Home"The Sing-Off" Season 2 Group Profile: Groove For Thought

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"The Sing-Off" season two begins Monday, December 6 on NBC. Ten amazing groups will compete for a Sony recording contract and cash prizes. We'll be featuring profiles of each group leading up to the debut, and during the show's run, we'll have a review of each episode. Have an opinion on any of the groups, or the show? Comment on any article or our forum

For the past decade, a group of experienced musicians has been pleasing audiences all over the Pacific Northwest.  Now, this septet brings their unique brand of vocal stylings to TV audiences around the world.  Groove for Thought, a Seattle, Washington based a cappella group, will take the stage for NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December for a chance at winning $100,000 and a Sony recording contract. 

Each member of the group brings an incredible musical background to GFT.  For instance, Amanda, the lead soprano, has been singing or playing music since she was eight years old.  Stephanie, second soprano, was playing three instruments by the time she was in middle school.  Jeff, bass, was performing in show choirs at age six.  Each of the members has a long history in musicianship and brings it all together to form a cohesive entity of sound.

GFT has been said to be “loaded with ear candy” and once you hear their tight vocal harmonies, you will soon agree.  Calling on the muses of Bill Withers, Three Dog Night, Billy Joel and many others, GFT infuses their arrangements with a Jazz and R&B feel.  Their arrangements are stunning representations of the possibilities of vocal harmonies – their crisp rhythmic movements, close intoxicating harmonies, and playful personality makes a winning combination for this group.

GFT is excited for the opportunity of singing on national stage.  They are grateful for the chance to share their music with a huge audience and to work with some amazingly talented people on “The Sing-Off” cast.  They appreciate the support of their fans and, for those of you who aren’t a fan yet, they look forward to making you one! 

Groove for Thought’s Jazz style and sensibility is something brand new to “The Sing-Off.”  Tune in on December 6 at 8PM EST and experience their original sound.  Check local listings for details.

Groove For Thought: http://www.grooveforthought.com

"The Sing-Off" Season 2 Group Profiles: http://www.casa.org/content/sing-season-2-group-profiles

About the author:
Jeeves Murphy: "I've only heard the a cappella version of that song before." If Jeeves had a nickel for every time he's said that, he'd be a rich man. Jeeves has been singing ever since he can remember (even before he was "Jeeves"). He's performed in classical and renaissance a cappella groups, as well as contemporary groups and barbershop quartets.  He helped found multiple groups while he was in college, including the first of its kind at UMBC (The Mama's Boys) where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. Jeeves currently works in Columbia, MD as an ITS Engineer. In his spare time, he is an all around musician - playing piano, bass guitar, cajon, and of course singing Tenor (high-tenor), arranging, and vocal percussion. He's the Maryland State Ambassador for CASA and writes semi-regularly for the site (or at least when the mood strikes). Jeeves' articles focus mainly on performance and CD reviews.