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Acoustix is the 1990 International Quartet Champions of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).
Acoustix shot to fame in 1990 when in their first SPEBSQSA International Contest appearance they stormed to victory in the third round overcoming 139th Street Quartet and The Naturals to take the gold medals home.
Hailing from Dallas, TX, Acoustix have remained an extremely popular quartet for the last 15 years and have recorded several CD's covering various types of music. Their combination of an extensive repetoire of songs and singing style have proved to be an audience pleaser throughout the world during this time, with appearances througout North America, Europe and other parts of the world.
The current quartet line-up is:
Todd Wilson - Tenor Rick Middaugh - Lead Jason January - Baritone Joel T Rutherford - Bass
- Todd Wilson is the first Second Generation International Quartet Champion. His father Harlan sang baritone with the 1961 International Quartet Champions "The Suntones".
- Current bass Joel T Rutherford is Canadian.
- The original bass in the quartet was Jeff Oxley, who more recently directed the "Masters of Harmony" chorus from California to their 4th International Championship win in 1999. He also sang bass with Max Q in the 2004 International Quartet Contest winning the Silver Medal.
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