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Rockapella, 'The Voice' Winner To Perform At ETH In September



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Rockapella and Javier Colon have both been booked for September performances in the theater of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

The popular a capella group that has been entertaining audiences since the 90s has three shows scheduled: Friday, September 13, at 8 pm; and Saturday, September 14, at 5 and 8 pm.

Colon, winner of the first season of The Voice, will is scheduled for Friday, September 27, at 8 pm.

The current Rockapella line-up features Scott Leonard (since 1991, High Tenor), Jeff Thacher (1993, Vocal Percussionist), Calvin Jones (2013, Tenor), Mitchell Rains (2016, Tenor), and Bryant Vance (2016, Bass).

The group is one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. They have influenced everyone and everything, from an era of movies like Pitch Perfect and its sequels to network television a cappella shows and countless college groups.

As one of the progenitors of the astonishing full band sound of “contemporary” a cappella, Rockapella has shown every audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. “There’s nothing in the way between us and the audience; it’s very human music,” says Rockapella’s human beatbox Jeff Thacher. Rockapella performs with no instruments, no tracks, and no mirrors.

Since the early 90s, when the group first achieved national television fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Rockapella has toured the globe and provided a funky, powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans while keeping it all fresh along the way. The group’s repertoire runs from catchy original pop songs to contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics.

Tickets for Rockapella’s Newtown performances are $33.50-$38.50. An optional Meet & Greet upgrade is also available for an additional $20.

Blessed with a stunningly soulful voice, an uncanny songwriting talent, a charismatic personality, and a commanding stage presence, Javier Colon has already won the attention of an international fan base that has embraced his personally-charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock, and R&B, an effortlessly distinctive style that he’s dubbed “acoustic soul.”

Having been introduced millions of TV viewers as the winner on the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice, the singer-songwriter-guitarist is set to take his recording career to the next level with Gravity, his fourth album and his first for Concord Records.

Tickets for his show are $35-$40, with a $20 Meet & Greet Upgrade also available.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now through zootliveevents.com.

Edmond Town Hall will host three performances by the popular a cappella group Rockapella and a solo performance by Javier Colon in September. Tickets for all four shows are on sale now. —Bee file photo
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