Talkappella Episode 126 – Backtrack

The world may be on pause, but Backtrack Vocals is still making music and sharing their fun brand of creativity. Catch up with Mike, Mallory, and Melissa on tonight’s episode of Talkappella with Brian Alexander and Elicia Edwards at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific.

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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New Tunesday – September 24, 2019

Not a busy week for new music, but the Hollens family, the cast of Wicked, and two rising stars pulled through for us this New Tunesday!

Peter Hollens feat. Evynne Hollens and The Wicked Cast

Take two aca-lumni YouTube star, mix them with some Broadway stars and what do you get? This.

From the Roots

Enjoy another live treat from From the Roots, this time “Limbo” originally by Lawrence.

Backtrack

The NYC quintet comes back to YouTube with a Dan Satter arrangement of the Ed Sheeran and Justin Beiber tune.

New Tunesday – April 23, 2019

Some pretty exciting music happening all over the world in this week’s #NewTunesday!

TriforceFilms

The buzz is reaching a breaking point as Endgame inches closer, so we’d like to start with this one.

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Camp A Cappella with Backtrack

Get a peek inside the fun at the world’s biggest a cappella camp with this little hit from The Greatest Showman.

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Rebel Bit

US audiences may have first been introduced to this group during the CARA Ceremony, but this Muse cover shows off even more of what this Italian group can do.

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Liitto Ensemble

Be sure to check out this new-to-us group out of Finland – this live video is worth a watch!

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Quinta and a Half

Translating to “Days of Silence”, you don’t need to speak Hebrew to appreciate this beautiful song from Quinta and a Half.

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No Southern Accent

Performed live at The Betsy A Cappella Festival in Miami last fall, NSA does justice to an intense James Arthur song.

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Countermeasure

In a tribute to Critical Role and Critter and D&D, this Toronto group did something a little out of the ordinary.

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MSU Accafellas

Always nice to hear a cover of an a cappella community alumnus – this time from Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect and Dear Evan Hansen fame.

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