Mezzo is one of New York City’s freshest and catchiest a cappella groups. Established in 2014, this sexy septet has been bringing their tight harmonies, rich blend, and sultry sound to the city’s eclectic and trendy spots alike. While many groups tend toward the collegiate with a large size and mainly pop repertoire, Mezzo’s ladies aren’t afraid to experiment with any genre, as long as it brings a smile to their audience’s faces; R&B, Doo-wop, Top 40, Classics—the music always rises to the occasion.
The group has performed at locations such as The Bell House, Pianos, the Parkside Lounge, Sidewalk Cafe, and The Shrine. During the holidays, Mezzo also performs at various New York landmarks such as Columbus Circle and Union Square to bring some seasonal cheer with their snazzy arrangements of popular carols and holiday tunes. Aside from showcases and outdoor presentations, Mezzo’s members are also very experienced with performing at corporate engagements, private parties, weddings and other entertainment venues.
All of Mezzo’s ladies have extensive performance and creative experience, ranging from 8 years of pure a cappella background, to stand-up comedy, professional songwriting, musical theater, gospel choir, and playwriting. All members are accomplished vocalists, with most having roots in multiple collegiate and post-collegiate a cappella groups.
“New York is such a diverse place for music,” Lachi, Mezzo’s founder and musical director, says. “Having Mezzo, a group influenced by music from so many genres and styles, is important as it enriches and builds the a cappella landscape over here.
” Some of Mezzo’s most popular arrangements include If I Ever Fall In Love, a 90s classic, Don’t Wake Me Up, an indie hit, as well as more contemporary sing-along pop tunes such as The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down, Lorde’s Royals, Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy. The group also takes on popular songs-of-the-moment such as the theme song to HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Cups, a tune revived by the hit a cappella movie “Pitch Perfect”. All Mezzo arrangements are devised by the women of the group, with fresh melodies every few weeks—keeping the repertoire current and the crowds coming back every time.