2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Winners:
This group began in the summer of 2011, bringing together different musical backgrounds: jazz, pop, barbershop and musical theater. Things seemed to click so easily, they all knew that they could do great things. GQ brings some new repertoire to the a cappella scene, featuring material by some of their favorite artists you may not have heard, and exploring other possibilities outside of the norm. But most of all they have become really good friends who have a passion and drive for singing and who try to create something special each time they perform.
2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Second Place
Epic formed when two barbershop a cappella harmony singers, a jazz singer and an opera singer found they discovered a common love of ringing chords, fun rehearsals and fantastic shoes. The foursome hails from Virginia and Maryland and is proudly affiliated with the Harmony, Inc., a premier international organization of women barbershop harmony singers. Epic is a vibrant quartet filled with an impressive blend musical and life experiences.
2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Third Place
Loose Interpretations is an all female contemporary a cappella group, who proudly call New York City home. The group was originally formed by several recent college grads who craved the fun and excitement of college a cappella, and Loose Interpretations was born.They pride ourselves on how they've grown over the years from performing in parks wherever they could find an audience, to selling out amazing venues like Arlene's Grocery, Cafe Wha?, Don't Tell Mama, Crash Mansion, and even performing at the Metropolitan Opera House.Loose Interpretations performs everything from 80's pop, to the Beatles, country, and rock, and have several members who keep their repertoire constantly growing with amazing original arrangements (winning best original arrangement last year at the Birchmere!). They keep it simple by recording their tracks live, keeping the focus on the voices, with no extras...just the way they like it.