Music Scene: Face Vocal Band and other area shows for April 14–20
Five guys and all vocals make up Face Vocal Band, an internationally acclaimed group coming to Grand Junction.
Founded in 2002 and based in Boulder, Face is set to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
“Infectious energy, punctuated by an endearing love of performance” is how the band describes itself on Facebook.
Its five vocalists have extensive backgrounds and here are a few of those details from facevocalband.com:
■ Tenor Ryan Driver, a former president of the University of Colorado’s In the Buff, toured for a year with Almost Recess, a vocal band from Washington, D.C. The award-winning arranger has produced and engineered Face’s last several albums.
■ Bass singer Forest Kelly started singing his senior year at Fairview High School in Boulder and has performed in many different and eclectic contexts. He also works as professional voice-over talent.
■ Tenor Cody Qualls is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Louisville. He has a solo pop act and is owner of Whole Body Singing School and creator of Colorado’s youth a cappella group, Mouth Music.
■ Vocal percussionist Mark Megibow provides the beats and drive for Face. He earned a percussion performance degree from Northwestern University and performed with symphonies, marching bands and “loud obnoxious rock bands.” He leads life skills, leadership and communication seminars for teens.
■ Countertenor Stephen Ross earned a music education degree with a vocal emphasis from the University of Colorado. He teaches voice lessons and a cappella classes. In 2008, he won the Outstanding Teacher Award at Longmont’s Skyline High School, where he was choir director and fine arts department chairperson.
Tickets to the show at the Avalon range in cost from $15–$40. All seats are reserved.
Tickets can be purchased at monumentalevents.com or by calling 800-626-8497.