The Pulse – MVP

On this week’s episode of The Pulse, we connected with an incredible group from all the way on the other side of the world, MVP! This newish quintet of lovely ladies is taking the Australian scene by storm and we were so thrilled they took some time to chat with us about all the goings on, including a new music video that’s dropping THIS WEEK!

Tune in at 9 pm Eastern/ 6 pm Pacific (that’ll be Wednesday at 11 am Brisbane) or catch the rebroadcast at 1 pm Eastern/10 pm Pacific on Sunday (that’s 3 pm Monday Brisbane)!

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Friday Night Live – 2003 Harmony Sweepstakes

2003 feels like a simpler time, right?

We’re going back to a rocky time for the US and the world, but we all persisted on then, just as we are doing now.

However, despite the unrest, Australian a cappella rocked the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals, with The Idea of North becoming the first international champion.

Hear them, moosebutterCadence, All About Buford, Undivided, The Groove Society, Nightwatch, and Second Chance Singers tonight at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT. Or, catch the rebroadcast at 8 am & pm PDT on Sunday!

New Tunesday – 2019 Holiday Edition

As the magic is settling in for Christmas Eve and sun is setting for Day 3 of Hanukkah, we bring you the best of the new a cappella holiday tunes released in 2019.

Happy Holidays, everyone! Don’t forget to make Acaville your holiday station for extra joy and cheer.

Pentatonix

Who doesn’t love a great bass solo on the Grinch?

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Face Vocal Band

A Led Zeppelin parody for the holidays? Ok.

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Or a classy Chipmunk Song?

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Or maybe your favorite is “Sing Me Now of Christmas”?

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Peter Hollens

The YouTube star known for quick turn around and rapid fire content took SEVEN years to make this video. Don’t miss it.

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Westminster Chorus

The current international champions gave a little love to Hanukkah in their holiday show.

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VoicePlay

Only a matter of time before the Frozen and Frozen 2 soundtracks become holiday staples. Here’s a cover from the latest movie

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The Australian A Cappella Collab Project

Who doesn’t love a little holiday love from the best of a cappella in Australia?

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Meantime Chorus

Enjoy this classic song arranged by barbershop legend, David Wright.

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Chris Rupp ft.Elliott Robinson

Two a cappella stars teaming up for a beautiful carol? You want to hear this.

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MVP

A little more from the southern hemisphere and summer Christmas time.

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Squad Harmonix

Young voices singing for the holidays is magic.

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New Tunesday – November 5, 2019

Ah….we’ve hit that week of the year where Halloween smashes into Christmas. We promise to keep it *mostly* non-holiday around her until it’s actually the holidays, but forgive us if we sneak in a good one every now and then!

VoicePlay

What better way to celebrate the holiday mashup week of the year, than with a tune from The Nightmare Before Christmas?

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Backtrack

Anytime of year is a good time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but Halloween was a great time for Backtrack to drop this new video. Especially when paired with the announcement of their Holiday album available now on Spotify.

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A Cappella Academy

What better way to announce auditions for A Cappella Academy 2020 but with the release of videos from 2019? Check out the first three releases from last summer’s campers. Yeah, don’t worry – we want to quit a cappella, too.

The first, from the Academy Choir directed by Rob Dietz:

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Evergreen by YEBBA performed by Vivace, directed by James Rose and Marisa Esposito:

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Mueva Los Huesos by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band performed by Cloud 9, directed by Amanda Taylor and Sean Patrick Riley

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VOXID

Acaville had the pleasure of debuting this song with an interview with Daniel Barke, but just in case you missed it. More YEBBA, more awesome a cappella.

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Austonettes

Adding a Halloween-feel to this iconic Britney tune, this Texas-based group adds some neon for that extra glow. Live in Austin, TX? They are also auditioning.

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All-Night Yahtzee

Winner of “Outstanding Aesthetic” at NACC 2019, All-Night Yahtzee gave us this treat of their entire competition set from 2019.

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Ginger and Tonic

This quartet out of Australia certainly wins best use of the “wind machine” with their George Michael cover.

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