NASHVILLE, TN—David Staton, long-time lead vocalist of the LeFevre Quartet, has announced that he is leaving the group. He will continue to make solo appearances, singing his original music and sharing the stories behind the songs. Mike LeFevre and Staton founded the group in 2005 that garnered a variety of awards, endeared them to gospel music fans, and earned the respect of industry colleagues. “I can’t believe that I have been singing with Mike for as long as he sang with Gold City.” Friends for more than 20 years, Staton says of his friendship with LeFevre, “I don’t expect that to ever change.” Known for their tight harmony and impressive arrangements, Staton recalls, “I knew the first time I sang a song with Mike, there was this musical chemistry that was undeniable. Even when we felt like we had an ‘off’ night, it was still great.” Mike LeFevre 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. We are working together to plan some events and concerts together.”Staton’s last night with the LeFevres as lead will be September 17. Jordan LeFevre, Mike’s son, will fill the lead vocal position. David Staton said, “When we formed the group, Jordan was 13 years-old. I’ve watched him play drums, bass, and do just about every job while dreaming about singing. I believe the time has come for Jordan to sing, and it just makes sense that he should sing next to his dad.” Known for his songwriting, Staton’s songs have been recorded by nearly every major artist in Southern Gospel and even earned him a Grammy nomination. Production on a new solo recording is underway, expected to be released by late 2011, and will feature brand new music he has written along with several popular songs he penned for other artists. Expect guest appearances on that project from Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Ball Brothers, The Rick Webb Family, Taranda Greene and others yet unannounced. To schedule David Staton, contact Parker Webb & Associates at 336-601-7902 or email ParkWe3@aol.com.
The LeFevre Quartet won multiple awards, appeared on television including the popular Charles Stanley’s In Touch, and launched several successful gospel music careers since its inception. Gus Gaches (Tenor) and Trey Ivey (Pianist) were former members of The LeFevre Quartet. Both are currently with Legacy Five. The LeFevre Quartet is booked through Becky Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500.