The Pulse: Mezzo A Cappella

Established in 2015, Mezzo is a all-female a cappella group that has been performing all over the New York tri-state area. They pride themselves on cool arrangements of contemporary tunes, as well as reinventions of classic hits. Rachael sits down with the group to talk about their recently released album, Woman Like Me!

To learn more about Mezzo, check out their website at www.mezzonyc.com or follow them on social media @mezzonyc!

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The Pulse: 鱧人-HamojiN

HamojiN from Tokyo gathers some of the best and most reputable musicians in the jazz and a cappella music industry from Japan. They are Ayumu, Daisuke, and Kotetsu, veteran professional jazz vocalists, together with Kaichiro, vocal percussion master.
This group of good drinking friends came up with the name “HamojiN”(鱧人) after their acclaimed debut in 2015, by combining the word “Harmony” and “people”(JIN) together, meaning “Harmony of people”. As described by their name, they also pursue the possibilities of improvisation in a cappella. The aim of the group is simply to “make good music”, which is definitely happening!

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The Pulse: Business Casual

In our continuing series of special interviews covering Voices Only 2019, Rachael sits down with Business Casual to talk about their tune Yo Vivire, originally performed by Celia Cruz, which was selected to appear on this year’s compilation album.

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

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The Pulse: Drums of War

In our continuing series of special interviews covering Voices Only 2019, Rachael sits down with Michael Honey from Drums of War to talk about his original tune, Target Locked, which was selected to appear on this year’s compilation album.

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

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The Pulse: Hyannis Sound

In our continuing series of special interviews covering Voices Only 2019, Rachael sits down with Matt Goldstein, music director of Hyannis Sound, to talk about their tune You Go Down Smooth, originally performed by Lake Street Dive, and selected to appear on this year’s compilation album.

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

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The Pulse: From the Roots

In our continuing series of special interviews covering Voices Only 2019, Rachael sits down with Tomas Padron of From the Roots to talk about their tune On and On, originally performed by Thirdstory, and selected to appear on this year’s compilation album.

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

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The Pulse: Fermata Town

In our continuing series of special interviews covering Voices Only 2019, Rachael sits down with members of Fermata Town to talk about their tune Something, originally performed by The Beatles, and selected to appear on this year’s compilation album.

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

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The Pulse: ReSistas

ReSistas is a semi-professional a cappella group that formed at the Women’s March in January 2017. They sing songs of social justice and unity to uplift our community during these unsettling times. Check out this amazing group of women!

And you can learn more about the ReSistas here: https://www.facebook.com/ReSistas.Bend/

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The Pulse: Inverse Vocals

A Cappella University was an amazing coming together of great talents, including Inverse Vocals, the Michigan-based sextet! Rachael had a chance to speak with this incredible group about their time at Aca U and about their preparations for the Aca Open. Check out what they had to say!

You can learn more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/inversevocals.

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The Pulse: Ring the Rafters

Ring The Rafters is an a cappella quartet that sings barbershop, doo woop, classic, traditional and modern songs. Originally formed on November 30, 2011, Rachael ran into this group in Doylestown, PA over the summer and was so enamored of them, she thought you all needed to become enamored too!

Learn more about Ring the Rafters at: https://www.facebook.com/ringtherafters.

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