We are THRILLED to announce that The Lost Keys will be featured on the a cappella pro compilation album, Voices Only Forte VI! Our CARA nominated track, "Burn" from the debut EP, Unlocked is included alongside some stellar performances by our friends, Blackout and Fermata Town. Available exclusively at the Voices Only Store at Voicesonlyacappella.com, it will be available soon on iTunes & Spotify. Thank you to all of our fans for your support!
It's been a crazy few months for the Lost Keys, and we've been riding the wave of awesome gigs, competition honors, and amazing reviews of our debut EP, Unlocked. We're continuing our success with a major milestone: OUR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO! Arranged by (and starring) our own Keiji Ishiguri, and winner of Best Arrangement at the 2015 Harmony Sweeps in NYC, we are thrilled to share our video for Creep with you all.
Special thanks to Christopher Mello, Felix Handte, Abie Sidell, and Lizz Harrison for their hard work in helping to make this a reality. And thanks to all of our fans for their amazing support for Unlocked! Without you, none of this would be possible. THANK YOU and stay tuned for more!
Our debut EP, Unlocked was nominated for 2 CARA awards! Burn was nominated for Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song and Jim Hogan, was nominated for Best Professoinal Arrangement for a Non-Scholastic Group for his incredible arrangement of Burn. A CARA award is one of the top honors in a cappella music, and we are beyond excited to have been nominated. Thank you to CASA (Contemporary A cappella Society) for the nomination, to Jim Hogan for a stellar arrangemnt and special thanks to our fans for supporting our debut EP!
Take a listen (and a look) at our new arrangement, Shut Up & Dance! We LOVE this song and have so much fun performing it. We'll be singing this and so much more tomorrow around Union Square at 7:30pm. To find us, just follow the music! See you there!
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our EP release performance last month! We're incredibly lucky to have so much support, and this album wouldn't be possible without you. Unlocked is available now in our store for only $10, so be sure to get a copy today!
Enjoy some behind-the-scenes photos as we prepared for our gig and be sure to follow us on instagram (@LostkeysNYC) for more!
2015 has been a whirlwind of recording, auditions, and performing! Let's catch you up on all of the latest Lost Keys action:
-Patrick Dillon, one of the original members of the Lost Keys recently said his goodbyes to the group. We are forever grateful to Patrick for starting this amazing group, and we will miss him terribly. He is an amazing source of musical knowledge, humor and of course "grape face." We love you Patrick!
-We also bid a sad farewell to Steph Lee, who accepted an amazing job offer in Philadelphia. In her short time with us, Steph became a vital member of the Lost Keys, and her House of the Rising Sun solo was always a fan favorite at our concerts. We'll miss you Steph!
-While we lost a couple of our favorite members, we also gained a new one. A warm welcome to Rachel Weinstein, our newest Key! Rachel brings some great musical experience, major stage presence, and a fantastic ear for arrangements. You'll no doubt be seeing and hearing a lot more from her over the next few months!
-After some late nights and long sessions, we are happy to announce that recording for our debut EP is DONE! The final mix is almost finished, and we can't wait for you all to hear it. Stay tuned for info on our EP release party/concert in May. Seriously, you're in for a treat :)
-After finally finishing up recording, we got back to work on new songs and performances. We had our first gig of 2015 last week at Arlene's Grocery and performed along side our friends, Please Refrain. We had a blast performing at our favorite venue, and it was a great warm up for another gig only two days later...
-The Lost Keys competed in our first ever competition at this year's Harmony Sweeps Regional round. That's right, for one night, we were finally able to live out our Glee fantasies! We performed Burn, Classic, & Creep in front of a packed Miller Theater at Columbia University and although we didn't place, it was amazing to share the stage with so many talented NYC groups.
We didn't leave completely empty-handed though; our amazing musical director, Keiji, won Best Original Arrangement for Creep. Congrats to Keiji on a well deserved award and killer performance!
Also, a big congrats to our friends, Low Key, who took first place and will move on to the national round in San Francisco. Good luck, guys!
Whew! You're all caught up. Stay tuned to the blog and our Facebook page for updates on future gigs, album release details and other Lost Keys news. See you soon!
THE LOST KEYS ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW SOPRANO! We'll be holding auditions on the evening of January 13th for talented sopranos who love a cappella. If you're interested in auditioning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9th and include something that shows off your voice. Share this post with any friends who may be interested!