Inna Dukach
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Steve Keyes
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“Acappella Rock and Soul Royalty”
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Charlie Evett
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STEVE KEYES a founder of Rockapella, has long been considered a premier high tenor and rock/blues soloist of the a cappella scene. Since his landmark performance of "Flat Tire" on the ground-breaking TV documentary Spike Lee & Company-Do It A Cappella, Keyes' awesome vocal stylings and winning persona have earned him legions of fans and imitators. His signature solos on "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress," "Keep On Smilin'," and "Crazy 'bout An Automobile" have cemented his reputation as both a smooth falsetto crooner and a power rock wailer. Since leaving Rockapella, Keyes has been a featured solist with the New Choral Society of Central Westchester, and now enjoys acclaim as a co-founder of The GrooveBarbers.

KEVIN WEIST …is the other guy. Although he resembles former Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin, he has long enjoyed the democratic practice of a cappella singing -- most notably as the director of The Williams Octet and his NYC-based group, the Lemmings. He has written and arranged a cappella songs for television (MTV's Just Say Julie, Nickelodeon, TNT) and composed the infamous cockroach songs for the MTV feature film musical Joe's Apartment. (The New York Times wrote, "The film's highlights are its musical numbers…Some viewers will still want to reach for the Raid.") Kevin joined The GrooveBarbers in 1997 and already smells a little like Elliott Kerman.

SEAN ALTMAN is considered "the father of the modern a cappella". He is the only three-time winner of the Contemporary A Cappella Society's "Best Original Song" award, and has also won the "Best Male Vocalist" prize. For eleven years, he was a lead singer, arranger and composer for the pioneering group Rockapella, with whom he released nine CDs and starred in the five-year PBS-TV series Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? Sean composed the ubiquitous "Carmen Sandiego" theme song, which continues to get international airplay. He has released three solo albums, performs a comedy song act called JEWMONGOUS, produces and sings with Kol Zimra Jewish acapella, was named "Best Male Artist" in the 2005 International Acoustic Music Awards, and was dubbed "absurdly talented" by the Village Voice.

CHARLIE EVETT is a giant in the field of a cappella bass singing. His thumping lines and Richter- scale solos powered Rockapella to national prominence, and now he is the sturdy foundation beneath The GrooveBarbers, which he co-founded. His signature solos include "North to Alaska" and the smoothest "Sixty-Minute Man" in the business. Charlie is also an accomplished classical singer and a long-time member of the acclaimed Boston Cecilia

Upcoming "GrooveBarbers" Gigs
Fri. Dec. 12, '14 The GrooveBarbers NextStage Arts Center Putney, VT
15 Kimball Hill / Putney, VT. 05346. info@nextstagearts.org, 802-387–0102. Acapella holiday faves and classic modern doowop. With guest soprano diva Inna Dukach
 
Sat. Dec. 13, '14 The GrooveBarbers Holiday Benefit for Public School CPE2 Central Park East II Auditorium New York, NY
$20, 7pm, 104th St. between Madison Ave & 5th Ave. NYC.  The GrooveBarbers and special guest diva Inna Dukach perform a holiday benefit show for NYC public school Central Park East II, where Sean & Inna's daughter Ruby is a proud 1st grader.  
 
Sun. Dec. 14, '14 The GrooveBarbers Coffee With Conscience Holiday Concert Series Westfield, NJ
doors 2:30, show 3pm, First United Methodist Church / 1 East Broad St. 07090.  Acapella holiday faves and classic modern doowop. With guest soprano diva Inna Dukach
 
Mon. Dec. 15, '14 The GrooveBarbers with Inna Dukach Opera Saratoga Holiday Concert Saratoga Springs, NY
Vapor at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.  Our holiday concert plus many "doowopera" moments with soprano (and Sean's wife) Inna Dukach. Advance Tix $50 (Under 21: $35). $125 VIP tix include a post-performance reception with The GrooveBarbers and Inna Dukach. 
 
Glory!

Glory. The definitive holiday acapella album features the distinctive GrooveBarber sound -- a brash blend of jazz-pop and barbershop as well as two classic Sean Altman originals.

Click here to order Glory on CD!

guts!

Guts. The roots of contemporary a-cappella are all here. Rock and soul classics given new life by stripping away everything but the human voice. By turns soulful, funny, and just plain beautiful, you won't want to miss this big box of delicious harmonies.

Includes hits like Zombie Jamboree, Keep On Smilin', Flat Tire, My Home, North To Alaska, Concrete and Clay, and on and on…

Click here to order Guts on CD!

Inna Dukach

INNA DUKACH is The GrooveBarbers resident diva. A rising star of the opera world, Inna has dazzled tens of thousands of YouTube viewers with her glorious rendition of 'O Mio Babbino Caro', backed by the GrooveBarbers in an insane mash-up of doo-wop and Bell Canto they call "Doo-wOpera".

Click here to see the YouTube sensation.

Jerry Lawson

JERRY LAWSON, lengendary frontman of the Persuasions and most recently star of The Sing Off on NBC is The GrooveBarbers' mentor and idol. They have sung with him at The Bitter End in New York City and at the Doo Wop Hall of Fame at Symphony Hall in Boston. They are so proud to be a friend to the greatest acappella singer of them all.

Check out The GrooveBarbers backing up Jerry on YouTube.

An a cappella supergroup? Sounds paradoxical, absurd, perhaps even dangerous; indeed, The GrooveBarbers is all these things. Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star in his own right: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes are former members of the pioneering contemporary a cappella group Rockapella, and Kevin Weist is a renowned bald vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the "go to" vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz and even (no way!) barbershop! The GrooveBarbers were featured in not one but two national TV commercials as The Astelins, the deliriously suave vocal group that offers Astelin nasal spray to seasonal allergy sufferers.