Six Appeal Momentum Grows With More To Come

Six Appeal Vocal Band recently returned to the States from a whirlwind tour of Europe, where they captured their second consecutive Grand Prize win at the 2019 Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival. While in Russia, Six Appeal filmed three music videos as part of a soon to be released five-song visual EP, aptly titled Euro EP. The new EP tells the story of the band’s first European tour through both audio and video, shot throughout Moscow and Catalonia.

Since first taking the spotlight after winning the National Harmony Sweepstakes in 2012, this world-class vocal ensemble from Minneapolis  combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. Six Appeal have performed with artists such as Thundercat, Andy Grammer, Michael McDonald, and Kenny Loggins. They’ve also twice performed for the stars at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Hollywood to exuberant response.

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What’s coming up next for this cheeky vocal band? An upcoming tour to promote Euro EP!

Catch them on tour this summer:

June 13 – Plymouth, MN – Hilde Amphitheater
June 28 – Lakeside, OH – Hoover Auditorium
August 7 – Eagan, MN – Eagan Market Fest
August 12 – Maple Grove, MN – Town Green Park
August 14 & 15 – Alexandria, MN – Theatre L’Homme Dieu

New Tunesday – June 11, 2019

It may be summer, but we’re still enjoying new music!

Voicebox

What better way to start off this week than a tribute to Pride with a cover of The Greatest.

Vadé

We sincerely hope you’re not still sleeping on this group because we’re a little obsessed. Enjoy another smooth cover from this London sensation.

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N’Harmonics

One last piece from their winning ICCA set – enjoy the champions’ live take of Choker’s “Juno.”

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Studio 4

We’re getting SUPER excited about BHS International in Salt Lake City next month, so imagine our joy to see this live performance of a Chicago tune done by one of the world’s top quartets.

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Reverse Osmosis

Sung live, RO took on the Staves, led by Sarah Exodus.

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New Tunesday – June 4, 2019

Home Free

The next music video for another original song from the upcoming Home Free album “Dive Bar Saints” is here. “Remember This” was written by Home Free bass Tim Foust with Arlis Albritton, Donnie Reis, and Chris Chatham.

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Pentatonix

Ok, Kevin included his cello in this cover of “Shallow,” but it’s still as masterful as we’ve come to expect from Pentatonix, so we’ll cheat a little, shall we?

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Pitch Slapped

There’s a reason this group is consistently one of the best collegiate groups in the world. They just dropped this little video from their latest album, “Sincerely.” (Yeah, go ahead and download that whole thing. We’ll wait.)

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Lightship Beatbox

What happens when you pair up two of the world’s best beatboxers and let them do their thing in Denver? This.

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Scott & Ryceejo

K-Pop is certainly picking up in popularity stateside. Watch as this husband-wife duo takes on BLACKPINK.

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Rebel Bit

Another hauntingly beautiful cover from the Italian group on the rise.

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Sirens – 藍色警報

Translated as “That Night”‘ one of the biggest groups out of Taiwan give us a compelling cover – enjoyable even if you’re not fluent in Taiwanese.

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Rip_Chord

Who says all-male collegiate groups can’t do emotions? Rip_Chord captures the pain that comes with love pretty perfectly in their latest release.

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New Tunesday – May 28, 2019

Summer unofficially kicked off here in the U.S. while the new a cappella releases stay hot. Here are this week’s top new releases:

Pentatonix

The wave from Dear Evan Hansen hasn’t crested yet, and PTX rides it just fine.

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2018 AIC Show Highlights

Counting down the minutes until the BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City this  summer? Well, this probably isn’t going to alleviate that excitement – some highlights from last year’s AIC Show:

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MAZE Voices

A beautiful original song with a spot on music video – watching this group out of Aarhus makes us a little extra sad we aren’t in Denmark this week!

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Limited Edition

One of the best high school groups in the US, this Ben Rector cover is the perfect fit for the powerhouses from Port Washington.

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The Lost Keys

Everyone loves a good couch video and this Bastille cover hits all the right places. Check out the latest from this superstar CAL group out of NYC.

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Take Flight 

Perhaps the first cover of an Avi Kaplan original since the former Pentatonix bass pursued his solo career, done by Harmony Sweepstakes finalists, Take Flight.

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Collaborate

A relatively new group out of London, Collaborate put a little shine on their live performance of My My My.

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Tonal Ecstasy

McGill University’s oldest a cappella group performed a Vulfpeck cover to close out the spring semester.

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New Tunesday – May 21, 2019

Just a couple of new videos out this week, but what we’re lacking in quantity certainly isn’t affecting the quality!

Home Free

Is there anything better than the comfort of your hometown dive bar? Everyone needs a low-key, familiar place to unwind sometimes. Home Free capture that in their latest original song, the first single of their upcoming album which is now available for pre-sale.

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Peter Hollens

Don’t have time to watch a full show? Well, catch the 5-minute version of Newsies here:

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Aquapella

The 2019 UK ICCA Champions traveled across the Atlantic to compete on Broadway last month. If you didn’t get to see their set, now you can:

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New Tunesday – May 14, 2019

N’Harmonics

Fresh off their ICCA win, this NYU group released a studio recording of “To The Wolves” from their winning set.

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Vadé (ft. Jermaine Riley)

We can’t help but compare this London group to Boyz II Men. Just hear for yourself.

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Highline Vocal Jazz

Here’s a little George Gershwin from the jazz quintet out of New York City.

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קוינטה וחצי Quinta and a Half

For those of us outside of Europe, Eurovision seems like a pretty magical competition. Qunita and a Half gives us a little evolution video in honor of the kick off of Eurovision 2019 in Tel-Aviv.

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Elephant Claps

Proof that the Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival was a great experience even if you didn’t win anything.

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New Tunesday – May 7, 2019

Nothing proves that music is a great communication tool like this week’s new releases:

The Swingles

Only The Swingles could release a soundcheck video as beautiful as this.

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The G-Men

Fresh off their excellent performance at the Playstation Theater for ICCA Finals, this University of Michigan standout released their semi-final performance of their winning set.

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Six13

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Six13 shared this.

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VoicePlay

There may never be another Prince, but at least we can still enjoy great covers like this one.

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From the Roots

Captured during their performance at SING! Texas, From the Roots shares a Sylvan Esso cover.

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Triforce Films

Take a break from the Starbucks cup dilemma to enjoy the GoT theme song done right, er, a cappella.

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UNC Clef Hangers

When you’ve got a whole a cappella group at your disposal, why wouldn’t you include them in your proposal?

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MICappella

Speaking of using a cappella to make a big announcement, this Singapore group used their music to make one of theirs.

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FORK

Sometimes the news is less than great, but a music video is still the way to say it.

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The Lost Keys

This NYC-based groups brought a little Pomplamoose influence to this Hall & Oates classic.

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Flight Scene

You can never go wrong with an Amy Winehouse cover.

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Natural State of Mind

This high school group out of Arkansas certainly has made the rounds this spring. This song is one of the most powerful from their competition set.

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Arvada West Vocal Chords

Bringing things back to the chapel, this high school choir gives a modern take on the origins of a cappella with this Bon Iver cover.

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New Tunesday – April 30, 2019

The school year is winding down, the summer festival season is heating up and we’re hitting a great crossroads of new music.

Insomnia

This mashup of “Brighter Day” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” done by ten singers out of Latvia GROOVES.

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Pentatonix

Ariana Grande has had quite the journey so far. Who better to capture it with a cappella?

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BYU Noteworthy

If there is something we’ve come to expect from BYU a cappella music videos, it is stunning scenery only outdone by stunning voices.

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Jared Halley

The Columbus-based one man show took on Imagine Dragons this week.

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Vintage Mix

Everyone’s favorite quadruplet quartet does this justice.

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Scott & Ryceejo

The latest Disney Crossover brings together Hercules and Anastasia.

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Vocalocity

Eurovision is the biggest European music competition and Vocalocity pays tribute to all of the Israeli competitors.

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The Beatroots

Taking advantage of a trip to Paris in the best way possible, The Beatroots used the City of Lights as a backdrop for their latest video.

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Beatsync

This Toronto-based group decided to challenge themselves by recording and filming this during their recent retreat weekend.

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Gestalt

As a group that prides themselves on being avant-garde, their latest video sure has caused quite a stir.

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