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Pentatonix Live In Studio – Singing Thrift Shop By Macklamore
March 20, 2013 11:03 AM
Winners of The Sing Off, Pentatonix, stopped by the Lite FM Stduio
to talk to Tony and David about becoming a band and what it’s
like being a vocal only group.
Three of the members, Scott, Mitch & Kirstie are from Arlington, Texas and planned on auditioning as a trio for the TV competition. The three decided to add a bass and beat boxer to round out their sound and met Avi through a mutual friend in LA and found Kevin on Youtube beat boxing with a cello. They reached out to him and asked Olusola to join the group in LA for the auditions.
Kevin had never thought about beat boxing as a career. “I saw
it as a musical extension of who I am and see how I could use it for
music, not just because I could beat box,” Olusola said. “Once
I started using it with the cello I think it started coming to life
and then I met these guys.”
Their latest cover actually jumps away from from the vocal only style
and adds violinist Lindsey Sterling and Kevin on cello to their arrangement
for a fantastic cover of Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive”.
If you missed their show earlier in March they are touring America
now and don’t be surprised to see them back on ‘The Sing
Off’ stage as the show was re-vitalized this past week by NBC
for another season.