Voice Trek has been thrilling listeners with their impeccable vocal skills since 1987. Their astonishing adaptability and inventive arrangements have defined this vocal quintet as one of the topmost in their genre. Based in Minnesota, the all-original members of Voice Trek are Shelley, Vicki, and Rae Plaster - three sisters who are known for their dazzling vocal mix; the group's tenor, Denis Allaire, specialist in vocal percussion and vocal instrumental sounds; and bringing up the bass is the dynamic Kevin Smith - the irreplaceable bottom line.
A multitalented and prolific group with numerous CD's in their catalog, Voice Trek has appeared in performance venues around the globe. Voice Trek's newly released CD "An A cappella Trek" is already receiving enthusiastic reviews from fans and critics alike.
As Voice Trek moves forward on their exploration of the human voice and its infinite musical possibilities, it's intriguing to imagine where the next stop on their itinerary might be. Will they arrive at jazz, classical, Latin, a cappella, pop, or a clever combination of them all for their next project? One thing is clear, this state of the art quintet with the skills to transform their instruments into any sound or genre they desire, will continue to amaze more and more listeners with their creative arrangements, astonishing adaptability, and impeccable vocals - no matter what style they choose or what song they sing. A Voice Trek performance is a performance to remember.
* Champions & Audience Favorites at the Chicago and National Harmony Sweepstakes Vocal Competitions
* Received Minnesota Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Group
* Have garnered Art Grants through the National Endowment of the Arts
* Recipients of the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Artists for 2005-06
"Watch with care, Voice Trek. Their arrangements interpolate the brass and reeds of the big band, with precision, blend, and vocal dynamics - which will knock your socks off!"
Leigh Kamman, Host of "The Jazz Image," MPR
As the ever Ella-quent Ella Fitzgerald once said,
"The only thing better than singing is more singing."
Therefore, the only thing better than Voice Trek is more Voice Trek.
~ Criterion Jazz Review