July 28, 2015
This last week was met with much preparation and anticipation in the Vineyard Sound home. All weekly performances aside, we practiced relentlessly for this year’s big mid-summer show at the Tabernacle 7/25 performance space in Oak Bluffs. Though two hours (or more) of singing is nothing new to our group, this was our first time performing in such a large space with recording equipment and with minimal breaks. Keeping these challenges in mind, we managed to approach this performance keeping our best foot forward. And despite receiving generous gratitude from many audience members, we are already planning out all that we can improve upon before tackling our next big show August 22nd at Old Whaling Church. A big thanks to everyone who came out to support us this last Saturday at the Tabernacle – we wouldn’t be able to have this amazing Summer experience without you, and we can’t wait to show you just how much we can grow as a group in the coming weeks!
July 19, 2015
We kicked off our week hosting Cape Cod’s all-female a cappella group, Cape Harmony Monday 7/13! Our Oak Bluffs audience was blown away by CH’s performance– visit capeharmony.com to check out their schedules, contact info, and links to their first ever released studio album. On Wednesday we celebrated our Disney Classics Day marathoning films such as Mulan, Hercules, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and more. We brought Twin Day antics to our Thursday evening Federated Church audience, each of us sporting absurd matching outfits with a partner (second only to our Troll Day costumes). We had a good, old-fashioned family reunion with VS ’06-’08 alum Owen Bennion, older brother to current member Connor Bennion before heading off to one of our nicest performances at the Council on Aging in Edgartown Friday afternoon. We’re looking forward to our big midsummer show in Oak Bluffs at the Tabernacle performance space this Saturday, July 25th, 7:30 p.m.
Check –> http://www.mvcma.org/uncategorized/vineyard-sound-concert-july-25-2015/ to buy tickets in advance. Keep your eyes out for posters this week!
July 12, 2015
Our week started off with a pleasant surprise when VS ’03-’06 alumnus Jeremy Nash crashed our Oak Bluffs show, and we were able to show him our rendition of his great arrangement of Elton John’s Rocketman! The next day we shook things up for our Chilmark audience with one of our favorite Vineyard Sound holidays, “Troll Day”. Rife with goofy clothes, meta-a cappella performances, and plenty of Hall & Oates classics, we shared our intermittent self-indulgence with a very generous crowd. VS ’12-’13 alumnus Rob Roth surprised us at our Thursday Federated show before taking us to VS ’14 Max Luton’s private beach at Lucy Vincent Saturday morning for some tasty waves. We then serenaded Capitol Steps founder Nancy Baskin for her birthday and that same night met some new friends, the Downtown Crossing barbershop quartet based outside of Boston! And today we capped off our weekend eating, singing, and hanging out with long-time friends from Camp Jabberwocky (VS ’07-’10 alumnus and Jabberwocky volunteer Henry Kiely sang with us!). Now we’re looking forward to singing with the all-female a cappella group Cape Harmony tomorrow night Monday, July 13th at 8:00 PM in Oak Bluffs– stop by for a great show!