1996 Bay Area Regional Winners:

New Originals

Former members of Quintessence, Table For Five, In The Buff, The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, and one aspiration have Banded together to form one unique sound. Their balance of humor, energy, and heart can be habit forming.

1996 Bay Area Regional: Second Place
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SoVoSo is a highly visual and imaginative a cappella ensemble which sings a compelling and rhythmic mix of jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, world and improvisational music. Culturally diverse, each member of SoVoSo is a skilled soloist and composer in his or her own right, trained in widely varying musical genres that equally enrich and strengthen the group. SoVoSo is a living study in how gifted musicians can come together to make a wholly original sound without compromising any member's individual approach to music.

1996 Bay Area Regional: Third Place
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Talk Of Da' Town

The Bay Area's premier R&B/Motown/Doo-Woppers, capped off 195 with a 15 day tour of Spain, a gig with Patti Labelle, and the release of their debut album, after spending much of the year singing all over California (a four day gig in Chattanooga); and opening for Ray Charles, James Brown, Take 6, The Temptations, Tower Of Power and many othersÉI guess you could say they were busy. 1996 promises tours to Africa, Europe, a new all-Gospel CD (as The Mighty Prince Singers)ÉI guess you could say they'll be busy! Group members are: Paul Carrington, Carl Douglas, Stan Lockwood, Rayfield Ragler, and Doug Stepney.