Kingsmen make it official

An official press release has gone out saying that former Kingsmen lead singer Bryan Hutson is returning as group baritone. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] Of course, this comes as no surprise, since Hutson confirmed in an email to a fan several days ago that he was returning, but the only matter of suspense was whether current lead singer Phillip Hughes or Hutson would be singing lead. Chances are Hutson will be more than happy to move to lead at such time as Hughes moves on to greener pastures, but that could be several years in the future.

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  1. There was never any suspense in my mind regarding which role Hutson would fill. Phillip Hughes is a lead singer with a tenor range. His talents would be totally wasted in the baritone slot. (By baritone, I’m referring more to the range than the part.)

    Hutson, on the other hand, can do as Tony Peace did. That is, he can carry some of the lead singing duties while Hughes and Jeremy Peace stack two levels of harmony above him.

    Vocally, the Kingsmen shouldn’t miss a lick with this change. It will be interesting to see what takes place in the emcee department, though, as that is a key part of a group’s appeal…especially the Kingsmen.