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A ca-cuse me?

Ever since my friend Booklovers1 made me watch Pitch Perfect, I’ve become a little obsessed with A Cappella. Literally translated A Cappella is an Italian term meaning “in the manner of the Church”, but essentially means it is group or solo singing without instrumental backup. This has lead to people being insanely creative with their voices to make new sounds. For example many modern day A Cappella groups include a vocal percussionist, someone who makes almost beat boxing type sounds to create rhythmic interest. Others like to imitate sounds of instruments such as trumpets and drums, opening up a whole lot of possibilities.
My three favourite A Cappella groups at the moment are;

  • The Idea of North
  • Pentatonix
  • VoicePlay


The above video is a sing off between VoicePlay and the country A Cappella group Home Free, while dressed as Zombies and Hillbillies respectively. This video highlights that in the wacky world of A Cappella you’ll never hear, or see, anything so unique.

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Sweet Sweet Spirit – The Idea of North

I love a cappella, and The Idea of North are an amazing group. This song just brightens my day the lyrics and harmonies are beautiful. (I don’t know why there is a red head in the picture…the other lady is blonde)
My big band got to back them for a Christmas concert this year and they are lovely people to play with.
Do you guys have any favourite a cappella groups? Enjoy!

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