By Tony Sauro Record Staff Writer September 06, 2012 12:00 AM
The name - 42Five - really did sound more like an area code. So the number's been changed.
"It meant something to us," said Geoff Castellucci, who sings bass in the slightly kooky a cappella vocal group from Orlando, Fla. "But it was so nebulous."
VoicePlay, the new name, makes a lot more sense for a quintet that "clearly has a lot of ridiculousness within the confines of our performance," Castellucci said. "We try to be as whimsical as we can get away with."
What: Lodi Community Concerts
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi
Admission: $28; $15-$150, season tickets
Information: (209) 333-0360
Nov. 11: The Swingin' Blue Stars of the USS Hornet
Jan. 13: Jason Coleman: Legacy of Floyd Cramer
Feb. 17: Esther Kemalyan Roche
March 14: Redhead Express & the Walker Family
So, it'll be a combination of whimsy and harmony tonight when the guys in VoicePlay open the 2012-13 Lodi Community Concert Series at Hutchins Street Square.
The original name referred to expanding from four members to five for its New Year's Eve debut in 2000. The June "re-branding," as Castellucci described it, wasn't going to take effect until 2013.
However, its most ambitious tour - 54 dates in 73 days that begins in Lodi- and new album ("Once Upon an Ever After") changed that. (The group "officially" will retain 42Five on this tour.)