Rockapella's latest show & album, entitled Motown & More, pays tribute to the music of Motown with unique versions of hit songs from The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and more. Among other Rockapella favorites, the concert includes The O'Jays' "Use Ta Be My Girl", Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour", The Temptations' "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", The Jackson 5's "Blame It On The Boogie", The Commodores' "Brick House", and More!
Gleefully, they are NOT your childhood Rockapella. Rather they've become one of the world's most sophisticated and lasting pop vocal groups. With the wild success of the TV smash "Glee" and a cappella groups reigning in the Corner of Cool on college campuses, there is clearly a hunger for exciting live vocal performance.
The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back year after year and constantly draws new fans is Rockapella's astonishing full-band sound. A sound that seems to be impossible coming from just five guys with microphones. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors -- and their hands never leave their wrists. "We're making every bit as much music as the whole "Glee" chorus -- but with only five guys," says Rockapella's human beat-box Jeff Thacher.
"We make it rock and make it interesting," explains Scott Leonard, the group's chief songwriter, arranger and architect of their evolving dynamic sound. USA Today summed up the lasting appeal like this: "The best musical instrument of all is the human voice -- if you've seen Rockapella you know that's the truth."
"When I was a little kid," Leonard says, "little Michael's voice or little Stevie's voice was what I wanted to sound like." Now he gets to repay that debt onstage for an emerging generation of Motown lovers.
The current Rockapella line-up features Scott Leonard (since 1991, High Tenor), Jeff Thacher (1993, Vocal Percussionist), George Baldi III (2002, Bass), John K. Brown (2004, Tenor) and Steven Dorian (2010, Tenor). This line-up marks a regeneration of Rockapella whose professional talents cover a broad entertainment spectrum and are keenly focused on musical excellence. "People have a hard time believing it's just us making all of that music. It's still those same elements that make modern band music: percussion, bass, melody and harmonies," says Scott.
You'll love their a capella renditions of your favorite hits!