The Octopodes are known for our high-energy, youthful performances and original vocal arrangements of popular music. We have won a number of musical awards for both live music and studio recordings, including Best Professional Arrangement (Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2017), and Quarterfinal Champions + Best Arrangement/Percussion (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella 2016).
We can customize our blend and choreography for casual and formal atmospheres, and have experience with corporate, wedding, and festival events. Ask us how we can enhance the atmosphere at your next gathering--we look forward to sharing our music with you.
The crew was fabulous. They were extremely professional to deal with, punctual, and above all- talented! We had them come to a holiday party at our home. Our guests are still in awe at these young talents. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and hope to see them again.
Response from Johns Hopkins Octopodes:
It was an immense pleasure to perform at your beautiful party, Sejal! Thanks for thinking of us. I'll share your kind words with the rest of the group.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 150 minutes
Founded in 1989, the Octopodes is Johns Hopkins University’s premier co-ed a cappella group, bringing their blue-clad energy everywhere they go! Over the last 25 years, the Octopodes have found success both on-stage and in the studio, with multiple appearances in the Semi-Finals of ICCA and numerous awards and accolades for their studio albums.
Recently, the Octopodes’ tracks have been featured on BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella) and Voices Only compilations, and their ground-breaking all-original album titled The Kraken won the 2015 CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) award for Best Mixed Collegiate Album along with a runner-up recognition for Best Original Song by a Scholastic Group and nominations for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Mixed Collegiate Solo.
Along with competing and recording, the Octopodes take time to perform concerts on the JHU campus, collaborate with nearby groups, attend a cappella festivals, and excite outside audiences at off-campus gigs and performances. Wherever they go and whatever they do, the Octopodes are always sure to follow the four D’s: diction, dynamics, derformance, and dafterparty!
Additional Booking Notes
We embrace flexibility and are happy to work with what's available, including singing without audio systems. However, we generally perform with at least four microphones (solo, vocal percussion, bass, group).
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 17, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
We perform a wide variety of popular music, and can create custom arrangements for your event.
Past set lists have included original arrangements of music by:
...and so many more!
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