Special to The Times
The Cullman Community Concert Association waves goodbye to the 2012-2013 performance season tonight when 42Five, an all-a capella ensemble, takes the stage.
The all-male, five-member set lets their voices serve as the instruments, fleshing out their performance with vocalized trumpets, drums and even electric guitar. It’s all unplugged, though, with no support from any musical device save the five voices behind the microphone.
Having evolved from a street-corner barbershop sound, the Orlando-based quintet draws on funk, rock, jazz, and blues, recreating an entire instrumental band with nothing but the sounds they make themselves. The all-ages show brings timeless, classic music to life with renewed freshness and infuses familiar songs with beautiful harmonies, a lovable sense of humor and unique style.
“We’ve brought a lot of variety to Cullman with the lineup we recruited for this season,” said concert association board president Kathy Scruggs, “but I really think that anyone who’s enjoyed any of this year’s performances will be blown away by how different – and how amazing – this group of singers is.
“42Five really rounds out this season’s artists nicely, and their fresh treatment of music that everyone enjoys really makes for a perfect party to end the season. I expect people to have a blast at this one; I know we will.”
42Five performs at 7 p.m. tonight at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theater on the campus of Wallace State Community College. Tickets are $20 at the door; student tickets are $10.
For a preview, catch the group live on Cullman’s Channel 2 this morning, when they drop by the station shortly after 7 a.m. for an in-studio visit.