BLEND is the A cappella quartet that brings back all of those fun loving memories of the 50's and 60's with a twist of fun. BLEND is the a cappella group that mixes the great music of yesteryear with today's comedy. BLEND is a show that you will not want to miss!
Blend was formed at John A. Logan College as a minor project that quickly blossomed into the makings of a successful career for its four members. "We started over five years ago for a talent show and ended up winning it. From there, we found we had a unique sound. So, we decided to pursue it as a career," said Estes. The real strength of Blend lies in their ability to entertain crowds of all ages with their renditions of songs which most everyone has heard at one point or another all while keeping a Christian undertone. On top of their classic doo-wop routine they are also a deeply spiritual group and love to share their gospel music as well.
The group has performed at churches with their Gospel arrangements and has wowed the crowds at other venues such as fairs, festivals and performing arts centers with their amazing A cappella version of the 50's and 60's. They have been recognized and awarded "BEST OF SHOW 2006 and 2007" in Murray, Kentucky as well as many other awards. In 2008, Blend appeared as special guests at the Dick Clark American Band Stand Theater in Branson, Missouri. This led to an offer to perform their show in Branson at the Gene Williams Country Music Theater on a regular basis. However, the timing was not right. Blend had to decline the great opportunity due to their dedication to their education.
During the successful year of 2008, the group made some changes to the presentation of their show. Developing a show that was fit for Branson with a bit of nostalgic and unique flair, Blend began touring as far south as Florida and into the northern part of the country in states like Minnesota and South Dakota. The show quickly gained attention as audiences in 16 states began to love seeing appearances of special guests such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, and the Duke of Earl. Due to the overactive response, Blend had options of placing the show full time in the cities of Hannibal, MO and Paducah, KY in 2010.
After making several appearances throughout the years in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the city proudly welcomed Blend to present shows daily at the Vienna Theatre throughout the summer season of 2011 and 2012. Nestled in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, Blend quickly became a "must see" show. The success has continued for the group in the last 2 years. Blend has also worked with various artists, such as Ronnie Mcdowell and Jimmy Fortune as backup vocalists. Come see for yourself why Blend is a must see show!