Host Rachael Schoenbaum, from Acaville Radio, interviews a cappella groups from all over the world about how they got started, where they are going, and to give you a sense of their style and personality so that you can learn more about the people producing the music you already love!
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Voices Only 2020 - The Vassar Devils
The Vassar Devils started in the fall of 1987 and are now one of eight co-ed a cappella groups at Vassar. The group formed when two members of another campus a cappella group fell in love
Voices Only 2020 - Exit 245
From James Madison University, Exit 245 is a group of dudes that sing slick grooves and sweet tunes. We talk to the group about their selected tune, Home Alone, originally performed by Ansel Elgort, arranged by Leif Jomuad and with the solo by Cam Ayer.
Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/5yiokZbVkLJFvubPULsalE?si=rKFk3DyyRP6bEAwLMDEuWQ.
Learn more about the group at https://www.exit245.com.
The group Tune Army from Newcastle University has released a brand new album while in lockdown called Behind Closed Doors. Rachael sits down with members Adam and Chi to talk about the album, take a listen to some of the tunes, and generally hear what the group is up to.
Listen to this incredible album yourself on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/3BtJCFesoGCz2RrRRNkfiT?si=wlh5FvsSR1qCzdEgmmbydA.
Voices Only 2020 - Gold Vibrations
It was a dark and stormy evening (probably) in the fall of 2009. Skinny scarves and low rise jeans are all the rage. In a dark, muggy building, now known as Varner Hall, a rag-tag group of kids who all just happen to love to sing get together for the first time. It was there, on that possibly dark and stormy evening, in the deep dark corners of Varner Hall, that Gold Vibrations A Cappella was born. We had the pleasure of speaking with members Wes & Maria their rendition of Billie Eilish's song When The Party Is Over, soloed and arranged by Cole Fazzini.
Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/4wDiDTNWfEbbJMwu61AOcu?si=EBV07XSRQqyY0TniAQ2AMA.
Learn more about the group at https://www.oaklandgoldvibrations.com.
Voices Only 2020 - Pitch, Please!
Pitch, Please! was founded in the winter of 2017 and is a co-ed, competitive a cappella group at UCLA. Their music varies widely from indie ballads to upbeat experimental-pop hits, most of which is arranged by their very own members. We had the pleasure of speaking with the group about their rendition of Ariana Grande's God Is A Woman, soloed by Allie Stone and arranged by Thaddeus Demeke.
Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/5vIquQv52cPsjjuGpP6r8Q?si=kdDvpH5SSSGqdiksn6xCJQ.
Learn more about the group at https://www.pitchpleaseucla.net/.
Voices Only 2020 - All-Night Yahtzee
In the fall of 1998, Brian Haverkate gathered fearless singers, who needed not instrumental accompaniment, to form the first group of its kind at Florida State University. They named this group All-Night Yahtzee and the reason why is a closely guarded secret. We spoke with PR director Joshua Emmanuelli about their rendition of the Billie Eilish tune, You Should See Me In A Crown, featuring soloists Colette Verner and Maddy Schatz, and arranged by John Haas.
Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/69PAiO1c0yU3Wvamfxi71o?si=QfzixMqXR26mfSffXqXsog.
Learn more about the group at https://www.allnightyahtzeefsu.com.