Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Currently based out of Minneapolis, MN, but originally hailing from Fargo, ND, the harmonious alliance of four men called the Blenders have been producing a unique a cappella sound since the early '90s. Tim Kaspar, Ryan Lance, Darren Rust and Allen Rust (who replaced original member Paul Dunkirk) found unusual success for a band of such a limited genre, appearing on multiple TV shows and opening for many national comedic and musical performers. The Primarily A Cappella label was mostly responsible for the band's album output, issuing three albums for them, including a Christmas album, Nog, after the band's initial debut on Cowtown Records, 1992's Totally Whipped. With a little bit more edge than the average a cappella group, The Blenders were also able to translate their success into a major-label contract, signing with Universal Records in 1999, however a year later no recordings had been issued as a result of that deal.