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Sounds Of Time
Sounds of Time
The Sounds of Time provide a dynamic variety of Musical Flavors from the 1950's to today's hot hits. With an incredible range of Artist Stylings, your audience will be able to truly reminisce over the soundtrack of their lives. With titles from artists such as Bobby Vinton, Marty Robbins, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, and Elvis Presley, audiences of all ages will be captured in
"The Sounds of Time"!
Richard Winstead and Stephanie Cason

To bring the
Sounds of Time
to your venue, please call
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Sounds of Time, group picture

Meet the Minds behind Sounds of Time

Richard Winstead and Paul Bell realized that the one thing missing in today's entertainment industry is the one thing that audiences thrive on... VARIETY! Thus the humble beginnings of the "Sounds of Time".

As a young performing artist, Richard packed up and moved out to Nashville, Tennessee... During his stay, he made a good living wooing and mesmerizing audiences all over the Nashville Area! As time, life, and fate would have it, Richard ended up back in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Richard is a well known in local entertainment world as being a hard worker and having passion for his art. Very few voices can make you live in a song the way Richard can! Paul Bell started his musical career in his teens as a drummer and backup singer for several bands. His entertainment projects have included local and regional theatre, film, and radio, and his adventures lead him to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012 where he began his Recording journey! "Tides of Time" was realized in October 2012 on the Big Mama Studio Label, and "Going Strong" was released in October 2013 on the Digitrax Studio Label.

Both of these artists have numerous musical influences from decades of iconic artists. Their combined love, passion, and obsession for music results in their offering to you... "The Sounds Of Time"!

Meet the Stars from the Sounds of Time!

Paul Bell
Paul is an up and coming Recording Artist. He released his first CD with "Big Mama Studios" in October 2012 and his second CD with "Digitrax Studios" in October 2013. Paul was born in Morehead City, NC, and now resides in Portsmouth, VA. His main musical influences have come from the Statler Brothers, Marty Robbins, and Elvis Presley.

Kirk Lasalle
Kirk is the resident rocker with The "Sounds Of Time",  and has established himself as an impressive and skilled vocalist. While Rock may be his primary strength, you'll be hard pressed to find a genre that he doesn't excel at!  He was born in Carrollton, TX and was raised and still lives In Virginia Beach, VA. His top musical Influences have been from Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, and Meat Loaf (the singer, not the entrée).

Paul Butler
The "other Paul" was born in Franklin, VA where he still lives! Paul is easily recognizable as the Bass Voice of the group. Some of his favorite musical influences have been Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and his personal fave - Little Jimmy Dickens.
Ken Wellington
Born in Keene, NH, Ken now calls Virginia Beach, VA his home. He has a broad range of musical influences starting with his uncle Rusty Wellington - a nationally performing Rock-A-Billy artist. While there are literally too many others to list, some of his most important influences include Englebert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Ronnie McDowell, and of course (wait for it...) Elvis Presley.

Richard Winstead
One of the master-minds behind the "Sounds of Time", Richard was born in Norfolk, VA and after a rather extensive run in Nashville, TN, came back to live in Virginia Beach. His important musical influences have come from a variety of classic and contemporary artists ranging from Bobby Vinton to Billy Joel.

Stephanie Cason
Stephanie is the newest Performer of the group and originally hails from Akron, OH. Her biggest musical influences come primarily from the stages of Broadway. Stephanie has a professional background in musical theater performances and teaches Drama at Young Musicians of Virginia. She readily proclaims Bette Midler as her favorite Artist.

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"Sounds of Time" Artists, please
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Check out this Sampling of Songs by the artists of...

Johnny Cash

  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Ring Of Fire
  • Hey Porter
  • Jackson
  • Get Rhythm
  • Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • Ghost Riders In The Sky
  • Daddy Sang Bass

Sonny James

  • Running Bear

Johnny Russell 

  • Red Necks, White Socks, and             Blue Ribbon Beer

Jim Reeves

  • He'll Have To Go

Keith Whitley

  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • Don't Close Your Eyes


  • House Of The Rising Sun

Porter Wagner

  • Green Green Grass Of Home

Tennessee Ernie Ford

  • Shot Gun Boogie

George Jones

  • Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
  • The One I Loved Back Then
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today

Josh Turner

  • Long Black Train
  • Your Man
  • Black Dress Song

Vince Gill 

  • Go Rest High On That Mountain

Willie Nelson

  • Seven Spanish Angels
  • On The Road Again
  • Unclouded Day

Bruce Springstein

  • Thunder Road

Elvis Presley

  • Johnny B. Goode
  • Hound Dog
  • Love Me Tender
  • Way Down

Elvis Presley(continued)

  • The Wonder Of You
  • It's Now Or Never
  • Don't Be Cruel
  • Teddy Bear
  • Polk Salad Annie
  • Suspicious Minds
  • Burning Love
  • Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Let Me Be There
  • If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
  • She Thinks I Still Care
  • I Can't Stop Loving You
  • Peace In The Valley
  • You Gave Me A Mountain
  • Don't Cry Daddy
  • Kentucky Rain
  • In The Ghetto
  • Viva Las Vegas
  • A Little Less Conversation
  • American Trilogy
  • Fever
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight
  • Just Pretend

Michael Buble

  • Save The Last Dance For Me Home

Meat Loaf

  • Two Out Of Three
  • Paradise By The Dashboard Light
  • Bat Out Of Hell

Elton John

  • Your Song

Dierks Bentley

  • What Was I Thinkin'

Golden Earring

  • Twilight Zone

The Monkees

  • Daydream Believer

Neil Diamond 

  • Sweet Caroline

Frank Sinatra

  • My Way
  • Fly Me to the Moon

Tony Orlando

  • Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Jim Croce 

  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Lady Antebellum

  • Need You Now

Statler Brothers 

  • Do You Remember These
  • I'll Go To My Grave Loving You
  • Class Of '57
  • Do You Know You Are My Sunshine
  • Bed of Roses

Credence Clearwater

  • Bad Moon
  • Rising Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  • Who'll Stop The Rain

Natalie/Nat King Cole

  • Unforgettable


  • Rumor Has It

Alex Clare

  • Too Close

Amy Grant 

  • Heirlooms I Have Decided Father's Eyes

Jamey Johnson

  • In Color

Bette Midler

  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • In My Life
  • Wind Beneath My Wings
  • The Rose
  • From A Distance
  • Chapel Of Love


  • Always A Bridesmaid (Never A Bride)
  • Man Of La Mancha
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • When You're Good To Mama

Englebert Humperdink

  • Wings Of A Silver Bird
  • After The Loving

Waylon Jennings

  • Amanda
  • Good Hearted Woman

Carrie Underwood

  • Last Name

SSgt Barry Sadler

  • Ballad Of The Green Berets

Charlie Pride 

  • Crystal Chandeliers

Kenny Rogers 

  • The Gambler
  • Daytime Friends


  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  • Nothin' But A Good Time

Alan Jackson

  • Here In The Real World
  • Mercury Blues

John Michael Montgomery

  • Life's A Dance

Zac Brown Band

  • Toes

Aaron Tippin

  • Where The Stars And Stripes

Boy Howdy

  • They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore

Bee Gees

  • Tragedy

George Strait

  • I Cross My Heart

Glen Campbell 

  • Rhinestone Cowboy
  • Wichita Lineman

Ronnie McDowell

  • Older Women
  • Kiss the Girl
  • Only Make Believe
  • I Dream of Women Like You


  • Under The Boardwalk

Garth Brooks 

  • The Dance
  • The Thunder Rolls

Marty Robbins

  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
  • El Paso
  • El Paso City
  • Devil Woman

The Spaniels 

  • Good Night Sweetheart

Jason Mraz 

  • I'm Yours

Steven Curtis Chapman

  • Dive
  • I Will Be Here
  • Live Out Loud

Linda Rondstant

  • I've Got A Crush On You
  • My Funny Valentine

The Chiffons 

  • One Fine Day
  • My Boyfriend's Back

Etta James

  • At Last

Dusty Springfield 

  • Son of a Preacher Man


  • Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
  • Once Upon a Dream Baby Mine (Dumbo)
  • Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)

Tom Jones

  • Delilah
  • Help Yourself
  • Never Gonna Fall In Love (Again)

B. J. Thomas

  • Somebody Done Somebody Wrong


  • Desperado
  • Feels So Right
  • Roll On Eighteen Wheeler
  • Take Me Down

Toby Keith

  • Beers Ago
  • I Love This Bar
  • How Do You Like Me Now
  • Should've Been a Cowboy

George Strait 

  • I Cross My Heart

Chris Young

  • Tomorrow

Ozzy Ozbome

  • Crazy Train

Chris LeDoux

  • The Ride


  • Whole Lotta Rosie

Motley Crue

  • Kickstart My Heart

Electric Light Orchestra

  • Rockaria!

Andy Kim 

  • Rock Me Gently

Twisted Sister

  • We're Not Gonna Take It

Edison Lighthouse 

  • Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Manford Mann

  • Blinded By The Light

David Ball 

  • Riding With Private Malone

Brooks and Dunn 

  • Red Dirt Road

Simon and Garfunkel

  • Sound Of Silence

Keith Bryant

  • Ridin' With The Legend

Warren Zevon

  • Werewolves Of London

Looking Glass 

  • Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

Big And Rich

  • Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy

* Additional songs/artists
available by request

Letter from Rich Witherspoon
Letter from Debbie Story
Letter from Ursula Murphey
Letter from Lucille and John Lareau