Legacy Five hires Gus Gaches
Legacy Five put the word out yesterday that they have hired Gus Gaches to be their new tenor singer. Gaches has sung with the Calvary Construction Company, the Moscheo/Andrus/Blackwood Imperials, and, most recently, put in several years with Mike LeFevre’s Priority Quartet. He is married to Tamra and has two children, son Gus and daughter Kylie.
Like his new boss, he hides his age well; despite his youthful appearance, he is actually 42 years old. But his voice doesn’t show the signs of aging; in fact, if you only heard his voice, he could pass for a tenor in his twenties.
He comes to Legacy Five with Frank Seamans’ blessing; in fact, he was Seamans’ own choice for a replacement. Their blog states:
He’s the man that Frank recommended fill in for him if he should have to be out during Frank, Jr.s illness. Fortunately, Frank never had to be absent; however, when Frank decided to go back home to be with his family, Frank reminded us to call Gus. We did and the rest is soon to be history.
The two personnel decisions Scott Fowler has had to make since Roger Bennett’s passing have both been concluded in favor of people who bring a strong background in producing and studio work. Tim Parton has produced a number of projects, and regularly works with Terry Franklin to produce Daywind’s songwriter demos. Gus Gaches owns the Vox Box recording studio and is involved in the production of numerous CDs, videos, and live events. In fact, he was even part of the NQC sound crew last year, but don’t hold that against him; as I understand, his responsibilities were more covering the mix that went out on the Internet feed, and there were far fewer complaints about that than about the house sound.
One interesting Legacy Five / Gus Gaches connection: On the LeFevre’s Live DVD, produced by Gaches (and reviewed here), Scott Fowler provided the group introduction.
And since a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a thousand pictures, here are some highlights from that project: