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Pentatonix

Pentatonix are an a cappella quintet from Arlington, Texas, and were the winners of the third season of "The Sing-Off" on NBC. Their members are Scott Hoying (lead), Kirstie Maldonado (female lead/harmony), Mitch Grassi (harmony), Kevin Olusola (percussion), and Avi Kaplan (bass). They specialize in futuristic sounds and techno-style pop. Their name is likely a play on both the pentatonic scale and the fact that there are 5 members in the group. The group's website is: www.ptxofficial.com.

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Mad Agnes

Mad Agnes (http://www.madagnes.com) is Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders, based in Connecticut, USA. Margo Hennebach is a classically-trained pop musician who also has a solo career. She is a music therapist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Adrienne Jones is a multi-instumentalist and songwriter, who has put out a CD called "Talking River". She is also a Reiki practitioner. Mark Saunders is a conservatory-trained musician who performs on vocals, acoustic, electric, National steel and bass guitars.

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Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble that has been producing music for more than thirty years. Although the members of the group have changed over time, the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock has consistently combined contemporary rhythms and narratives with a musical style rooted in the gospel music, spirituals and hymns of the Black church. Sweet Honey in the Rock was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon who formed the group out of the strongest singers from a vocal workshop she was teaching with the D.

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Rockapella

Download "Cupid" from Rockapella HERE. Rockapella is an American a cappella musical group best known for their series of Folgers Coffee commercials and the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? theme song. "Rockapella" is a portmanteau of "rock" and "a cappella". In addition to original vocal music, the group also perform a cappella covers of pop songs. The original group members consisted of Brown University alumni Elliott Kerman, David Stix, Sean Altman, and Steve Keyes, who started performing together sheerly out of their love for music.

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Corrigan

There is more than one artist with this name 1- Corrigan are a punk rock band from Brighton featuring members/ex members of Break The Habit, Los Mendozas, The Lovesicks and Random Heroes Corrigan are a rock band from Northern Ireland fronted by Martin Corrigan, who is now better known for his work with dance act Alloy Mental.

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Mama Roux

Deeply rooted in Dutch cultural heritage and utilizing closely held traditions, Mama Roux is like a sparkling new coat worn proudly to the next major event of the season. Since 2005, with a distinctive style that not only honors tradition but also infuses it with a bright modern sensibility, Mama Roux is defining this new music with a healthy dose of irreverence, passion and flair. The three female singers and two male musicians use double bass, piano and accordion to great effect creating a joyful and theatrical performance that connects with everyone regardless of their nationality.

Read more about Mama Roux on Last.fm.

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IndyGo

There are two bands named IndyGo: 1. IndyGo is an and band formed in 2002 in Rīga, Latvia. The band released its self-titled debut album in 2005, which was one of the candidates for the best rock album title of the Latvian Music Awards. In 2007, in the studio Tektonik in Sweden they recorded EP Under Construction. In late 2009, came the announcement of an indefinite hiatus in order for band members to pursue other interests.

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Flying Pickets

The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track Only You. The name 'Flying Pickets' refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. The group of six was founded by Brian Hibbard in 1982 by a group of actors , the "7:84 Theatre group", a fringe theatre group who had sung a capella in their production of One Big Blow, based on the 1984 UK miners' strike.

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Naturally 7

Naturally Seven is an internationally recognized a capella group based in New York. Their a capella style is referred to as "Vocal Play". Members are Garfield Buckley, Rod Eldridge, Warren Thomas, Jamal Reed, Roger Thomas, Dwight Stewart, and Armand "Hops" Hutton. Every sound heard during a performance (even the guitar) is produced by the vocal abilities of each member. They supported Michael Bublé on his "Call me Irresponsible" tour.

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