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Sonos

SONOS[1]
Background information
Years active 2006–present
Composition Mixed
Location Los Angeles, CA
Organization Type Professional
Website http://www.sonosings.com/

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Sonos is a Los Angeles-based professional vocal+electronics group[2], formed in 2006 as a recording project that grew into a vocal band. They blend their voices together in perfect harmony through years of experience and live electronic effects that set them apart. The five members met in school and through various singing connections in Los Angeles. The unique group includes different types of singers who have studied different facets of music and performance. The diverse musical influences come through in their sound, creating something distinct and new in the a cappella world. They have released two albums to date, with a third upcoming album this year. Sonos tours continuously and is a polished group of singers with a slick and captivating live sound.

Sonos is currently competing on NBC's The Sing Off, season 3.[3]

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[edit] History

The beginnings of Sonos started with the original six members meeting through school and various singing connections in LA and via Hugo Vereker. Chris knew Rachel, Jess knew Kathy, and former group member Paul Peglar introduced us to Ben. Chris studied composition & music education (UCLA), Jess studied jazz performance (UCLA), Kathy studied jazz performance & jazz composition (Berklee College of Music/UCLA), Rache studied opera (USC), and Ben studied opera & acting (UC Irvine).

Sonos works with electronics in their live shows and recordings. This aspect grew out of their first performance when they used an octave pedal and a loop station. Nowadays, they group uses "many other fun gadgets, such as a harmonizer, delay pedal, phase shifter, and EQ pedals."

Since the release of their debut album Sonosings in 2010, the group has been touring touring touring non-stop.

[edit] Members

[edit] Discography

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[edit] SonoSings (Sept. 15, 2009)

The group's first album covers some of their favorite indie artists - Radiohead, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Fleet Foxes, Bird and the Bee. We attempted to pick songs that were not obvious choices for all-vocal adaptations. The album was produced by Hugo Vereker and Chris Given Harrison, and mixed by Christopher Given Harrison and Gabriel Mann.

  1. Re: Stacks (Bon Iver)
  2. Everything In Its Right Place (Radiohead)
  3. Gravity ft. Sara Bareilles (Sara Bareilles)
  4. I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
  5. Again and Again (Bird & The Bee)
  6. Little Bird (Jazzanova ft. Jose James)
  7. Come Here Boy (Imogen Heap)
  8. Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
  9. Bittersweet (Lewis Taylor)
  10. Oh What A World (Rufus Wainwright)
  11. Joga (Bjork)
  12. White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes)

[edit] December Songs (Nov. 9, 2010)

Their second album celebrates the beauty of wintertime. It was recorded in the middle of summer in LA, and was tracked, mixed, and produced by our wonderful Christopher Given Harrison. With this album, we tried to personify the feelings that one has during the wintertime, rather than a collection of holiday songs that you would hear in a department store...although we wouldn't mind it being played in one :)

  1. Ave Maria (Rachel Bearer)
  2. All On A Christmas Morning
  3. Come December (Jessica Freedman)
  4. O Holy Night
  5. Greensleeves
  6. Three Ships
  7. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  8. Jeanette Isabella
  9. For Samuel (Rachel Bearer)
  10. Home (Ben McLain)

[edit] New album?

A new album is set to be released in Fall 2011.[4]

[edit] In the News

  • Sonos sextet brings a new twist to a cappella[5]

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