679REMINDER: Rockapella with Cartoon Johnny at The Birchmere TOMORROW NIGHT!
- May 4, 2011
Hope you can make it out to see Rockapella with local faves Cartoon Johnny tomorrow night (Thursday) at The Birchmere!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tdonat1" <tdonat@...> wrote:
> Dear A Cappella Friends and Fans,
> I'm coming out of retirement just long enough to let you know about
> a fabulous night of a cappella that you should not miss!
> Come see legendary a cappella group Rockapella with special guests and
> DC faves Cartoon Johnny at our beloved Birchmere on May 5th!
> Details below.
> Hope to see you there!
> Ted Donat
> ROCKAPELLA IS BACK WITH A "BANG"!
> America's Leading A Cappella Group to
> Perform at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA on May 5, 2011
> Rockapella is back with a "Bang"! With the celebration of their
> long-awaited new studio album titled, "Bang," this awe-inspiring
> quintet of vocal talent returns to the Birchmere Music Hall on Thursday,
> May 5, 2011. If you've missed their concert in the past, DON'T
> MISS IT THIS YEAR! With new songs, new staging and new surprises, this
> is the show not to miss.
> The world's most loved five-man contemporary pop vocal phenomenon
> known for their astonishing live performances and their 5-year stint as
> the house band on the PBS hit kids game show, "Where In The World Is
> Carmen Sandiego?", delivers a breathtaking album that stays true to
> the group's roots, melding soul, rock, rhythm and blues together to
> form their trademark style of contemporary pop music. "Bang!"
> It's startling exhilarating impossible to ignore. It
> features 12 all-original tracks (at least one written by each band
> member), plus a bonus track cover of Vampire Weekend's,
> The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back year after year and
> constantly drawing new fans is Rockapella's astounding full-band
> sound that seems to be impossibly coming from just five guys with
> microphones. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors and their hands
> never leave their wrists. "We're making every bit as much music
> as the whole `Glee' chorus but with only 5 guys," says
> Rockapella's human beat-box Jeff Thacher.
> "We make it rock and make it interesting," explains Scott
> Leonard, the group's chief songwriter, arranger and architect of
> their evolving dynamic sound. USA Today summed up the lasting appeal
> like this, "The best musical instrument of all is the human voice
> if you've seen Rockapella you know that's the truth."
> WHO: Rockapella (www.Rockapella.com)
> WHAT: An Intimate Evening with Rockapella with Cartoon Johnny!
> WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2011, 7:30pm.
> WHERE: The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
> TICKETS: At Ticketmaster.com or call (800)745-3000. Tix also available
> at Birchmere Box Office, from 5-9pm, any night we have a show.
> "Bang" can be purchased through Rockapella.com
> <http://rockapella.com/> via digital download, physical CDs and even a
> Deluxe Package which includes two Live Bonus tracks and a microphone
> shaped memory stick with the album preloaded onto it.
> Recently, Rockapella released the first ever a cappella track on the
> Rock Band Network with the title track from their new album, Bang
> 5> . Rockapella's Jeff Thacher on the track's inclusion - "Many of our
> fans are probably saying to themselves "Of course!" We're utterly
> excited to be on Rock Band... I think it's definitely one of the coolest
> moments in Rockapella's history!"
> About Rockapella
> The group was formed for the sheer love of performing; singing on New
> York City street corners with a hat out at their feet. They caught the
> eye of a producer putting together a television special titled "Do It A
> Cappella," hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee. This in turn led to a daily
> appearance on "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" Since then,
> Rockapella has become an international sensation, touring throughout the
> United States, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.
> Rockapella has released 20 albums over the last 20 years, with their
> most recent being Bang.
> After sold-out national tours year after year, including sold-out
> performances with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra,
> Rockapella guarantees each of their concerts will deliver an unrivaled
> and joyful musical performance that cannot be found anywhere else.
> All of Rockapella's members are accomplished musicians. Super-bass
> George Baldi was formerly a member of the band that later became Boyz 2
> Men; Steven Dorian comes to Rockapella straight from the world famous
> stages of Disney, having played many major roles in Disney productions,
> including Disney's Festival of the Lion King. Scott Leonard leads
> the group musically, shaping Rockapella's characteristic sound by
> writing, arranging and producing most of the group's material. John
> Brown has performed across the country, on- and off-Broadway, and has
> shared stages with greats such as Phil Collins, Tina Turner, and Julie
> Andrews. Rockapella boasts the jaw-dropping, unique, and powerful
> talents of Jeff Thacher, a pioneer and leader in the mouth percussion
> world, who anchors the group's instrument-less sound.
> For more information on Rockapella, tour dates and ticket sales, visit
> www.ROCKAPELLA.com <http://www.rockapella.com/> .
> About Cartoon Johnny
> Cartoon Johnny is an energetic vocal band that pushes the limits of
> traditional a cappella. Drawing on influences from classic soul to
> modern alternative, they've crafted an exciting sound that is often
> mistaken for an instrumental band - but it's all vocal.
> Based in the Washington DC area, Cartoon Johnny performs a variety of
> sure-fire audience favorites and their own original music, bringing
> audiences to their feet show after show. They are two-time National
> Harmony Sweepstakes finalsists, winning the title for the Mid-Atlantic
> Region in 2005, and in New York in 2009.
> Cartoon Johnny has shared the stage with some of the best in a cappella
> and beyond. Highlights include headlining ACappellaFest Detroit in 2010,
> and performing with Marvin Hamlisch in his Christmas special at the
> Kennedy Center in 2008. Hamlisch invited the group to join him for his
> July 4th concerts in San Diego in 2009.
> For more information on Cartoon Johnny, visit www.cartoonjohnny.com
> <http://www.cartoonjohnny.com/> .
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