New Tunesday – December 4, 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 yes, there are a lot of holiday tunes – a trend we expect to continue over the next few weeks:

The Swingles

The first video featuring the group’s newest soprano, Federica Basile, is a smash hit. You were expecting anything less?

Swingles, UK, a cappella, singing, Tokyo, London

Voctave

There may be nothing more beautiful than Voctave singing holiday songs. It’s certainly something to look forward to each year, and their latest release “O Come, O Come Emmanuel/The First Noel/I Wonder As I Wander” is as good as it gets.

Voctave, singing, a cappella, Christmas, holiday, music, carols

Y-Studs

Combining the magic of Queen with Hanukkah? We’re here for it.

Jewish, a cappella, Y-Studs, Queen, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Six13

More Queen. More Hanukkah. More awesome.

Six13, Jewish, A cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Queen
The Turkish a cappella group teamed up with Finnish beatboxer Tuukka Haapaniemi for this performance of  Kerimoğlu Zeybeği, mixed by Bill Hare.
a cappella, Turkey, singing, folk music

Face

Leave it to the all rock band in Colorado to reimagine O Little Town of Bethlehem to the tune of House of the Rising Sun.

Face, Colorado, vocal rock, a cappella, holiday, music, a cappella, Christmas, carols

Upper Structure

Treat yourself to the talent that just oozes out of these Berklee College of Music students with their lead track from their 2018 ICCA Competition Set, “Freedom.”

Berklee, a cappella, Freedom, Beyonce, cover, ICCA

Highline Vocal Jazz

In celebration of nearly one year as a group, Highline treated us to an inspired arrangement of O Holy Night.

Christmas, carols, a cappella, NYC, holiday

Venice Vocal Jam

Singing an arrangement by Homestay Music (you know them – it’s Erik Bosio, Vinther Sørensen, and Jussi Chydeniuss) we get some Beatles love out of Italy.

Beatles, a cappella, Italy, Venice, singing, Cluster

Beatsync

This Toronto group typically performs with a great deal of tech, but for their DCappella Tour submission, they stripped it all down to just acoustic voices.

a cappella, Canada, Toronto, acoustic, Beatsync

Scott & Ryceejo

Enjoy this new take on a classic carol from the husband and wife duo out of Utah, singing Silent Night with support from Spark Singers.

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AcoUstiKats

You may have become acquainted with this group through The Sing-Off, but the tradition lives on years after the show was retired. Here are the current ‘Kats singing a Nick Johnson arrangement of Deck the Halls:

UK, Kentucky, Christmas, carols, singing, a cappella

Association of International Champions

Another gem from the 2018 AIC show, this week we get to relive and enjoy “It’s a Small World” by the full AIC Chorus.

AIC, barbershop, champions, Disney, a cappella

Some A Cappella Favorites For Your Hanukkah Celebrations

If there is something that we can rely on, it is excellent Jewish a cappella, and with the Hanukkah holiday upon us, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite a cappella songs that celebrate, parody, and bring joy to the Festival of Lights!

New from Six13 this season, a take on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, with a classic Six13 twist.

Hanukkah, Chanukah, Six13, Jewish, a cappella

The Y-Studs will make a trip to DC for the Hanukkah Celebration at the White House this Thursday. Here is their Hanukkah version of Andra Day’s “Rise Up”:

Y-Studs, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

The Maccabeats have toured the world to share their music. Candlelight is one of their most popular Hanukkah tunes:

Maccabeats, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

And lucky for you, they released a new video for this holiday:

Maccabeats, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Shir Soul gave us a great rendition of Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah while paying homage to the reigning kings and queen of a cappella, Pentatonix:

Shir Soul, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah

And don’t forget their latest release that was featured in last week’s New Tunesday:

Shir Soul, Jewish, a cappella, Hanukkah, Africa

And the kings of Jewish a cappella improv, Pella Productions give us an 8 Nights of Hanukkah Mashup:

Pella, a cappella, Jewish, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Chag Sameach!