VIDEO: VOICEPLAY Premieres A Capella MOANA Medley Featuring Rachel Potter
Orlando, Florida's a cappella sensation VOICEPLAY has teamed up with Broadway star RACHEL POTTER (The Addams Family, Evita) to present a medley of songs from the Disney smash MOANA. "The music is just truly inspirational and we individually felt connections to the characters," says Eli Jacobson to Yahoo! Music's Lyndsey Parker. "We also all share the dream of providing music and voicing for an animated film and knew that Rachel would have a great take on Moana. The fact that our kids and families love the music is really just a huge plus."
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Her first music video offering since welcoming the birth of her son Jude, Rachel Potter is no stranger to VoicePlay. Having collaborated with the quintet on Phantom of the Opera (approaching 29million views on Facebook) and Charlie Puth's "Attention", the Moana medley was especially important for her and her newborn child. "I was just so elated to get to do a Moana medley with these guys," she says excitedly. "It really captures the emotions throughout the entire film in just a few minutes and it's something Jude and I can enjoy for years to come."
No stranger to adapting Disney into an a cappella environment, the group has previously created a mashup of popular Disney showtunes (quickly approaching 1.5million views) that includes selections from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Aladdin. to commemorate the company's 20th year on Broadway.
Originating as a street corner barbershop act who performed locally around Central Florida, VoicePlay quickly rose to international acclaim on the fourth season of NBC's hit singing competition The Sing-Off. Since then, they have toured to sold out audiences, performing their pitch-perfect blend of a cappella internationally. Taking the timeless sound of vocal music and hand-crafting it into their own, VoicePlay has re-imagined it as a full-stage show, incorporating their flawless harmonies with inventive and humorous theatrics. Gearing up for a busy Fall ahead of them, VoicePlay will be announcing more music and videos as well as performances shortly.
VoicePlay is Earl Elkins, Jr., Layne Stein, Eli Jacobson, and Geoff Castellucci. For more information, visit: http://www.thevoiceplay.com.
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