New Tunesday – November 12, 2019

A few new videos to help you make it a little closer to Friday!

Eclipse 6

As the holiday season and the holiday stress start to creep in, hearing the words “Humble & Kind” may be perfectly timed.

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AcaPop! Kids

Another sunshine pop take from the young singers in AcaPop!

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A Cappella Academy

Another release from the 2019 camp – this time Root 81 singing Mumford & Son’s “I Will Wait.”

a cappella, Ben Bram, Avi Kaplan, Rob Dietz, Mount St Mary's, LA, singing, summer camp, a capella, cover song, live music

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.

a cappella, NYC, Time Warp, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, singing, cover song, a capella

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:

A Cappella Academy, summer camp, Ben Bram, Avi Kaplan, Rob Dietz, Lion King, choir, singing, a capella

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.

a cappella, Germany, YEBBA, cover song, singing, a capella

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.

2019, a cappella, Toxic, Texas, Brtiney Spears, cover song, a capella, neon lights

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.

a cappella, Australia, AUSACA, women, George Michael, singing, cover song, a capella

Exclusive Interview & New Release from VOXID

This award-winning group out of Germany has treated us to more great new music today. Following their highly acclaimed release, Shades of Light, Voxid covered YEBBA‘s Evergreen.

Acaville sat down with the group’s bass and arranger, Daniel Barke to talk about the new song:

Previewed by some of the biggest influencers in a cappella, it is clear just how well done this recording is. Dr. J.D. Frizzell, director of OneVoice and President of the A Cappella Education Association, shared, “VOXID’s new video of ‘Evergreen’ showcases the group’s intricate harmonies, tight rhythmic pocket, incredibly effective arranging, and engaging soloists. Even with all of this, the way VOXID’s members’ bright personalities shine through is this video’s a greatest strength.”

“I really like this release. It’s classy and effortlessly while still being playful and intimate. It takes so much work and dedication to release music and videos on this level – and wonderful soloist.” said Morten Vinther Sørensen of The Real Group.

Ray Chu, a leader of the Taiwan Choral Music Association, also weighed in. “Great a cappella cover, sung with soul and beautifully harmonized! The rhythm section sounds unbelievably real – how did you do that?”

Take a peek at the video – we’re sure you’ll be adding your voice to the chorus of praise!
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New Tunesday – October 22, 2019

A few new fun pieces for your aca-loving ears this week!

AcaPop! Kids

The long-awaited project from Ben Bram, Scott Hoying, and Shams Ahmed debuted this week with the release of not one, but two videos. A cast of 25 was selected from over 1000 auditionees and have created the a cappella only version of KidzBop meets the Mickey Mouse Club. Only way cooler. The group is expected to take on a tour in addition to their forthcoming album and lots more videos.

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a cappella, AcaPop!, Ben Bram, Scott Hoying, Shams Ahmed, Pentatonix, singing, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, a capella, cover song

Aperture

Fresh off their appearance at the AcaOpen, Aperture released this moving set of songs by Khalid, Mø, Sufjan Stevens, Billie Eilish, and Rihanna. This set received Best Original Arrangement after their performance at Carnegie Hall.

a cappella, mash up, Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Khalid, mø, sufjan stevens