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June Newsletter

Backtrack Vocals June Newsletter
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June Newsletter

Backtrack Vocals posing with students after an exciting educational outreach in Kansas during their tour in the Midwest
So glad we got the opportunity to work with these students while on our Midwest Tour!

May was a busy month filled with lots of student outreaches, filming, and rehearsal shenanigans! If you don't follow us yet on social media, make sure that you go check Backtrack out on all platforms @backtrackvocals! To see our "Day in the Life" series, you can find us on TikTok! This series features what a typical day in the life of a New York a cappella singer looks like. Highlights of May included:

  • Starting our virtual workshops with music students across the nation of Kazakhstan

  • Workshopping and performing at the Highlands Voices A Cappella Festival

  • Participating and performing at the Greenwich A Cappella Festival in CT and Hopewell Valley Choral Day in NJ

Outside of performing, we have been busy planning for the Summer months ahead! In addition to recording for our originals album, filming, and prepping for our trip to Kazakhstan, Backtrack has been busy planning our A Cappella Bootcamp! For more information visit Looking forward to June, we are excited to keep you all up-to-date with our travels, new releases, special news, and more!


Music Video Releases

If you haven't seen last month's release, check out our music video of "It's Not All About You" by Pop-soul group, Lawrence!

Make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube Channel and hit that notification bell so that you get alerted to all new content! In June we plan to release a Backtrack Live Performance staple! If you have seen a full length concert, We're sure you are familiar with our take on Mad Libs. We take audience answers and create our own version of "Don't Stop Believing", trust us, it will be a Journey!

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!

Backtrack singing as part of their newest music video in front of a bar in Brooklyn
Chrissy belting her face off!


Backtrack Launches A Cappella Bootcamp!

Backtrack Vocals is still accepting applications for our one-week immersive A Cappella Bootcamp in NJ! Campers will get the opportunity to perform LIVE in concert at a famous New York City venue, record studio vocals, and develop skills in beatboxing, arranging, & choreography. In addition to live performance, all campers will work together to create a fully produced a cappella music video - starring and directed entirely by them!

Sign up now, spots are filling up fast! 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

Craig Simonetti is conducting a beatbox workshop with students in a crowded room
Craig conducting his beatboxing workshop with students


Backtrack in Kazakhstan!

The final preparations have begun! We'll be traveling to Kazakhstan in June 15 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 featuring "All I Know So Far" by P!nk as well as Kazakh Traditional, Koziminin Karasy.

We have finished our virtual sessions and selected the student groups that will be joining us live in-person for a week long a cappella intensive residency in Buraboy! We cannot wait to teach students to run their own groups and to help jump-start the a cappella community in Kazakhstan. In this camp, we will explore both the artistry and business aspects of running an a cappella group. The goal is that they can go back to their regions and continue to sing and spread song to their communities.

Kazakhstan and United States flags blended together

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.


Follow us!

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

Backtrack Vocals posing on a couch
We love sitting on couches!


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