2010 Participating Groups
| Mountain Blue|
The musicians of Mountain Blue bring a new blend of music that has been called fresh, alive, and heartfelt. The unique a cappella quartet of three men and one woman harmonizes a variety songs in the bluegrass, southern gospel tradition. Their foot-stomping renditions of songs like "Gospel Train" and "Roll Back the Stone" make it nearly impossible to sit still in your seat. Other favorites like "Abide with Me" and "Amazing Grace" with their simple but stylistic arrangements will stir your soul and evoke a spirit of peace. Mountain Blue will breathe a breath of fresh air into any music library.
For those who like to shout "Hallelujah!"
Mountain Blue was formed in the fall of 2003 when two choir conductors from Brigham Young University got together to perform a piece of southern gospel music "just to hear how it sounds." The two searched among their musically talented friends until they felt they had formed the perfect bluegrass quartet--a unique a cappella combination of three guys and a gal.
Members: Drew Norton, Julie Sanders, Spencer Whitham, Todd Horne
| Clearly Vocal|
Clearly Vocal is a five-member a cappella vocal group from Tyler, Texas, performing a wide range of musical genres including jazz, pop, holiday, love songs, classical, secular and sacred. The group provides music for all occasions, such as private parties, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, etc., with a varied repertoire in the style of The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Real Group, Singers Unlimited, The Swingle Singers, Take Six and others.
Members: Danny Burgess, John Hodges, Kimberly Hodges, Don Neal, Stefanie Albright
Something Old. Something New. Something Else. Great talents from the area's award-winning groups come together to pay homage to Denver's great a cappella history. Listen for funk and R&B influences from the old-school where Confidential brings original pieces, cutting-edge sounds, and modern style for a sweet sound that aims for the future of a cappella.
Members: Marc Johnson, LaDamion Massey, Matt Murphy, Richard Steighner, Isaac Troiano, Peter Driscoll
| Cool Shooz|
Cool Shooz has been entertaining Colorado crowds for over ten years since their beginnings as The Fabulous Fairlanes. Their a cappella rock and roll has twice won them the Rocky Mountain Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, and they have opened for acts as diverse as Marvin Hamlisch and Firefall. With the addition of newcomer Juli Redson-Smith, the group is exploring new avenues of vocal expression and pushing the traditional boundaries of the genre.
Members: Dutch Miller, Dave Small, Joe Sanford, Julie Redson-Smith, Doug Tisdale, Jeff King
|The UCD 6|
The UCD 6 is the University of Colorado at Denver’s premier a cappella ensemble. Five women and 1 man strong, this all student group sings an eclectic and sophisticated mix of world music, pop and jazz. Two-time finalists in the Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes, the UCD 6 performs at several on and off campus events every semester. Their most recent honor was to be named Runner-Up in the collegiate division at the 2009 Mile High Vocal Jam.
Members: Jaimee Salgado, Sarah Campos, Danielle Becerra, Kameshia Hazard, Daniel Bailey, Janessa Ho
VoxBom is writing and performing original a cappella music. The singers, songwriters, and vocal mouth-sound-makers of VoxBom come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and bring a modern sensibility to the creation and sharing of their all-vocal music.
Members: Matt Murphy, Richard Steighner, Peter Driscoll, Mister Tim
Embracing the high-energy, happy harmonies of mainstream a cappella music, Wonder Voice performs an eclectic blend of the top radio hits from the past sixty years. Wonder Voice shows are full of the songs audiences love to hear, sung with a giddy, infectious verve that makes toes tap, faces grin, and wilting plants revive.
Members: Ben Meis, Ron Gilgamesh, Chris Schenk, Christopher Carey, Lauren Woodbury
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