Six Appeal Momentum Grows With More To Come

Six Appeal Vocal Band recently returned to the States from a whirlwind tour of Europe, where they captured their second consecutive Grand Prize win at the 2019 Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival. While in Russia, Six Appeal filmed three music videos as part of a soon to be released five-song visual EP, aptly titled Euro EP. The new EP tells the story of the band’s first European tour through both audio and video, shot throughout Moscow and Catalonia.

Since first taking the spotlight after winning the National Harmony Sweepstakes in 2012, this world-class vocal ensemble from Minneapolis  combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. Six Appeal have performed with artists such as Thundercat, Andy Grammer, Michael McDonald, and Kenny Loggins. They’ve also twice performed for the stars at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Hollywood to exuberant response.

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What’s coming up next for this cheeky vocal band? An upcoming tour to promote Euro EP!

Catch them on tour this summer:

June 13 – Plymouth, MN – Hilde Amphitheater
June 28 – Lakeside, OH – Hoover Auditorium
August 7 – Eagan, MN – Eagan Market Fest
August 12 – Maple Grove, MN – Town Green Park
August 14 & 15 – Alexandria, MN – Theatre L’Homme Dieu

New Tunesday – June 11, 2019

It may be summer, but we’re still enjoying new music!

Voicebox

What better way to start off this week than a tribute to Pride with a cover of The Greatest.

Vadé

We sincerely hope you’re not still sleeping on this group because we’re a little obsessed. Enjoy another smooth cover from this London sensation.

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N’Harmonics

One last piece from their winning ICCA set – enjoy the champions’ live take of Choker’s “Juno.”

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Studio 4

We’re getting SUPER excited about BHS International in Salt Lake City next month, so imagine our joy to see this live performance of a Chicago tune done by one of the world’s top quartets.

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Reverse Osmosis

Sung live, RO took on the Staves, led by Sarah Exodus.

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Friday Night Live – June 7, 2019

Need some live a cappella this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

Tune in tonight at 6 pm Pacific to hear the Friday night show from the 2019 Chelmsford’s Aca-Pocalypse featuring Northeastern University’s Distilled Harmony and hosts The Thursdays!

Is there a show you’d like to hear? Let us know!

New Tunesday – June 4, 2019

Home Free

The next music video for another original song from the upcoming Home Free album “Dive Bar Saints” is here. “Remember This” was written by Home Free bass Tim Foust with Arlis Albritton, Donnie Reis, and Chris Chatham.

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Pentatonix

Ok, Kevin included his cello in this cover of “Shallow,” but it’s still as masterful as we’ve come to expect from Pentatonix, so we’ll cheat a little, shall we?

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Pitch Slapped

There’s a reason this group is consistently one of the best collegiate groups in the world. They just dropped this little video from their latest album, “Sincerely.” (Yeah, go ahead and download that whole thing. We’ll wait.)

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Lightship Beatbox

What happens when you pair up two of the world’s best beatboxers and let them do their thing in Denver? This.

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Scott & Ryceejo

K-Pop is certainly picking up in popularity stateside. Watch as this husband-wife duo takes on BLACKPINK.

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Rebel Bit

Another hauntingly beautiful cover from the Italian group on the rise.

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Sirens – 藍色警報

Translated as “That Night”‘ one of the biggest groups out of Taiwan give us a compelling cover – enjoyable even if you’re not fluent in Taiwanese.

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Rip_Chord

Who says all-male collegiate groups can’t do emotions? Rip_Chord captures the pain that comes with love pretty perfectly in their latest release.

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New Tunesday – May 28, 2019

Summer unofficially kicked off here in the U.S. while the new a cappella releases stay hot. Here are this week’s top new releases:

Pentatonix

The wave from Dear Evan Hansen hasn’t crested yet, and PTX rides it just fine.

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2018 AIC Show Highlights

Counting down the minutes until the BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City this  summer? Well, this probably isn’t going to alleviate that excitement – some highlights from last year’s AIC Show:

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MAZE Voices

A beautiful original song with a spot on music video – watching this group out of Aarhus makes us a little extra sad we aren’t in Denmark this week!

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Limited Edition

One of the best high school groups in the US, this Ben Rector cover is the perfect fit for the powerhouses from Port Washington.

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The Lost Keys

Everyone loves a good couch video and this Bastille cover hits all the right places. Check out the latest from this superstar CAL group out of NYC.

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Take Flight 

Perhaps the first cover of an Avi Kaplan original since the former Pentatonix bass pursued his solo career, done by Harmony Sweepstakes finalists, Take Flight.

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Collaborate

A relatively new group out of London, Collaborate put a little shine on their live performance of My My My.

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Tonal Ecstasy

McGill University’s oldest a cappella group performed a Vulfpeck cover to close out the spring semester.

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Acaville Partners with BHS to Bring You MORE Barbershop

Here at Acaville, we love all styles of a cappella. Throughout each day we play a mix of contemporary, jazz, comedy, classical, and barbershop to make sure our all-vocal music fans get a great mix of a cappella.

This year, we’ve made a commitment to expand our library – especially in barbershop – so, it’s with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that we are working with Barbershop Harmony Society to bring you some of the best barbershop music EVER.

With the help of the staff at BHS Headquarters, we’ll be playing the audio from past international contests and showcases, recent and not so recent, so that fans can hear the best of barbershop from all generations.

We’ll kick things off this week with a recording of the 1965 Medalist Showcase, airing on Friday Night Live starting at 6 pm PDT/9 pm EDT. The 1965 Contest took place in Boston and The Four Renegades earned the gold. Also performing at this showcase are The Four Rascals (2nd Place), The Impostors (3rd Place,) The Auto Towners (4th Place & 1966 Champions), The Four Statesmen (5th Place & 1967 Champions), plus a swan song set from the 1964 Champions, The Sidewinders.

Tune in for FREE right here on Acaville.org (or on the Acaville (Apple) and TuneIn (Android) apps). If you can’t tune in on Friday night, the show will re-air during our Saturday Rebroadcasts at 8 am & 8 pm PDT (11 am & 11 pm EDT).

For even more barbershop, don’t forget to listen to our weekly special “ShopTalk” hosted by Mark Holdeman Thursdays at 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT. It re-airs Saturdays at midnight & noon PDT (3 am & 3 pm EDT).

Want to hear even more? Here’s what you can do:

Submit YOUR favorite albums for us to play.

Submit a request or dedication for our weekly Requests & Dedications Show.

Reach out to BHS to support their ongoing initiative to digitize recordings from the pre-digital age!

 

New Tunesday – May 21, 2019

Just a couple of new videos out this week, but what we’re lacking in quantity certainly isn’t affecting the quality!

Home Free

Is there anything better than the comfort of your hometown dive bar? Everyone needs a low-key, familiar place to unwind sometimes. Home Free capture that in their latest original song, the first single of their upcoming album which is now available for pre-sale.

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Peter Hollens

Don’t have time to watch a full show? Well, catch the 5-minute version of Newsies here:

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Aquapella

The 2019 UK ICCA Champions traveled across the Atlantic to compete on Broadway last month. If you didn’t get to see their set, now you can:

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New Tunesday – May 14, 2019

N’Harmonics

Fresh off their ICCA win, this NYU group released a studio recording of “To The Wolves” from their winning set.

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Vadé (ft. Jermaine Riley)

We can’t help but compare this London group to Boyz II Men. Just hear for yourself.

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Highline Vocal Jazz

Here’s a little George Gershwin from the jazz quintet out of New York City.

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קוינטה וחצי Quinta and a Half

For those of us outside of Europe, Eurovision seems like a pretty magical competition. Qunita and a Half gives us a little evolution video in honor of the kick off of Eurovision 2019 in Tel-Aviv.

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Elephant Claps

Proof that the Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival was a great experience even if you didn’t win anything.

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