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- Headline: InsideOut set to say farewell
Subhead: Hard to stay on tour and record, member says
Author: By Carma WadleyDeseret News senior writer
For 3 1/2 years they've recorded, given concerts throughout the
West and won
national awards by making music the old-fashioned way -- from
the InsideOut. Now
the popular a cappella group is turning its agenda upside-down.
It's getting too difficult to keep touring and recording, said
tenor Paul Hatch.
Everyone's moving in different directions.
InsideOut members met while they were students at Brigham Young
got together and started singing, thinking it would be a good
way to woo women,"
Hatch said with a laugh. It apparently was. Four of the six
members are now
married and have children.
For some, there's still more school -- Bass Ryan Hinton is going
school at Stanford; tenor/songwriter Kimball Brown is doing
graduate work at the
American University in Washington, D.C.; and Ben Haacke is
getting an MBA at
Idaho State University.
And vocal percussionist Jason Smith is working with Industrial
Light and Music
in the Bay area. "Layne (Haacke) and myself are the only ones
left in Provo. But
if we get together to sing, all we get is a lot of oooohs and
joked. "We'll keep in touch. We'll keep the Web site
www.insideout-acappella.com. We may even record another CD down
the road. So
it's not like we're really breaking up. We're just decided to
end our live
InsideOut will give farewell performances Friday and Saturday,
April 19-20, in
the Viewmont High School auditorium. The shows begin at 7:30,
and tickets are $8
for adults and $5 for children, available at the door or in
advance at Deseret
Book and Carr Stationery stores.
It was a difficult decision, said Hatch. "But all along we knew
School and family and religion always came first."
It's been a good ride, he said, and it has come at a time when a
itself has been going in exciting directions. "It's always been
genre. But in the last decade or so, it's become more
contemporary. There's a
new way of looking at the human voice, and it's very exciting to
Also, said Hatch, a whole support structure has developed --
competitions, awards that give encouragement and legitimacy to
InsideOut has won some of those awards, including a 2002 CARA
Cappella Recording Awards) for best Pop/Rock Original Song,
"Taken Up," from
their latest "So It Seems" CD.
The group was were named audience favorite at Harmony
Sweepstakes in Denver and
has been nominated for CARAs in both comedy and religion
categories. "That said
something about the variety we've always tried to include," said
"Our shows appeal to people of all ages," Hatch said. "We throw
in some cool
songs for the teenagers. We mix unique and original songs with
everyone knows and likes. There's a lot of fun,
spur-of-the-moment humor. Our
'drummer' does a tribute to the 'Star Wars' trilogy that we
can't leave out
because the audience demands it."
Getting to meet and interact with so many people throughout the
West has been
the best part of performing, he said. But even though that part
is ending, "it's
also fun to think that we've produced something memorable; that
someday I can
play the CDs for my kids and let them see I used to be cool."
And he will carry lessons he's learned into new endeavors. "I've
importance of working with good people. If you surround yourself
people who have good values, you can't help but do good."
He thinks all the InsideOut members will continue to work with
music in some
way, because they've seen how much music can move people.
"Nothing was better
than getting e-mails or talking to people who said, 'You made my
day' or 'My
grandpa died, and you helped me.' Music is able to bridge the
generations. It speaks to the heart."
Life will take the members of InsideOut in new directions. But,
you get the
feeling they will always be right-side-up.
Copyright 2002, Deseret News Publishing Co.
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