Vocal Group Competition Winner 2015
The Junction is an a cappella vocal group from The Netherlands, formed by five devoted vocalists. They share a passion for vocal harmonies and tight rhythms, while translating modern songs and classics into their own compositions. Their voices are used as strong and expressive instruments, switching from modern jazz harmonies to crazy hip hop beats, and from dazzling solos to tight vocal percussion.
In 2013 The Junction performed at Vokal Total Festival in Graz, winning the award for Best Jazz Arrangement for ‘Singing in the Rain’. In September they went on a concert tour in South Korea and to ‘top off’ the year, the group was support act for band Handsome Poets’ national Never Ending Summer Club Tour. 2014 is almost over, and looking back, the group didn’t sit still. TJ toured with Dutch symphonic orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble, and hit a wide variety of stages, starting with the Spiegelzaal of Concertgebouw Amsterdam. The Junction was invited to perform on Sangeslust A Cappella Event in Bayreuth and A Cappella Nacht where they shared the stage with ONAIR and Cash n Go. These weren’t the last times they would sing for their neighbor country Germany, 2015 is going to be a year of roadtrips and gigs too. And not only on the road, also through aviation! The Junction is invited to perform on the 2nd ITB Choir Festival in Jakarta, and will tour around Indonesia in February 2015.
Tineke is the high soprano of the lot. Ain’t no mountain high enough when it comes to singing mouse range frequency notes. Margriet is the mezzo-soprano in the TJ-family. Joyce-Lou is the Junction’s tuning fork and provides their ear food with a soulful and jazzy alto sauce. Henk has the warmest baritone/tenor sound. Paul is TJ’s groove box. Kicks, snares, all kinds of FX accompanied by funky bass lines. The Junction works with vocal coach Merel Martens, who is conducting various Dutch vocal groups and known for her outstanding vocal arrangements.
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