Harmony, Humor And Heart

Tonto Community Concert Association to present 42Five Sunday


42Five create the sound of musical instruments, from the trumpet to the drums, using only their voices. They perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Payson High School Auditorium.

42Five create the sound of musical instruments, from the trumpet to the drums, using only their voices. They perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Payson High School Auditorium.

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What’s an instrumental band with no instruments? It’s not “magic” or “make believe.” It’s simply the voices of five guys: Ryan, Earl, Geoff, Danny and Layne —known better as 42Five. The group will present the next program in the Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2012-2013 series at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Payson High School Auditorium.

They’ve come together to create a new form of entertainment singing songs we all love, from the ’60s to the tunes of today, including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.” This award-winning a capella quintet is entertainment for all ages, for all families and for all size audiences.  

From the trumpet to the drums, you’ll hear it all from their voices without a glimpse of shiny brass or drumsticks scattered on the floor. This new, innovative group is setting the bar high and using their technique to bring to life vocal impossibilities.

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Masters of Motown

Not only do they melt audiences with their flawless harmonies, their charming sense of humor is sure to create a stir in the hearts of everyone.

42Five (pronounced “Four Two Five”) has been performing its own unique brand of entertainment since the turn of the century. Evolving from a street corner barbershop sound, and drawing on funk, rock, jazz and blues — 42Five is unlike any musical experience around, re-creating an entire instrumental band with nothing but their voices — a feat which has to be seen to be believed. The group is based in Orlando, Fla.

42Five brings timeless, classic music to life with renewed freshness and infuses their beautiful harmonies with a lovable sense of humor and style all of their own. 42Five is blazing new trails and winning the hearts and imaginations of audiences big and small and of every race, creed, gender and age.

More fun than “The Sing-Off,” more infectious than “Glee,” this all-ages show will have you singing in your seat! With only five voices, no tricks, just talent, this award-winning group takes you on a musical journey covering familiar favorites from the ’60s to today, crafting an energizing performance that always leaves the audience standing on their feet, singing along and wanting more.

42Five delivers a roller coaster ride of death-defying vocal harmonies. The five-member male vocal group easily strides through a myriad of musical styles, from doo-wop to hip-hop. Their flawless vocal stylings are only matched by their signature humor and on-stage antics. Many of the members boast professional credentials from the amusement park and cruise ship industries based in Florida. 42Five creates their own arrangements, as well as engineering and producing each of their four recordings. Beginning in 2013 the band will record and perform under the name “Voiceplay.”

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The Aleron Trio

Single tickets are $35 as available. Children and students under the age of 18 will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. For more information visit the association Web site at www.tccarim.org or call 928-478-4363 or 928-474-4189. The association has also sponsored a student outreach performance as part of their ongoing commitment to support arts education in the Payson area. The concert and outreach also received support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The final 2012 concert is by the Aleron Trio at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the PHS Auditorium.

The San Francisco-based chamber music Aleron Trio is performing in place of the Prima Trio, which had to cancel with the TCCA due to a scheduling conflict.

The Aleron Trio’s members represent three countries — violinist Solenn Seguillon is from France; cellist Anne Suda is from the U.S.; and pianist Teresa Yu is from Taiwan.

Their mission is to present chamber music to as broad a range of audiences as possible, whether performing in cathedrals, museum galleries, intimate chapels or the traditional concert hall.

The Tonto Community Concert Association is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Rim Country through an annual concert series and support of the fine arts in Payson schools. This series is intended as an enriching cultural experience for the people of Payson and those in surrounding communities.

Coming in 2013

The balance of TCCA’s season in 2013 will include:

• Masters of Motown, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 — The 10-member cast, including three female vocalists, three male vocalists, guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboard player, has come together to reproduce the style, sound and ultimate feel of the trademark Motown sound.

• Legacy of Floyd Cramer, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 — The memorable piano playing of this country and mainstream great is re-created by his grandson Jason Coleman.

• Ricky Nelson Remembered, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 — Ricky Nelson was America’s original “teen idol” with a clear, perfect vocal style that he retained until his untimely death in an airplane crash on Dec. 31, 1985. In Ricky Nelson Remembered, his twin sons Mathew and Gunnar Nelson breathe new life into their father’s hit songs.

• Side Street Strutters, 7 p.m., Monday, May 6 — This ensemble will present the show, “Shiny Stockings,” which features an extensive repertoire, colorful costumes, tap dancing and 26 years of musicianship.

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