David Staton, Mike Allen leave LeFevre Quartet; Jordan LeFevre, Brandon Barry join
Founding LeFevre Quartet lead singer David Staton announced Tuesday afternoon that, after six years with the group, he is leaving to launch a solo career. Mike LeFevre’s son Jordan will step into the lead role.
Staton and Mike LeFevre have been friends for over twenty years, and offer high praise for each other. Mike stated: “We will certainly miss David on stage and off. He is not only one of the best singers I’ve ever sung with, but he truly has an anointing and gift that I’ve witnessed every time we sang. We are like brothers and I’ve enjoyed our time singing together.”
Staton, meanwhile, said, “I can’t believe that I have been singing with Mike for as long as he sang with Gold City,” adding that their long friendship remains strong. But, he added, he has watched Jordan play drums and bass and run sound for the group, all the while dreaming of singing. “I believe the time has come for Jordan to sing,” he said, “and it just makes sense that he should sing next to his dad.”
Jordan got some singing experience under his belt earlier this year, filling in as lead singer for the legendary Kingsmen while Randy Crawford was temporarily sidelined with heart problems.
Meanwhile, Old Paths bass singer Brandon Barry will also be replacing Mike Allen at the bass position. Allen had been with the group on a long-term fill-in position, until they could find a long-term replacement.