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.
Ambiance became a Sweet Adeline legend winning the championship in their first attempt in 1986. They maintained a full performance schedule for the next nine years before retiring in 1995 with a sold-out, farewell concert at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. More
Mid-States Four was organized by employees at the Bell & Howell Company. Marty Mendro, lead; Forrest Haynes, baritone; and Bob Corbett, bass and Bob Mack, Tenor. They chose their name because they were sponsored by the Mid States Insurance Company. More
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
Panache formed in late 1986 and won their International Championship in 1990 international contest in Salt Lake City for an inevitable happy ending. During their years of active performing, Panache recorded four albums. While there may still be some copies available of a two disk collectors set that the group released, Naked Voice Records here makes all four albums available separately as well as each individual track. These tracks come from one of the four recordings that constitute the collected works of Panache. More