Naked Voice Records
Niche Music Group founded Naked Voice Records as its initial label in 2004. Naked Voice Records provides world-wide digital distribution through all major providers, royalty payment and reporting for a cappella artists, and has now grown to represent over 500 artists in the a cappella world, including world-class ensembles such as the legendary Vocal Majority Chorus, doo-wop sensation The Alley Cats, Sweet Adelines International innovators Ambiance, and some of the country’s best high-school ensembles like Eleventh Hour. Naked Voice Records is the official producer and distributor of recordings of international quartet and chorus competitions for both The Barbershop Harmony Society and Sweet Adelines International.
The Ritz is a unique quartet in that it is comprised of four vocal music teachers, each from a different school district. Since winning the Pioneer District Quartet Championship in l984, The Ritz went on to the International Quartet Competition of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). In July of 1991 they became the International Quartet Champions. More
Eleventh Hour currently consists of 7 students from Fairmont High School in Kettering Ohio and is under the direction of Brody McDonald. The group performs a wide variety of genres of music including pop, rock, jazz, and even country all arranged for voices only. More
In 2004 they placed 7th in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Indianapolis, and, like cream, rose steadily to the top: 3rd Place in 2005, 2nd Place in 2006 and not surprisingly, at the 2007 Calgary Convention they were named 2008 Queens of Harmony! With a combined 80+ years singing and numerous national and international awards, they share a passion for performing. More