Male is a six-man contemporary a cappella group based in Utah. The group performs covers of contemporary popular songs as well as traditional Latter-day Saint music and some original material. Voice Male formed at Utah State University in 1994 as a nine man group, Over the next two years several members of the group left, and auditions were held for replacements. A short time later a couple more members left leaving the group with six members. Voice Male decided at that time to keep the group at six and they remained unchanged until 2010 when Phil Kelser died from cancer. Rick Murdock was officially added as a new member in 2011. Voice Male was the winner of the holiday album category in the 1999 Contemporary A Cappella Society for "Jingles",[1] was runner up in the 2001 awards in the cover/pop song category for "Light in Your Eyes" from "Hooked",[2] was runner up in the 2006 awards in the holiday album category for Jingles 2, as well as the holiday song category for o come, o come Emmanuel.[3]

Members[edit]

Phil Kesler, baritone, was part of this group before his death on February 11, 2010 after a 3-year battle with cancer.

Discography[edit]

  • At the Tone..., 1995
  • Voice Male, 1996
  • up, up, and away..., 1997
  • HIMS, 1997
  • Jingles, 1998
  • Hooked, 2000
  • Six, 2001
  • HIMS II, 2003
  • Jingles 2, 2005
  • Kids Stuff, 2008
  • Christmas Live, 2010
  • Jingles 3, 2012

Awards[edit]

  • Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs):
    • 1999: Best Holiday Album: "Jingles"
    • 2001: Best Pop/Rock Cover Song Runner-up: "Light in Your Eyes" from "Hooked"
    • 2006: Best Holiday Album Runner-up: "Jingles 2"
    • 2006: Best Holiday Song Runner-up: "o come, o come Emmanuel" from "Jingles 2"

References[edit]

  1. ^ CARA Winners 1999, The Contemporary A Cappella Society, retrieved December 2011 
  2. ^ CARA Winners 2001, The Contemporary A Cappella Society, retrieved December 2011 
  3. ^ CARA Winners 2006, The Contemporary A Cappella Society, retrieved July 2007 

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