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SoVoSo History


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Based in: Oakland, United States.

Members: Sunshine Becker, David Worm, Bryan Dyer, Zoe Ellis
Former Members: Rhiannon, Joey Blake, Melanie Rath
Former Members: Nicolas Bearde

SoVoSo is a highly imaginative a cappella ensemble that sings a unique, rhythmic mix of jazz, gospel, world and R&B music, all rendered in their trademark improvisational style.

The SoVoSo repertoire consists of original compositions and other songs that present a global perspective, from Afro-Latin idioms to traditional funk and jazz arrangements. Two SoVoSo members (Joey Blake, past member, and current member David Worm) are current members of Bobby McFerrin's a cappella group, Voicestra, performing with him from 1993 to present.

Currently you will see David Worm, Sunshine Becker, Bryan Dyer and Zoe Ellis in this vocal band line-up, along with other great singers such as Nicolas Bearde, Ashling Cole and Vernon Bush. The SoVoSo family of singers continues to expand as this one of a kind musical project grows and flourishes.

As SoVoSo ("from the Soul to the Voice to the Song"), the ensemble has continued to pioneer new horizons in contemporary vocal performance, bringing traditional world rhythms into the 21st century. According to the San Jose Mercury News, "The extraordinary richness and brilliance of this virtuoso vocalism lifts you into a special realm."

Group Videos

1996 - San Francisco Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement - Dirt
1996 - San Francisco Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Song - Dirt
1997 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions
1997 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals Audience Favorites
1997 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals Best Arrangement - Say
1997 - San Francisco Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement - Say