Welcome to Backtrack’s monthly newsletter! So far, 2023 has been filled with some pretty incredible stuff. If you missed it, make sure that you go and check out this year's latest music videos including Backtrack Originals, “Craniotomy” and "Broken and Scarred" as well as a live performance video of us performing “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande.
Looking forward to April, we are excited to share our upcoming performances, new releases, special news, and more!
Music Video Releases
If you haven't seen last month's release, make sure that you check out Backtrack Original, "Broken and Scarred". This video features the beatbox legend that is our very own, Craig Simonetti. Outside of Backtrack, Craig competes in beatbox battles do solo and duo with his beatbox partner "Match". He has won quite a few awards including National and International Vice Champion titles! Here is a little sample of what he does at these competitions!
Keep your eyes peeled for our April music video release! “Someone to Watch Over Me” by George Gershwin on April 23rd. This video will feature our wonderful trio: Mike, Mel, and Chrissy in a classy jazz standard arranged by Craig. Don’t forget that as a Patreon supporter, you get access to free MP3 downloads of all releases as well as 24-hour early access to all produced videos. A subscription of only $2/month grants you all this and more!
Upcoming Performances in April
Our Allied Tour concludes at the beginning of this month, so if you are in the Midwest or have any friends in the area, make sure to check out those final dates. Make sure you don't miss us April 8th at Van Nostrand Theater on Long Island, NY. We also have a live show in NYC April 15th at Don't Tell Mama as part of an outreach performance with Voices ReChoired, student group from Marlborough High School.
Backtrack Launches A Cappella Bootcamp!
Backtrack Vocals is launching a one-week immersive A Cappella Boot Camp at Gateway to the Arts! Students will get the opportunity to perform in a LIVE concert in New York City, record studio vocals, learn beatboxing, arranging, choreography, and work with their peers to create a fully produced a cappella music video starring and directed entirely by them! DATES: July 17-21st (one week!) TIMES: Monday-Friday, 9 AM- 4 PM, with a break for lunch PERFORMANCE: Saturday, July 22nd, The Cutting Room, NYC: 2 PM
We're Going to Kazakhstan!
Backtrack is going international this summer through American Voices Abroad! We'll be traveling to Kazakhstan in June to run a week-long a cappella intensive camp with elite high school music students. The week culminates with a showcase event featuring 10 small group performances and one large group performance. The goal of this outreach is to jump-start the a cappella community in Kazakhstan, and teach students to run their own groups. We will explore both the artistry and business aspects of running an a cappella group. While in Kazakhstan, Backtrack will also perform at the nation's Go Viral Festival, as well as the U.S. Embassy’s U.S. Independence Day Celebration.
Even though we have been on the road for the past month, we have been hard at work to bring you as much extra content as possible. Make sure you check out our Instagram, Facebook and TikTok to see all the shenanigans that we have been up to on the road! We are also midway through recording our first all originals album, so keep posted for more releases! You can find us on all Social Media @backtrackvocals
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