BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / release) On the heels of their triumphant win of season two of the hit a cappella competition series The Sing-Off, the group "Committed" is getting ready to release their self-titled debut album on August 30th.
Members of the group stopped by the Channel 7 studios Monday to sing some songs and promote their Monday night show at the legendary Tralfamdore Cafe in downtown Buffalo.
The sextet’s debut album features a mix of hand-selected cover songs including their tear-inducing rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Hold My Hand” which helped seal their win on the season finale as well as several originals.
Their first single “Break Free” is an uplifting anthem laced with the group’s well-known inspirational lyrics, written by the group’s own, Therry Thomas. Formed in Huntsville, Alabama in 2003, the group, comprised of Dennis “DJ” Baptiste, Tommy Gervais, Geston Pierre, Robert Pressley, Maurice Staple and Theron “Therry” Thomas, arrange all of their own music using only their vocals as instruments to emulate a full band sound.
“We are influenced by a lot of different music, so the album is an eclectic mix---jazz, gospel, blues and R&B all wrapped into one sound,” Committed says about the album. “It’s different and edgy, there’s a little bit of something for everybody.”
With nearly nine million viewers tuning in to witness the guys of "Committed" being crowned “the kings of a cappella”, they became popular amongst their fans for creating unique harmonies with powerful lead vocals and a booming bass line.
The group won over audiences from the first episode leading to an astounding number of viewer votes and the most downloaded songs throughout the series.
"Committed" kicked off their victory lap by performing on the NAACP Image Awards and the Dove Awards. The group will be featured on an upcoming episode of BET’s Sunday Best.
For tickets and show information for their Buffalo show, contact the Tralf at:
622 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202