• Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

Please let me introduce to you my friends The Kingsway Quartet, based out of London, Ontario, Canada. I have known Mark McLellan, manager of the Quartet, for several years now and have watched the group grow in their talent. Kingsway has always excelled in quality and professionalism. They have recently gained recognition in Canadian and American Southern Gospel Music circles for their close blend and power harmony.

Kingsway has enjoyed a wide range of concert experience and has shared the stage with many well-known groups. These groups include The Booth Brothers, The Couriers, The Cathedrals, Brian Free and Assurance, The Dixie Melody Boys, The Anchormen, The Dove Brothers, The Calvarymen, Aaron Wilburn, Bob and Jeanne Johnson, The Watchmen, the Galloways, Palmetto State, Canada’s own Torchmen, as well as another Canadian favorite also from London, their great friends, the Chapelaires.

The Kingsway Quartet started out in December 1989 with Mark and Kelly McLellan. Joining them were Len Steeves, whom Mark sang with previously in a group called Promise, as well as Rick Ash. Like many groups and part-time groups in particular, there have been several personnel changes over the years. Some of the singers that have sung with Kingsway include sopranos Lonnie Mannering, Sharon Whitfield and Carol Holmes. Several notable Ontario singers including Steve Ash, Jeff Kendrick and Terry Whitfield have held the lead position over the past 23 years.

Mark McLellan

The present line up, the strongest in years, consists of Kelly and Mark McLellan, Charles Earl and as of June 2012, Susan Tomen has rejoined Kingsway. Their newest recording is entitled, “Feels Like Home.”

Kingsway have several recordings including:

– We’ll Travel On         1990

– I Remember the Day 1993

– Brand New Feeling    1995

– Black & White           1999

Kelly McLellan

– Timeless                   2002

– Christmas Together   2003

– Generations              2007

– New Journey             2009

– Feels Like Home       2012

Primarily, the Kingsway Quartet sing at churches, conventions and campgrounds; however, they also have performed at various fairs and Country Jamborees.

Sue Tomen

The McLellans are tremendous promoters of Southern Gospel in the London area. The Kingsway Quartet have hosted and promoted Annual Southern Gospel Music Concerts longer than most people realize. Since 1990 they have put together over 50 concerts. The concerts have featured some of the best Canadian talent such as the Torchmen, Heartsong and the Chapelaires as well as U.S. based groups like the Couriers, Dixie Melody Boys, The Anchormen, Heavenbound and the Dove Brothers among many others.

Just recently, Kingsway has been hearing some very encouraging comments. The following is from Don Reid, lead singer of the legendary Statler Brothers.  After listening to one of their songs, Reid sent the following message to Mark McLellan: “Mark: While listening to the song I went to your website so I could see who was singing to me. Wonderful! You folks are great. You made me smile while sitting here at the computer. Bless each of you and keep it up! With love, Don.”

Charles Earl

After more than two decades of singing in churches and auditoriums across Ontario and into the United States, the Kingsway Quartet keeps doing what they’ve always done by making people smile, lifting hearts and drawing their listeners closer to the Lord. Kingsway’s creed continues to be that their music is not only entertainment but most importantly that it spreads the Good News of the Gospel. They plan on continuing to do that for many years to come.

www.donreid.net

http://www.kingswayquartet.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kingsway-Quartet/27701862096?fref=ts

 

 

Philip Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Foster

Phil Foster is a Southern Gospel aficionado and retired Produce Manager from Peterborough, Ontario. He has sung with several groups, including Victory Road and Vessels Of Honour Quartet. He has promoted several concerts in Peterborough through Victory and also spends his time trying to assist Canadian Christian music artists. Now that both he and his wife Judy are retired they plan to do some traveling. Phil is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275735610 . Please send your comments and suggestions to Phil at info@victorypromotions.com . For information on Victory Promotions: http://www.victorypromotions.com/site/