Event Preview: Rockapella and The Company Men

By August 1, 2018Uncategorized

The Bankhead Theater is excited to welcome two male vocal groups whose sleek harmonies and full band sound create pure music ranging from doo-wop and classic jazz to modern rock and hip hop. Making their third visit to Livermore, Rockapella is known for creating an astonishing full-band sound with a capella grace. The Company Men bring a contemporary spin and vocal style to inventive compilations of music, seamlessly mixing vintage songs with today’s chart-topping hits.

Keep reading to learn more about these groups, as well as the event itself.

About Rockapella

Awarded the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, Rockapella members are masters of the vocal art form. Although current interest in a cappella largely dates back to the success of the television show “Glee” and the film “Pitch Perfect,” Rockapella’s sleek vocals have been drawing fans old and new for nearly three decades. The group got their start as an enthusiastic a cappella quartet of Brown University graduates singing on street corners in 1986.

It wasn’t long before the group became regulars on “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” They also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on stage with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Rockapella’s rich, resonant sound comes from just five guys with no microphones, no instruments, no tracks, and no mirrors.

Says Scott Leonard, the group’s chief songwriter and arranger, “People have a hard time believing it’s just us making all of that music: percussion, bass, melody, and harmonies.”

About The Company Men

The Company Men features seasoned performers who have appeared on The Voice, the Emmy-Award winning NBC mini series The Temptations and in numerous Broadway and national touring productions. In addition to shows in venues from performing arts centers, to casinos and festivals, they have been artists-in-residence on Norwegian Cruise Line’s flagship The Escape in the Caribbean and will soon set sail for Hawaii. They have shared the stage with various artists, including Mariah Carey, Colbie Caillat, Natalie Bole, Sheena Easton, and Billy Idol.

The Company Men are known for their uniquely interwoven blend of popular songs covering six decades of music, ranging from The Four Tops, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, and Prince, to Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Adele, The Weekend, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, Nick Jonas, and others.

The performance

Rockapella and The Company Men are set to take the stage for what should be an incredible afternoon. The performance takes place Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. in the Bankhead Theater. Ticket prices range from $20 to $70.

Please note the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center offers both student and military tickets for this performance. If you need student, military, or ADA tickets, please contact the box office. Keep in mind that every audience member, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the Bankhead Theater.

The Bankhead Presents series

Vocal magic fills the 2018-19 Bankhead Presents season as two other groups also make a welcome return with their smooth harmony singing. In December, The Doo Wop Project returns with a special holiday-themed show lending their voices, fresh from Broadway’s hit shows, to the music of an earlier era. Just a few months later, Masters of Soul brings back the look, choreography, style, and sound that defined the legendary music of Motown in a night of familiar fun.

The Bankhead Theater

Never been to the Bankhead Theater. Now is a great time to check it out. For more than a decade, the Bankhead has welcomed various artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live performance. The aforementioned LVPAC Presents series includes more than 40 exceptional performances throughout the year.

Exposure to the arts has the potential to transform lives. Believe it or not, a single performance can ignite a child’s imagination and fuel creativity for the rest of their lives. Not to mention, LVPAC strives to make each performance affordable and accessible to everyone.

We hope to see you for Rockapella and The Company Men, as well as other upcoming performances. We are proud to be the premier performing arts center in the Tri-Valley area. Book your tickets today or contact us with questions.

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