Hey A Cappellists!
Tickets are still available for the great March
6 show at Gates Concert Hall in Denver. You can call TicketWeb or
Ticketmester, but your best bet at this point is to call
303-871-7720, the Gates Hall box office, and have them put your
tickets in Will Call.
Tickets are $18 general admission, and $14 for
students, seniors and groups of 15 or more.
This will be too good a show to miss. Check out
the 8 competing groups below:
Meanwhile, join us a week from Saturday at
the most significant harmony event that will happen in the Rocky Mountain area
Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes
2004 Group Bios
Curious Gage: One of Colorado's newest contemporary vocal bands,
'Curious Gage' from Fort Collins has a unique blend of rock, jazz, pop and soul.
Using only the instruments they were born with, these five guys capture the
intensity and energy of today's rock bands. Members are Nic Widhalm, Justin
Adams, Christian Nielsen, Ryan Smykil and Tom Miles.
six-man vocal band, 'Face', boasts Audience Favorite and Runner-Up awards from the 2003
Rocky Mountain Sweeps. These talented singers provide raw entertainment from
original arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, gospel and classical selections.
Members include Ben Lunstad, Cody Qualls, Ryan Driver, Forest Kelly, Joseph
DiMasi and Mark Megibow.
Inpulse: Visionary group 'Inpulse' from
Minnesota has a mission to take vocal 'instrumentation' into mainstream popular
music. These five trained vocalists use their musical talents and unparalleled
skill with vocal percussion to create a groove second to none. Members are
Michael Espinoza, Gabe Koxlien, Matt McDonald, Paul Donnelly and Marcus Hanson.
LoDo Air Band: Since 1996, Denver's 'LoDo Air Band' has sung only original arrangements along with many original tunes,
delivered with non-stop high energy. Prepare for a wild ride through a cappella
hilarium with the six-voice group's renditions of Classic Rock and R&B.
Members are Kelly Hays, Kristen Brown, Art Ortega, Christine Young, Jonathan
Smith and Doug Tisdale.
moosebutter: You'd never know it by their music, but Provo, Utah's 'moosebutter'
is a quartet of nice guys who sing songs about love,
liberty and furry animal friends. Together they ponder deeply, swoon
meticulously, tango ominously and . . they don't cheat at checkers. Members are
Tim Y. Jones, Chris Hallis, Weston Wride and Glen Sawyer.
No Better Cause: The infectious and exciting one-of-a-kind style of 'No Better
Cause' adds an intriguing a cappella sound to their
repertoire of pop, rock, R&B and standard tunes. The six-man group from
Lincoln, Nebraska has a distinctive talent and a bent for true originality.
Members are Nate Kellison, Luke Kellison, Justin Runge, Adam McCarville, Zakk
Wooten and Zack Bjornsen.
Raging Harmonies: These seven teens are all students at Colorado's Westminster High School.
The young men and women of 'Raging Harmonies' strive
to share the spotlight fairly andcomprise the only high school-aged a cappella
group to appear in the Harmony Sweepstakes. Members are Lisa Baer, Jessican
Israel, Denine Lopez, Chris Vasquez, Tez Diaz, Mike Ladner and Derik Padilla
Transformed: Since 1996, 'Transformed' of Littleton,
Colorado has performed mainly for women's conferences, special events and
fundraisers in the area, and as far as Kyiv in the European Ukraine. The group's
four female songsters use their God-given talents to encourage others. Members
are Laura Gournie, Rita Robbins, Kathy Spencer and Lisa