Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes is right around the corner!
This year's Rocky Mountain Regional judges are a great representation of the entertainment and education communities. Gathering at the judges table will be:
- Erin Hackel (Director, Commercial Voice Program, University of Colorado/Denver)
- Tony Huerta (A Cappella producer & audio engineer); irrepressible musical maven
- Lannie Garrett
- Jake Schroeder (lead singer, "Opie Gone Bad")
- Donald Tallman (Colorado performer and member of AVE A Cappella quartet).
The seven groups selected for this year's festival are an eclectic representation of the best of the Rocky Mountain region's best vocal talent. The groups who will participate this year are:
"Eclipse" winner of the high school division of this year's "Mile High Vocal Jam" is an eight-member A Cappella group from Lakewood High School. This is their third year under the direction of Lois Petersen, a past "A Cappella Impact Award" recipient.
The "IdioSINGcrasies" from University of Denver whose members all have diverse strengths and experience singing together. The group is influenced by all musical genres, with recent inspirations ranging from Janelle Monae to Drake and from Guns 'n' Roses, to Stevie Wonder.
"King4" is a professional performing group based in Denver. Their repertoire of all Elvis, doo-wop infused musical selections is a loving tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
"McPhly" came together in the fall of 2008, to create a new sound in A Cappella. Since their inception, they have performed in over twenty states and continue to perform nationally, recently placing 15th at the "Barbershop Harmony Society International Contest" in Philadelphia, PA.
"Pandora Celtica" is a one of a kind a dark faerie A Cappella quintet based in Colorado. The group features rich harmonies blending traditional Celtic music with original songs. The group recently released their third album.
"Renegade" hails from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and is continuously expanding its A Cappella repertoire to include Rock, Jazz, Choral and Pop selections.
"THROAT" is a professional Denver based vocal band that sings all original music. The group is Influenced by great rock groups of the past 50 years, as well as the pioneers of the contemporary A Cappella vocal band movement.
For detailed festival information including complete biographies and images of all judges and groups are available on the Rocky Mountain Regional Harmony Sweepstakes website www.harmony-sweepstakes.com/denver.html