Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, with a mix of the classic and the contemporary, the five-member vocal band Ball in the House brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop & gospel. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 250 dates a year), Ball in the House reaches millions and is arguably one of the hardest working, most successful indie bands today. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, and numerous others. All a cappella, but a sound that will astound and amaze you. 5 Guys, 5 Voices, THAT'S IT... A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly - "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band....the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."
Nashville-based vocal group BREATH OF SOUL has been bringing their cutting-edge arrangements and unique a cappella style to audiences across the country. The group has performed for Jonathan Cain (Journey), Jay Demarcus and Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Guy Penrod (Gaither Vocal Band), Kevin Carter (Tennessee Titans), and other sports figures, country music artists and celebrities. They have collaborated in the studio with various writers and producers such as Steve Dorff (writer and producer for artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Celine Dion.) Their most recent accomplishment was being hand-selected by the country super-group, Lady Antebellum, to perform as their opening act at the 1,860 seat Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center. They are recent recipients of awards such as Audience Favorite, Best Original Arrangement, and Best Original Song at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in both Chicago & Washington DC.
The Executive Board was formed in July 2011 when Mike Chipp, Jeston Lewis and Randy Tai, three members of Stony Brook University's High C's, came to the ground-breaking realization that they could still sing together after college. As they had all served as board members for the High C's in the past, calling themselves "The E-Board" seemed only natural. They later decided on "The Executive Board," as it makes more sense that way. Also, it makes them sound important. Rachel Chalhoub joined the ensemble in November 2011. They're all pretty cool.
The four are bound by an unconditional - in some states, possibly illegal - love for music, a cappella or otherwise. Wanting to break out of the "traditional" a cappella mold, they are slowly but surely creating a sound that is all their own.
Is Six Appeal a comedy group, a vocal ensemble, or a rock band? Audiences have been trying to answer that question for years. Swearing off instruments, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes. The 2012 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, and recent performers at the Sugar Bowl, Six Appeal will split
your sides, feed your musical sweet tooth, and leave you wondering how in the world they pulled it off just with voices.
From as far south as Florida and as far west as California, Musae comes together to bring their audience a party. Founded in 2011, Musae has already gained acclaim performing at various a cappella festivals and placing at Boston Harmony Sweepstakes. As a powerhouse all-female vocal band, Musae shares a fresh and fun sound while playing on their strong sense of femininity and womanhood. Musae's unique sound can be described as Tina Turner meets Take 6 and Donna Summer with a hint of JLo-esque dance pop and the harmonies of the Dixie Chicks. True to the original Latin, these "muses" seek not to just inspire but also breathe new life into the professional vocal scene in the United States and abroad.
Blue Jupiter's all-vocal performance is nothing short of explosive! The world-touring a cappella quartet has been described as “The real deal,” by rock legend, Gene Simmons; “Incredible!” by Jane Pauly from NBC; “Nothing short of magic,” by the Sands Casino Entertainment Department, and “Simply the best music act we’ve ever had at our schools,” by the Connecticut Public Schools Board. Blue Jupiter’s energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox has garnered standing ovations in over 40 states and around the world. Known for mind-blowing remixes of pop songs, Blue Jupiter has also won acclaim for their original material and even their jingles, including the "Oreos" Theme Song, and their "HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade" Theme Song - both selected as best from thousands of applicants.