For almost a decade, HellaCappella’s audience has continued to grow, attracting music lovers across generations from the greater Davis and Sacramento community. In 2012, The Spokes raised the stakes and hosted HellaCappella at UC Davis’ ARC Pavilion, selling over 2000 seats. Then, in 2013 for the first time ever and as the first student-run group to do so, The Spokes proudly presented the ninth annual HellaCappella at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center in the beautiful, premier arts facility, Jackson Hall, where they had a sold out show with 1,801 audience members.
>>> MARK YOUR CALENDARS! HellaCappella 2015 will be on April 10 in the Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall!
HellaCappella 2014 was emceed by Davis' own all-male group The Afterglow! Our lineup featured old as well as new West Coast a cappella groups such as:
· Men's Octet, UC Berkeley · On the Rocks, University of Oregon · The Stanford Harmonics, Stanford University · Dil Se, UC Berkeley · Cloud 9, UC Santa Cruz · The Afterglow, UC Davis · The Spokes, UC Davis
Emceed by UC Davis’ own Birdstrike Comedy Theatre, HellaCappella 2013's full lineup was as exciting and diverse as ever, featuring:
· Men's Octet, UC Berkeley · On the Rocks, University of Oregon · The Golden Overtones, UC Berkeley · DeCadence, UC Berkeley · Dil Se, UC Berkeley · Cloud 9, UC Santa Cruz · The Liquid Hotplates, UC Davis · The Spokes, UC Davis
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, Shades of Pink: Volume 1, which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and Loudr. Here is a video of The Spokes singing their rendition of "Us Against the World" by Play at HellaCappella 2013!
In a continuous effort to give back to the community, The Spokes are committed to raising funds for Teach For America, the leading national teaching corps dedicated to working at every level of education, policy and other professions, to ensure that all children can receive an excellent education. HellaCappella 2012 raised over $3000 for The American Cancer Society, and HellaCappella 2013 raised $2,000 to support TFA’s educational efforts!
HellaCappella 2014 benefited The Women's Empowerment Center in Sacramento!
We hope to see you in at the next Spokes event! For more information on The Spokes:
For more information on The Mondavi Center: www.mondaviarts.org