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?

Home Free, Home Fries, a cappella, country, Travis Tritt

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.

Berklee, Charlie Puth, a cappella, Pitch Slapped,

Nor’Easters

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

Ariana Grande, a cappella, Nor'Easters, college, singing

Rockapella

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

Rockappella, a cappella, singing, cover song

Peter Hollens

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

Peter Hollens, a cappella, YouTube, Disney, villains, Lion King,

Sam Robson

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

Lion King 2, Sam Robson, one man, a cappella, Disney

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.

Guardians of the Galaxy, a cappella, Blue Suade, Jared Halley

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.

a cappella, singing, live music, harmony, Thirdstory

Colorado All State Choir

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

Colorado, balcony, sing, choir

Kevin Ross

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

a cappella, theme songs, singing, Kevin Ross
theme songs, a cappella, Kevin Ross

New Tunesday – January 15, 2019

2019 is already bringing us some pretty great new music, including some reinvented throwbacks of old favorites. Here are this week’s favorite new releases:

Home Free

What do you get when you mix America’s top country a cappella act and bring back our favorite a cappella R&B stylings from the 90’s? This heart-string tugging cover of “End of the Road” featuring a lead by Rob Lundquist.

Home Free, Home Fries, a cappella, country, Boyz II Men, a capella, singing, music video, The Sing-Off

David Yazbek & Sean Altman

Did you hear the news that Carmen Sandiego is back? (YES!) Did you also hear that they’re leaving out the original and incredible theme song from Rockapella? (BOO!) Never fear – the original writers of the song came through anyway – here’s the new a cappella mix of our favorite TV theme song:

a cappella, Sean Altman, David Yazbeck, Rockapella, TV theme, Carmen Sandiego

Nomadic

Born out of the professional recruitment process that is June, the first batch of stars out of the program just released their first fully produced music video. With a nod to the Pentatonix duo of Scott and Mitch, better known as Superfruit, this video is anything but bad for you. The group will be headlining their first festival alongside Duwende at Nordonia A Cappella Festival in March.

a cappella, Nomadic, June, Superfruit, Pentatonix, singing, Memphis, music video

Voice.Print

Sri Lanka’s a cappella boy band pays tribute to the boy bands from the ’60’s through today. Singing together since 2006, Voice.Print earned a silver and bronze medal at the World Choir Games in 2010 and can often be heard on English mainstream radio in Sri Lanka.

a cappella, Voice Print, boy bands, Sri Lanka, singing, World Choir Games

Elementary Mix

Although the Eagles’ bid for another Super Bowl ended last weekend, that doesn’t stop us from LOVING this cover of “Fly, Eagles, Fly” from the world’s youngest barbershop quartet. Your author is admittedly a diehard Birds fan, but we promise that its worth a listen!

barbershop, a cappella, Philadelphia, Eagles, Fly Eagles Fly, fight song, NFL, playoffs

New Tunesday – October 23, 2018

In addition to all of the great variety of a cappella you can hear ’round the clock here at Acaville Radio, we’re going to bring you some bonus releases each Tuesday to make sure you’re finding all of the latest and greatest this talented community has to offer.

Here are our favorites this week – and there are a lot of them:

Pentatonix

Along with the announcement of their newest Holiday album (coming October 26th!), Pentatonix released their Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired video for “Making Christmas.” Tickets for their “Christmas is Here!” Tour are on sale now – shows kick off in Texas on November 25.

a cappella, PTX, Pentatonix, singing, Nightmare Before Christmas

Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition

Catch up on (or relive!) a stellar week of barbershop from St. Louis. All of the performances are now available on YouTube.

barbershop, singing, Sweet Adelines, St. Louis, chorus

Voctave

BHS continues to release videos from their 2018 International, including Voctave’s ultimate battle of the sexes with “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun.

a cappella, Voctave, singing, Florida, musical theater

AIC Chorus

One of the most anticipated events of the year – the Association of International Champions comes together during International to feature past quartet winners. It’s quite magical when they all sing together, like they did for this “Dig A Little Deeper” medley.

barbershop, singing, harmony, AIC, champions

Vocal Spectrum

The 2006 Quartet Champions have STILL got it. Here’s a signature performance of “I’ve Got A Golden Ticket” during their guest performance at the 2018 Central States District Convention.

barbershop, singing, harmony, BHS, Vocal Spectrum, Tim Waurick

Ndlovu Youth Choir and Wouter Kellerman

Ed Sheeran sung by a South African youth choir with a flute player mixed and mastered by Bill Hare? It’s every bit as awesome as you think it should be. So much so, we’re including it here, even with the flute!

South Africa, harmony, singing, a cappella,

Rockapella

Just a head of the release of Jams Vol. 2, we’re treated with a preview of “Lady Mine (Bach vs. Beethoven)” which incorporates the classics in a way that only Rockapella can.

a cappella, Rockapella, singing, classical, Bach, Beethove

DCappella

It was another big week for DCappella – US tour dates were announced AND they dropped another video – this time for their all vocal version of “Glory Days” from Incredibles 2.

Disney, a cappella, Incredibles, singing, harmony

קוינטה וחצי Quinta and a Half

Leading the way for a cappella in Israel, Quinta and a Half released a dramatic video for their cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”

Israel, singing, a cappella, Rihanna, Diamonds

NoVI

The 2017 AcaOpen Finalists out of the UK just dropped a live looping cover of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

UK, a cappella, singing

The Bristol Suspensions

A little live video release from one of the top collegiate groups in the UK, we enjoyed this cover of Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s “Faith.”

a cappella, UK, singing, harmony, Faith

The Eight Tracks

Challenging themselves to create something fun in under an hour, this Boston CAL group channeled OKGo for this quick mashup of Nick Jonas and Taylor Swift. See them LIVE with Fermata Town at Spire Center for the Performing Arts on November 30!

Boston, a cappella, CAL, singing,

And no videos (yet!), but you should also check out the latest from:

Birdland Avenue – Rabbit Hole
Unaccompanied – PINETONESBir
Sonata Problem A Cappella – Exposition