Liquid 5th – Official Partners of University A Cappella UK

Fullscreen capture 20032013 124523.bmpWe here at University A Cappella UK are delighted and proud to announce an official partnership between ourselves and an exciting a cappella company in the United States – Liquid 5th. After meeting with Public Relations Officer Josh Chopak at last weekend’s Voice Festival UK Big Weekend, we are thrilled to be partnering with such an exciting and dynamic company.

Who are Liquid 5th?
Liquid 5th was co-founded in 2005 by current co-owner and CEO Carl Taylor. Carl was later joined by current co-owner Chris Juengel. They currently consist of 9 members. Based in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, three of them live in North Carolina, while the rest are spread out between Boston, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Connecticut.

What does Liquid 5th do?
Liquid 5th offers two primary services: live a cappella sound production and a cappella album production. The former requires that they provide all elements of live sound at any given concert: speakers, mics, running the sound board, etc. Their current clients include the Pentatonix tour, the ICCA Finals, as well as numerous semi- and quarter-final events, and the SoJam a cappella festival. The latter of their services involves any and all of the following: recording/tracking, editing, mixing and mastering.

How do they do it?
Liquid 5th’s standard recording technique includes a mobile recording rig that can be set up in any suitable room, which can include classrooms, practice rooms, closets and basements. This allows them to travel to the client such that the process is as easy and convenient as possible.
In addition to their mobile rig, they recently opened The A Cappella Studio, a full-service a cappella studio in Durham, North Carolina. The state of the art studio includes four isolation booths, a live room, a solo room, and a control room, which allows up to eight singers to record at once without bleed between mics.
During the recording process, they take extra care to ensure that the client is the boss to whatever extent that group would like to be. In other words, they will offer expertise as often as they can, but the product is not finalized until the client is not only satisfied, but excited.

Why UACUK?
While Liquid 5th have done extensive work in the States, they are very excited about their new involvement in the UK, particularly with the UACUK. The UK a cappella scene, particularly at the collegiate level, is about to explode and they are so thrilled to be a part of that. Our hope is of course to have the opportunity to work with as many UK groups as possible and immerse ourselves in what promises to be a thriving community for quite some time.

You can find out more about Liquid 5th by heading to their website.

Exeter Groups Discovered on Facebook!

Our Group Directory has been updated slightly: Exeter University’s all-male group Semi-Toned, and their all-female counterparts The Sweet Nothings, have recently been discovered on Facebook, and as such their details have been updated, along with a new website and a new contact address.

Semi-Toned have recently taken on 6 new members in this year’s auditions, taking their number to eleven. We hope to see a lot more of both groups in the coming year!

To find Semi-Toned on Facebook, click here. For The Sweet Nothings, click here.

Onwards and Upwards…

The UK University A Cappella Blog is gaining further reputation in the a cappella world!

As I write, we are on 2,222 views since the blog began – and we can only hope for many more in the coming months, as all things a cappella begin to hot up! As such, we have recruited another new member to the team: John Lau is an avid a cappella fan ever since he saw The Oxford Gargoyles performing on the Royal Mile at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and brings an outsider’s perspective to the blog. We welcome him to the team with excitement! Check our ‘About’ page for more details.

We also thank The A Cappella Blog for their shout out on Friday. To read the short article, click here.

Stay tuned for a feature on auditions and recruiting new members, with a huge countrywide audition round-up! In the meantime, keep singing!

UACUK is Expanding…

The UK University A Cappella Blog is growing!

Having just hit 1,500 views since the blog began, we have decided to recruit a new member to the blogging team – Folarin Akinmade (fondly known as Flo) is a student at King’s College, London, and a member of VF-UK 2011 Finalists All The King’s Men. More information about him can be found on the About section of the blog on the top menu bar.

Also, we have been in talks with the Voice Festival UK and will now be receiving the very latest news from the Voice Festival UK before anyone else. Look out for some Voice Festival exclusives in the coming weeks. We’re very excited for what the future of the blog holds, but in the meantime – keep reading and enjoying our content! And thank you for the support so far!

Check out the updated Group Directory!

Our Group Directory page has had a revamp!

We have added competition results, a small group description and a contact email address (where available) to each group, and also added 7 new groups to the list: The Leeds A Cappella Singers and six groups from the University of Exeter.

Your go-to resource for everything you want to know about University A Cappella in the UK – like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Welcome to The UK University A Cappella Blog!

Hi there!

Welcome to this brand new website, documenting the very latest news in the collegiate a cappella scene in the United Kingdom.

The aim of this site is to provide you with all the latest information about UK university a cappella, including breaking news, CD releases, gig reviews and anything else that is worthy of any sort of mention.

I am also looking for contributors for the site, including editors and writers, as I definitely can’t do this all by myself! If anyone would like to contribute, please email me on markbradleygregory@gmail.com

In the meantime, if any of you have anything you feel should be documented on here, fire over an email and I will investigate!

Happy Singing!