The Pulse: Pitch Fight

Pitch Fight is a 15 piece all-female identifying a cappella group from the University of Bristol. The group is competitive in competitions like VoiceFest and the ICCAs, in addition to being featured in Sky One’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, and participating in Edinburgh Fringe. Rachael sits down with Helen, Emily, and Aashna to talk about the group’s latest single, Thumbs, opb Sabrina Carpenter.

Listen to Thumbs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axKUcd-C7x4

Learn more about Pitch Fight here: https://www.pitchfight.co.uk/

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Vocal HERspective: Clare Wheeler

This week on Vocal HERspective, Amanda catches up with the beautiful and talented human being that is Clare Wheeler. Accomplished performer, arranger, composer, conductor, and coach, you may know her best from her 11 years with The Swingles, but you’ll want to hear the whole story!

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The Pulse: Bill Hare

Who knew an electric bassist would alter the landscape of a cappella recording forever? Bill Hare sits down on The Pulse for a special hour-long episode to talk about how it all came to be – the fortunate, unfortunate, and sometime bizarre series of events that have had an enormous impact on the art form.

Learn more about Bill Hare at https://www.billhareacappella.com

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The Pulse: Perfect Forth

The Scottish a cappella ensemble, Perfect Forth, has put together a digital show that’s premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 20th and 27th. Rachael sits down with this group of collegiate a cappella graduates with musical theatre values to talk about the inspiration for the show, how they managed to put it together during lock-down, and what’s coming up for the group.

Learn more about the show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/perfect-forth-lost-and-found

Listen to the group’s music at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4CdlkcA037vSNyZ4njsXGw

Learn more about the group at https://www.facebook.com/PerfectForth

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The Pulse: Fundamentally Sound

What do you do during summer break during a pandemic? If you’re Fundamentally Sound, you release an EP! Rachael sits down with the group to talk about Suspended, what made now the right time to release the music, and their upcoming joint single with Pitches and Notes, another group on campus.

Check out the EP here: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Y7zAYV8au2zawhhIsJm6k

Learn more about the group here: https://uwfundamentallysound.com/

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The Pulse: Squad Harmonix

Squad Harmonix is at it again! This time, they’ve released a truly fabulous rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in honor of Pride and as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project. They have amazing cameos from members of the a cappella and LGBTQ+ communities. Rachael sits down with members of the group and their director Laura Saggers to talk about this incredible passion project.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0pzoharVU

Support the group’s fundraising efforts here: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/fundraiser/3302464

Learn more about the group here: https://www.squadharmonix.com/

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The Pulse: J.D. Frizzell and OneVoice

J.D. Frizzell, noted arranger, director of OneVoice, and founder of the NAAC festival, sits down with Rachael to talk about OneVoice’s latest release, Underground, plus shares details regarding the group’s July 8th show, in addition to talking about what’s coming up for NACC.

Watch “Underground” here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3030217833880795

Learn more about OneVoice here: https://briarcrestonevoice.com/

Learn more about NAAC here: https://www.facebook.com/NatAcaCon/

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The Pulse: All Sharps

University of Bristol’s oldest mixed auditioned group, the All Sharps, have released a new tune, Dance Monkey! Rachael sits down with the group’s music directors and arrange to chat about this fun bop and the EP the group is working towards.

Check out the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v069X-ndonc

Support the EP here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/all-sharps-ep-2021

Learn more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/AllSharps

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The Pulse: Black Forest Voices 2021

Black Forest Voices is an annual vocal festival that takes place in the scenic Kirchzarten, Germany in the courtyard of Talvogtei. This magical festival is a collection of workshops and concerts led by such notables in the a cappella community as Kevin Fox (The Swingles, Cadence), Kim Nazarian (New York Voices), and Peder Karlsson (The Real Group). Amanda sits down for incredible interviews with these folks and more in a special episode focused on the festival. You won’t want to miss it!

To learn more about the festival or purchase tickets, go to: https://blackforestvoices.com.

Visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/blackforestvoices.

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The Pulse: The Pennchants

The boys from The Pennchants are back at it with their second Summer Series benefiting Philabundance, continuing their fight against the worsening hunger crisis in Greater Philadelphia and across America. These incredible musicians put together an impressive amount of new music during the pandemic, which they plan to release soon, so be on the lookout. Tune in to hear all about their recent and upcoming endeavors!

Learn more about the group here: https://www.pennchants.com/

Listen and watch their music videos here: http://youtube.com/thepennchants

And support the group by donating to Philabundance here: https://secure.philabundance.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app317b?df_id=6399&6399.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=AF82AE541E7102A9588AB3409A2F3569

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