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Key of She History

Key of She

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Based in: Skillman, United States.

Key Of She started in 2001 and a year later won the coveted "Audience Favorite" title and runner-up at the 11th Annual New York Harmony Sweepstakes. Since then, they've been on quite a ride. In May 2002, they opened for Ray Charles at the 1400-seat Union County Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. In December 2004, they appeared on the nationally-syndicated Jane Pauley Show. In between, Key of She has performed at Philadelphia's Annual Paradigm Award Luncheon, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Women's Initiative, Philadelphia's Heart Ball Patrons Party, Phoenixville PA's A Cappella Jam, New Hope, PA's Bastille Day Celebration, Philadelphia's Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, Montgomery Township's Cultural Arts Center. and annual fundraisers for Princeton Friends School and The Princeton Girlchoir. On New Year's Eves 2002, 2003 and 2004, Key of She took center stage at Newtown, PA's annual First Night.

In the summer of 2003, the group sang at sold-out performances on two islands in Maine, and they plan to return there in the summer of 2005. The group has also entertained diners at Odette's in New Hope (PA), Conduit Night Club (Trenton), Orpha's Coffee House in Skillman (NJ), the Hopewell (NJ) Bistro, Failte's Coffee House in Hopewell and at numerous private parties in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut Pennsylvania and Maine. In early April 2005, Key of She released their second CD - In the Key of She. Their three-year-old CD, Our First Time, "a beautifully arranged group of songs," (according to Primarily A Cappella) has been a best seller at their concerts and among a cappella aficionados everywhere.

According to one reporter, these women from Central New Jersey "serve up a cappella a la mode in a style that is smooth, sweet, and sultry. Key of She mesmerizes audiences with everything from classic Porter and Gershwin to Clapton, Raitt and The Dixie Chicks." Their songs are arranged exclusively for them, most by their own in-house arranger. Their repertoire includes: Change The World (Eric Clapton), Seasons Of Love ("Rent"), I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter), S'Wonderful (Ira & George Gershwin), This Masquerade (Karen Carpenter), Moondance (Van Morrison), Wide Open Spaces (Dixie Chicks), Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic (Sting), Fever (Peggy Lee), Spider Web (Joan Osborne), In These Shoes (Kirsty MacColl), Runaway (Del Shannon), I'm A Woman (Lieber & Stoller), Honey, I'm Home & Man, I Feel Like A Woman (both Shania Twain), I Think I Love You (Partridge Family), Bald Headed Men (Christine Lavin), Angel (Sarah MacLachlan), Chapel of Love (Dixie Cups), Something To Talk About (Bonnie Raitt), Why Haven't I Heard From You (Reba McEntire), Warm Ways (Christine McVie), and a Christine Lavin-inspired, comic interpretation of Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind.