Inspirations officially add new vocalist
Over the past four years, as Archie Watkins has had frequent vocal troubles, the Inspirations have had various tenors filling in. They have now officially hired one; Singing News announced this evening that Darren Osborne is now an official Inspiration. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] While Archie Watkins will undoubtedly appear at major events, and at most trips as possible, having Osborne as an official utility vocalist (in addition to tenor, he can sing lead and baritone) will allow Watkins to ease into retirement gradually, as the Inspirations gradually build the momentum to eventually carry a post-Archie group without breaking stride.