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.

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Tune Army

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.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

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Voices Only 2020 – Voices

Voices from University of Chicago is composed of both undergraduate & graduate students whose unique repertoire includes original compositions, as well as an eclectic mix of pop, r&b, rock & alternative music. We sat down with President Summer Aslam to talk about their original tune Part of Me, written by Summer and Kate Connors, and arranged and soloed by Will Cabaniss.

Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/77G5ib8PO9LGJxwqLtdIdq?si=WnSRjxogQqqXUxtvWGjcqw.

Learn more about the group at https://www.ucvoices.com.

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Voices Only 2020 -Aquapella

Aquapella, the National Champions of A Cappella 2017, 2018 & 2019, founded in 2011. From the University of Bath, the group prides them selves on team spirit, innovation and integrity. We talk to the group about their tune, Boys, originally performed by Charlie XCX and mixed with Girls by Rita Ora. The solo is Maisie Hillier and the arranger is Erin McCullough.

Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/2iEfuJScNLeT6H20fYNHr5?si=FpeLwcT4SumZujeUTKZgvg.

Learn more about the group at http://soundoffacappella.com.

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Voices Only 2020 – Sound Off A Cappella

Sound Off A Cappella is an award-winning, professional a cappella group from Boston, MA. We talk to the group about their selected tune, Never Let Me Go, originally performed by Jess Glynne, arranged by Elliott von Wendt and with the solo by Eileen O’Hara.

Check out the tune yourself at https://open.spotify.com/track/2iEfuJScNLeT6H20fYNHr5?si=FpeLwcT4SumZujeUTKZgvg.

Learn more about the group at http://soundoffacappella.com.

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Voices Only 2020 – Corey Slutsky

We are kicking off our special on the release of the Voices Only 2020 volumes by speaking with Voices Only Productions’ own Corey Slutsky! Tune in to hear how Corey put together this year’s compilation from a record-breaking number of entries and included more original tunes than ever before!

Check out the entire list here: http://www.voicesonlyacappella.com/VO/vo2020.php

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The Bristol Suspensions

When the Edinburgh Fringe Festival closed due to the Coronavirus, The Bristol Suspensions got to work! The group created an online Fringe Fest for the month of August, culminating in the release of 3 brand new special releases: their Lower Voices High School Musical medley, their Upper Voices Movie medley, and their rendition of The Weather, originally performed by Lawrence.

You can check out the group’s YouTube channel and watch the videos of these songs here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBristolSuspensions or you can buy the single for The Weather in iTunes or listen in Spotify!

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