Singing without music Acapella

March 10, 2016


The Sing-Off: featuring music from our 2010 album, Level!

In 2009, contemporary a cappella came to American television in the form of a new reality show called the Sing-Off. The fourth season just wrapped in 2013 and has been responsible for making superstars out of a cappella singers and groups. Additionally, the show has led to spinoffs overseas in the Netherlands and China.

Most of the background music you hear in the show (besides the theme song) was custom created by us, or taken from one of our albums. The show has already featured over 50 different song clips of ours in the
US and Europe, including:

The “tension bed” played during all elimination sequences;

The “cold open” played under the opening videos;

Our “cocoa” bumper, initially created for Nota, used
to and from commercial often.

As a matter of fact, during each episode of The Sing-Off, you may be hearing more of the House Jacks than any group featured in the show competition…without even realizing it!

PPFULLIt just so happens that we have the largest lyricless library of contemporary a cappella music clips in the world. If you’re interested in using any of them for your web site, video game, radio show, movie,
television show or anything else, please contact us here.

Another secret: Our own Troy Horne was subbed in as the bass for Urban Method in Season 3!

Armed with that information, watch the show. Season Four is on its way. It’s a fun look at some of the nation’s best in a cappella. Listen for those tracks, and see if you can find other moments when the House Jacks helped make the Sing-Off hum!

Pitch Perfect: Vocal Produced by one of the Jacks and features a THJ arrangement!

A cappella was further engrained into mainstream culture by way of the big screen in 2012, with the release of Pitch Perfect, a movie about the collegiate a cappella scene–a scene that has exploded before our very ears in recent years. The movie spent a considerable amount of time at the top of the box office and the soundtrack fared exceptionally well on the popular music charts. Fortunately, The House Jacks had a hand in this a cappella landmark as well. As you may well know, the audition scene in the movie featured a House Jacks arrangement of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”, which can be heard on The House Jacks’ live album, “Get Down Mr. President”.

As for behind-the-scenes involvement, Deke wore a number of ‘hats’ in the production of the movie, including Vocal Producer, Music Director, and Arranger…and that of Male Voice #1!

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