Winners of MTV’s “Top Pop Group” and Boyz II Men’s “Next Great A Cappella Group”, America’s Got Talent finalists, and international recording artists.
The guys of the a capella group ‘Edge Effect are coming back with their debut album ‘Alphabet Radio’. We caught up with the band as they get ready to debut songs off their new album at The Venue in Orlando on September 14th for their Album Preview Concert:
Hello guys, it’s great to catch up again! We hear you have a new project to share, your debut release “Alphabet Radio”:
1. How would you describe this album to your fans? The Edge Effect: This album is unlike any other album we’ve heard or been a part of. We started off with our signature a cappella sound and merged it with a hybrid rhythm section to create a brand new style of music. This album is the result of two years of tireless work to define our sound. While there are songs that encompass a variety of styles, they each possess our signature vocals and hybrid rhythm section that audiences and fans will immediately begin to associate with The Edge Effect.
2. Who were some of the collaborations on this project? The Edge Effect: We have been blessed to have so many wonderful people to lend their talents to this record. The album is being produced by Jamey Tate, who has toured and performed with Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Mindi Abair, David Pack and more, and it is being engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Clark Germain, who has worked with such acts as Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Simply Red, Counting Crowes and many, many others. It was very humbling to get to work with someone of his caliber on our first record, and we learned a lot from him in the studio. We also have three incredible guest artists featured on the record: Marc Broussard (who wrote and sings lead on an original tune “Biggest Fan”), the recently elected President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the N.A.R.A.S., Mindi Abair (who plays sax on a cover of one of her songs “Get Right”) and Broadway star and vintage soul artist Shoshana Bean (singing a duet on our original “Monsters”). All of them hit it out of the park and did an amazing job!
3. Are there any particular songs that you are a bit more proud of than others?The Edge Effect: Songs are like children, you love them all individually yet equally. If we had to pick out ones with significant meaning, probably “Come Get a Taste” since it is the first original we’ve been performing live and “All Night” since it was a real group effort with the songwriting process.
4. Now, how did you decide on ‘Alphabet Radio’ as the title?The Edge Effect: We bounced around ideas for a name for weeks, and this one came up along the way randomly. For us, it sort of defines the album as our own radio station that encompasses our influences from A-Z. We also just thought it sounded cool 😉
5. Is there anything you would like to let our readers in on? The Edge Effect: YES! We have an album preview show coming up on September 14th at the Venue in Lake Ivanhoe in Downtown Orlando, and we’d love to see everyone there! We will be doing songs from the new album, some really cool covers and even a little a cappella for old times sake. You can find out all of the information and get tickets or just keep up with us at www.notaboyband.com.