International Spotlight

The King’s Singers

International Spotlight

Since 1969, 22 men have sung with one of the most celebrated a cappella group’s in the world: The King’s Singers. Each of the lineup of the Singers has carried a number similarities; not just that each boasted six outstanding vocal talents, but also the signature blend and perfect tuning that has become synonymous with the group’s name. Over time the group has accumulated an eclectic and diverse repertoire, reportedly featuring over 2,000 different songs, with which they’ve produced over 150 recordings and even won a Grammy in 2009. They are without question, among the most recognizable and influential a cappella groups of all time.

Check out a sampling of The King’s Singers’ sound below.


You can learn more about The King’s Singers at their official site and follow them on Twitter here.

Basix

International Spotlight

Basix is a six-man group out of Denmark. As a unit, they’ve taken home six Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, seen album sales reach gold and platinum status in Denmark, and performed internationally, including an appearance at SoJam 2010. Their style spans pop, jazz, soul, and rock and their repertoire features a combination of original songs and covers.

Check out a sampling of the Basix sound below.

You can learn more about Basix at their official site and follow them on Twitter here.

Postyr Project

International Spotlight

Postyr Project performs under the moniker “the electronic vocal group.” Indeed the, five-person crew from Denmark has developed a sound uniquely its own, focused on writing and arranging music specifically for a cappella, and using the best technology available, from looping stations to mixing software, to enhance their sound. Though the membership has undergone some changes since the group’s founding in 2009, Postyr Project has lost none of its momentum, recording an EP, singing at The Spot Festival and Aarhus Vocal Festival, and touring throughout Europe. US fans can check out the group live at this year's Boston Sings (BOSS) a cappella festival in April.

Check out a sampling of the Postyr Project sound below.

You can learn more about Cluster at their official site and follow them on Twitter here.

Cluster

International Spotlight

In their eight years as a group Cluster, a five-member, mixed-voice group, has developed a remarkable reputation in not only their native Italy, but across national borders. After competing on The X-Factor Italy the group’s debut album Cement became Italy’s number one album on iTunes (besides garnering three CARA nominations). The group broadened its reach this past summer, performing live at VoCALnation in Washington DC.

Check out a sampling of the Cluster sound below.

You can learn more about Cluster at their official site and follow them on Facebook here.

Singer Street

International Spotlight

Though the group is based in Hungary, make no mistake about it—Singer Street is truly an international act. In the last two years, the group won the jazz category of the world Choir Competition in Austria, and went on to win first place in the Taiwan International Vocal Festival - World Contemporary A Cappella Competition.

The group is made up of two men and two women, with bass Gabor Feher serving as arranger for the group’s music.

Check out a sampling of Singer Street’s sound below.

You can learn more about Singer Street at their official site and like them on Facebook here.

The Boxettes

International Spotlight

The Boxettes didn’t think of themselves as an a cappella group, members explained during a panel discussion at SoJam 2011. They thought of themselves as a band that just happened to not use any instruments.

Indeed, it may be this outlook on their music that so profoundly differentiates the sound of The Boxettes who combine a grooving sound with the electronified bass and percussion sounds of world champion beatboxer Bellatrix. The result is a truly unique performance experience every time the five women take the stage together. Although the group is based in London, they have traveled extensively internationally, including their celebrated performance at SoJam last year. The group is currently releasing a series of live videos on YouTube called “Boxettes Live Sessions.”

Check out a sampling of the Boxettes sound below.

You can learn more about The Boxettes at their official site and follow them on Twitter here.

The King’s Singers
Basix
Postyr Project
Cluster
Singer Street
The Boxettes
Rajaton
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Real Group
Perpetuum Jazzile
Freeman
Fork
The Swingle Singers