Two Harmony Sweeps Winners in Cambridge, June 17
- Two Renowned Vocal Groups Under One Roof
Ball in the House and Syncopation
Tuesday, June 17th
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Cambridge YMCA Theater
$15 ($12 students)
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, the Temptation and Take
6 but with a modern, urban, post-millenial twist, the five member vocal band Ball in the
House brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop and
gospel. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 250 dates a year), Ball in the House
reaches millions and is arguably one of the most successful indie bands working today.
They have opened for and performed with such artists as Gladys Knight, 98 degrees,
Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokie Robinson, Kool & the Gang,
and numerous others. They can be heard on national TV and radio as the voices behid the
Cool Whip commercials.
Ball in the House is:
John J Ryan, Dave Guisti, Aaron Loveland, Dan Szymczak, Ryan Chappelle
The Boston Globe calls Syncopation the "Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century," and it is
easy to see why. Like that legendary vocal group, Syncopation performs jazz and pop
music that is both timeless and up-to-the-minute. These four young singer/musicians
have performed across the U.S. and Japan at jazz clubs and festivals. The style of
Syncopation includes bebop, latin, and pop influences. The group usually performs with a
band, but their a cappella performance earned them first place at the 2008 Boston
Harmony Sweepstakes. Each of the four singers is also an instrumentalist and is
occasionally featured playing trumpet, trombone, piano, ukulele (really!) and percussion.
Aubrey Logan, Christine Fawson, David Thorne Scott, Tsunenori "Lee" Abe