New songs make 2018-19 a big season for the Wizards

Hello friends,

We’re kicking off our 2018-19 season with the promise of more great a cappella performances and lots of new songs.

Gotta party coming up? Our entertaining group performs great songs from a wide variety of musical genres, mixed with lots of fun. If this sounds like the kind of entertainment that could make your next party a special kind of success, you’ve come to the right group.

Every year, the Wizards perform private and public concerts throughout the Denver area, delighting our audiences with soaring harmonies and one-of-a-kind musical entertainment you can’t find elsewhere.

This year, our audiences have loved the new songs we added to our repertoire, including “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers (“hilarious”), “Below My Feet”, by Mumford & Sons (“soulful”) and “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” (“moving and bluesy”), among others.

As our public gig schedule takes shape, we’ll post them here and on our Facebook page, so revisit us from time to time to get the latest updates.

And drop us a note here if you want to book us. We look forward to singing for you this year!

 

 

 

 

Nothin’ but A Cappella Party, April 8th in Boulder!

Hey friends, we got a party for you! April 8th, meet us at the Boulder Dinner Theater for a “Nothin’ But Acappella Party.” That’s the plan…a night of saweeet songs sung by three of your favorite rockin’ local a cappella groups–The Buffoons, Extreme Measures, and, natch, yours truly, the New Wizard Oil Combination, aka The Wizards. Get your tickets NOW.

Of course you know the Buffoons and Extreme Measures, right?…sure you do. Two of the best student a cappella groups in the state. Heck, the universe. Well, imagine being entertained by just one of these fine groups, while you sip your cosmopolitans, check out your friends, and flirt with your date. Awesome right? Then before you can say “Wow where did these guys come from?”, another way cool group steps onto the stage to light up your night with hipper than hip harmonies. Enough already? NOOO. Because it ain’t over till we top it off with yet another helping of sugary sweet sounds from a third group. Too much? Maybe just maybe. But we think you can handle it. And no, we’re not giving away the order of the groups. Partly because we haven’t got a clue yet, but also because we want you there to hear all three.

Come on out. Get your tickets NOW. We’re gonna make it fun for you. Just bring your ears, a friend or two, and a thirst. Boulder Dinner Theater is on 55th and Arapahoe in Boulder. Call 303-449-6000 for tix. See you there!

Singing in the New Year

Oh, you’re here! Ah… Wait a minute, let us catch our breath. Phew. Okay, okay. We’re ready. What? How have we been? Well, awesome, in a word. Yes, awesome. November and December of 2013 were just silly they were so great. The Wizards were so busy, we must have broken the sound barrier, a few times over. We played 10 gigs in those final weeks, from small house parties to large conventions, singing dozens of timeless songs,  entertaining hundreds of people, and enjoying the holiday season like never before. We finished the year feeling and sounding great and having a blast.

Memorable gigs included: the annual Fruehaufs Holiday kick-off Party (at their patio furniture store in Boulder) in early November, where the atmosphere was festive, the crowd buzzin’, the food and drinks delicious, and the harmony flowed like champagne; The Denver Zoo Lights Celebration, where we entertained hundreds of CU Alums and their families with hipped up seasonal songs; The Boulder Creek Winery, where their tasty new reds and whites almost eclipsed our vintage bluesy tunes; Fairview High School, where we shared an evening with Ron Revier’s classy community chorale, Generations; and SkyLite Station in Denver (the cool Arts hang-out at 910 SantaFe Drive) where we double billed with Yale’s Mixed Company, an infectious group of talented young singers.

We hope you heard us at one of these venues, and will come hear us again soon at one of our upcoming gigs! Check in from time to time, as we add gigs regularly, sometimes on short notice. Keep singing, and Happy New Year!

 

Zing for Zonta!

On Sunday, March 3, 2013, we’ll return to Mt. Calvery Church in South Boulder to perform with 3-4 other a cappella groups at a wonderful concert sponsored by Zonta, the international women’s service organization. We performed there last year for the same event–an annual fundraiser for Zonta–and had a fantastic time performing before a full concert hall. We’re so glad to be invited back! Come see us and help a great organization that empowers women all over the world. The show is open to the public, starts at 2:30pm at the church, and is located west of Broadway on Table Mesa Drive in south Boulder. See you there!

Swingin’ and singin’ this Spring

It’s a busy spring for the Wizards. We have two great shows coming up in Boulder this April, followed by a concert in Mystic Conn, then more shows in May, and we’re showcasing a bunch of new songs at these gigs! We have a swingin’ new version of the Lennon & McCartney hit, “Got to Get You into my Life” arranged by John Farmer. Doug Haley penned a rockin’ version for us of the Styx classic, “Too Much Time on My Hands.” And maybe best of all, we have another gorgeous a cappella ballad by Oak Thorne — Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah.” Plus new songs from the Nylons, and Sting! Phew!! We love this new music, so come out and join us on April 22, or the 29th. It’s always a fun party full of harmony!