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SOUND OFF

 

Award-winning semi-pro a cappella group from Boston, MA

 
 
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MUSIC

 

NOT A DRILL [ EP ]

Sound Off | August 5, 2017

*WINNER*: Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Album, 2018 CARAs

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ITNOL (In The Name Of Love)

Orig. performed by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha | feat. Liz Mongrello

*WINNER*: Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song, 2017 CARAs

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USE SOMEBODY

Orig. by Kings of Leon feat. Emily Parker & James Cannon

*WINNER*: Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song, 2016 CARAs

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UNANNOUNCED [ EP ]

Sound Off | 2014

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Orig. by Louis Armstrong | feat. Fermata Town

ALL THE WAY

Orig. by Timeflies | feat. Leah Caruso

*WINNER*: Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song, 2015 CARAs

TAKE ME TO CHURCH

Orig. by Hozier | feat. Brenden MacFadgen

VIDEOS

 

"Feel it Still - Sound Bite"
OPB: 
Portugal. The Man
Arr: Diana Galeano, Eileen O'Hara, Jon Lavalley, Angus Finlay, and Tyler Gravelle
January 2018

"Say You'll Be There"
OPB: Spice Girls | APB: Ben L'Oncle Soul
Solo: Pearse Lombard | Arr: Kevin Guest
February 2015

"Everglow - Sound Bite"
OPB: 
Coldplay
Arr: Kevin Guest
October 2017

"Fire"
OPB: Gavin DeGraw
Duet: Kevin Guest & Liz Mongrello | Arr: Kevin Guest
February 2015

"Pokemon Theme Song - Sound Bite"
OPB: 
Jason Paige
Duet: Patrick Dennen & Diana Galeano
Arr: Pearse Lombard
August 2016

"Use Somebody"
OPB: Kings of Leon
Duet: Emily Parker & James Cannon | Arr: Kevin Guest
February 2015

More videos

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About Sound Off

 

 
 

Formed in 2013, Sound Off is an award-winning semi-professional a cappella group based in Boston, MA and proud member of the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL). We are young men and women from all different career fields brought together by an unabashed love for a cappella music and performance. While we perform regularly around the Greater Boston area, Sound Off continues to develop a diverse repertoire of modern pop with a soulful twist.

 
 

 

MEMBERS

 
  MELISSE LOMBARD   A New Hampshire native (#603!),  Melisse  prepped her pipes in three other vocal bands before joining Sound Off. Aside from lady bass-ing, Melisse spends her time being the second-favorite Lombard in Sound Off (yes, Pearse is her husband), heading up the content marketing team at a travel tech company and taking care of Sound Off’s resident mascot, Coco.

MELISSE LOMBARD

A New Hampshire native (#603!), Melisse prepped her pipes in three other vocal bands before joining Sound Off. Aside from lady bass-ing, Melisse spends her time being the second-favorite Lombard in Sound Off (yes, Pearse is her husband), heading up the content marketing team at a travel tech company and taking care of Sound Off’s resident mascot, Coco.

  LEAH CARUSO   As co-­founder of Bryant University’s The Bottom Line, and a former member of the post-collegiate No Parachute,  Leah  has expressed her love of singing through a cappella for several years. Leah enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling around the world.

LEAH CARUSO

As co-­founder of Bryant University’s The Bottom Line, and a former member of the post-collegiate No Parachute, Leah has expressed her love of singing through a cappella for several years. Leah enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling around the world.

  EMILY PARKER    Emily  sang as part of UAlbany’s all­female group Serendipity, and the post­collegiate group, No Parachute. She has a passion for all things musical theatre, enjoys watching movies, reading, spending time with her friends and family, and works at Boston-­based startup, Lola.

EMILY PARKER

Emily sang as part of UAlbany’s all­female group Serendipity, and the post­collegiate group, No Parachute. She has a passion for all things musical theatre, enjoys watching movies, reading, spending time with her friends and family, and works at Boston-­based startup, Lola.

  ANGUS WILL FINLAY    Will  joined Sound Off fresh out of  Tufts University, where he studied music and spent most of his conscious moments singing with the Amalgamates. Other than singing and making music, Will loves hiking and traveling with his camera.

ANGUS WILL FINLAY

Will joined Sound Off fresh out of  Tufts University, where he studied music and spent most of his conscious moments singing with the Amalgamates. Other than singing and making music, Will loves hiking and traveling with his camera.

  Alisha  spent her time in college leading UNH’s all-female group, Maiden Harmony.  When not performing, she enjoys a nice cold beer, spending time with friends, the outdoors, and any fluffy, cuddly animal.

Alisha spent her time in college leading UNH’s all-female group, Maiden Harmony.  When not performing, she enjoys a nice cold beer, spending time with friends, the outdoors, and any fluffy, cuddly animal.

 
  DIANA GALEANO   At a staggering 4'10",  Diana  surrounds herself with more a cappella than most full-grown adults. When she's not singing with Sound Off and Blacklight, she's doing outreach for Boston Sings, tending to her children as AcaMom at A Cappella Academy, and frolicking the globe taking pictures of flowers.

DIANA GALEANO

At a staggering 4'10", Diana surrounds herself with more a cappella than most full-grown adults. When she's not singing with Sound Off and Blacklight, she's doing outreach for Boston Sings, tending to her children as AcaMom at A Cappella Academy, and frolicking the globe taking pictures of flowers.

  MEGAN KETTMANN   After performing in musical theater most of her life,  Megan  discovered her love of a cappella in Dickinson College's oldest coed group, The DTones. She then spent a year after graduating with all-female group No Parachute. Megan also loves traveling, outdoor activities, and of course, puppies.

MEGAN KETTMANN

After performing in musical theater most of her life, Megan discovered her love of a cappella in Dickinson College's oldest coed group, The DTones. She then spent a year after graduating with all-female group No Parachute. Megan also loves traveling, outdoor activities, and of course, puppies.

  KEVIN GUEST   While he co-musical directs and arranges for Sound Off,  Kevin  also co-directs and performs with the all-male Boston CAL group Redline. His love for a cappella started with his days in Ithaca College’s all-male group Ithacappella. Kevin is obsessed with Christmas, eating bananas, and watching horror/thriller movies.

KEVIN GUEST

While he co-musical directs and arranges for Sound Off, Kevin also co-directs and performs with the all-male Boston CAL group Redline. His love for a cappella started with his days in Ithaca College’s all-male group Ithacappella. Kevin is obsessed with Christmas, eating bananas, and watching horror/thriller movies.

  EILEEN O'HARA    Eileen 's love for a cappella began at Boston University while leading the all-female group Aural Fixation. Outside of Sound Off, she serves on the BOSton Sings Festival production team, and sings with her and Pearse's Irish band, Skeaf Bridge. She is a massive Patriots fan, Jameson enthusiast, and avid hibernophile. 

EILEEN O'HARA

Eileen's love for a cappella began at Boston University while leading the all-female group Aural Fixation. Outside of Sound Off, she serves on the BOSton Sings Festival production team, and sings with her and Pearse's Irish band, Skeaf Bridge. She is a massive Patriots fan, Jameson enthusiast, and avid hibernophile. 

  PATRICK DENNEN   Though he joined Sound Off as a newbie to the a cappella scene,  Paddy 's backround in vocal performance studies at BCoM and SSU helped him quickly flourish. Aside from singing, Paddy enjoys traveling, gaming, cosplay, and horror flicks!

PATRICK DENNEN

Though he joined Sound Off as a newbie to the a cappella scene, Paddy's backround in vocal performance studies at BCoM and SSU helped him quickly flourish. Aside from singing, Paddy enjoys traveling, gaming, cosplay, and horror flicks!

  PEARSE LOMBARD   Not one to shy away from a performance,  Pearse  never misses an opportunity to serenade with his pretty­fly-­for­-an-­Irish-­guy voice. He fiercely enjoys Agatha Christie novels, the series finale of How I Met Your Mother, and performing with his family band, The Lombard Boys.

PEARSE LOMBARD

Not one to shy away from a performance, Pearse never misses an opportunity to serenade with his pretty­fly-­for­-an-­Irish-­guy voice. He fiercely enjoys Agatha Christie novels, the series finale of How I Met Your Mother, and performing with his family band, The Lombard Boys.

  JON LAVALLEY   Singer/beatboxer  Jon  Lavalley started singing a cappella in high school and continued through college, directing the Brick City Singers at RIT. When he isn't dropping beats, Jon enjoys craft beer, graphic design, photography, drawing, calligraphy, and jamming out to some tasty jams. 

JON LAVALLEY

Singer/beatboxer Jon Lavalley started singing a cappella in high school and continued through college, directing the Brick City Singers at RIT. When he isn't dropping beats, Jon enjoys craft beer, graphic design, photography, drawing, calligraphy, and jamming out to some tasty jams. 

  TYLER GRAVELLE   As the resident Bass,  Tyler 's main focus in the group is to keep everyone together and provide a point from which the rest of the song can take shape. Tyler works in the field of Biotech sales, having graduated from Emmanuel College with a B.S. in Biology, conc. Neuroscience in 2016. The three year membership mark has just passed for Tyler, and he's excited to see what the future holds for Sound Off.

TYLER GRAVELLE

As the resident Bass, Tyler's main focus in the group is to keep everyone together and provide a point from which the rest of the song can take shape. Tyler works in the field of Biotech sales, having graduated from Emmanuel College with a B.S. in Biology, conc. Neuroscience in 2016. The three year membership mark has just passed for Tyler, and he's excited to see what the future holds for Sound Off.

  KATE ELMENDORF    Kate  is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she was a founding member and president of Upper Structure A Cappella. She is now teaching in the greater Boston area, learning the ropes of “adulting”, and working for a cappella festivals around the country. 

KATE ELMENDORF

Kate is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she was a founding member and president of Upper Structure A Cappella. She is now teaching in the greater Boston area, learning the ropes of “adulting”, and working for a cappella festivals around the country.