Vocal HERspective Episode 54 – Lachi

Tonight on Vocal HERspective, Rachael and Amanda check in with a true success story coming out of the a cappella world. This week’s guest is singer, songwriter, and disability advocate Lachi just ahead of her newest track release. A founder of UNC Cadence and Mezzo A Cappella is making huge waves and we try to pack all of it into this 30 minute interview tonight at 6:30 pm Pacific (9:30 pm Eastern) on Acaville! The interview will rebroadcast Sunday at 10:30 am & pm Pacific and hit the podcast networks on Monday.

Competition Countdown – Final Episode of 2020

We here at Acaville have been so honored to have the chance to sit down with competing groups from this year’s ICCA and ICHSA. We have come to the last installment for the season, where we are honored to share with you interviews and the ENTIRE 2020 SETS for the following groups: Guildhall School of Music & Drama #TheConchordsMacArthur PFCPitchmen​, and The Hofbeats.

Because we are including the entire sets of these stellar groups, this last episode will be 90 minutes, starting at 7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific, with groups airing in the order listed above.

We will rebroadcast on Sunday April 5th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific, and starting Monday April 6th in podcast form on the Competition Countdown podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms.

New Tunesday – January 21, 2020

Highline Vocal Jazz

This one is a treat for the ears AND the eyes. See them LIVE at N.E.Voices this weekend – we’ll be streaming it right here on Acaville!

a cappella, NYC, jazz, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, stop motion, singing, harmony, a capella

The King’s Singers

Founding Harmony is coming soon and here’s the newest single from this pillar of the a cappella world.

a cappella, Finding Harmony, London, Alma Androzzo, Stacey V. Gibbs, MLK, hymn, 1945

Forte

Forte + Shams Ahmed + Plaid Productions + Justin Critchfield + Ed Boyer + Dave Sperandio + Ryan Parma = Magic. That’s how math works, right?

a cappella, Centreville, Ohio, Dayton Strong, Youth, Shawn Mendez, ICHSA, cover song, Ryan Parma, singing, Shams Ahmed, a capella

DCappella

Anytime the vocal percussionist gets a solo, you know it’s going to be great.

a cappella, Disney, Aristocats, Antonio Fernandez, jazz, singing, movie soundtrack

Six Appeal

This Twin Cities based group announced their new members, Mel Daneke and Virginia Cavaliere with this Beyonce classic.

a cappella, Minnesota, Beyonce, cover song, singing, a capella

NoVI

There’s a reason the a cappella community loves singing and hearing covers of this Leonard Cohen song – especially when arranged and sung well.

a cappella, live music, cover song, Leonard Cohen, London, singing, St Michael’s Paternoster Royal

Anthem Lights

This group should really just consider going all a cappella.

a cappella, Ed Sheeran, wedding songs, love song, cover song, singing, Perfect, quartet, Nashville,

Harvard Opportunes

A stellar live version of Hard Place featuring first year soloist, Devon Gates.

a cappella, live music, cover song, H.E.R., Harvard, a capella, singing

Voxy

January is a great time to put the spotlight on empowerment songs. Here’s a great medley from this San Diego quintet.

a cappella, a capella, singing, cover song, women, women rising, in solidarity, rise up, Quiet, MILCK,, Andra Day, Armor, Sara Bareilles, This Is Me, The Greatest Showman, San Diego