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Chapter 6

Utica, Michigan, United States | SELF

Utica, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"In addition to the gift of a thrilling and funny performance that won (against a very strong field of Regional winners) the 20th Annual Harmony Sweeps National Championship in San Rafael, CA, Chicago's talented all-male sextet Chapter 6 brought us a hot new CD! Happily, the three pieces that they performed at the finals, 'Theme and Variations on 'It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing'' (which won for Best Original Arrangement), the hilarious 5-minute 'Wizard of Oz,' and even their encore performance (as Audience Favorite), 'The 7th Wheel,' which introduced us to the singing of their arranger, sometimes composer and sound engineer, Mark Grizzard. Grizzard also wrote the opening piece here, a fast-paced jazz number, 'It's About Time.' Rounding out the 11 songs are a nice Stevie Wonder cover, 'Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing,' the BeeGee's hit 'How Deep Is Your Love,' the Gospel song 'God's Love,' an uptempo 'What A Wonderful World,' the very funny 'Lost In Canada,' James Taylor's 'Your Smiling Face' and the bluesy 'I'll Take Care of You.' These guys are consummate entertainers, they have big fun on stage, and they can sing like angels. Like Chapter 6 at the Finals, 'Swing Shift' is a hands-down winner!" - John Neal, Primarily A Cappella


"Arguably one of the best live shows we've ever had . . . and the nicest artists . . . we're having them back again this year!" - Oskaloosa, IA


“When we first saw Chapter 6,
they blew us out of the water!”
- Chicago, IL


“Chapter 6 proves an a cappella sensation
Move over, Rockapella. It's Chapter 6's turn to shine.
Chapter 6 is the titan of tight harmonies, with delightful comedy and playfulness.
This six-member a cappella ensemble has sensational individual voices that blend with smoothness and sweetness. Chapter 6's Thursday night concert, the finale of Viterbo University's NexStar Season, was one of the most entertaining and thrilling performances of the 2006-07 season.
The Viterbo Fine Arts Center crowd roared with laughter and gave the ensemble a standing ovation.
. . . Chapter 6's mixture of madness and humor . . . was captivating and fun-loving . . . brilliant and hilarious . . . This ensemble has a good time on stage, so it's difficult for an audience not to have a great time.”
- Terry Rindfleisch


"They were fantastic . . . just amazing . . . powerful. Chapter 6 came in and just bowled us over."
- Fayetteville, AR


“Immensely talented . . . extremely cool . . . have a seriously bright future.”
- Multi Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist


"We had such an exciting concert with Chapter 6 in Atlantic, Iowa! I have had numerous comments from the audience and board members who were quite impressed with the talent, personalities, and charisma of Chapter 6. Our vocal music instructors at the four high schools had glowing comments about the masterclasses with their choirs. There is already talk of trying to bring Chapter 6 back . . ." - Performing Arts and Education Association of Southwest Iowa


"Chapter 6 left us with songs in our hearts and smiles on our faces. The group was worth a three-year's wait! Chapter 6 will remain as one of our venue's best yet. Chapter 6 was even more than we expected. They were energetic, fun, and extremely musical. (Now I know what a vocal band is!)" - Oberlin Arts & Humanities Commission, Oberlin, KS


"Chapter 6, an impossibly wholesome and very polished vocal sextet, had much to do with the show's appeal. The young men handled tight harmonies as nimbly as they executed choreography and the occasional schtick. Their disarming, persuasive embrace of vintage styling suggested they'll be able to help celebrate the '50s for decades to come."

On Chapter 6's performance in "The Fifties: The Golden Age of Black and White" with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- Tim Smith, Music Critic


"Chapter 6 demonstrated mastery . . . dazzled the audience . . . wasted no time in commencing the vocal fireworks.
An eclectic mix of music and musical styles, leavened by comedy and wit. The group absolutely glowed." - Peter Hummers, Sentinel Staff


Discography

With the Windows Down -- latest CD release puts a Chapter 6 spin on songs by the Beatles, Coldplay, Steely Dan and more, and features four original songs.

Chapter 6 In Concert -- the much-anticipated live concert DVD recorded in January 2005-- includes Chapter 6 standards and favorites as well as selections not previously recorded by the group. Also included: behind the scenes footage-- interviews, fun & antics on the road.

Swingshift - CD release including audience favorites "The Wizard of Oz" (received 2005 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Humor Song) and "Lost in Canada"

Christmastime - First holiday recording including "Christmas Time Is Here" and exciting arrangements of "Sleigh Ride" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

Chapter 6: Live - Live performance recording featuring "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Pick Up the Pieces"

A Cappella 101 - Debut album during college years featuring "Istanbul" and "Jump, Jive 'n Wail"

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Bio

Chapter 6 is a professional a cappella band from Illinois: Comprised of six vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to win both the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella and the prestigious National Harmony Sweepstakes. Among subsequent honors, Chapter 6 has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and was featured on American Idol: Season 7 in conjunction with bandmate, Luke Menard. The group was also voted Entertainer of the Year and Music Artist of the Year by both APCA and Campus Activities Magazine Readers Choice Awards.

The family-friendly Chapter 6 show features a light-hearted blend of intricate pop/jazz harmonies that brings spontaneous bursts of applause and laughter. The group's versatility and appeal knows no bounds, capturing audiences of all ages and musical tastes with their repertoire ranging from American popular to original songs to clever medleys, including their signature six-minute version of The Wizard of Oz which earned a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award. In season, their Christmastime Concert is a favorite among venues offering holiday programming. Their reputation has resulted in one of the most diverse touring schedules in the music industry.

Prior to winning their first competition in 2000, Chapter 6 came together in the Millikin University School of Music in Decatur, Illinois. Upon the graduation of a majority of its members, the group took a leap of faith as they entered the professional market in January 2002. Since then, Chapter 6 has received numerous awards for their technique, performance and original arrangements.

Conveying their unique sound and irrepressible charisma in the studio as well as on stage, Chapter 6 has appeared on numerous regional, national and international television and radio programs including ABC Televisions Good Morning America and The Kathy & Judy Show (WGN Radio, Chicago). Their 5 self-distributed albums have sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. More recently, Chapter 6 arranged and recorded jingles for XMG Corporation's "Winning Colors Multi-Cleaner."

Having performed in 44 of the United States and 3 countries, this ensemble has proven its universal appeal. Whether for an audience of 3 or 30,000, these young men stand ready to sing for anyone who's ready to smile!

For more information on Chapter 6--music videos, tour dates, album releases, photos, journals, awards and recognition, news, and more--visit the groups website: www.chapter6.com.

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