New Tunesday – July 2, 2019

From onsite at BHS International in Salt Lake City, we’re so happy to see a cappella groups keeping us knee-deep in new music. Here are our top picks for this week!

Home Free

With the release of their latest album “Dive Bar Saints” on the way, the world’s favorite country a cappella band keeps giving their fans a new surprise each week. Here is the original tune “Dreamer” which debuted on opry.com.

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And Home Free wasn’t quite done with new releases this week. They also gave us another Church Session.

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Accent

It’s never a bad week when we get a new release from the worldwide group, Accent. And as a bonus this time, they collaborated for a KPop release with Inhyeok Yeo and beatboxer Kiyo Miyazawa.

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Jared Halley

We’re nowhere near tired of Greatest Showman covers, especially not when they come from Jared Halley.

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Chris Rupp

Just in time for Independence Day, Rupp released a beautiful tribute to America complete with shots from around the country.

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Business Casual

Helping fans kick off the weekend in the right mood, Business Casual gave Justin Beiber the couch video treatment.

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Scott & Ryceejo

Continuing their Disney Mashup journey, this husband and wife team puts together Aladdin and Tangled for their latest release. Did you hear their recent episode on Talkappella? Check it out and learn more about these incredible artists!

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Geekapella

Pride month may be over, but the spirit should last always. Live from InfintyCon, this Orlando-based band gives us fun version of Stronger Than You.

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Epic

Harmony, Incorporated is giving us a great walk down memory lane, featuring past Queens. This week we revisited 2012 Harmony Queens, Epic.

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New Tunesday – February 26, 2019

Women of the World

Winners of the inaugural Varsity Vocals AcaOpen have a long list of accolades and rightfully so. Singing songs from around the world, this quartet born out of Berklee just released their version of the American Negro Spiritual, “Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho.”

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Ringmasters

While performing in Germany, the 2012 BHS International Quartet Champions out of Sweden rung sweet chords inside a local cathedral.

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Citizen Queen

The girl group backed by the star power of Pentatonix is still on the rise and their latest song “Never Enough” features a simple yet powerful delivery.

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Vadé

Who doesn’t love Jamiroquai – especially when it’s sung this well? This a cappella quintet out of London claims influences from Take 6 and Committed among others and it shows.

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On’lar A Cappella

Some great fun out of Turkey produced by Grammy-winning engineer, Bill Hare.

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Jared Halley

The one-man a cappella sensation is back with a five-song medley from Journey.

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The Techtonics

As part of their series called #SmashHitSunday, the UK a cappella stars and 2016 ICCA Champions are pushing boundaries with their latest release, tackling subjects outside of their comfort zones.

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After School Specials

From the Claremont Colleges consortium in California, the 2018 ICCA Wildcard Finalist released a hot cover of Ariana Grande’s “Greedy.”

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AcaBelles

The standout group of women from FSU gave us a live cover of Demi Lovato this week.

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Stratus Quartet

Topping the field of High School Quartets at Arvada High School last week, the future of barbershop looks bright.

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New Tunesday – February 5, 2019

January was filled with such great music – we can hardly believe it’s already February.

Here are this week’s newest hits:

Home Free

A little a cappella Travis Tritt, anyone?

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Pitch Slapped

Not only did Pitch Slapped create an amazing arrangement of Charlie Puth’s “Attention” but they also NAILED it live at Berklee Caf in December. Consider us floored.

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Nor’Easters

In case Pitch Slapped wasn’t enough, here’s more great cover music out of the Boston collegiate scene.

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Rockapella

With adorable dogs and a vocal feature by percussionist Jeff Thacher, there’s nothing not to like about the latest cover from Rockapella.

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Peter Hollens

In his latest release Peter Hollens portrays the villain that everyone loves to hate: Scar.

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Sam Robson

Certainly was a good week for one man covers of Disney classics of the Lion variety.

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Jared Halley

No one was more excited to hear “Hooked On A Feeling” come back in Guradians of the Galaxy than your author, so an a cappella cover is just icing on the cake.

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Inverse Vocals

This sextet out of Michigan dropped their first video – a live take of Thirdstory’s “Still in Love” and we just may be.

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Colorado All State Choir

Now an annual tradition, the All State Choir makes beautiful music from the balconies.

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Kevin Ross

Not one, but two awesome mashups of TV theme songs? Yes, please.

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New Tunesday – January 22, 2019

The great music keeps on rolling in – here are some of our favorite new releases this week:

The Swingles

An original folk tune written by group tenor, Oliver Griffiths, is the perfect way to celebrate your most important relationships this new year.

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Peter Hollens

The one man a cappella band brings his favorite song from Lion King. Enjoy the many faces and sounds from this irrefutable YouTube star.

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The AcaLumni Project

What a nice surprise it was for the Acaville team to get a virtual Valentine from the world’s first internet-based a cappella group. “You’ve Got a Friend” is the latest release from this group of a cappella alumni from around the world. Like what you hear? Send your own valentine this year with their help!

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Jared Halley

The Ohio-based YouTube star with many clones released his latest cover – this time of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

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HIVE

We’re not sure there’s ever been a video that perfectly captured the essence of a group like this one. Enjoy “On and Ever Onward” arranged by Lisa Forkish.

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Rifftide

Born out of the very active BYU a cappella scene, this cover of “Dream” is visually stunning with cinematography work from Tyler Edwards.

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RANGE

With a roster full of up and coming Broadway stars, Range out of NYC covers Meadowlark with full blessing from Stephen Schwartz.

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燃点人声乐团Ignite Vocal

Is it just us, or does it feel like we’re ready for another boy band wave? In the meantime, here’s 18 boy bands in one pretty package from Ignite Vocal out of China.

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