2011 Boston Regional Winners:
Overboard is a professional male a cappella group based in Boston. In addition to street performing throughout New England and donating their services to a variety of non-profit organizations, the group has been featured entertainment for American Idol's annual summer camp and on the CBS Early Show's A Cappella Quest. Since 2009, the group has received 7 CARA nominations and one CARA award for Best Holiday Song for their version of "We Three Kings."
2011 Boston Regional: Second Place
North Shore A Cappella - FFor the last 30 years, North Shore Acappella has entertained and excited thousands of listeners throughout the Boston area, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo to songs from the 40's right up through today. The voices belong to Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi.This special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore Acappella is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire of hundreds of popular hits that cover the last five decades. Each number and performance is arranged in a way that showcases each member in a role of lead singer Š a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim.North Shore Acappella's commercial advertising experience ranges from radio and television voice-overs for T.J. Maxx to a variety of corporate public relations assignments, including the New York Stock Exchange. North Shore Acappella has led entertainment efforts for major fund raising events, including the American Red Cross Mass Bay Chapter Food Relief Campaign, Massachusetts Special Olympics, and the Crispus Attucks ChildrenÕs Center. .
2011 Boston Regional: Third Place
Foreign Exchange is not a house of currency but an a cappella group consisting of four ladies from 3 different countries who love to harmonize. They mostly sing barbershop, but their repertoire varies from old standards, to broadway numbers to disco and everything in between. They are happy to sing anytime anywhere until the wee hours of the morning as long as the chords keep ringing. Amanda, Maria, Morgan and Nanda all currently live in the US and are happy to be representing Harmony, Inc. on the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes stage.