Saturday, February 3, 2007
a cappella overdrive from "the rock band without instruments"
P.M., Music 8:00
| WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICEKTS FOR THIS SHOW
A five-man rock band without instruments, the House Jacks offer a "no-holds barred" a cappella style that obliterates traditional preconceptions about the limits of the human voice. Deke Sharon, Wes Carroll, Austin Willacy, Troy Horne and newest member, Roo Ahuja, run the gamut from tender love ballads to mile-a-minute funk, complete with mind-blowing vocal percussion and riffs that you would swear tore straight out of a whammy-bar guitar.
Visit the House Jack's website
Taking their name from the Heavy Equipment section of the Yellow Pages (a "house jack" is what you use to move a residence), the jax originally got to know each other on the collegiate a cappella circuit of the late 1980s. Since those days, the quintet has completed several world tours, gained thousands of devoted fans, won uncountable numbers of CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards), and recorded six albums including their latest, the live CD Get Down Mr. President, recorded during their recent tour in Europe.