The Vocal Acrobatics of Rockapella Take Center Stage at Rockwell Hall

Posted: October 10, 2000
The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall proudly presents the undisputed kings of contemporary a cappella music Rockapella on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

This concert at the Performing Arts Center is part of the 2003-2004 Great Performers Series, presented by M&T Bank. Ticket prices range from $25 - $15. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave. or by calling 716-878-3005. Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The crisp snare drum, the thumping bass line and the outrageous chromatic harmonies. A 12-piece band? No – it's Scott, Elliott, Kevin, Jeff and newcomer George, known formally as Rockapella. What began as a few men on a New York City street corner, is now the top dog in contemporary a cappella. A certifiably unique pop musical group Rockapella takes the previously stodgy music genre of a cappella and brings it full-force into the next century.

Rockapella's audience – a mix of families, young and old alike, is drawn to the humor, style and artistry of this unique group that combines soul, rock, r&b, and jazz. Millions of Americans discovered Rockapella on the hit PBS television show Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? Since then, the group has toured the United States and Japan, selling out concerts and appearing on national commercials including the popular Folgers coffee campaign.

With more than 25 albums to their credit, this male quintet has been setting the standard for rock-and-funk-infused, blue-eyed soul since 1986. "Some say the best musical instrument of all is the human voice," writes USA Today. "If you've seen Rockapella, you know that's the truth."

The 2003-2004 Great Performers Series is sponsored by M&T Bank, The Buffalo News and WBFO.

http://www.buffalostate.edu/pac/season/rockapella.asp
Media Contact:
Jeff Marsha, Director of Operations, Performing Arts Center | 7168783032 | marshajl@bscmail.buffalostate.edu
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