Ball in the House

Ball in the House

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandPopR&B

R&B/Soul-Pop A Cappella
Music That'll MOVE Ya

Biography

Ball in the House is an R&B/soul/pop a cappella group based out of their hometown of Boston, MA. With their extensive tour schedule (approx 150 shows a year), Ball in the House has performed all over the country at theaters, clubs, schools, and festivals. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Fantasia, The Jonas Brothers, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie,The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, and numerous others. For six years Ball in the House were the voices behind the Kraft Cool Whip commercials. Ball in the House has appeared on The TODAY Show, America's Got Talent, The Daily Buzz, and the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade. The Boston Globe says of the group, "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/R&B band...the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ball in the House was chosen as the 2013 APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) Band of the Year.

"Get It Together", released exclusively online through burnlounge, soared to the #1 slot for the week March 7th, 2006. With burnlougne.com's song catalog of over 1.5 million songs including artists like Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson and James Blunt, this is an unprecedented achievement for an independent band.

The single, Change Face, from the Think About It EP, recieved national & international radio & video adds and won an honorable mention from the 13th Annual Billboard Song Contest.

Their first radio single, Something I Dont Know, charted for six (6) consecutive weeks in the Top 100 on the national AC Charts, peaking at #17.

AWARDS

*2013 APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) Band of the Year

*16th Annual Billboard World Song Contest - Honorable Mentions Come Back To Me, Get It Together, Crawlin Out From Under, Trust Me, Addicted, What More Do You Need, Heavy On My Mind, Let You Lead (Granite Ave. LP)

*MTV - The Next Best Thing Contest - Top 10 Finalist - 2006

*13th Annual Billboard World Song Contest - Honorable Mention - Change Face (Think About It EP)

*VH1/Save the Music Songwriting Award - Think About It - Hip/Hop R&B Song of the Month Runner Up - August 2005
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ACA Awards 2005
*Favorite Pop/Rock Group Ball in the House
*Favorite Male Vocalist Aaron Loveland
*Favorite Vocal Percussionist Jon Ryan
*Favorite Songwriter (runner-up) Dan Szymczak
*Favorite Arranger (runner-up) Tim Foust

*CARA Awards Original Song of the Year runner-up Change Face

RADIO

*WBZ Boston- Jordan Rich Show-Feb 2013

*NPR Feature on the Here & Now program Nov. 2008

*National Cool Whip campaign for Kraft Foods. Twenty-one campaigns have aired since 2001.

*First radio single, "Something I Dont Know", charted 6 consecutive weeks in the Top 100 on the national AC Charts.

*Live appearances: WXKS Kiss 108 (Boston), WMBX 102.3 (W. Palm Beach), Mix 93.7 (St. Louis), Jam'n 94.5 (Boston), WROR 105.7 (Boston), WLKZ 104.9 (Gilford), WNNH 99.1 (Concord), Radio Disney (Orlando), WHOB (Nashua), and many more.

TV

* NBC - TODAY Show Live performance on Rockefeller Plaza & feature segment

*CBS - The Early Show Living Room Live Competition

*CW - The Daily Buzz Live performance & feature segment

* Eight-time featured Performer on the Telethon of Stars

* Featured headliner on the WBZ Christmas Telethon (Boston) to benefit Boston Children's Hospital

* Finale performance in the Southwest Airlines ABC July 4th Parade in Philadelphia with a live audience over 500,000 and several million TV viewers.

* Recent appearances on national broadcast tv and news show WKYC Good Day Cleveland (Cleveland), FKTVI Fox 2 (St. Louis), WPBC ABC 25 (W. Palm Beach), WTTG Fox (Wash, DC), WHDH NBC 7 (Boston), WBZ CBS 4 (Boston), WFXT Fox (Dedham), WHEC NBC 10 (Rochester), WB 56 (Boston), and others.

Press
"It's a tribute to Boston's Ball in the House that the first thing you marvel at upon hearing its debut is the beauty of the songs - a tasty mlange of classic street-corner soul, funk, and hip-hop - and the remarkable way the band's voices interlock."
Boston Herald
"The guys in Ball in the House dont need instruments to make music. They redefine pop by presenting it a cappella style, with just their voices."
Milva Didomizio, Boston Globe
"They have raised the bar with interlocking voices blended to perfection and have developed a tight show that features their own classic street-corner soul, funk and hip-hop. Theyre a musical force unto themselves."
B.J. Gage, Neponset Valley Daily News

Lyrics

Change Face

Written By: Aaron Loveland

Intro:
You know I don't get down like that

Verse I:
It's totally my fault
I thought you were somebody else
I was obviously wrong
I guess you're not the one I thought I knew
My instincts were off
And it's funny cuz I'm usually such a very good judge of character
I won't be around when you decide to change again

Chorus:
How can you bee cool like that
Just when I think you got my back
You Change, and put on a different face
You know I don't get down like that
Won't be around when you decide to change
And put on a different face
Change Face

Verse II:
I trusted for so long
And always defended you
Even when they warned me off some of the crazy sh*t you've been know to do
I still question every single word that you say
Everything I gave you threw right back in my face
Now I'm strong because I see
The person you can be
And you better believe I won't be around when you change again

Chorus:
How can you bee cool like that
Just when I think you got my back
You Change, and put on a different face
You know I don't get down like that
Won't be around when you decide to change
And put on a different face
Change Face

Bridge:
This never would have happened if you did not lie
I never should have been in a position where I
Was repeatedly left questioning
Your intent your honesty
Knowing you a little better made me realize
You're not the kind of brother I want in my life
Don't wanna be the fool that you run to
When you manipulate the truth to benefit you

Chorus:
How can you bee cool like that
Just when I think you got my back
You Change, and put on a different face
You know I don't get down like that
Won't be around when you decide to change
And put on a different face
Change Face

Superstition

Written By: Stevie Wonder

Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.

When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin strong,
You dont wanna save me, sad is my song.

When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, yeh, yeh.

Very superstitious, nothin more to say,
Very superstitious, the devils on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, no, no, no

Crawlin Out From Under

Written By: Dave Guisti

VI
I don’t know the road that I’m travelin’
One thing that I know is that it’s not with you
I held on to long Held on to tightly
Now I’m letting go and I’m letting you know we’re through

Chorus
I’m crawlin' out from under
Crawlin our from under
Under you yea
I’m crawlin’ out from under
Crawlin our from under
Under you yea

VII
Wanted different things
Your addition was our subtraction
All our dreams to do were the dreams that never got done
I called your bluff caught your red handed reaction
Finally seized the day once you went away
Our lives have just begun

Chorus

Bridge
All you needed was money
Your mind is always on money
Hands off my money

You let me down but I stuck around
Stupid me fro being so blind
Took so much from me
Cuz I couldn’t see
You had only your best interest in mind
But my strength has grown
Now that I’m on my own
And I’m cleaning us this mess you left behind
You reap what you so and I want you to know
That I’m not crawlin’ back to you

Chorus x2

Addicted

Written By: Dave Guisti & Jon J Ryan

Here we go again, need a lover or you need a friend.
Make up your mind .this is the last time

Heard it all before .Is it a fling or is it something more.
Make up your mind this is the last time.

My friends call me crazy for letting you in
Always playin’ this game I can’t win
I’m hopelessly addicted to the thought of lovin’ you

And I know I’d be better off if I let go.
But I need another hit of your love
I’m hopelessly addicted and I don’t know what to

I need a change in you
Gave you everything that you want me to
Make up your mind this is the last time

I know its time to say good bye
I’m all strung out on this love high
Done lost my mind and this ain't the first time

My friends call me crazy for letting you in
Always playin’ this game I can’t win
I’m hopelessly addicted to the thought of lovin’ you

And I know I’d be better off if I let go.
But I need another hit of your love
I’m hopelessly addicted and I don’t know what to

All too well aware of all the power you hold over me
So completely

No more self control giving in to you so easily
You know what I want your what I need baby

My friends call me crazy for letting you in
Always playin’ this game I can’t win
I’m hopelessly addicted to the thought of lovin’ you

And I know I’d be better off if I let go.
But I need another hit of your love
I’m hopelessly addicted and I don’t know what to

Set The Mood

Written By: Jon J Ryan

Tonight gonna be with you
It might feel like you can’t make it
Hold tight - all the waiting soon be over

Away is hard on us I know but
I’ll make every minute worth it
Just say everything your heart desires

All that you want is all that I’ll do
Whatever you need to get you thru

Turn down the lights, let’s try something new
I’ll make it perfect whatever you choose

Cuz all I need is you to set the mood
All I need is you to set the mood

So now I am all for you
Allow me to make it better
Just how it happens now is up to you

I will play along with what you feel
Ok to lose your inhibitions
Come lay down and I will make it right

All that you want is all that I’ll do
Whatever you need to get you thru

Turn down the lights, let’s try something new
I’ll make it perfect whatever you choose

Cuz all I need is you to set the mood
All I need is you to set the mood

Don’t worry bout me, I got you
You’re all I need to set the mood

If there’s a one thing that I know
You got it all so let it show

All that you want is all that I’ll do
Whatever you need to get you thru

Turn down the lights, let’s try something new
I’ll make it perfect whatever you choose

Cuz all I need is you to set the mood
All I need is you to set the mood

Don’t worry bout me, I got you
You’re all I need to set the mood

If there’s a one thing that I know
You got it all so let it show

Discography

Discography

*Move EP 2014
*One NIght Only-Live Album 2011
*Take Cover EP 2009
*Believe LP 2008
*Granite Ave LP 2007
*Get it Together (digital download single) 2006
*Think About This DVD 2004
*Think About It EP 2004
*The Remixes EP 2003
*The Way It Has To Be LP 2001
*Ball in the House LP 1998
*From The Bin LP 2001 1998

Set List

Ball in the House is the main show that features covers of some of the best R&B/Soul-Pop music. Artists covered include Bruno Mars, Montell Jordan, and Daft Punk. 

Dy-no-mite! A Groovy Night With Ball in the House is Ball in the House's 70s show covering Funk, Disco, and even Rock music with Ball in the House's signature sound. Artists covered include Earth Wind and Fire, The Bee-gees, and John Lennon. 

An A Cappella Christmas features some of the season's most well-known songs and hymns. Angels We Have Heard on High, Little St. Nick,and O Holy Night are among some of the songs done with Ball in the House's signature R&B sound.