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Thu April 25, 2013
Local A Cappella Group Out to Cause "Treble" (In a Good Way)
Styles of music rise and fall in popularity. Remember disco? Or if you’re too young, do you remember “Reggaeton”? Or "Emo?"
Fortunately for fans – and singers – of a cappella music, their style of music is happy to draw from whatever’s popular and make it their own.
The Mil Town Treblemakers, for example, will tap into music from the 1960s through the present for two big concerts this Saturday. The all-female group came together about four years ago and is attracting fans from around Wisconsin. Ahead of their upcoming shows, we invited them to come by the Lake Effect performance studio to share a few tunes and chat with Mitch Teich about what brought them together and what makes them excited about singing.
The group, which has been performing together since 2009, is drawing fans and getting some noteworthy gigs, from an event for Packers' wide receiver Donald Driver, to a TV commercial for CBS 58.
The Treblemakers will play two concerts on Saturday at the Marian Center for the Performing Arts on South Superior Street – the free shows are at 2PM and 7PM.
You can hear a preview - the three songs they performed for us in Lake Effect's Studio C1 - in the supplemental audio section, below.