Groups By Region
We are members of a youth a cappella harmony singing class called "Advanced A Cappella Ensemble" (AACE) taught by Krista Enos through Ms. Kitty's Harmony Road Music School in Half Moon Bay. We range in age from 15-22. We meet once a week for 90 minutes. We like singing in a variety of styles, and are very excited about the idea of learning from and singing alongside some of the best a cappella groups in the Bay Area!
Members: Veronica Gallegos, Taylor Olson, Maddie Rojas, Alyssa Turenne, Michelle Turenne
| Take Flight
Take Flight is Napa's premier a Cappella band. Comprised of 5 highly experienced vocalist, they take on hit songs from a wide array of genres and artists and perform them all without the use of any instruments! With smooth, tight harmonies and pleasing upbeat music, they can perform background for intimate dining or for larger groups focusing on entertainment.
Members: Emma Guerrieri , Diana Corzo, Carlos Gonzalez, JourneyDay, Ted Reynolds
Yes we are. Formed in 2012, we have been performing original covers of everything from classic rock hits to contemporary pop tunes. As a 13 person a cappella group, we achieve a unique sound by fusing new and old music in sophisticated arrangements. We strive to bring joy to our audience and hope to share our Aca-love of singing to everyone within earshot!
Members: Dominique Medina, Mariana Jones, Sarah Brumfield, Amber Curley, Valeria Huaco, Marizel Mendoza, Nate Baumbach, Diego Lopez, Jake Lagrave, Daniel Jones, Ethan Sifferman, Rjay Molo
| Halfway to Midnight
Halfway to Midnight is a co-ed band of musical misfits who, having missed the thrill of the a cappella world and desiring an outlet to strengthen our individual instruments, serendipitously found each other in the midst of the great big beautiful Bay Area and begun gathering weekly to share in the blend of our voices together. Our life stories are as varied as our voices yet we find common ground in our love of instrument-free music-making and we truly hope you like what you hear.
Members: Vivek Saraswat, Gonzalo Alonso, Michael Barrientos, Elana Zizmor, Alicia Flor, Scott Adler, Shanna Bengtson
| Vocal Edition
We're a co-ed a cappella Group that sings pop, alternative, R&B, jazz, and classics. Our personalities are as eclectic and beautiful as our sound with backgrounds ranging from software development and environmental science to videography and psychology! We love sharing our passion for music with others and using our creativity to come up with interesting and clever arrangements!
Members: Nisha Anand, Margaret Gordon, Cephra Stuart, Tiffanie Yu, Cliff Reilly, Richie Magallon, Alex Bignell, Danny Olefsky
| Beyond Zebra
Beyond Zebra is a newly formed a cappella group who enjoys expressing unique, intricate arrangements with heartfelt emotion. Like the Dr. Seuss book On Beyond Zebra about an alphabet beyond Z, the music of Beyond Zebra takes audiences beyond what they might know and expect. When you go Beyond Zebra, who knows what wonderful things you might hear?
Members: Fiona McRae, Miya Kanzaki, Doug Friedman, Jon Pilat, John Kelley, John Rae-Grant
| Lucky Pitches
Lucky Pitches is a barbershop quartet. Three of us met singing in San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus, a Sweet Adelines Chorus. Our fourth member Molly is an honorary SFSW member by blood (Kelly's Sister). We've been singing together in this configuration since July of 2017. We are all fairly new to barbershop, but we have all loved singing since we were little girls.
Members: Dana Manochi, Dawn Bickett, Kelly Sopher, Molly Sopher
| LoVE (Levels of Vocal Expression)
This 5-person Bay Area vocal band culminates their individual influences of jazz, funk, gospel, and electronica to create an eclectic, powerhouse pop a cappella sound and ultimately, spread love and positivity through their music.
Members: Carla Renee, Selena Soberal, Christian Baltazar, Alex Wolf, Martin Lejano
| Neapolitan Quartet
Neapolitan Quartet features Anand Sitaram on Lead, Sarah McNamee on Tenor, Linda Noble on Baritone, and Ray Johnson on Bass. Neapolitan is registered with the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association and placed second in the first mixed quartet contest at Harmony Incorporated's Area 2 contest and convention in 2018. We are proud to add to the diversity of barbershop harmony!
Members: Sarah McNamee, Anand Sitaram, Linda Noble, Raymond Johnson
| Accidental Charm
We are four friends with a passion for a cappella music who love singing and performing in the barbershop style. As members of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), our repertoire includes arrangements from a variety of musical genres including turn of the century to contemporary pop and country. AxC initially formed in 2012, and replaced a tenor and baritone in 2016 with two new members, after which we earned our first medal, placing 4th in SAI’s North Atlantic Region 1 out of 23 quartets. Our musical experience outside of the barbershop realm include formal musical training, performance in folk and classic rock bands, leading worship, and singing in church choirs. Collectively, we have more than 75 years of a cappella experience and enjoy sharing our art form with audiences of all types, performing at civic and community events, shows, and private parties. For more information, check out our Facebook page at @AccidentalCharmQuartet, or contact us directly via email at email@example.com. We’d love to entertain and charm your audience “on purpose."
Members: Kim Petersen, Diane Kelley, Patti Newman, Bev Barteaux
| Greenlight Quartet
Greenlight Quartet rang their first chords in the summer of 2016 at a youth harmony workshop near Worcester, MA. Since forming, they've won the 2018 Barbershop Harmony Society's Northeastern District Quartet Championship, as well as the 2017 NED Youth Quartet Championship. They have also competed on the International stage twice, placing 7th in their most recent appearance in the 2018 Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest (formerly YBQC). Originally consisting of only leads and basses scattered around the Northeast District, two members (Louis and Will) selflessly committed themselves to becoming the Tenor and Baritone of the quartet, respectively. In spite of the part switches and the long-distance setup, it's been a winning combination!
Members: Chris Cutler, Sebastian Massa, William Rogers, Louis Ades
| Tomato Staccato
Tomato Staccato [təˈmeɪto stəˈkadō] is a mixed-voice barbershop quartet based out of Arlington, MA. Since our formation in the summer of 2017, Tomato Staccato has aimed to bring joy to all of our audiences through barbershop and jazz renditions of catchy, memorable songs. We love to sing songs about our favorite foods, songs full of puns, and songs from our childhood. We spend most of our rehearsal time laughing, and we hope we can bring as big a smile to your face as we bring to our own!
Members: Ryan Jordan, Harmony Brown, Ben Lewin, Jeremy Marcus
An award-winning vocal band based in New York City, Concrete uses three-part harmonies and a low, rich sound to reimagine pop hits, classic rock and indie tunes. With lyric melodies and a smooth blend, their arrangements are uncomplicated and soulful. They have competed and performed internationally, and have 100% success rate for marriage proposals (she never says no)!
Members: Melina Marini, Caitlin Nelson, Jason Unger, Lior Melnick
|The Eight Tracks
The Eight Tracks are a close-knit, semi-professional, Boston based a cappella group who bring a wealth of musical experience and passion to their singing. They perform regularly around the greater Boston area, singing energetic arrangements of crowd-pleasing hits and popular classics. Their debut performance was in the Fall of 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, where they took third place/best vocal group among 11 other acts. For The Eight Tracks, it's all about sounding tight and letting loose.
Members: Nicholas Chadi, Jonathan Carpenter, Dennis Wong, Michela Gardner, Rebecca Corliss, Diana Barlaam, Ben Chang, Stephen Johns
Bostonality is a Boston-based a cappella group comprised of young professional 20-somethings who share a passion for music and performance.
Members: Jeff Bliss / Dylan Bushe, Nate Caso / Ben Lang, Dan Cormier, Evan Desrochers, Kamisha Ferriera, Dayna Fisk / Amanda Sweat, Sarah Hill, Tien Tran, Jane Margolis, Susie Ruppe, Brittany Stein, Jarrod Stein
Drive is the culmination of four musical journeys, and also just the beginning. Formed in 2016, each of its founding members spent years loving, listening to, and performing a wide variety of vocal music. Sharing a common background of stellar intonation, lyric expression, and expanded, ensemble sound found in barbershop harmony, they knew these fundamentals could allow a group to jump head-first into any piece that excited or moved its singers, regardless of style or genre.
Members: Josh Beswick, Jordan Kugler, Dan Allison, Ray Johnson
| Vintage Mix
Vintage Mix is an American a cappella group of 17-year-old quadruplets based out of Milwaukee, WI. VM started making appearances at local venues and in 2013 worked with a coach in Nashville. They created their first studio album "Timeless" which debuted in 2018, and they continue to record more projects. VM has toured both locally and nationally to include various International A Cappella Conventions, National A Cappella Shows, Military Events, and performances on Internationally Syndicated TV. Their most recent accomplishment consisted of competing in the World Mixed Quartet Competition in Munich, Germany where they were honored to receive Silver Medals.
Members: Ian Shoppach, Kelsey Shoppach , Anika Shoppach , Julia Shoppach
| Deliberate Vibration
What happens when five guys from Madison, Wisconsin get together to move air around? You get Deliberate Vibration! Formed in 2012, Deliberate Vibration combines the vocal talents of Jon Baxter, Colin Gagnon, Ravi Manghnani, Eric Pantano, and Matthew Porcelli. The group's eclectic sound includes classics of the '70s, '80s, and beyond, all without instruments. Whether singing at coffee shops, open mics, or just out on the street corner, Deliberate Vibration puts its emphasis on fun, harmony, and good music.
Members: Jon Baxter, Colin Gagnon, Ravi Manghnani, Eric Pantano, Matthew Porcelli
Remedy comes from different ends of Ohio to form the University of Dayton's first a cappella group. When they are not captivating their audience, Remedy enjoys spending time together as a group. From many walks of life and representing a vast number of majors, the group discovered camaraderie and harmony instantly. Remedy hopes to entertain and captivate the audience with their memorable performances.
Members: Alex Neal, Kat Smith, Katie Breslin, Chris Hemsath, Sarah Yelsik, Jill Mitchell, Angelo Knight, Andy Villasenor, Kim Tielemans
| Counterpoint Loyola
Counterpoint is Loyola University Chicago's premier competitive co-ed acapella group! We personally arrange and energetically perform a diverse range of music to feature at our concerts, competitions, and throughout the city of Chicago! We provide not only a creative musical outlet for members and listeners, but take pride in sharing ourselves with our city!
Members: Rachel Groth, Daria Derda, Reese Bailey, Leah Tan, Taylor Beck, Joey Delaney, Michael Ghuneim, Sophia Manternach , Adeline Azungue
| Vocal Chaos
Vocal Chaos is in its 22nd year as a Chicagoland a cappella staple. This rotating cast of characters enjoys using the gift of song to force themselves out of the house at least once a week through the 8 month Chicago winter, and has been known to occasionally enjoy a post rehearsal, or mid-rehearsal drink. They may not be in college anymore, but at least they're trying to hang on to their glory days like a high school football player from Texas! Please enjoy the men of Vocal Chaos.
Members: Trent Snyder, Christian Sung, Ross Matsuda, Ryan Naimy, Colin Commager, Mike Novak, Zachary Watts, Laz Estrada, Erik Brand, Jackson Reighard, Owen Stevenson
Since 2013, the Northsiders have been a staple of Chicago's a cappella scene. They have performed their mix of classic and contemporary barbershop and beyond at chapter shows, street festivals, and TV shows such as WCIU's "The Jam." They have finished "on the podium" at every Barbershop Harmony Society contest they've entered. They have been active with the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes since 2016 and are two-time runners-up.
Members: Noah Miller, Jeff Lathom, Loren Shevitz, Steve Schoultz
Polarity, Waverly High School's premiere a cappella ensemble, is excited to return to the Harmony Sweepstakes family! Recently formed, Polarity meets after school once a week to provide a quality a cappella experience to Waverly High School's students. This highly competitive group performs in the community, at school events, private parties, and local competitions. Coming from all paths of the high school, Polarity instantly "clicked."
Members: Camrin Craig, Fabiola Corwin, Mattie Elliott, Kayleah Shiland, Andrew Pfeifer, Jack Pfeifer, Noah Clifton
Harmonium is an a cappella ensemble comprised of a banker, a teacher, a dentist, and an I.T. guy. Party waiting to happen, right? Wait until you hear them sing. In the short 2 1/2 years this quartet of guys have been together, they've reached the levels of 2015 Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) Semifinalist, 2016 BHS Semifinalist, and taken the 2016 BHS Central States District Championship. When they are not competing, Harmonium is busy headlining annual chapter shows, performing at community benefit events and guiding young voices at Youth In Harmony and Harmony Explosions around the midwest. Listeners go crazy for their tight harmonies and entertaining antics. Audiences of all ages always leave with a smile on their face, song in their heart and warmth in their soul.
Members: Micah Jeppesen , Mark Fortino, Michael Troyer, Brian Bellof
Forecast is a men's a cappella quartet singing together since 2014. Mike, Tyler, Travis, and Kevin travel from North Carolina to Virginia to put their 4 voices together. Their unique "feel-good" repertoire of songs spanns from traditional early American vocal standards in the barbershop style all the way to four-part harmony versions of contemporary hits by Michael Buble, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, and the Jive Aces! Competitive success for the quartet includes Southern Division Champions of the Mid-Atlantic District in 2016, Second Place M-AD District Finalist in 2017, and Quarterfinalists at the international Barbershop Harmony Society contests in 2017 and 2018.
Members: Mike Fitch, Tyler Rackley, Kevin Jones, Travis Murray
| Mix It Up
Mix It Up is a Barbershop quartet, initially formed as a Valentines quartet. Its members are all Sweet Adelines, and are members of Harbor City Music Company, an international level Sweet Adelines Chorus.
Members: Ericka McLeod, Angel Kidwell, Amy Kinder, Natalie McIntyre
| Supreme Chord
Supreme Chord is a DC-area based a cappella group made up of young professionals who have a love of singing and come from all walks of life. We are a diverse group of people that span the realm of arts, medicine, technology, and more in our "real" lives. Many of us sang in college a cappella groups all over the country before finding each other in DC. Our repertoire includes alternative, pop, and R&B music, and is always expanding.
Members: Ryan Ong, Barbara Pando-Behnke, Shivangi Moghe, Julia Clunn, Alejandra Rodriguez-Gitler, Bonnie Pancoast, Brad Edelman, Marc Yudson
The District was formed in Washington, D.C. in late 2012. A contemporary all-female a cappella group, The District embodies an empowered, energetic, and versatile sound through an array of pop, rock, country, and R&B covers. Characterized by complex arrangements, tight harmonies, fierce soloists, and crisp vocal percussion, The District performs throughout the DMV area at fundraisers, community and corporate events, and regional competitions. Most recently, The District performed at legendary music hall, The Birchmere, where they placed second and won "Audience Favorite" at the 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival.
Members: Nicole Gilmore, Campbell Keyser, Melissa Canu, Mallory McKenzie, Natalie Walden, Elizabeth Bundy, Laura Fender, Hannah Donnelly, Michelle Gahagan, Charnice Frazier, Charlotte Cummins, Hannah Montanez
| Capital Blend
Capital Blend formed in the spring of 2008 when several coworkers learned they shared a common interest in singing. Now, consisting of women from a wide variety of professions, Capital Blend is mostly comprised of former college a cappella performers and other musically inclined individuals. Capital Blend performs in and around the DC Metro area at venues ranging from the Washington Nationals Stadium to retirement communities and corporate events. The group's repertoire includes popular music, oldies but goodies, international hits, and original compositions.
Members: Brandi Rose, Caity Gillooley, Carrie Holt, Cristina Watson, Erika Cogliani, Jessica Maloney, Kelsey Carroll, Lizzy Bassen, Miriam Abaya, Shana Jacobus, Tiffany Haigler, Elisa Talmage
ember is a 6-piece vocal band from Baltimore, MD. They seek to create energetic live performances with the combination of dynamic vocalists, an internationally-ranked beatboxer, and a high-class blend. In the past year, ember competed at Carnegie Hall during the Varsity Vocals Open finals, debuted their original single "Bad Romantic", and have performed around the country from L.A. to North Carolina, to Boston, and their home of Baltimore. You can find more of them everywhere online, @embervocals!
Members: Alyce McNulty, Michael Wingate, Lauren Redditt, Marcella Astore, Winston Harris, Lamont Pierce
KAZUALMANIA has begun! Kazual (pronounced Casual) is a family band of three brothers and a cousin that bring a distinct sound to the ear of their fans. They mix the sounds of R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop & pop together to create an experience to blow your mind or as they call it the Kazual experience. The group Kazual has performed at over 300 shows in the last year which consists of colleges, universities, theaters, clubs, performance arts centers, fairs and festivals. Their national spotlights include NBC's "America's Got Talent", The Maury Povich show's "Next Big Superstars of Tomorrow", BET, MTV, and wins on New York's legendary Showtime at the Apollo stage.
Members: Damascus Hardaway (DMac), Pledz Hardaway (PlayBoi), Gabriel Hardaway (Lil Gabe), Eugene Burt (EJae)
|The Perfect Fifths
We are the Perfect Fifths! We would love to perform at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. Our singers have performed on Broadway, Broadway National Tours, Off-Broadway, on cruise ships, at Disney World, and on YouTube videos with over a million views. As a group, you can see us on Scary Mommy's The Lullaby League, and you can hear our original song 'Sleepy Emma' on Apple Music.
Members: Matthew Webster, Taylor Ferrera, MaryJoanna Grisso, Chasdan Mike, Dale Sampson
| Gimme Four
Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist and District Champion barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Paul, Dave, Will, and Joe have been singing together since 2011. The quartet was formed out of a mutual love for barbershop harmony, friendship, and a burning desire to reach the highest level possible. The quartet loves to compete, loves to teach, loves to coach, loves to work, and loves to make friends, but more than anything else, loves to make music that leaves a lasting impression - one that changes someone's day, and maybe even their life.
Members: Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Joe Servidio, Will Downey
Reverb is a New York City based a cappella group founded in 2017. Starting with six female voices coming together, Reverb has built a foundation to progress a cappella performance through a variety of genres, focusing mainly on pop, rock, alternative, and whatever speaks to them. Currently, the group is a co-ed group that has expanded to include nine members.
Members: Dena Ayzikovich, Abena Roman, Alison Lynch, Ben Conlon, Dani Bennett, Jake Sachs, Lauren Rich, Caryn Kelleher, Danny Gentile
RESOLVE is a new vocal jazz quartet based out of Central Florida. With a style similar to the likes of Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices, these four young vocalists bring a flair, confidence and charisma to the stage that will have you engaged from the first note they sing!
Members: Christopher Keough, Ashley Rosa, Elodie Germain, Joshua Waddy
| Fifth Floor
The name Fifth Floor originates from a parking garage's fifth (highest) floor that each member had the chance of singing in. The closed off room with big glass windows and very live acoustics made singing in there an unforgettable experience.
The group's colors of white, blue, and orange symbolize a color scheme present in murals that cover the walls on the fifth floor.
Members: Ryan Fujimoto, Raelynn Giuffre, Mark Kolb, Alyssa Moriarty, Tanner Pedersen, Joseph Rosati, Erica Strong, Stephen Strong, Michael Vita
With their brand of R&B soul, The Tee-Tones are quickly making a name for themselves in the NYC tri-state area, The Tee-Tones are an amazing a cappella singing group from Brooklyn, NY who combine soulful, group harmony with passionate vocal performances in the classic Doowop, RnB and Motown genres everyone loves.
Members: James R. , L Scout F. , Gerard B. , Bernard T. , Gerard G.
Juxtaposing the traditional and the contemporary, New York City's Six13 is bringing an unprecedented style and energy to Jewish music with nothing but the power of the human voice.
You may have seen them online, where they've garnered over 15 million views on YouTube and Facebook; in national media outlets like The Today Show, The View, CBS, CNN or Huffington Post; or on Bruno Mars' Facebook page (he liked their Passover version of his song so much, he posted it there himself). They've also performed at the White House for a private audience of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Six13 is anchored by a strong Jewish identity, fueled by soulful harmonies, intricate arrangements and their signature dynamic, full-band-like sound, and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the world with their heritage through music.
Members: Michael Boxer, Mordy Weinstein, Nathaniel Ribner, Lior Melnick
| United People
United People is a girls band, which sings A Capella, where each one imitates different musical instruments with the voice, creating unique musical images. Each song is a musical performance. The repertoire of the United People is special, there are a lot of authored songs, a capella versions of the songs on the different languages (Ukrainian, English, Russian, Chinese, Indian), jazz standards in our own arrangements. It also pays a lot of attention to the Ukrainian culture. As an important area in the work of United People is a Ukrainian authentic folklore.
Members: Sasha (Oleksandra) Polovynska - lead voc, Anastasiia Khyzhniak - bass, vocal trump, Mariia Tytova - beatbox, Nataliia Prokopovych - soprano, Yuliia Shecherbakova - alto, Oleksii Proshchenkov - founder and direc
| Martini Glass A Cappella
Martini Glass A cappella is a semi-professional group comprised of eleven ladies from the greater Danbury, Connecticut area. Started in 2004 with students from Danbury High School, Martini has been confusing people with their name for almost fifteen years. In recent years, Martini has had the opportunity to perform and compete throughout the region, including back to back participation in the Varsity Vocals Aca-Open. With a wide range of styles in our repertoire, from jazz and pop to Broadway and gospel, there is sure to be something for everyone when they perform.
Members: Amanda Sousa, Jessica Savage, Shea Westlake, Vannissa Lewis, Courtney Shanley, Katie Schuessler, Lauren Brown, Deanna Broga, Gillian Tedeschi, Megan Corbett, Cat Biolsi
Saffron formed in January 2015 and burst onto the Region 1 Sweet Adelines scene a few months later with a 4th place medal. They medaled each year since, until in April of 2018 they became Region 1 Sweet Adelines International Champions. They earned their blue ribbons while also breaking the Region 1 record with a score of 637! Their repertoire covers an eclectic variety of charts ranging from folk ballads, to toe-tapping jazzy standards, to southern rock melodies, all arranged in classic and tight barbershop chording that is sure to put a tear in your eye and a smile in your heart!
Members: Christine Bulgini, Amanda Fowski, Penny Schroeder, Susan Berry
An ensemble of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus It's a brand new small group under the Seattle Choruses' banner! This mixed ensemble comprises members from both Seattle Women's Chorus and Seattle Men's Chorus, with a focus on singing tight-harmony a cappella repertoire. The Supertonics are directed by Nikki Blackmer, who brings 15 years of experience singing, directing, and teaching a cappella music.
Members: Aaron Carasco, Alex Kloehn, Amanda Vilbrandt, Cara Anderson - Ahrens, Chelsea Quinn, David Nilsson, Jennifer Beth, Joel Kimmel - Staebler, Nich Anderson, Nick Wishaar, Nikki Blackmer, Rohan Chandra
| Up to Something
These four have been Up to Something since July of 2015. They have a combined total of over 60 years experience as members of Sweet Adelines Intl and are all members of the Northwest Harmony Chorus. It wasn't long before they agreed that comedy was the way to go for them. They are not your "typical" quartet and have been known to do parodies and things just a little out of the ordinary. The received the the Audience Choice Award for most entertaining quartet at the 2017 and 2018 North by Northwest Region 13 competition. They placed 8th in the 2018 All Northwest Barbershop Contest. Their name fits them well. Anyone that knows them will agree, always expect the unexpected because they are always Up to Something!
Members: Deb Loundagin, Ruth Peterson, Claudia Jamison, B. Gail Hillyer
| Emerald City Voices
Emerald City Voices is a Seattle-based a cappella ensemble whose members have been singing together since 2005. Originally started as a group of friends who met in a community choir, they now sing extensively during the holidays, at Mariners games, and around the Seattle area, as well as host multiple concerts benefiting local charities. The members of ECV are committed to high-quality a cappella music, entertaining performances, and having fun together!
Members: Sarah Robinson, Matt Smith, Andy Robinson, Jared Blatterman, Pam Reich, Betsy Hall, Meredith Harrigan, Katie Watson, Molly Tomlinson, Jason Fu, Andrew Williams, Patrick Daly
| Restless Vocal Band
Restless Vocal Band is a vocal powerhouse from Seattle, WA. Voted as the #2 best band in Seattle for 3 years in a row and the 2016 Pacific North West Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, there is never a dull moment when you're part of Restless. Comprised of six people who genuinely love to perform together, Restless creates a high energy, fun and exciting stage show complete with music spanning almost 10 decades of music.
Members: Sean Braxton, Jordyn Day, Erik Eliason, Angelo Allard, Sam Waterhouse, KM Gospel
KlapaDooWopella specializes in traditional Croatian "Klapa" singing. Klapa singers are a cappella minstrels that hang out on boat docks and street corners along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The passionate harmonic blend of traditional Klapa songs evokes uncaught fish, raging seas, and lost love. Despite forays into other genres, the quartet always returns to its first love, the moan of the sea that is the primal chord of the Klapa sInger.
Members: Bozo Lovatz, James Horvatz, William Weiskov, Justin Ferris , Jeff Carter
| Bodacious Ladyhood
Bodacious Ladyhood is a Seattle-based trio of women who have been singing together since 2002. Carolyn, Loretta and Jenny are excited to be back for their fourth time at Sweeps, having placed in the top three in their prior three appearances! They have opened for The Baudboys and have performed at Chateau Ste. Michelle (and on live, national radio) as guests on "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." They have been called "distinctive", "vibrant-voiced", and "show-stopping." Bodacious Ladyhood is three parts harmony, one part comedy and a whole lot of fun.
Members: Carolyn Hastings, Jenny Buehler, Loretta Deranleau Howard
Back around 1990, a couple of the founding members of the coed Microtones decided that they wanted to form a men's a cappella group at Microsoft so that they could sing the charts from their college groups. The original quartet consisted John Rae-Grant, bass and musical director, Bill Pope, baritone, Bob Gunderson, 2nd tenor, and David Olsen, 1st tenor. True to their profession, the group's chosen name, The Baudboys, referred to the method by which modem speeds were rated. The group performed only a few times in its first years of existence, doing lunch time gigs on the Microsoft campus.
As members left Microsoft over the years, they would also leave the Baudboys, prompting natural turnover in the membership. During the 1990's, the group expanded it's membership, aiming to have two full quartets within the group. Since that time, the group has remained at 7-9 members, but the expanded membership has allowed the group to sing more complex arrangements than the 4-part charts that the founders envisioned.
Members: Jonathan Schwartz, Mike Thomsen, Owen Braun, Graham Sheldon, Martin Puryear, Elliot Lewis, Mark Adolph, Paul Eng