Pentatonix is an a cappella quintet. That means the five singers rely solely on their voice both in the recording studio and on the concert stage.
So, when you attend a Pentatonix concert all you’re going to hear is the band’s five voices. There’s no accompaniment whatsoever—no pianist, no guitar, no rhythm section.
Pentatonix can pull it off. All five of the band’s members sound great live. Even better, the members sound great together. A lot of pundits believe the recording studio doesn’t do Pentatonix justice. If you really want experience their talent you have to listen to them perform live.
At a Pentatonix tour stop get ready for amazing vocal gymnastics, thumping vocal basslines, and dazzling beatboxing. Of course, you’ll also have terrific solos and mind-blowing harmonies.
What Type of Songs Do Pentatonix Perform In Concert?
Pentatonix mainly cover pop songs. With Pentatonix tickets you might hear Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” and Imogen Heap’s “Aha!”
The group is also famous for medleys. They might string together snippets of songs from legends like Michael Jackson or Beyoncé.
Pentatonix also performs a few original songs as well.
What Type Of Crowd Attends A Pentatonix Concert?
Pentatonix attracts music lovers of all ages, but they predominantly attract preteens and teens. Yes, some of the older fans are chaperones, but many are there on their own volition.
Pentatonix rose to national fame in 2011 thanks to winning the third season of The Sing-Off—a singing competition broadcasted on NBC.
After the “The Sing-Off,” the group formed a YouTube channel. That channel has gone on to be one of the site’s most popular.
Who Are Pentatonix?
Pentatonix is comprised of Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola.
Grassi, Hoying, and Maldonado attended high school together. They began singing as a group so they could enter a contest to meet the cast of Glee. They did not win the contest.
Originally, Grassi, Hoying, and Maldonado were going to try out for The Sing-Off by themselves but they quickly learned they needed to be a quartet in order to audition.
To increase their ranks, they tapped Kaplan, who sings bass. Then, they added Olusola after they saw a YouTube video of him “celloboxing.” That’s when one plays the cello and beatboxes at the same time.