Purple Haze is a co-ed a cappella group from Northwestern University in Evanston. Our huge group sound is perfect for holiday parties, company events, weddings, and sporting events.
Our 9th studio album "Symphony" is on iTunes and Spotify, and our other releases are have been recognized on various national a cappella compilation CD's. This year Purple Haze reached the semi-finals of the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella (Pitch Perfect in real life).
We're a low-key, chill group of humans, who just really like to sing beautiful music, and we'd love to help make your event a success!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Purple Haze has a diverse repertoire suitable for almost any occasion. We sing everything from traditional Christmas carols (Silent Night), to old school Aretha Franklin, to Lady Gaga.
Our presence is youthful and dynamic, and we can be as involved or uninvolved with members of your event as you desire! Our mission is to provide an exciting and communal musical experience that will add that extra something special to your event.
Formed in 1996, Purple Haze has been singin’, dancin’, and lovin’ for twenty years! Completely run by students, we rehearse on a weekly basis and put on a killer show every quarter. In the fall, we invite other groups from nearby colleges to perform in our Best of the Midwest concert. In the winter, we combine a cappella with games and improv for Too Much A Cappella Makes the Baby Go Deaf, based on the Neo-Futurists’ Pupular Chicago show. And, every spring we devise a new script to go with our songs and a theme of our choosing.
Aside from campus shows, Purple Haze also performs throughout the Chicagoland area at events and school workshops. Purple Haze has released nine studio albums, culminating in Symphony, our 20th Anniversary Album. Our songs have been recognized on various national a cappella compilation CD’s. Mouth Off, an a cappella podcast, called us “the best you’re ever going to hear out of the whole midwestern United States” and “the group that everyone wants to party with!” our music is available on iTunes and Spotify!
Purple Haze goes on tour every year, alternating between domestic and international trips. Last winter we traveled to the golden coast, and toured Los Angeles. This winter, we’re headed to Amsterdam, Netherlends! Other past tours include Dublin, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. We also compete biennially in the International Chamionship of Collegiate a cappella, where we made it to semifinals last year! But, most importantly, Purple Haze is a group of friends who love to sing together!
Additional Booking Notes
Our sound requirements are entirely adaptable. If your setup allows for three microphones and a speaker, we'll certainly take you up on that offer, but we sing acoustic all of the time, and we feel extremely comfortable either way.
Past Booked Events
|September 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Purple Haze has an extensive repertoire and we are constantly learning new songs! Here are some of our favorites:
Son of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin
You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
Creep - Radiohead
Angels - Khalid
River - Bishop Briggs
The Motherlode - The Staves
Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Work Song - Hozier
Independent Women Pt. 1/Miss Independent (Medley) - Destiny's Child, Ne-Yo
End of Time - Beyonce
Time Machine - Ingrid Michaelson
Assorted Christmas Music:
Deck the Halls
O Holy Night
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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