2012 Pacific Northwest Regional Winners:
Is Six Appeal a comedy group, a vocal ensemble, or a rock band? Audiences have been trying to answer that question for years. Swearing off instruments, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes. Featuring vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, the group explores all genres with a far-reaching repertoire that will surprise and captivate audiences regardless of the setting.
2012 Pacific Northwest Regional: Second Place
Bodacious Ladyhood is a Seattle-based trio of women who have been singing together for nearly a decade. Carolyn, Loretta and Jenny met via the local theatre scene and since then have been delighting audiences all over the Puget Sound area. In 2011, they performed at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery and on live, national radio as guests on "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." They take inspiration from a vast range of styles including folk, '60s girl group, humor, prog-rock and jazz. They have been called "vibrant-voiced", "impressive, innovative and inimitable", and "a must-see." Bodacious Ladyhood is three parts harmony, one part comedy and a whole lot of fun.
2012 Pacific Northwest Regional: Third Place
Rezonate The premiere a cappella group from Eugene, Oregon, the gentlemen of Rezonate sing R&B, Gospel, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Funk, and even some Hard Rock, including deftly arranged covers and original songs. The group started singing together as Rezonate in December 2004, and have sung at many venues since. At the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals in May of 2009, Rezonate won both Third Place and the coveted award for Best Original Arrangement. With thick, lush, true six and seven part harmonies and a difficulty level second to none, Rezonate can evoke the smooth sounds of the Four Freshman, the rockin' edge of the Goo Goo Dolls, or the pop excitement of acts like Bruno Mars and Owl City.