The story behind Soundproof....
The quartet originally formed in 1994 and the music of Soundproof continues to be inspired by the barbershop family history of its members. This smooth, energetic and fun loving quartet breathes new life into some of our favorite swing standards and rock and roll classics. Hailing from Southern Indiana, these members come from a long line of championship quartets. Soundproof is the 1997 Indiana and Kentucky Cardinal District Champions. All members live in Evansville, Indiana.
Doug Minor (Tenor): Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Doug earned a degree in music from the University of Kentucky. He was first introduced to barbershop when he moved to Evansville and the rest is history. Doug is one of the founding members of Soundproof.
Don Sauls (Lead): Don has been in several other quartets including another with his Dad, Virgil Sauls and Brother, Dave Sauls called Motive, a Cardinal district championship quartet, which finished 39th in international competition. He has been a member of Soundproof since 1995.
David Evans (Bass): David is a founding member of the quartet. He is a 3rd generation barbershopper. His grandfather James Evans sang with the SERVEL Co. Quartet and played a key role in organizing the Evansville Songfellows Chorus. His father Bob, sang in the Dixieliners Quartet that won the 1954 Cardinal District. and also sang in the SERVEL Co. Quartet and with the Evansville Songfellows. David has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1988 and has sang with the Eansville Songfellows Chorus, Vintage Sound Quartet. He also sang with the Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus at internaltional contest. David is past President of the Songfellows and Cardinal District area representative. He is involved in his church chior at St. Benedict Cathedral. He and his wife Rosanna have two children, Katie and Jarod(hopefully a 4th generation barbershopper!)
Dan Sauls (Baritone): Dan joined the quartet in 2007 as the baritone.
He also sings with the Kentucky Vocal Union, a Cardinal District Champion Chorus, which competed at International contest, finishing 3rd place in the world. Dan also sings with the Indiana Harmony Brigade. Dan and his brothers Don and Dave grew up around barbershop, being the son's of Barbershop Hall of Fame member Virgil Sauls., who sang in three Cardinal District Champion quartets: Funtastic Four (1961), Cardinals (1976) and Motive (1993). His mother, Lois Sauls was a charter member of the Sweet Adelines Chorus in Evansville, Indiana.