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November 8, 2013

Direct From London: Mesmerizing A Cappella


There’s a hypnotic vocal harmony that is both soothing and mysterious in "Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby," sung a cappella by the Juice Vocal Ensemble on their album Songspin. It’s as if I’m standing over a child’s crib and hear warm breathing and shushing and sighing. It’s sense-o-round that wraps around me. Then, suddenly, I wonder: who are these voices? Where’s the baby? Everything, okay?! The music has moved me. And Juice has done its job.

It’s just one example of the many intimate and surprising moments that this wonderful London-based female a cappella trio deliver, with bravery and imagination throughout their entire album, in songs both original and by other artists. Their playful and serious musical variations are drawn from a variety of sources. According to alto Kerry Andrew, “We like to really sing a bit of everything. So we can sing very difficult virtuosic new music, or we can sing folky stuff, or have a go of beat-boxing, or to do an opera or improvise with electronics. We like to think that’s fairly individual for our group. We’re pretty diverse.” Read more. US tour dates:-

Saturday 9th November 2013, 8pm
Concert in Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University

Tuesday 12th November 2013, 7.30pm
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs,NYC

Sunday 17th November 2013, 3pm – 4.30pm
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC

Posted by acapnews at November 8, 2013 12:00 AM