The 1996 National Harmony Sweeps
Formed in '95, mpact was the newest act ever
to win both the NW Regional and National Harmony Sweepstakes,
as well as Audience Favorite at both. Since their victory, they
have performed across the country, and most recently in Europe
and Africa - occasionally with such artists as Ray Charles, Bobby
McFerrin, Boz Scaggs and Natalie Cole.
L - R: Jake Moulton, Marco Cassone, Britt Quentin,
Greg Whipple, and Trist Ethan Curless
October 1999 saw the release of mpact's third album,
this one a Christmas album called "The Carol Commission,
A Christmas Collection." This album was in the making for
over a year -- first simply as a concept and finally as reality.
They commissioned some of their favorite vocal jazz arrangers
to create special holiday arrangements just for them, such as
Yumiko Matsuoka-Young formerly of Vox One, Grammy-nominated writer
and arranger Roger Treece and Cedric Dent of Take 6, to name
a few. They also arranged 2 tracks themselves.
"The Carol Commission" received a CARA
for Best Holiday Album and "Caroling, Caroling" was
named Best Holiday Song.
mpact's second album, aptly named "2 ",
includes nine originals, one cover, and plenty of the astounding
talent we're used to from the band -- these guys just keep getting
better. Current concert favorites are included, as well as everything
from ballads to jazz to soon-to-be dance floor favorites.
In 1999, mpact was awarded a Contemporary
A Cappella Recording Award (CARA), for their cover of "Fantasy".
To contact mpact, write to:
In October of '96, mpact released their first
album, "It's All About Harmony", which is a very apt
description of the kind of music they love to sing - songs of
many styles, filled with big, thick chords. The CD contains 10
songs - 5 covers and 5 originals.
"Change In My Life" received the 1997 CARA
as Best Doo-Wop/R&B song and Carl Connor-Kelley was named
Best Male Vocalist. Congratulations!
PO Box 51248
Seattle, WA 98115-1248
For more mpact information, pictures, bios,
sound bites, concert schedules, whatever . . . visit their
Web site here.
Promo photo courtesy of mpact
Last updated 8/00