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Ernie Haase & Signature Sound


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Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is a southern gospel vocal quartet founded in 2002 by Ernie Haase, former Cathedral Quartet tenor, and Garry Jones, former Gold City pianist. They are known for their contemporary style and energetic live performances.
The legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in 1999, upon the death of lead singer Glen Payne. Former Cathedrals members formed several groups; one of these was the Old Friends Quartet, which featured former Cathedrals bass George Younce and his son-in-law, Ernie Haase, who had sung tenor with the Cathedrals for nearly ten years. The Old Friends Quartet disbanded after about two years on the road, as Younce’s ill health prevented them from doing much travelling.

Ernie Haase, a native of Evansville, Indiana, still had a love for quartet singing and wished to create a quartet that was 21st Century in image and attitude, but traditional in sound, emulating the great Southern Gospel groups of the 20th Century, including the legendary Statesmen Quartet, the Stamps Quartet, the Blackwood Brothers and of course, the Cathedral Quartet. Along with Old Friends Quartet pianist Garry Jones, Haase gathered three other young men with similar love and respect for Gospel music, and the Signature Sound Quartet was born. Jones left shortly after the recording of their first album, Stand by Me.

Almost immediately, their name was heard everywhere, and when audiences saw the fun and energy that the group gave at their concerts, they responded enthusiastically, rocketing the Signature Sound Quartet to instant stardom.


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  • sissysbanana

    I have no idea why Ryan left the group, but now Tim Duncan (the bass singer) is leaving the group as well!!! Ian Owens from the Imperials is replacing him. Hmm...

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • dtg9456

    Why did Brian Seaton leave Signature Sound. I'm gonna miss him. He was a great member.

    24 Jul 2010 Reply
  • dtg9456

    #1 Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound song for me. Oh what a Savior He is. My wife and I Got to see these guys in Kokomo, Indiana several years back. We've never been the same.You must see them. Thanks guys !!!

    24 Jul 2010 Reply
  • rusnok27

    Tim Duncan super bas warto posłuchać.

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • sissysbanana

    Just to let everyone know...Ryan Seaton (the lead singer) is leaving Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. He is being replaced by Devin McGlamery from karen Peck and New River. :o(

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • dawgma

    They are AWESOME live in concert!!!

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • alacy52

    Tim Duncan has an awesome bass voice.

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • danieb33

    I really like their music

    12 Mar 2008 Reply

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