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  1. UPCOMING EVENTS
  2. Learn More & Keep Updated
  3. Meet the Girls
      1. 2013
      2. 2012
      3. 2011
      4. 2010
      5. 2009
      6. 2008
      7. 2007
      8. 2006
      9. 2005
      10. 2004
      11. Founding Members
  4. Albums
      1. Shades of Pink: Volume 1
      2. Kaleidospoke
      3. On the Wall
      4. Waking Up in Davis
      5. The Pink Album
      6. This Means Go
      7. Just Ride It
  5. Other Merchandise
      1. Decals
      2. Shirts
  6. Pictures

spokesauditionsFall2013.jpgGET SPOKED!

The Spokes are the only all-female group at UC Davis. Founded in 2004, the group currently consists of 14 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, Kaleidospoke, which will be available at our shows. 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 [santacruz]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: [WWW]Concert Review We are already planning a year in advance! The 10th anniversary of HellaCappella will be celebrated in the Mondavi Center on FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2014! Get Spoked! :)

To make a PERFORMANCE REQUEST, please e-mail us at the.spokes@gmail.com for a prompt response! Thank you. :)

UPCOMING EVENTS

— MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 10th anniversary of HellaCappella will be celebrated in style in the Mondavi Center on FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2014!

CAMPUS PERFORMANCES: You can find us singing in front of the flagpole near the CoHo at Memorial Union every Thursday at 11:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m. this Winter quarter!

Learn More & Keep Updated

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!

> [WWW]Check out the Official Website!
> [WWW]Become a Facebook fan!
> [WWW]Follow us on Twitter!
> [WWW]Watch Our Latest Videos!
> [WWW]Follow us on Instagram!
> e-mail: the.spokes@gmail.com

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
Emma Hutner: Merchandise Assistant

2013

Spring: Sara Weiner, Anya Stewart, Tanya Rodman, Alyssa Gire. Fall: Emily Laskin, Emma Hutner.

2012

Fall: Lynsie Mason.

2011

Spring: Sara Lichti. Fall: Rachel Riley, Miranda Stever. Winter: Kirsten Halden, Alexandra Sargent.

2010

Spring: Adrienne LaBorde, Emily Korwin, Kayla Ruben. Fall: Rachel Forer, Megan Wiley.

2009

Spring: Emily Randall, Caitlin Kollgaard. Fall: Jaki Joanino, Kacie Contreras.

2008

Fall: Julie Athans, Katie Darfler, Camille Martinez.

2007

Fall: Mercy Albaran, Greer Shively, Shauna Payyappilly.

2006

Spring: Katie Bowen, Amelia Hassani, Claire Krohmer. Fall: Jennifer Pugh, Lena Schiffer, Meredith Laird, Sara Scheller, Emily Pena.

2005

Winter: Alexi Elconin, Annie Pestolesi, Emily Sklar. Fall: Andrea Pasiliao, Paris Perrault.

2004

Spring: Kate Brody Adams, Jordan Steiner.

Founding Members

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.

A.Tianna Scozzaro
Alicia Flor
Andrea Howard
Allie Pedrazzi
Camaron Ochs
Elana Segal
Jaclyn Fromer
Katrina Soo-Hoo

Albums

Shades of Pink: Volume 1

The Spokes' seventh album comes in two parts: Volume 1, which is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and Loudr, and Volume 2, which will be released online in Spring of 2015. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Ben Lieberman from [WWW]www.audiogenix.net. A hardcopy CD comprising both volumes will be available in Spring 2015.
1. Wings
2. More
3. Sweet Caroline
4. Never Ever Getting Back Together
5. Us Against The World
6. Wonder
7. I Need Your Love

Kaleidospoke

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
5. Fighter
6. Smile
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!
1. Breathless
2. ABBA Medley
3. Ridin' Solo
4. Top of the World
5. Heartbreaker
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 [WWW]iTunes!
1. Maybe
2. Disturbia
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
11. Hands
12. Alone

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 [WWW]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
7. Cellotape
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.

  1. Fever

  2. All this Time

  3. Ring My Bell

  4. Fools Fall in Love

  5. Either Way

  6. Kiss da Girl

  7. Bohemian Rhapsody/Golden Slumbers

  8. Love me Tomorrow

  9. BONUS TRACK!

Other Merchandise

Decals

Be a true Spokes fan and sport one (or a few) of our STICKERS! Only $1!

Shirts

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 the.spokes@gmail.com!

(More merchandise will be available soon!)

Pictures

spokesauditionsFall20132.jpgGET SPOKED!

hellacappella2013.PNGHellaCappella, 2013

HellaCappella2011.jpgHellaCappella, 2011

HellaCappellaAlumni 2011.jpgHellaCappella Alumni, 2011

GoodDaySac2011.jpgGood Day Sacramento, 2011

ICCAs2011.jpgICCAs, 2011

hellacappella2010.jpgThe Spokes at HellaCappella 2010.

spokessingforschools09.jpgThe Spokes host benefit concert "Sing for Schools" and are joined by alums including co-founder, [WWW]Camaron Ochs, 2009.

spokeswestcoast09.JPGThe Spokes UC Berkeley's Annual West Coast A 'Cappella Showcase, 2009.

spokesaudfall09.jpgThe Spokes Fall Audition Flyer, 2009.

spokesCAF08.JPGThe Spokes at UCLA's California A 'Cappella Festival (CAF), 2008.

makingstrides.jpgThe Spokes at "Making Strides" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Sacramento.

disneyland.jpgThe Spokes at Disneyland before UCLA's California A 'Cappella Festival (CAF), 2010.

wiki.jpgThe Spokes singing "Waking Up in Davis at HellaCappella 2010.

spokes08.jpgThe Spokes right after recording their 1st LIVE CD, 2008.

spokessantacruz.jpgThe Spokes at UC Santa Cruz, 2007.

spokes2007localtones.jpgThe Spokes at Local Tones 2007.

spokes1.jpgFounding members

spokeshellacappella.jpgThe Spokes host Hella Cappella, February 2006.

spokespicnicday.jpgThe Spokes on Picnic Day, April 2006

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spokeslivermore.jpgThe Spokes on the Bay Area Tour, May 2006

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