Frequency is a 7-member all-vocal "A cappella" band located in Orange County, California and focused on the great pop-rock songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today! We pride ourselves on bringing a passion and energy to the music that comes straight from the human voice—the most versatile instrument ever created! You might call us VocalFreqs.
Freeway close to all of Southern California including Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino we are a fun and exciting addition to your next event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 50 minutes
What to Expect
Anything from a touching acoustic rendition of a heartfelt song, to a fully-amplified jam that makes you want to dance. We tailor our shows to fit the situation and audience. Because we are all voices we are able to be flexible in ways that instrumental bands can't or won't. Our "drums" are neighbor-friendly! Custom songs not currently in our rep can be done allowing for time to prepare and a fee to create an arrangement.
Frequency is a vocal band who is dedicated to performing songs from the 70s to today—Generation X and Y music—with a focus on connection to the music. This connection takes the form of the living soundtrack of our lives—the music that plays in the background of important moments and that we associate with our most important memories. With a passionate and thoughtful delivery, we take the audience on a personal trip through music they know and grew up with, inviting them to remember the moments and experience the emotions all over again. Like the old analog radio frequencies that first delivered many of these songs, all-vocal Frequency brings the audience a reminder of some of their favorites.
Music is a form of communication and our goal as performers is to do more than reproduce the right tones. We need to understand the story the lyrics are telling and the mood the music is setting and make it our own story and our own mood. This will help draw the audience in to the song and make it more real for them. We also need to understand the audience itself might have a very fond memory of the song we are singing and we need to treat that memory with respect by giving it our fullest attention.
Our group can perform amplified or acoustically, though we will sound best amplified with 7 individual microphones. In some situations we would be able to provide our own sound system and enough sound for several hundred guests. We will work with you to make sure your expectations are met. We are happy to perform, eager to please, and very budget friendly. Custom arrangements can be worked out for an additional cost and ample lead time.
Additional Booking Notes
Note: we can perform completely acoustically and in a quiet space with no equipment necessary. If you want something amplified, we sound our best when we are using a system equalized for us and with 7 individual mics. We have our own system we are able to bring for additional cost, or we can provide pieces as well (say if you've got 5 mics, we can bring 2 more). We can use your system if you have one, but please understand that 7 people crowding around a single microphone is not going to provide the entertainment you're hoping for. Even something as small as only having 6 microphones forces us to make choices about which voices are less important for you to hear.
All of that said, we understand people sometimes have technical limitations they can't overcome and we will work with you to make sure the event is what you are hoping for!
Past Booked Events
|May 19, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Disneyland A Cappella Showcase|
We have a variety of songs memorized and ready to perform for you; pop/rock hits from the last 40 years. Custom songs can be discussed if you have something specific in mind, but please allow for time and additional cost. We try to balance the set list while we're performing for song flow, a sense of continuity, and sometimes just to balance the emotional content of the song.
|Marleena Coulston Barber||Mezzo|
|Gabriel Arguello||Vocal Percussion|
|Glenn Clancy||Baritone (sub)|
Influences & Inspiration
Music influences us: A cappella acts from Rockapella to Pentatonix and everyone inbetween, and also the same bands you hear on the radio and online, old and new. We strive to let our music do the talking rather than trying to dazzle you with our slick dance moves or charm you with our banter.
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