In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, with a mix of the classic and the contemporary, the five-member vocal band Ball in the House brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop & gospel. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 250 dates a year), Ball in the House reaches millions and is arguably one of the hardest working, most successful indie bands today. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, and numerous others. All a cappella, but a sound that will astound and amaze you. 5 Guys, 5 Voices, THAT'S IT... A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly - "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band....the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."
Their first radio single, Something I Dont Know, charted for six (6) consecutive weeks in the Top 100 on the national AC Charts, peaking at ..17. Their single, Change Face, from the Think About It EP, is currently receiving radio adds all over the country as well as international and local video adds.
"Get It Together", their latest single released exclusively online through burnlounge soared to the ..1 slot for the week March 7th, 2006. With burnlougne.com's song catalog of over 1.5 million songs including artists like Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson and James Blunt, this is an unprecedented achievement for an independent band.
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The More That I Say
Review: Ball In The House are at the forefront of the new contemporary vocal band sound. Distinguished by all original material, punchy vocal bass and drums, wailing guitar and a generally rawer, 'rock' approach, the six young men of this Boston group get down more than most. 'The More That I Say' builds up to a rambunctious outro that is a vocal percussion extravaganza. 'Crawlin'' is bluesy roots rock with an updated seventies feel; 'Try' an urban soul ballad, a modernized street corner harmony. In general, if you like a 'heavier' sound with your a cappella, you'll be loving Ball In The House.
Songlist: Home, Don't Say Your Sorry, Burned, Fantasyland, Should I, Giving You Me, The More That I Say, Helen, I Couldn't Run, Crawlin', Ask, Gravity Buster, Try, Get It On
Review: We well remember Boston-based, 5-man Contemporary a cappella group Ball in the House from their 1998 appearance at the Harmony Sweeps Finals in San Rafael. Since then they have wowing audiences with their dynamic live shows (over 250 a year!) and with excellent recordings ('Granite Ave.' is their 4th). 12 cuts, many of them originals written and arranged by the group. Aaron Loveland, Dave Guisti, Jon Ryan, Dan Syzmczak and Tim Foust share credit for the words and music on 'Come Back to Me,' 'Get It Together,' 'Crawlin' Out From Under,' 'Trust Me,' 'Your Love,' 'Addicted' 'What More Do You Need,' 'Anyway,' 'Set The Mood,' 'Heavy On My Mind' and 'Let You Lead.' The only cover, arranged by the guys is Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition,' one of the best covers of this classic that we've heard. Strong vocal percussion throughout supplied by Jon. 'Granite' shows Ball to be at the top of their game and among the elite Contemporary groups in the world. They are stars as a cappella performers, composers and recording artists, and the world is quickly discovering that!
Songlist: Come Back To Me, Get It Together, Crawlin Out From Under, Trust Me, Your Love, Addicted, What More Do You Need, Anyway, Set The Mood, Superstition, Heavy On My Mind, Let You Lead
That's The Way (I Like It)
Review: All male, Boston-based Contemporary a cappella quintet Ball in the House used their memorable appearance at the 1998 Harmony Sweeps Finals as a springboard to an amazing career of dynamic live shows (over 250 live performances a year) and excellent recordings ('One Night Only' will be their fifth hot-selling album in the Singers.com catalog). BITH's sound features solid, driving beatbox, hot arrangements, and sweet leads & harmonies. 18 covers, some of our favorites are a rap-flavored take on Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition,' CSN&Y's 'Love the One You're With,' the Disco hits 'Ladies Night' and 'Oh What A Night;' the mainstream radio hits 'Nothin' On You' and 'Just the Way You Are;' the Motown standards 'Ain't No Sunshine,' and 'That's the Way I Like It,' the live cut 'Waiting,' Michael Jackson's 'Billy Jean' and 'I Want You Back;' and the Seals & Crofts' 70s anthem 'Summer Breeze.' It warms our hearts to watch a top-drawer group from the Sweeps Finals grow into one of the top a cappella touring groups performing today. 'One Night Only' is a party in a CD sleeve and we're invited!
Songlist: I Don't Wanna Be, Superstition, Love The One You're With, Ladies Night, Think About It, Nothin' On You, Waiting, Beat Box Solo, Just The Way You Are, Let You Lead, Ain't No Sunshine, That's The Way (I Like It), Oh What A Night, I Want You Back, Billie Jean, Summer Breeze, Set The Mood, Falling Slowly, Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Review: What happens when you put five amazingly talented guys in a recording studio? The amazing powerhouse of sound, Ball in the House, answered that question with their newest CD. That's right, Tim, Jon J., Aaron, Dave and Dan are back with six new original songs to add to their repertoire. They have delivered a great mix of upbeat music you could dance to as well as some very tender ballads with lush harmonies that could give any contemporary a cappella fan chills. While there are only six tracks, the awesome lyrics and the catchy melodies of each song are more than enough to keep you satisfied as well as hope for their next release to be out soon. From the opening vocal percussion solo on the first track till the triumphant, yet soothing sound in the final track, your ears are sure to be glued to your stereo.
Songlist: Ball in the House- Think About It, Think About It, Delivered, How Can It Be, Change Face, Ashmont (You're Gone), Wreckage