You can hear the rebroadcast on Sunday at 6 am & pm EST or hear this and all of the other great episodes of #TheSpotlight at spotlightpod.org.
We’re pretty close to the end of the school year, so we’re waiting with unbridled anticipation of all the aca-goodness to come! And lucky for all of us, the end of year release extravaganza has begun.
But first – reigning Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champions, After Hours, performed LIVE on the Today Show in honor of Barbershop Quartet Day! Barbershop Quartet Day (April 11) honors the official beginning of organized barbershop with the founding of BHS, now 81 years strong. Watch it HERE.
And there aren’t any videos (yet), but 2018 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, 2018 AcaOpen Finalists, and now 2019 VoiceJam Champions, Business Casual, just dropped a new album. Check it out now on Spotify and then get your own copy on iTunes or Amazon!
This outstanding high school group out of San Antonio is on their way to NYC to compete in ICHSA next week, but they gave us THIS goodness before they go. And within just days of release, it has nearly 65,000 views!
The Sing-Off Season 2 Champions prove they still have the magic that won them the top prize.
These recent CARA winners just keep putting out the hits. Chag Kasher v’Sameach!
The fire is still burning hot for Citizen Queen who surprised fans with a live take of “Too Little, Too Late” over the weekend.
Alright, we know at least some of you are back in Game of Thrones heaven. Here’s a treat for you out of Poland. And it’s cool to listen to even if you aren’t a fan of the show.
This Shawn Mendes song has made quite the rounds in a cappella circles this year. Pair it with a great video and some nice dance moves and we’re sold.
A Jonas/Zedd mashup done a cappella? Yes.
Who knew there were more country a cappella groups out there? It was good news to us, so we wanted to share this awesome Kelsea Ballerini cover.
I’m ready for a new cover of Royals. Enjoy this live take from Wisconsin.
So, this Jonas Brothers tune is just *so* catchy, we have another version for you.
This Malaysian group is so excited for Ed Sheeran to make a tour stop, they used this music video as a lover letter.
If Ariana Grande is going to own the charts, it only makes sense to put out a mashup.
I can never resist talented elementary school kids singing great music. Hear the latest from this super talented group of barbershop’s future.
And while this isn’t new, Ringmasters‘ stellar version of “Notre Dame Medley” made the rounds this week as the world watched fire engulf the treasured and storied cathedral in the heart of Paris. As we saw in so many news clips, music is already bringing peace to those feeling the impact of the loss.
This week’s #NewTunesday brings some heavy-hitters this week. From world class, to world champions, to worldwide, we’ve got your need for new a cappella amply covered this week:
Now with two new ladies, The Swingles quietly dropped this Spanish lullaby and it wows. Did you expect anything less?
Somewhat under the radar, top US vocal group N7 has been competing on The World’s Best Championship. Their most recent performance was a tribute of “Fix You”, but you can also see their cover of the iconic “In The Air Tonight” or their audition using “Wall of Sound.”
Two new videos in two weeks from this amazing group? We feel spoiled.
Losing power might be your worst nightmare, but what if it meant an impromptu unplugged set from one of the best jazz quartets in the business? Here they are entertaining in the dark at Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House.
In their first PartWorks installment of Season 2, the fellas of VoicePlay bring us a cover of “Mr. Blue Sky” that is sure to brighten your day.
This dynamic duo caught the attention of the composer with their medley of songs from Mary Poppins Returns – the latest in their long series of Disney covers.
The recently crowned South Regional Finalists for this year’s ICCA just released a live video of their performance of “No Air” from the Betsy A Cappella Festival in the fall.
The ladies of Aussie a cappella came together for a cover of “Independent Women” in honor of International Women’s Day.
This Boston-based CAL group just snagged 2nd place at the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes – here’s footage of their whole set!
Have you been following the #SmashHitSunday series? Here’s the latest out of the UK’s top collegiate group:
And this one was a little late to come to our attention, but here’s a new-ish Geico ad featuring a “barbershop quartet”:
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:
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.
Catch up on (or relive!) a stellar week of barbershop from St. Louis. All of the performances are now available on YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Leading the way for a cappella in Israel, Quinta and a Half released a dramatic video for their cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”
The 2017 AcaOpen Finalists out of the UK just dropped a live looping cover of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
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.”
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!
And no videos (yet!), but you should also check out the latest from: