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‘head/voice’ is a podcast that brings listeners inside the minds of singers and sound creators who are redefining what it means to make music with the voice. Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero have co-hosted the weekly interview series since March 2017 – talking to innovative vocal musicians about their journeys and creative processes.

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Ep. 57: Deke Sharon (The Sing-off, Pitch Perfect, The House Jacks, In Transit, DCappella, etc.)

Y’all, it’s Deke Sharon. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero 01:47 Born and raised 02:42 Tufts years/The Beelzebubs 09:07 Ben Platt 10:17 Pressure to represent the a cappella community/“The Sing-Off” 16:34 Effects of “The Sing-Off” on a cappella 22:45 The success of PTX 24:55 Shifting public perception of a cappella 27:23 Importance and growth of video 32:46 Are “couch videos” still relevant? 36:28 The commodification of perfection 38:47 The humanity of a cappella 42:10 Weighing in on the debate on “angst” 47:28 Trends 52:00 What’s next for Deke ~Follow Deke~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DekeSharon/ YouTube (you should watch Too Many Notes): https://www.youtube.com/user/DekeSharon Twitter: @dekesharon Instagram: @dekesharon ~Learn More~ Website: http://www.dekesharon.com/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deke_Sharon IMDb Credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3733748/ NPR Feature: https://www.npr.org/2013/05/19/184786553/deke-sharon-makes-a-cappella-cool-again NACC: http://acappellaconvention.com/ ~A Selection of Deke’s Projects~ The Sing-Off: http://www.casa.org/feistinterviewdeke The House Jacks: http://www.housejacks.com/ Contemporary A Cappella Society: http://www.casa.org/ D Cappella: https://www.facebook.com/DCappellaMusic/ ~Deke’s Books~ A Cappella Warm-Ups: for Pop and Jazz Choirs (2017): https://amzn.to/2KiTq4a A Cappella (2015): https://amzn.to/2r2hWgP The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing (2016): https://amzn.to/2vNNJbc A Cappella Jazz Pop Holiday (2004): https://amzn.to/2I1saGA

54mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Ep. 25: Ben Bram (Pentatonix, A Cappella Academy, Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off)

It's Ben Bram! Yeah, *that* Ben Bram! He joined us this week to talk about his work with PTX, his approach to arranging, and co-founding A Cappella Academy, among other things. Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii Ben's Website: http://www.thebenbram.com/ A Cappella Academy: http://acappellacademy.org/ Pitch Slapped's album "Complexion": itunes.apple.com/us/album/complexion/id1222793312 open.spotify.com/album/34eRiSSsTUvIN4ksmrH5A3 Our interviews w/ 2 Pitch Slapped arrangers on that album: https://soundcloud.com/headvoicepodcast/ep-22-isaiah-carter https://soundcloud.com/headvoicepodcast/ep-23-tracy-robertson Chris Harrison: http://thevocalcompany.com/team/christopher-given-harrison/ PocketGems "Episode" (soon to feature a Pitch Perfect story): https://pocketgems.com/episode/ Snowfall (Ben's caroling company): http://snowfallla.com/ LA Choral Lab: http://www.lachorallab.org/ Up-and-coming group Pentatonix's website: http://ptxofficial.com/home

39mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Ep. 33: Erin Hackel (Lark, MIX, Spectrum Singing)

This week we've got a super educational and engaging episode with Dr. Erin Hackel, the director of Lark and MIX at University of Colorado Denver. We talked about her entry point to a cappella, collaborative arranging, and a myriad of topics on vocal health. Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~SHOW NOTES~ WACA's Special Feature on Erin (includes vocal myths, health) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d__tGEBOvcQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGPl3bOmD5E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQABh67R6KM Spectrum Singing http://spectrumsinging.com/ Lark https://ucdlark.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw5zwwEGr_1Vv61Vn6VcZag https://www.facebook.com/ucdlark/ https://www.instagram.com/ucdlark/ https://twitter.com/UCDLark MIX http://www.mixvocalgroup.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/ucdmix https://www.facebook.com/mixvocalgroup/ https://www.instagram.com/mixvocalgroup/ https://twitter.com/mixvocalgroup

39mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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Ep. 18: Matt Goldstein (The Vassar Devils, Hyannis Sound)

Matt Goldstein of The Vassar Devils and Hyannis Sound joins us this week for a real barn-burner on arranging and music directing, with a special dissection (partial sheet music below) of "Runnin'" from the Devils' newest album, "Coming Alive." ~Show Notes~ 01:31 How did Matt get into arranging in the first place? 04:44 Developing the group, growing w/ the group, doing ICCA for the first time 06:29 “Love On Top” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuH8u5D0KXM 11:59 Finding a unique sound (w/ ICCA set) 14:32 Next Level http://thevocalcompany.com/next-level/ 14:38 Writing original music - “Nothing” 17:41 Matt’s arranging process 25:25 Dissecting “Runnin’” * Partial sheet music available at http://tinyurl.com/runninsheet * [Please please please don't use the arrangement w/o permission!] 38:29 Writing individual lines 43:42 Matt’s approach to directing 53:24 Getting a group to engage in a “vision” 1:00:46 Trends in a cappella/what’s next for Matt ~Essential Devils materials~ ICCA Finals Set 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0AVOI_ZXyg Winning BOSS Set 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHAo25mfxc "Coming Alive" by The Vassar Devils: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-alive/id1237034263 ~Socials~ Instagram - @heartofgoldstein Devils - Insta: @vassardevils, Youtube: /devilsacappella, Website: www.vassardevils.com Hyannis Sound - Insta: @hyannissound, Website/Summer Schedule: www.hyannissound.com

1hr 6mins

13 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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Ep. 50: Ryan Hannon (The Nor'easters) Returns!

For our 50th episode, we decided to do something special! We brought back our first-ever head/voice guest, Ryan Hannon, and did a "year in review." We walked through his experience in ICCA finals with The Nor'Easters, did a special choreo and solo breakdown of "Cheyenne," talked about the Aca Open finals at Carnegie hall in September, discussed The Nor'Easters' latest album COLLECTIVE Vol I., their upcoming tour, and what's next for Ryan! ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii 0:04 Intro 3:07 2017 ICCA Season 5:05 Intention behind the story of the set 7:06 Choreo/solo walkthrough of Cheyenne 10:08 Setting the table solo-wise 12:21 Setting choreo to the music 14:25 “The cyclone” move 18:48 Influences on choreo mindset 22:38 Creating blocking with intention 24:22 Transition to #AcaOpen 27:12 Maintaining standards of the groups and balancing workload 29:28 Working on COLLECTIVE, Vol. 1 31:21 How the UK and Hong Kong tours came to fruition 34:19 What people can expect on the tour 37:35 Ryan’s legacy with the group 39:51 A cappella trends 41:34 Advice for young singers ~The Nor’Easters~ Website: https://www.nunoreasters.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noreasters/ Instagram: @nunoreasters COLLECTIVE Vol. I: https://www.nunoreasters.com/news/collective-vol-1-is-out-now ~Upcoming Tour~ March 4, 2018: Aquapella’s “I Wouldn’t Be” Concert (London): https://www.facebook.com/events/2046766785580749/ March 6, 2018 - Out of the Blue Spring Concert (Oxford): https://www.facebook.com/events/719575604902336/ March 15-29, 2018: Hong Kong International A Cappella Festival: https://acappella.hkfyg.org.hk/ ICCA Winning Set (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tffl66nJPWY *“Cheyenne” (broken down in this episode) is the opening number in the above set - Duet (Ryan Hannon & Claudia Moericke)

43mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. 29: Rob Dietz (Human-Feedback, A Cappella Academy, Legacy A Cappella)

I would bet every one of you $100 that you've heard a Rob Dietz arrangement. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii 00:01 Intro 01:22 Rob’s background 03:02 Why a cappella? 04:28 What does Rob look for most in a live show? 06:59 How to maintain an audience connection despite varying technical factors 09:15 Practicing with a performance mindset 11:51 Thoughts on directly addressing an audience 13:25 How an audience digests a cappella 14:44 Response to NYT article about The Open Finals 19:40 How venues/audiences affect performance 21:44 Overlooked aspects of live performances 25:00 How to own your group’s unique style if it’s not necessarily ‘trending’ 28:10 Arranging for young groups to play to their strengths (OneVoice, Vocalight) 31:01 Arranging for groups with frequent membership turnover 33:38 Inspirations for arranging 40:20 Balancing rhythmic and static textures in arranging 42:14 Favorite arrangement? 43:23 Story behind “Make It Holy” 44:57 How to stay consistent in arranging without going crazy 47:22 What’s the most amount of notes you’ve put in a bell chord? 48:36 What he most wants to see in a cappella/what’s next for him ~SOCIALS~ Rob's Website: http://www.human-feedback.com/ Rob’s twitter: https://twitter.com/rdietz55 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rdietz2 Level A Cappella: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hawttYcegbw-Be3fUh91A The Funx website: http://thefunx.com/ Legacy A Cappella: https://www.facebook.com/LegacyVox/ ~REFERENCES~ Arora: https://www.aroratheband.com/ Deke Sharon: http://www.dekesharon.com/ Samrat Charkrabarti https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samrat_Chakrabarti Tom Anderson: https://www.random-notes.com/ Spyro Gyra: http://spyrogyra.com/ "Get Back" by Overboard: https://open.spotify.com/track/1q3d4TEP2WUgtlBvX5ym40 ~ARRANGEMENTS~ Wade in the Water (A Cappella Academy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqQKZZo-Uc Sound of Silence (Ithacappella) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCuxotVIzOU Stay (Vocalight) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSWau951GyA Make it Holy (OneVoice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxfS7JTUFw Life Support (OneVoice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFHG5mypbvs

54mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #6

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Ep. 11: Elliott Von Wendt (The Nor'easters)

Elliott Von Wendt of The Nor’easters joins us to talk all things arranging: process, techniques, reharmonization, commissioned work, and more! Song: “Lionheart” by the JHU Octopodes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oceanborn/id1172556228 Nor’easters' Website: https://web.northeastern.edu/noreasters/ Hire Elliott: http://thevocalcompany.com/team/elliott-von-wendt/

39mins

17 May 2017

Rank #7

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Ep. 74: Emily Flanders (Varsity Vocals, BOSS)

If you know, you know. SHOW NOTES Intro Song: "H/V Theme" by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Outro Song: "The Luckiest" by Wash U Amateurs/Ben Folds ~Follow Emily~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EMFLANaca Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmFlanVV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finesurefine/ ~Referenced During the Episode~ A Cub Bella: https://www.acubbella.org/ The Shine Theory: https://www.annfriedman.com/shine-theory/ “The Luckiest” performed by the Wash U Amateurs w/ Ben Folds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=enxA1PY8Vbk MSU Beartones: https://www.thebeartones.com/ Interview with The Women’s International Music Network: http://www.thewimn.com/front-and-center-great-lakes-regional-producer-at-varsity-vocals-emily-flanders/ Varsity Vocals: https://varsityvocals.com/ Apply to compete at BOSS: https://casaevents.wufoo.com/forms/boss-2019-competition-video-submission/

51mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 76: Lisa Forkish (HIVE, Vocal Rush, WACA, fmr. UO Divisi)

Just a few things that are contained in this heartwarming barnburner of an episode: 1) Insane stories about a cappella competition 2) An update about WACA and some scoops about WeSing 3) Lisa’s signature salmon recipe SHOW NOTES Intro Song: "H/V Theme" by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Outro Song: "Love Warrior” by Lisa Forkish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sRYv_XLPn4 https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lisaforkish5 ~Referenced during the episode~ UO Divisi: https://www.facebook.com/uodivisi/ Pitch Perfect (yeah, it was a book): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pitch-perfect-mickey-rapkin/1111460484 UO Divisi performing “Yeah” @ ICCA Semifinals 2005: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJkoPr0436Q Vocal Rush performing “Let Me Be Loving” @ ICHSA Finals 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru7LmFSNaAY “11” - the all originals album by Vocal Rush: https://open.spotify.com/album/33q2KtTLZzWdGeItDoDsDf Postyr: http://postyrproject.dk/ Rhiannon: https://www.rhiannonmusic.com/ Follow Lisa: Website: https://www.lisaforkish.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaforkish/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisaforkish/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lisaforkish Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaforkish Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lisaforkish HIVE Website: https://www.hivevocal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HIVEvocal/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hivevocal/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/hivevocal Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hivevocal Women’s A Cappella Association Website: https://www.womensacappella.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomensACappella/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensacappella/ WeSing: https://www.womensacappella.org/wesing

1hr 15mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 75: Shannon McNulty (Educator, Blacklight Vocals)

We’ve heard your requests for more educators, and we’re talking to a real great one this week in Shannon McNulty!  We talk education, recording, a cappella, and her childhood girl group(!).  Also apparently Evan can't pronounce "Shannon McNulty." SHOW NOTES Intro Song: "H/V Theme" by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Outro Song: "False Alarm" by Blacklight Vocals https://soundcloud.com/blacklightvocals/false-alarm-cover ~Referenced during the episode~ Premium Blend: https://www.facebook.com/icpremiumblend/ MIT Logarhythms: https://www.facebook.com/mitlogs/ Mel Daneke: Head/Voice Ep. #44 Rob Dietz: Head/Voice Ep. #29 Soup To Nuts Seminar: http://billhareacappella.com/seminar.html Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association (ACDA): https://massacda.org/ Noah Ogden: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRay30DOLCRlCUKHvvyJoQ NE Voices (come talk to us!): http://ne-voices.com/ Next Level w/ TVC: https://thevocalcompany.com/next-level/ Next Level Arrange - June 17-21 Next Level Direct - July 1-5 Next Level Produce - July 15-19 ~Connect with Shannon~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.phypers Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMcNultyMHS Voices ReChoired: https://www.facebook.com/voicesrechoired/ ~Blacklight Vocals~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blacklight.vocals/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklight.vocals/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BLACKLIGHTvocal

47mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Ep. 46: Johnny DelToro (The Vocal Company)

This week, we’re joined by multi-talented arranger/producer/clinician Johnny DelToro (The Vocal Company). We hear the script of the movie of his life unfold and talk about how he got into music, emotional connection, and tips for arrangers! ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii 01:57 Born and raised? 2:21 Musical upbringing 3:38 When singing became a thing 6:30 Was being a music major always the goal? 9:24 How a cappella fit in 14:39 Field of study w/in music 14:57 Studying in Sydney 16:21 Journey into being a professional (Next Level, Tom Anderson) 20:55 Harmony as an entrance to vocal music 23:47 Learning how tied emotion was to music 30:33 Arranging from “scratch” 35:04 Coming up with motifs 40:33 Common mistakes in scholastic arranging 43:35 Tips for beginning arrangers 45:51 Trends in a cappella 47:03 Yearbook vs. concept albums 48:40 What’s next for Johnny ~Be Friends with Johnny~ Work with Johnny: https://thevocalcompany.com/team/johnny-deltoro/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnyWithAnH/videos SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/johnny-deltoro ~Projects Johnny’s worked on~ ‘Would You Be So Kind’ by Dodie but by Malinda Kathleen Reese & Andrew Huang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyvYaSbykQw ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story by Malinda Kathleen Reese & Andrew Huang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTWLeCmSBE 'Waving Through A Window' with Malinda and Hannah Tobias: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ensZT5yknCk ‘I Wish’ Fermata Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBFxDZJMVE4 ‘She Used To Be Mine’ Upper Structure (on BOCA): https://open.spotify.com/album/4F7k4viXqEAIlrB5rbAPbF ‘Youth’ by Troye Sivan by Encore (on BOHSA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbhJIecEkA4 ‘Stitches’ by Beyond Measure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_3IIK4JwQ “Jealous Talk” - Fermata Town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8upiGX5NG4 “Heart of Life:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKBYAISBjsA

51mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Ep. 45: Keith Terry (Crosspulse, International Body Music Festival)

Keith Terry, a professional body musician, rhythm dancer, and educator joins us this week to share his unique perspective on music making - from Ethiopian armpit music to rhythm dancing to how body and vocal music converge (and everything in between). ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~References~ Jazz Tap Ensemble: http://www.jazztapensemble.org/ Charles "Honi" Coles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coles Charles "Cookie" Cooke: http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.tdabio.58/ default.html Kecak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kecak Example of Katachak (Inuit Throat Singing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnGM0BlA95I Pygmy music: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_music Nonesuch Explorer Series: http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/music-from-the-nonesuch-explorer-series-africa Center for World Music: https://centerforworldmusic.org/ SLAMMIN All Body Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCltR3kAYI0 "Samba Lele" by Barbatuques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tz7KROhuAw "One Planet" by SoVoSo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GBtxCN-NJE ~About Keith~ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Terry Body Music with Keith Terry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=gKzko9z8jU8 CrossPulse: http://www.crosspulse.com/aboutkt.html ~International Body Festival~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalBodyMusicFestival/ Website: http://www.internationalbodymusicfestival.com/ About: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUG52otZ8UQ

34mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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Ep. 66: Earl Elkins, Eli Jacobson, & J. None (VoicePlay)

what's this?  WHAT'S THIS?  there's VoicePlay everywheeeerrreeeee ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro Song: H/V Theme by Kayla Pichichero, Evan Linsey Outro Song: "This is Halloween" by VoicePlay [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL44YFyNLys ~Referenced during episode~ SoJam: http://sojam.net/ "Zombies vs. Hillbillies" ft. Home Free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzwzbqUJXk ~Follow VoicePlay~ Website: https://www.thevoiceplay.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/thevoiceplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVoicePlay/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevoiceplay/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theVoicePlay ~Instagrams~ Earl: https://www.instagram.com/voiceplayearl/ Eli: https://www.instagram.com/imelinoteli/ J. None: https://www.instagram.com/itsjnone/

1hr 5mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Ep. 44: Mel Daneke (Musae, Viridian Productions)

Force of nature Mel Daneke (Musae, Viridian Productions) joins us this week to talk production, her time with Musae, and the mystical 'electrocappella!' (Also we're going to LAAF [http://la-af.com/] and doing a panel that we're gonna record and release and we're excited.) ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~References~ Layne Stein of VoicePlay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_XgSAz7bZQ "The Party Upstairs" by Ithacappella: https://open.spotify.com/album/2AIAKP2FxbYNjmwQgAkqZz Our episode with Rob Dietz: https://soundcloud.com/headvoicepodcast/ep-29-rob-dietz Mel's audition for Musae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7O3-sUwUFo "Amnesia" by Musae, at a ... stadium ... in Hong Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcsLk_wGEZY ~Connect with Mel~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valorofficial/ Instagram: @delmankz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJ6GjzdEiWZMygctQ27itA ~Work with Viridian Productions~ Website: https://www.viridianmusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/viridianmusicproductions/ Instagram: @_viridianproductions_ ~Musae~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musaevocal/ Instagram: @musaevocal YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/MusaeVocal Mel’s Arrangement, Solo and Drum Production of “Don’t Let Me Down” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3vdg3_vQV8 ~Project Mel has worked on~ “It Was Always You” - Maroon 5 Cover with Peter Yang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUrOMpENKvg “Chandelier” - Sia Cover at Next Level 2014: https://soundcloud.com/thevocalcompany/chandelier “Into You” - Ariana Grande Cover (Musae): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOBvX564ZBA

41mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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Ep. 21: Sam Robson

This week, Head/Voice goes international with Mr. Sam Robson of the UK! We chatted about his prolific and varied YouTube presence, how he puts together his videos, and his general creative process and influences. Intro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii Sam's Website: https://www.samrobsonmusic.com/ Sam's YouTube (carve out an hour and go through it all): https://www.youtube.com/user/traanncce/featured His version of "Withdraw" by Kimbra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HJAPuSAj74 His version of "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2hVgU3PjhU Kindred Quartet: https://www.facebook.com/kindredquartet/ The Dons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3LWC5hZEk6tJ9ULPUL_nUA/ "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Beatvox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrDEdNgQJsI "Spread Love" by Take 6: https://open.spotify.com/track/48uC1UPHBwlnEP2Hzt2vzj "Sunday's On The Way" by Take 6: https://open.spotify.com/track/1ktSgsFtjtW5MGgLwvC2lq Sam's (viral!) version of "Circle of Life" from The Lion King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_um4Qj4aJA Sam's (also viral!) version of "I Need Thee O I Need Thee": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3wSbLa2uGg For fun, OneVoice doing "I Need Thee": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPSrMDs6mSM "Glad About It" ft. Vade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAjkfhZwb2o Accent (check out their teaser for their new album!): https://www.youtube.com/user/AccentVocal

32mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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Ep. 68: Jon Smith (The Swingles)

This week we're talking to the amazing Jon Smith - arranger / vocalist / educator / Swingle / American / not the guy from Pocahontas. SHOW NOTES Intro Song: "H/V Theme" by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Outro Song: "Lover's Desire (LIVE)" by The Swingles ~Referenced during the episode~ "Cinema" by Pulse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwjvx3MLbc "Bucimis" by The Swingles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-jUXoV3YQ0 “Find You” (Zedd): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA9IbuIXan4 Shut Up and Dance (Hyannis Sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2xt9vdHHcs "Come Around" by Birdland Avenue: bit.ly/comearound_ ~Work with Jon~ Website: www.jonsmithmusic.com TVC Contact: https://thevocalcompany.com/team/jon-smith/ ~Jon’s Work~ “Landslide” Arrangement (Nomadic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIK2rvzsv_s “This Christmas” (OneVoice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo9_bAIUEpA ~Swingles~ Website: http://www.theswingles.co.uk/about/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/ Instagram: @swinglesingers Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNY02mhMxIA401SzGixUgFw In The Name of Love (LACF 2017): https://www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/videos/10155847603456421/ Folklore (2017): https://spoti.fi/2O5WaGT After The Storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=526Jvg_rt6s Hard Times Come No More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9C-uWYy7M0

41mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 65: Rachel Bearer & Christopher Harrison (ARORA)

This is a fun episode with fun people.  (Sorry it's long!) ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme" by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero ~Referenced during the episode~ Ep. 41: Christopher Given Harrison (ARORA): https://spoti.fi/2xK8tOL Ep. 28: Ben McLain (Arora, Dakaboom): https://spoti.fi/2PZ8er8 ~ARORA~ Website: www.aroratheband.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/aroramusic/ Instagram: @aroratheband YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ARORAtheband/feed The Ones You Keep (2018) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2NzYeHm bioluminescence: https://spoti.fi/2MYV9vo “You & Me” Lyrics Been such a long time And now you're mine I wanna unwind With you, boy Make me your paradise Coming alive I wanna unwind With you, boy With you, boy With you, boy With you 'Cause baby, it's you and me together Mmm, honey, I do believe forever Mmm, honey, I can see what we got is treasure Mmm, baby, it's you and me together Oooh, oooh, oooh Oooh, oooh, oooh I give myself to you Give you to me I wanna spend the night With you, boy It's like our love is new Our love is free I wanna spend my life With you, boy (With you, boy) With you, boy (With you, boy) With you, boy (With you, boy) With you 'Cause baby, it's you and me together Mmm, honey, I do believe forever Mmm, honey, I can see what we got is treasure Mmm, baby, it's you and me together Oooh, oooh, oooh Mmm, I love someone (love someone, love someone) And he loves his one

1hr 3mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 55: Bursting the "Aca-Bubble" - Recorded live (!) at BOSS 2018

This past weekend, we had the distinct pleasure of leading a panel at #BOSS2018 featuring four amazing guests: Sidney Gish (indie singer-songwriter), Noel Pancho (rapper/storyteller), Niya Norwood (Real Entertainment Industries, BGVs for YEBBA), Alyssa Spector (booker/promoter). We were able to get their unique ‘outside’ perspectives on a cappella and how it fits into the greater music industry - there’s tons to take away for your band or group, we hope you learn a lot! *SHOW NOTES* Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero 00:00 Intro 02:30 Panel Introduction 04:12 Panelist Bios 07:39 First thing that comes to mind when you think of ‘a cappella” 14:27 Reaction to PTX, Faux Paz, Vocal Rush 21:03 State of the music industry 22:37 Social media / power of the artists 30:55 Live music’s resurgence 33:38 Promoting shows 35:48 Frequency of content 44:54 How “a cappella” has come up in your disciplines 48:14 Advice for a cappella artists ~Videos We Sent~ "Can't Sleep Love" (PTX) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFCxiKXtKTI "Midnight" (UMD Faux Paz): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpH1Xp7AFlM "Bottom of the River" (OSA Vocal Rush): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUngMXZ3TgI ~References~ Take 6 - Spread Love (Showtime at the Apollo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC4RloNVdCE Nota - Jackson 5 Medley &" I Need To Know": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X5ZdTekreA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3oE8bygliA BYU Vocal Point - The Way You Look Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAIwMya1Fk8 PTX - "Dog Days Are Over": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erZN-yCyOP8 PTX - "Born To Be Wild": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMgUxPGiqQ Backbeats - "Landslide": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEdDcB-3JxM Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract's twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinabstract?lang=en The Wombats - "Tales of Boys, Girls, & Marsupials": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Kv0uNOm2c Vassar Devils - "I Will Wait": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GprFvV_f2Po ~Sidney Gish~ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balloonney/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidneygishmusic/ Bandcamp: https://sidneygish.bandcamp.com/album/no-dogs-allowed Twitter: https://twitter.com/sidneyg156 Pitchfork: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/sidney-gish-no-dogs-allowed/ Fader article:http://www.thefader.com/2018/01/04/sidney-gish-no-dogs-allowed ~Noel Pancho~ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elnoelpancho/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/elnoelpancho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elnoelpancho/ Website: https://www.noelpancho.com/ “Stargazers”: https://soundcloud.com/arclassicrecords/sets/noel-pancho-stargazers Spanglish podcast: https://soundcloud.com/spanglishpodcast Boston Globe article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/05/13/dorchester-rapper-fran-celebrates-his-heritage/ ~Niya Norwood~ Her company, Real Entertainment Industries: www.facebook.com/realentertainmentind/ Berklee Musical Theater Club’s “Heathers”: http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/today-at-the-calendar/details/993-heathers-the-musical--berklee-musical-theatre-club.html 'Black Girl Magic': www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1airw30mdg 'Cry Me A River' w/ Rachel Gonzalez & Anthony Brown: www.facebook.com/niyaLevon/videos…192448000861489/ 'Ave Maria' by Berklee Beyonce Band: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwrvGxpQtL8 Our episode with her: https://soundcloud.com/headvoicepodcast/ep-47-niya-norwood ~Alyssa Spector~ Instagram: @alyssa_s_ Lysten Boston: http://www.lystenboston.com/ Lysten Boston Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lystenboston/ Vanyaland article: http://www.vanyaland.com/2016/08/25/alyssa-spector-lysten-boston-named-booking-agent-cambridges-plough-stars/

53mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Ep. 59: Evan Lee & Kayla Liquori (Upper Structure)

[insert Spiderman meme here] This week, we're happy to be joined by Evan & Kayla from (ICCA Finals 2nd Place-winning) Upper Structure to talk everything about the group, from their origins to building their stunning 2018 set. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero ~Follow Upper Structure~ Website: http://www.upperstructureacappella.com/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/BerkleeCollege Instagram: https://instagram.com/berkleecollege Twitter: https://twitter.com/berkleecollege ~Listen to Upper Structure~ “I Miss You” (Adele): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h01AGAUMgTM “sHe” (Zayn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CbLXBevubM 2017 ICCA Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcOLkdYi7Mo Upper Structure @ Haunted Harmonies 2016: https://vimeo.com/186189229

41mins

10 May 2018

Rank #19

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Ep. 10: Alex Green (Plaid Productions)

Alex Green of Plaid Productions joins us to talk about making music that "feels good," when groups should record, a cappella education, and other studio wizardry! Song: "It's Time" by Plaid Productions https://soundcloud.com/plaidacappella/its-time Plaid Productions Website: http://plaidacappella.com/ BOSS (it's never too early to think about next year): http://bostonsings.com/

29mins

10 May 2017

Rank #20