Perfect Heart returns

Perfect Heart bass singer Mike Presnell has secured the rights to bring the group back. The new lineup will feature Wesley Anders (tenor), Jimmy Dunn (lead), and Tommy Smith (baritone).

Based on the sound clips at their website,, it looks like they have a decent sound and will be a good addition to the group’s tradition.

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  1. I am almost positive that is not the new Perfect Heart singing. I might be wrong but I think that is Dale Shipley singing lead on the Christmas clips on the website. I think they just put up an old PH Christmas CD to have clips and something to sell at Christmas. There is no picture on the cover which is kind of a givaway as well.

    Maybe someone else could verify this. I love Mike Presnell though and I hope they do well. Mike is a great guy.

  2. If I’m not mistaken, Perfect Heart’s old Christmas project was titled “Light Of The World”. I know Mike, Garry, and Darren were three of the vocalists on the project. What I don’t remember is if it was recorded when Dale was on lead or when Darren had moved up (with Joesph Smith on baritone).

    I don’t know what the new tenor sounds like, but I think I hear Garry on the clip. I am at work and can’t listen to the clip as loud as I’d like, so I can’t really tune into the lead spot. I can tell you that Jimmy sounds NOTHING like Dale Shipley. That isn’t a bad thing. Jimmy is a great singer, but a totally different style than Dale.

    Anyway, I’ve known Mike, Tommy, and Jimmy for years and wish them well.

    BTW, before getting the rights back to Perfect Heart, they were going by The Way Quartet.

  3. Dale Shipley was the lead singer on Light Of The World and Darren was the baritone. I’m pretty sure it was Dale’s last CD with the group.

  4. Imagine if one of the old members tried to revive the Cathedrals. Imagine what people would think!
    “You can never bring back the Cathedrals the way they were!”
    “Welcome back!”
    I’d be upset and happy at the same time.

  5. I think a better comparison for this one is the Kingsmen.

  6. It’s a bit confusing to the casual fan for them to say Perfect Heart is being brought back now at the beginning of 2009, while the website schedule implies they’ve been performing dates as far back as March 2008.

    I imagine they just left up dates from Presnell’s solo performances when they re-did the website…or not???

  7. Actually, this group has been performing under a different name (somewhat like Ray Dean Reese with the Carolina Boys) and just got permission to bring the Perfect Heart name back.

  8. Correct. They were The Way or something like that before becoming Perfect Heart.

  9. Yes, they were going by “The Way Quartet” as I mentioned in the second post…. 😉

  10. Haha, didn’t see that. 🙂

  11. Well, The Kingsmen didn’t exactly retire their name on their own accord and sans Andrew Ishee, the group stayed together after the name went dormant.

    I don’t think it’s in any way relatable.


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