A little more than a year ago, the ConChords, originally from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK, were on top of the world, having secured a win of the UK ICCA semifinals and the right to compete on the stage at finals in New York. Then the pandemic hit and things came to a bit of a halt, but the group didn’t stop! They recorded and released their rendition of Moanin’, which was in their 2020 set. Rachael sits down with Johnny and Aitzi to talk about how that all went down, where the group is now, and what’s up next!Read more
It’s podcastception here at The Pulse! Rachael sat down with George, Rob, and Charley from 1001 Open Mic Nights, a show being produced for Fringe this year, which is ALSO a podcast! We had a great time talking about how the show was conceived, what its current state is, and what plans are for the future, in addition to talking about the podcast. Plus, get a sneak peak at the podcast episode of 1001 Open Mic Nights that features Rachael!
Learn more about the show by listening to the podcast at https://open.spotify.com/show/24oYsAzZTxL4ITu32qdaa7Read more
Semi-Toned was formed in 2010 as a five-man barbershop harmony group at a university which doesn’t teach academic music. Today, the group is at the forefront of a cappella in the United Kingdom. The guys released an EP in December called Infrared and sit down with Rachael to discuss it, in addition to talking about where the group is heading in the upcoming months and the ambitious goal they created for themselves last term to create new music weekly!
Check Infrared on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4mu7wY8SKnu3jBbYsKUxex
Purchase Infrared on iTunes: iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/infrared-ep/1539866259
Watch the videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrLJdDUcQJbS-nXJFNngNiv7qUSaApTcs&fbclid=IwAR1K9JOr3YJj5o9lZLnLr71S_HWXQlOiWuNw7TrrVObTm-2LeLd1nOGXfa0
Learn more about Semi-Toned at: https://www.facebook.com/semitoned.Read more
University of Bristol’s award winning all-male a cappella group Academy has just released their DEBUT ALBUM, Exhibit A! Rachael sat down with group members Mark and Felix to talk about all the hard work that went in to pulling this off, especially under lockdown, and delves deeper into the meaning of two of the particular recordings, Bang, Bang, Bang and No Time To Die.
Check out the album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2uh4j6FVYmQJqllETMOFbj.
Learn more about the group at: https://www.facebook.com/AcademyACappellaRead more