The Sound (1982-????; 2017-present)
The Sound was a quartet based in Houston, Texas that featured several former and future greats during the 1980s and 1990s. The 1986 lineup included Rick Strickland fresh off his stint with the Singing Americans singing tenor and former Blackwood Brothers tenor Pat Hoffmaster singing lead. Former Florida Boys tenor Terry Davis and future Cathedrals baritone Scott Fowler replaced Strickland and Hoffmaster respectively in 1987. Future Perfect Heart bass singer Mike Presnell also joined The Sound in 1987.
By the early 1990s, the group included future Legacy Five member Frank Seamans singing tenor, Rob Mills singing lead, and future Kingdom Heirs member Jeff Chapman singing bass.
The Sound eventually dissolved. The name lay dormant until 2017 when Rob Mills reorganized the group with his sons Levi and Jacob. The family trio is based in Michigan.
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1986 The World Needs To Hear (Eagle One Records/790072-001-4): Blessed Shall You Be; I Gave Up; Here Comes The Bride; I've Got An Old Time Religion; Bought By The King; I'm Gonna Be Ready; Member Of Broken Wings; We Shall Reign; Hill Of Hope; Let's Cross Over To Jesus' Side (Rick Strickland, Pat Hoffmaster, Sean Riley, Jess Farmer, David Foster).
1987 Take A Little Time (Masterpiece Records/MRC91589): America, There Is Hope; Take A Little Time; Worthy; Then Came Jesus; Jesus Saves; Walls Of Jericho; Send Down The Chariot; He Holds The Key; I Feel His Fire Burning; Leaning On The Arms (Terry Davis, Scott Fowler, Craig Hodges and Mike Presnell).
1988 Back By Popular Demand (Masterpiece Records): I Can See The Hand; Jesus Stepped On The Scales With Me; Daddy's Road Of Love; He's Coming Back By Poplar Demand; It's Almost Wedding Day; Up In Chicago; I Wasn't There; Are You Ready; Power In His Name; Real Joy (Terry Davis, Scott Fowler, Craig Hodges and Mike Presnell).
1990 By Request Vol. I (Custom RecordsNQD-6980): Living In Canaan; Daystar; Love So Amazing; I Bowed On My Knees; Under Control; Gloryland; I Want To Thank Jesus; I Know A Man; When He Reached Down His Hand; Beulah Land (Frank Seamans, Scott Fowler, Brent Sparks, Jeff Chapman).
1992 God's Bigger Than That (Dove Music/192-103D): God's Bigger Than That; Praise Medley; In The Midst Of The Storm; Warming Up; You Alone Are Worthy; You're My Inspiration; Until Day Four; His Blood Still Covers Me; Living Water, Bread Of Life; I Turn To Him (Frank Seamans, Rob Mills, Duane Blease, John Sommer).
1993 Count It All... Joy! (Landmark Group): Somebody Say Amen; Count It All Joy; His Word; In The World; He Is Here; The View From Here; There Is Hope; Up On The Mountain; So Great Salvation; That's When I Need You Most (Frank Seamans, Kelly Kirschmann, Duane Blease, John Sommer).
2019 Make It Count: City Of Joy; It Was Grace; First Church Of Mercy; Make It Count; Can I Get A Witness; On The Road To Emmaus; I Am Becoming; Great God Almighty; Something Bout Love; Rain. (Rob Mills, Levi Mills, Jacob Mills).