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The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the National Finals.

2009 Los Angeles Champions

Evolution

Evolution is an all male Vocal Rock Band, based on the Westside in LA. Together, these gentlemen use lyrical, tight harmonies, and a powerful synergy that creates great music and an entertaining good time. EVOLUTION plans to "Heal the World Through Harmony" using original arrangements ranging from the 50's to today's pop hits, as well as creative, ground-breaking originals that help their audiences think outside the box. Ladies and gentlemen, "Let EVOLUTION sing"!

2009 Results
1st
Evolution
2nd
These Guys A Cappella
3rd
King4
Audience Favorite
Evolution
Best Original Arrangement
"The Remedy" Arr. Nate George
Best Original Song
"La De Da" Written by Mr Tim


2009 Participating Groups

Elemental Harmony
Elemental Harmony - is a trio of women who delight in sharing their love of vocal music. Their eclectic a cappella repertoire includes selections from madrigals to modern, whimsical to world music, and everything in between. The trio shares their beautiful harmonies and original arrangements in a wide variety of venues, including music festivals, concert stages, private parties, and corporate events. The ladies of Elemental Harmony are very excited about sharing their music with you at Harmony Sweepstakes!

Members: Kris Wildman, Silvia Sarkissian, Terry Lieberstein
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Evolution
Evolution is an all male Vocal Rock Band, based on the Westside in LA. Together, these gentlemen use lyrical, tight harmonies, and a powerful synergy that creates great music and an entertaining good time. EVOLUTION plans to "Heal the World Through Harmony" using original arrangements ranging from the 50's to today's pop hits, as well as creative, ground-breaking originals that help their audiences think outside the box. Ladies and gentlemen, "Let EVOLUTION sing"!

Listen to: Angel | Listen to: Book of Love

Members: Adam Croce, Ken White, Michael Maury, Jim Campbell, Rolland Lopez, Rono, Jamie Paisley
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Expedia
An energetic, talented foursome that entertains audiences by presenting a program of music in multiple styles including modern, barbershop, etc.

Members: Graham Pence , Ken Potter, Chris Stewart, Brian Harmon
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King4
The King lives – in quadruplicate! Live from Las Vegas, four sweet harmony crooning Elvi keep the spirit of the King of Rock & Roll burning strong… burning like a hunka hunka burnin love. Singing the greatest hits of the King, as well as songs he would have sung had he lived long enough, the King4 shake their collective pelvises regularly on Las Vegas stages, for corporate clients and private events, and at arts festivals and in concert halls. Viva Las Vegas!

Members: Bryce Robinson, Michael Rene, Paul Johnson, Tim Jones
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Red Harmony
Based in Los Angeles, California, Red Harmony tailors its selection of songs to the voices and personalities of its singers in order to present a fresh and original performance. Each member brings a very unique style, specialty, and energy to the table, creating a synergistic culture where ideas are shared and creativity is celebrated. From accompanying each other with rhythmic vocals to reveling in crunchy jazz chords, Red Harmony creates a personal experience with every note.

Members: Cali Zimmerman, Laura McCorkle, Sydne Sullivan, Anthony Starble, Nate George, Christopher Thaxter
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These Guys A Cappella
These Guys has been Thrilling audiences since 2005. They have made network T.V. appearances, opened for platinum recording artists, and been awarded in numerous music competitions. This all male ensemble sings Jazz, Hip Hop, R and B, Barbershop, Doo Wop, Rock , and Boogaloo. This will be These Guys first appearance in Harmony Sweepstakes.

Members: Josh Downtain, Rob Gonzalez , Jujuan Gailey, Anju Calilung, Jazzari Smith, Johan Acu, Mark Weidenhoffer, Kyle Housen
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Throat
Throat is a collective of singer-musicians that perform original music. Hard-rocking beats, cerebral songwriting and a full, in-your-face band sound...that just happens to all be produced without instruments. Throat is a vocal band that sings 100% original music. Influenced by great rock groups of the past 50 years, as well as the pioneers of the contemporary a cappella vocal band movement, THROAT is dedicated to performing fresh, rocking music for the masses.

Members: Aaron Paul , Cian Coey, Karisma Skye, Richard Steighner, Mister Tim
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Vocal Magic
Vocal Magic has been entertaining audiences since before the turn of the century. Their smooth vocal jazz style is inspired by groups such as Manhattan Transfer, the P.M. Singers, the Real Group, and Happy Jackson & the Quintessentials. The group is always scouring the globe for unique and interesting performance opportunities. Some of their favorites include music & arts festivals, park concerts, and Area 51 (CLASSIFIED). In a quest to promote the art of a cappella singing, Vocal Magic hosts "Javapella"- A monthly showcase of a cappella music in Orange County. Mix mirth with a cup of java, and add a sprinkle of magic- that's Vocal Magic!

Members: Glenn Phillip Wanke, Gabriella Rollins , Willem Van der Pol, Linda Cicino, Ariana Attie
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2009 Judges

Jim Campbell   

m Campbell’s (Bass) film and television work includes Disney's The Haunted Mansion, The Simpsons, The Tonight Show, That '70s Show, Home Improvement, The Carson Daly Show, Gilmore Girls, Ned & Stacey, and Blossom. For 14 years Jim was the bass of the venerable Dapper Dans of Disneyland. As a freelance singer in Los Angeles, he has been a soloist with the Pacific Symphony Pops, Santa Barbara Symphony and Foothill Master Chorale, and has sung with the Los Angeles Chamber Singers, Pacific Chorale and Angeles Chorale. Jim began his career doing regional musical theatre and opera productions in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. His credits include Kenickie in Grease, Action in West Side Story and Curly in Oklahoma!

Caroline McLean   

Caroline McLean is originally from Leeds, England. Her passion for close-harmony singing began when she was in high school and is still a major part of her life. While living in England, she was a member of the award-winning White Rosettes Chorus and was the lead singer in the gold medal quartet, 42nd Street. She currently directs the L.A. South Towns Show Chorus which, with its distinctive and lively style, charms audiences and wins rave reviews wherever they perform. Caroline also sings with the popular Los Angeles-based vocal jazz quartet Ready Willing & Mabel.

Peter Neushul   

Peter Neushul (Bari) – Sang with the champion 139th St. quartet. He has performed on many TV spots including Cheers, Night Court, Gilmore Girls, etc. Peter also recorded on two of Neil Diamond’s albums. He currently directs the South Bay Coastliners Chorus.

Kate Walker   

Kate Walker (Alto) - Began her singing career singing 4 part harmony with her family in Christchurch New Zealand. She performed professionally with several New Zealand bands as lead singer and guitar player.

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Interested in Performing?

We are always seeking groups who would like to participate in our events.

Groups of any style are welcome, but you must have between 3 and 8 members. We have a rule book which explains many of the details of the event, which you can see by clicking here. All groups must audition in order to compete. Generally this is done by sending a current tape and photo, although live auditions are sometimes arranged. The purpose of the audition is to make sure the group is appropriate for the Festival and to help the Director determine the performance order. If a group has competed previously, the audition process may be waived.

How to enter

Please send music and photos to the regional director :

Will Hamblet (Los Angeles) The South Bay Coastliner Chorus has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) for over half a century. For the last 15 years, the Coastliners have sponsored the Los Angeles Regional Harmony Sweepstakes program. As such, they are the only BHS organization involved in this competition. During their sponsorship, the Los Angeles Regional is proud to have produced 5 National winners & 2 second place finalists.


323-660-0321
willhamblet (at) roadrunner.com


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