Tickets for Rockapella are $30, with a discount for seniors and children. Rush tickets are also available for students. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave. or by calling 716-878-3005 or online at www.buffalostate.edu/pac. Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"Some say the best musical instrument of all is the human voice - if you've seen Rockapella you know that's the truth," says USA Today. This five-man powerhouse of vocal talent sweeps through sold-out venues across the country year-round. With an ever-expanding fan base, they're known as the kings of contemporary a cappella. Individually, Rockapella is: Scott Leonard (high tenor), Kevin Wright (tenor), Jeff Thacher (vocal percussionist), George Baldi (bass) and John K. Brown (tenor).
Often imitated; never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the previously stodgy music genre of a cappella and brought it full-force into the 21st century. Their story is like no other, and they create a sound and impression like no one else!
Rockapella was formed for the sheer love of performing; singing on New York City street corners with a hat out at their feet. They caught the eye of a producer putting together a television special titled Spike & Co.: Do It A Cappella, hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee. This in turn led to a daily appearance on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, a wildly popular kid's game show on public television. Television & radio commercials and international recording contracts followed. Rockapella has released more than 20 albums over the last 18 years, with their most recent titled, Live in Japan.
The 2006-2007 Great Performers Series is sponsored by M&T Bank and WBFO.