One Minute With: Joe Santoni

It takes a big personality and a big voice to step in a conquer Deke Sharon re-imagined bass lines of the Disney catalog. Veteran opera singer Joe Santoni ended up being just right for the role. Stepping up from other vocal projects in LA, Joe took his super vibrant low range on the road for DCappella‘s first North American tour.

Here’s one minute with Joe Santoni:

ICHSA 2019 Finals Preview

On April 26, this year’s top nine high school a cappella groups will take the stage at The Town Hall in New York City.

If someone told us ten years ago just how great high school a cappella would be now, we would have never believed them. But now, a seat in the house at this competition is likely to be one of the best shows you’ll see all year.

A few tickets remain, so make sure you get yours now.

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s finalists:

PFC – Southwest Champion
MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX

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The Thursdays – Northeast Champions
Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA

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InToneNation – South Champions
New Manchester High School, Douglasville, GA

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Highlands Voices – Mid-Atlantic Champions
Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ

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Skyline Blues – Great Lakes Champions
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI

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Knight Club – Midwest Finalist
Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI

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Free to Breathe – West Champions
Sunset High School, Portland, OR

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Madison Avenue – Wild Card Finalist
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

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Evolve – Wild Card Finalist
Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, MD

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One Minute With: Business Casual

What do five tech-savvy professionals from the Bay Area have in common? Amazing talents on stage. In the last year, Business Casual has won the National Harmony Sweepstakes, been a finalist at the AcaOpen, and won the 2019 competition at VoiceJam. Just this week, they also released their self-titled album, available on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.

Here’s one minute with Business Casual:

New Tunesday – April 16, 2019

We’re pretty close to the end of the school year, so we’re waiting with unbridled anticipation of all the aca-goodness to come! And lucky for all of us, the end of year release extravaganza has begun.

But first – reigning Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champions, After Hours, performed LIVE on the Today Show in honor of Barbershop Quartet Day! Barbershop Quartet Day (April 11) honors the official beginning of organized barbershop with the founding of BHS, now 81 years strong. Watch it HERE.

And there aren’t any videos (yet), but 2018 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, 2018 AcaOpen Finalists, and now 2019 VoiceJam Champions, Business Casual, just dropped a new album. Check it out now on Spotify and then get your own copy on iTunes or Amazon!

PFC

This outstanding high school group out of San Antonio is on their way to NYC to compete in ICHSA next week, but they gave us THIS goodness before they go. And within just days of release, it has nearly 65,000 views!

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Committed

The Sing-Off Season 2 Champions prove they still have the magic that won them the top prize.

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Six13

These recent CARA winners just keep putting out the hits. Chag Kasher v’Sameach!

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Citizen Queen

The fire is still burning hot for Citizen Queen who surprised fans with a live take of “Too Little, Too Late” over the weekend.

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North Cape

Alright, we know at least some of you are back in Game of Thrones heaven. Here’s a treat for you out of Poland. And it’s cool to listen to even if you aren’t a fan of the show.

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Duke Pitchforks

This Shawn Mendes song has made quite the rounds in a cappella circles this year. Pair it with a great video and some nice dance moves and we’re sold.

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5280 A Cappella

A Jonas/Zedd mashup done a cappella? Yes.

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Flight Scene

Who knew there were more country a cappella groups out there? It was good news to us, so we wanted to share this awesome Kelsea Ballerini cover.

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The Chromatix

I’m ready for a new cover of Royals. Enjoy this live take from Wisconsin.

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The Eight Tracks

So, this Jonas Brothers tune is just *so* catchy, we have another version for you.

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Colour of Voices

This Malaysian group is so excited for Ed Sheeran to make a tour stop, they used this music video as a lover letter.

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Pitches Be Trippin’

If Ariana Grande is going to own the charts, it only makes sense to put out a mashup.

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Elementary Mix

I can never resist talented elementary school kids singing great music. Hear the latest from this super talented group of barbershop’s future.

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And while this isn’t new, Ringmasters‘ stellar version of “Notre Dame Medley” made the rounds this week as the world watched fire engulf the treasured and storied cathedral in the heart of Paris. As we saw in so many news clips, music is already bringing peace to those feeling the impact of the loss.

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Live Stream the BOSS Pro Showcase!

Still sad about missing BOSS this year? We’re back on the air for the Pro Showcase with both audio and video streams tonight! And with The Real Group, Iris Vocal Trio, and Impromptu taking the stage, would you really want to miss it?

To LISTEN – just click on the Play button at the top of our homepage:

Listen Live

It’s FREE!

To WATCH, you’ll need to be a member. But don’t worry – our memberships start at as little as $5 a month!

First, click on “Be A Member”:

Be A Member

Then, sign up for a membership.

Once you are signed up and logged in you’ll see “Member Home” on the Menu Bar (in the same place where “Be a Member” was). Click on that and you’ll be brought to the member homepage.

Click on “Live Streaming” right at the top of the page and the video will appear when the show starts:

Live Stream

If you’re already a member, just click here.

Enjoy!

Watch the BOSS 2019 Competition LIVE!

Couldn’t make it to Boston for BOSS this year?

We’ve got you covered with both audio and video streams tonight!

To LISTEN – just click on the Play button at the top of our homepage:

Listen Live

It’s FREE!

To WATCH, you’ll need to be a member. But don’t worry – our memberships start at as little as $5 a month!

First, click on “Be A Member”:

Be A Member

Then, sign up for a membership.

Once you are signed up and logged in you’ll see “Member Home” on the Menu Bar (in the same place where “Be a Member” was). Click on that and you’ll be brought to the member homepage.

Click on “Live Streaming” right at the top of the page and the video will appear when the show starts:

Live Stream

If you’re already a member, just click here.

Enjoy!

 

 

One Minute With: Antonio Fernandez

From groups in Walt Disney World to the stage with DCappella, Antonio Fernandez wows audiences with his stellar beatboxing skills and his phenomenal voice. With a background in choir and vocal jazz, he first sang a cappella with Boots ‘n’ Cats. This self-taught vocal percussionist steals the show.

Here’s one minute with Antonio Fernandez:

New Tunesday – April 9, 2019

VoicePlay

Even if you’re not ready to admit you love a good guilty pleasure, we dare you not to sing along.

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Gestalt

This boundary-pushing group out of the University of Florida are frequent competitors nationwide. This cover is part of their award-winning set that earned them First Runner-Up at the National A Cappella Convention in 2018.

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Vadé

This smooth UK R&B quintet put their own spin on this Boyz II Men classic.

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MVP

Billie Eilish is all the rage lately and this Australian quintet does great justice to “Bellyache.”

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