Genre: Vocal Pop
Languages: English, Spanish
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The Exchange is an American A Cappella Quintet. All the sounds are formed by the human voice, from the lyrics to the drums. The international phenomenon was formed by Christopher Diaz and Aaron Sperber during NBC’s The SingOff, and they were soon joined by Jamal Moore and Richard Steighner after falling to Pentatonix, adding Alfredo Austin a few months after the show’s finale.
Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers, playing in 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a massive 56 city Sony/LiveNation sponsored US tour.
The Exchange’s performing style is fresh, exciting and interactive. Think of the movie Pitch Perfect live and in your face. The 5 vocalists do more than sing and beatbox. They’ve taught as they’ve traveled, most recently as Cultural Ambassadors in the Middle East and Central Asia for the State Department.
In 2014, they were runner-up on ABC’s The Sing-Off and opened for Backstreet Boys 32 city European tour. One of The Exchange’s missions is to affect positive social change. As self-described millennial artists from diverse racial, social, and economic backgrounds, The Exchange feels “acute awareness of the plights people face around the world, not just in our own country. We share a common passion to see every person have access to basic human rights, including access to health care, food and housing, racial, gender, and sexual equality, and freedom from persecution or harm.”
The Exchange creates an atmosphere where everyone in the audience feels like they are part of the show. The show is half concert, half house party as the group’s diversity appeals to audiences all across the globe. The group bridges the gap between old school and new school music, making The Exchange truly memorable. The Exchange has a deft command of social media and audience engagement, with over 50K Facebook followers and their most popular video having over 300K views on YouTube.
To learn more, please visit: www.eca.state.gov