Rockapella

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Rockapella is an American a capella music group; that originated in the decade of the 80s as a college band in Brown University by friends Elliot Kerman, David Stix, Sean Altman and Steve Keyes while they where studying; while they where searching for their big break singing in…more

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  • Trivia

    • They sing the Folgers Coffee jingle.

    • They are often confused with other a Capella groups like Moxy Fruvous and The Nylon because they share similar stile in their singing.

    • Some of the members of the group had released solo projects, such as Barry Carl who released The Solow Project; Sean Altman with Unorthodox, Loosing Streak, alt.mania and SeanDEMOnium; Scott Leonard released two albums: Nice Kitty and Bluespeel.

    • Some of the members of the group had released solo projects, such as Barry Carl who released The Solow Project; Sean Altman with Unorthodox, Loosing Streak, alt.mania and SeanDEMOnium; Scott Leonard released two albums: Nice Kitty and Bluespeel.

    • The group originated in Providence, Rhode Island.

    • They had sing different commercial tunes, such as Doritos, Taco Bell, Folgers coffee and Almond Joy jingles.

    • Rockapella album "Live in Japan" was launched in June of 2004.

    • Some of the original members of Rockapella formed a new a capella group named The GroveBarbers, the only one that not joined the group is Elliot Kerman that is working on an independently jazz project.

    • All the original members of the group studied at Brown University.

    • The group trademark is to perform renditions of pop songs in a capella.

    • The group´s name is a portmanteau of rock and a capella.

    • The group originally performed on the streets of New York while they were students of music in Brown University.

    • The founding members of this group are: Steve Keyes who was the High Tenor; Sean Altman who played the Tenor part; Elliot Kerman that was the group Baritone and David Stix who was the Bass.

    • Past members are: David Styx, Charlie Evett, Steve Keyes, Sean Altman, Barry Carl and Elliot Kerman.

  • Quotes

    • Jeff Tacher (Talking about his perceptions of Rockapella fans): Many are fans out of understanding and respect for our efforts, not just superficial nutty fandom. And they sure get around...

    • Kevin Wright (Answering how Rockapella achieve the energy in their presentations): It doesn't come cheap.

    • George Baldi (Talking about how Rockapella uses only the voices to achieve a variety of sounds in a concert): We achieve this trough the great arrangements of Scott Leonard. He has created a balance between harmony and rhythm which gives talented men an opportunity to share that sound trough voices alone.

    • Scott Leonard (Referring to the Rockapella fans): Dedication, unassuming friendliness, genuine enthusiasm and ravishing beauty.

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