The King's Heralds

90 Years of Gospel Music Ministry

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Russell Hospedales

"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.

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