Jeffrey S. Pearles
Jeff Pearles, bass in The King's Heralds Quartet, is widely known in gospel music for the rich timbre and extended range of his voice, as well as his accuracy in pitch. He has an extensive background in Southern Gospel quartet singing, having sung previously in two high-profile quartets.
Jeff was born in Oregon, one of two children and the only son of Joe and Cheryl Green Pearles. Both his father and mother have been active as singers throughout Jeff's life and, in the tradition of the larger Pearles family, made music a central part of their children's lives, joining them in singing both in the home and in public. When Jeff was old enough, he joined his father's group, The Quiet Sound, a family ensemble located in the Pacific Northwest, as a pianist and singer.
Pearles joined the Palmetto State Quartet, a highly regarded ensemble with a longstanding reputation for excellence, in 1997. During his time with the quartet, in his capacity as president of Paradise Music, a recording studio, he produced the quartet's first recording.
In 2003 Pearles left the group to sing for two years with the Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet. He joined the KHQ in 2005. Their first CD, The King’s Heralds - Encores, was a huge success and received rave reviews about its "unbelievable" blend, style, and harmony.
Sources: Online sources; Information provided by his father, Joe Pearles, for his biography.