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DCappella is a music group with seven members selected from televised singing shows like The Sing-Off, The Voice, national performing tours, a cappella groups and Broadway.[1] Artistic director, music director and arranger Deke Sharon, known for his work on Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, created the show with Disney Music Group in 2018, after an extensive audition of over 1500 singers.[2]

DCappella
OriginUnited States
Genres
Years active2018–present
LabelsWalt Disney Records
Websitesites.disney.com/dcappella/
Members
  • Antonio Fernandez
  • Joe Santoni
  • Morgan Keene
  • Orlando Dixon
  • RJ Woessner
  • Kalen Kelly
  • Sojourner Brown
Past members
  • Shelley Regner
  • Holly Gyenes
  • Kyana Fanene
  • Connor Smith
  • J.None
  • Jojo Otseidu
  • Tracy Robertson

Contents

RecordingsEdit

The group signed with The Walt Disney Company's record label Walt Disney Records in 2018, and has recorded the full-length album DCappella (2018), as well as several singles, and four tracks on the Incredibles 2 soundtrack, singing the theme song "The Glory Days" as well as theme songs for Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone.[3] Their first single release was a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Immortals" from the Disney film Big Hero 6, released on April 27, 2018.[4]

DCappella's eponymous debut album was released on November 16, 2018.[5][6][7] The following year, the group released a Japanese Deluxe Edition of the album, and are set to tour Japan throughout the summer of 2019.[8][9]

PerformancesEdit

DCappella made their television debut as special guest performers on American Idol Disney night.[10] On the Disney-themed episode, the seven-member group performed songs from Disney films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Aladdin.[11] This was followed by performances on Freeform (TV channel)[12] and at the 2018 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.[13]

Following their American Idol debut, the group opened at the Hollywood Bowl for the live Beauty and the Beast performance starring Zooey Deschanel and Rebel Wilson[14][15] in which they also appeared as chorus members.[16] After the release of their debut album DCappella, the group embarked on a 40-city North American concert tour from January–March 2019.[17][18][19] Later that year, they headlined the "Total Vocal" a cappella concert at Carnegie Hall with Deke Sharon and a chorus of 500 singers from around the world.[20] The group plans to tour Japan throughout 2019, promoting the release of the Japanese Deluxe Edition of their eponymous debut album.[21]

Current membersEdit

The current members of the group are:[22]

  • Soprano: Morgan Keene
  • Mezzo: Kalen Kelly
  • Alto: Sojourner Brown
  • Tenor: RJ Woessner
  • Baritone: Orlando Dixon
  • Vocal Percussion: Antonio Fernandez
  • Bass: Joe Santoni

Previous members:[23][24]

  • Soprano: Holly Gyenes
  • Mezzo: Shelley Regner
  • Alto: Kyana Fanene
  • Tenor: Connor Smith
  • Baritone: J.None
  • Bass: Jojo Otseidu[25]
  • Vocal Percussion: Tracy Robertson

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

  • "Immortals" (Walt Disney Records, April 27, 2018)
  • "How Far I'll Go" (Walt Disney Records, August 10, 2018)
  • "Trashin' the Camp" (Walt Disney Records, September 28, 2018)
  • "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (Walt Disney Records, September 20, 2018)
  • "Last Christmas" (Walt Disney Records, September 28, 2018)
  • "Part of Your World" (Walt Disney Records, February 14, 2019)

AwardsEdit

2019 AVAs (A Cappella Video Awards): Won "Best Rock Video" (for Immortals) and nominated for "Outstanding Special/Visual Effects," "Outstanding Video Editing," "Best Soundtrack Video," and "Best Video by a Professional Group."[27]

2019 CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards): Won "Best Professional Arrangement" (for Immortals) and Runner up "Best Debut Album," "Best Rock Song" (for Immortals), and "Best Soundtrack Song" (for "The Glory Days")[28]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "DCappella Dishes About Their Self-Titled Album". BUILD Series NYC. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "DISNEY MUSIC GROUP DCAPPELLA ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICA TOUR TO VISIT STATE THEATRE MARCH 6, 2019". Hennepin Theatre Trust. 15 October 2018. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Disney's New A Cappella Group, D Cappella, Debuts on American Idol's First Ever Disney Night". Wdwinfo.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ Newswire, MultiVu-PR. "Disney Music Group's DCappella Announces Debut Album And First Ever North American Tour". Multivu. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "DISNEY'S NEW MUSIC GROUP DCAPPELLA DISHES ON THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM". tigerbeat.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Album Review: DCappella". laughingplace.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ "ディズニー・アカペラ・コンサート「ディカペラ」|イベント・ライブ|ディズニー|Disny.jp|". ディズニー公式. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  9. ^ "ディズニーが送り出す初のアカペラ・グループ「ディカペラ」にインタビュー! ディズニー作品との感動的な思い出を語る". tvgroove (in Japanese). 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  10. ^ "Disney's D Cappella Singers on 'American Idol' Had Open Auditions". 2Paragraphs.com. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  11. ^ "'D Cappella' the newest a cappella sensation features Disney music". thedisneyblog.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. ^ "See The World Premiere Of DCappella's Video For "All I Want For Christmas"". Freeform.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  13. ^ Gore, Leada (25 December 2018). "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: Time, channel, livestream". al.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  14. ^ "'Beauty and the Beast' in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: 8 Animated Highlights". billboard.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  15. ^ Kaan, Gil. "BWW Review: Ever Just As Sure BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - LIVE IN CONCERT - They Can Sing, They Can Dance!". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  16. ^ "See photos of Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, and more in 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Hollywood Bowl". EW.com. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  17. ^ "DCappella, Disney's new a cappella group, to tour in 2019". attractionsmagazine.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Watch DCappella Sing Moana's 'How Far I'll Go"". playbill.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Hear Disney songs done a cappella as DCappella arrives for 2 Southern California shows". pe.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  20. ^ "'Pitch Perfect' Vocal Arranger, Deke Sharon, Brings TOTAL VOCAL Back To Carnegie Hall". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  21. ^ "スケジュール&チケット|ディズニー・アカペラ・コンサート「ディカペラ」|イベント・ライブ|ディズニー|Disney.jp|". ディズニー公式. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  22. ^ "Did You Hear Disney's D Cappella on American Idol Last Night?". Chipandco.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Meet The 14 Members Of Disney's New A Cappella Group, "D Cappella"". College A Cappella. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  24. ^ Alex Perry, Alex Perry. "Could this local graduate be one of Disney's next big music stars?". dayton. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  25. ^ "Jojo_Otseidu". DCappella Live. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  26. ^ "DCappella (Japanese Edition) by DCappella on Amazon Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  27. ^ "2019 A Cappella Video Award Nominees - A Cappella Music - The Contemporary A Cappella Society". Casa.org. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  28. ^ "2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Results - A Cappella Music - The Contemporary A Cappella Society". Casa.org. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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