Thursday, December 16, 2010

Local A Cappella Outfit Street Corner Symphony [Feat. Jeremy Lister] Make Final Round of NBC's The Sing Off; Vote for 'Em

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM

The Sing Off? More like Teal or No Teal!

You guys remember former Creamster Lee Stabert? You know, she was the brainy, alt-country-lovin’ consumer of all things mass media who adored chatting about topics like, say, televised singing competitions. Kinda wish she was still here right now. She had more of a stomach for this sort of thing than I do. Still, that doesn’t mean these bros can’t sing. Street Corner Symphony are a Nashville-based six-piece a cappella group featuring — among others — local crooner Jeremy Lister. (That’s pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Lister; not British soldier Jeremy Lister, famous for fighting in the American Revolution and having a sexy daughter.)

Last month, our very own Steve Haruch interviewed locally based piano-pop big shot Ben Folds in regard to rebuilding the Schermerhorn Symphony Center — because the actual Nashville Symphony shouldn’t have to play on an actual street corner. It came up that Folds would be one of the three judges on NBC’s The Sing Off; the former Mr. Jessica Simpson hosts. Now, just a couple of weeks after the show’s debut, the championship rapidly approaches. Those color-coordinated, crisply crooning cronies in Street Corner Symphony have made it to the final four, and if they win on this season’s final episode — to be aired 7 p.m. Central on Monday, Dec. 20 — SCS will receive “a Sony Music recording contract and $100,000.” A record contract. For an a cappella group. Why, they’d be the hottest ticket since Moosebutter! Seriously though, if you want to support the locals and/or cast your ballot for the least-doofy contestants — and trust me, the three other finalists are mad doofy — vote for Street Corner Symphony here, by calling 877-674-6402 or by texting the number 2 to 97979. See more footage of SCS here.

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