The Spokes are the only all-female group at UC Davis. Founded in 2004, the group currently consists of 13 talented and dedicated girls whose shared passion for music and performing shines when they take the stage. Their repertoire includes a wide range of music genres, from top 40 (Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift) to alternative (Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes) to R&B (I’ll Be Waiting by Adele) to classics (Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond). The Spokes’ love for singing can be heard in their latest album, Shades of Pink: Volume I, which is available on iTunes, Loudr, and Spotify. Just as a bicycle wheel cannot spin without the strength of all its spokes, the all-female, all-fabulous a cappella group, The Spokes, depends on all its great girls!
The Spokes set out to entertain the masses with their unique aura of hot pink and black. Though they’ve only been together since January 2004, they have already captivated many ears in the Davis community and beyond. With their combination of good tunes, great charisma, and excellent choreography, they make fans wherever they go. They have traveled to the Bay Area, to Los Angeles, to Santa Cruz, to Santa Barbara, and beyond. Their lifetime goals include learning new songs, making new friends, and performing all over the world.
The Spokes hold two annual concerts, the largest being "HellaCappella: An A Cappella Festival in True Nor-Cal Style." For a review of HellaCappella 2013, check out this link: Concert Review. This year's HellaCappella was on April 18, 2014, featuring seven incredible groups!
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— MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our next round of auditions will be in Fall of 2014!
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The Spokes are always updating the website, this Wiki, and our Facebook! For the latest information on shows, auditions, and free merchandise giveaways, check out the links below!
Meet the Girls
Rachel Riley: President/Social Media
Rachel Forer: Vice-President/Treasurer
Megan Wiley: Co-Music Director
Lynsie Mason: Co-Music Director
Sara Lichti: Choreography Chair
Miranda Stever: Publicity Chair
Alexandra Sargent: Social Chair
Alyssa Gire: Philanthropy Chair
Tanya Rodman: Website Manager
Anya Stewart: Merchandise Chair/Choreography Committee
Emily Laskin: Treasurer Apprentice
Spring: Taylor Muldrow, Amanda Beardsley.
Spring: Anya Stewart, Tanya Rodman, Alyssa Gire. Fall: Emily Laskin.
Fall: Lynsie Mason.
Spring: Sara Lichti. Fall: Rachel Riley, Miranda Stever. Winter: Kirsten Halden, Alexandra Sargent.
Spring: Adrienne LaBorde, Emily Korwin, Kayla Ruben. Fall: Rachel Forer, Megan Wiley.
Spring: Emily Randall, Caitlin Kollgaard. Fall: Jaki Joanino, Kacie Contreras.
Fall: Julie Athans, Katie Darfler, Camille Martinez.
Fall: Mercy Albaran, Greer Shively, Shauna Payyappilly.
Spring: Katie Bowen, Amelia Hassani, Claire Krohmer. Fall: Jennifer Pugh, Lena Schiffer, Meredith Laird, Sara Scheller, Emily Pena.
Winter: Alexi Elconin, Annie Pestolesi, Emily Sklar. Fall: Andrea Pasiliao, Paris Perrault.
Spring: Kate Brody Adams, Jordan Steiner.
The Spokes were created in January of 2004 when two former members of the coed a cappella group the Liquid Hotplates decided the time had come for an all-women’s group at UC Davis. Co-founders Camaron and Jaclyn posted many fliers in order to find the most entertaining, cute, and fun-lovin’ bunch of girls in Davis. After several rounds of auditions there were eight Spokes, each one dedicated to creating a beautiful sound and having tons of fun. They practiced in the beautiful and brand-new music room of the Infill dorms, and relied equally on the acoustics of Andrea’s apartment.
Shades of Pink: Volume 1
The Spokes' seventh album comes in two parts: Volume I, which is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and Loudr, and Volume II, which will be released online in Spring of 2015. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Ben Lieberman from www.audiogenix.net. A hardcopy CD comprising both volumes will be available in Spring 2015.
3. Sweet Caroline
4. Never Ever Getting Back Together
5. Us Against The World
7. I Need Your Love
The Spokes' sixth album, Kaleidospoke, was completed in Fall 2012. Now available for $10 at any of the Spokes' shows! The CD was Recorded and Mixed by Alberto Hernandez at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Ca., as well as with James Ward at the Live Oak Studio. It was mastered by Justin Weis and the cover art was created by Deena Freel. You can find it on Spotify and iTunes!
1. She Wolf
2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Just What I Needed
3. I'll Be Waiting
4. Happy Ending
7. I 2 I (From The Goofy Movie)
8. That Thing You Doo Wop
9. Say A Little Prayer
On the Wall
The Spokes' fifth album, On the Wall, was recorded in May 2011. The CD was produced by Jason Shafton of Rubber Room Records and mastered with the help of Greer Shively, The Spokes' 2010-2011 Co-Director and Music Director. No more hard copies of "On the Wall" are available anymore, but the entire CD can be purchased on iTunes for only $8! You can also listen on Spotify!
2. ABBA Medley
3. Ridin' Solo
4. Top of the World
6. King of Anything
7. Seven Nation Army
8. She Will Be Loved
Waking Up in Davis
The Spokes' fourth album, Waking Up in Davis, named after one of the songs on the CD. It was completed in August 2010. This CD was produced by Jason Shafton and was mastered with the help of Spokes member Greer Shively. Waking Up in Davis has been released, GET SPOKED! Available for $5 and now on iTunes!
3. Signed Sealed Delivered/Super Duper Love
4. My Moon My Man
5. Waking Up in Davis
6. Street Spirit
7. Nothing Ever Hurt Like You
8. And So It Goes
9. Let Your Love Flow
10. Annie Waits
The Pink Album
The Spokes' third album, The Pink Album, was completed in February 2009, and was released at HellaCappella that year. It was produced by Nick Balthazar of http://www.myvoicestudios.com/. Cover design was created by, now Spokes alum, Claire Krohmer. It is available NOW for just $5!
1. I Need a Hero
2. Street Spirit
3. You Don't Own Me
4. I'm Yours
5. Annie Waits
6. Spokehemian Rhapsody
8. Not Myself
9. It's Raining Men
10. Sweet Escape
This Means Go
The Spokes' second album, This Means Go, completed recording in May 2006 by Aaron Kash and Redwood Lane Studios It is available for only $5! Songs include "Behind These Hazel Eyes/Sugar We're Going Down" hybrid, It's Raining Men, and the Spokes version of "Gold Digger."
Just Ride It
The Spokes' first album, Just Ride It, was released in May/June 2004.
All this Time
Ring My Bell
Fools Fall in Love
Kiss da Girl
Bohemian Rhapsody/Golden Slumbers
Love me Tomorrow
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Sport a Spokes fan shirt! Available in S, M, L, and XL and sold at any large-event Spokes shows for only $10! If you would like one sooner, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
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The Spokes host benefit concert "Sing for Schools" and are joined by alums including co-founder, Camaron Ochs, 2009.
The Spokes at UC Santa Cruz, 2007.
The Spokes on Picnic Day, April 2006