Ro Sham Bo is looking forward to hosting the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweepstakes competition at the Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday, March 30, 2019. As the winners of last year’s competition, we sing the first song of the night and then do a set at the end as the judges deliberate about this year’s winners. It’s always a fun evening of song and enthusiastic a cappella fans. Details about tickets can be found here: http://www.harmony-sweepstakes.com/bayarea.
We LOVE our tenor, Jimmy Kraft, but he has moved to Europe, and his last performance with us will be the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals on Saturday May 19th in San Rafael, CA (at the Marin Civic Center). This means we are searching for a new tenor to fill Jimmy's very large shoes. Please pass this post on to any tenors you know who are great soloists with lots of experience singing crunchy jazz chords and rhythms.
Interested tenors should send a cappella recording links (both solo and background samples preferred) and information about past singing experience to email@example.com. Thanks!
What a fantastic evening of a cappella music! We were very excited to win 1st place and audience favorite at the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweepstakes on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Now on to the national finals in Marin on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Please come cheer us on if you can.
Ro Sham Bo will be competing in this year's San Francisco Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweepstakes competition. Tickets are selling out fast. Here are the details:
WHERE: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA
TIME: 8 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, March 31, 2018
If you've never been, this is an exciting evening dedicated to a cappella singing. This year's event features 10 groups of varying styles. The winner goes on to the national fInals in May in Marin and hosts next year's regionals.
Here is a link to buy tickets:
Hope to see some of our loyal fans there!
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 7:3o to 9:30 p.m.
Cover charge: $8 at the door
This unique venue serves food and drink (https://oaklandoctopus.org/menu). All ages are welcome. We're hoping to see lots of our friends and a cappella fans there! Please let us know you're coming by signing up on our Facebook event page.
Ro Sham Bo is excited to announce that we're singing at Pop's Bar on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. Pop's is a San Francisco adults-only venue located in the Mission on 24th Street. This will be Bakari's and Jimmy's first concert with us, so come on down to have a drink or two and hear the newest configuration of Ro Sham Bo. As always, we appreciate your support!
We're thrilled to announce that we have a new bass. Bakari Holmes comes to us with many years of vocal jazz a cappella experience. It's fantastic to be a full group again!
...who can sound like an upright jazz instrument on some tunes and handle pure low tones on others. Our arrangements are a mixture of jazz, Latin and funk. If you like crunchy chords and have experience walking bass lines, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for details about auditioning. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in Oakland and San Francisco. We won the Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweeps in 2013 and are dedicated musicians who know how to have fun. Do you have what it takes to be our next bass?
We are thrilled to announce that we have found a new fabulous tenor in Jimmy Kraft! Many thanks to Ro's former alto Lilan Kane for the referral. Now all we need is an equally fabulous bass. If you are one or know of one, please message us for audition details. Thanks!
We had a great time singing at the Montclair Farmers' Market this morning despite the heat and really appreciate everyone who turned out to see us! If you missed this morning, we'll be singing at the Temescal Farmers' Market in Oakland this coming Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hope to see you there!
With the upcoming departure of our longtime tenor and bass, we suddenly have two open spots for fantastic male singers. If you or someone you know loves crunchy chords, challenging charts, great soloing opportunities and weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in Oakland and San Francisco, please reach out to email@example.com for more information about auditioning.
We are a six voice mixed a cappella group singing jazz, Latin and funk tunes, one voice per part. Ro Sham Bo won the Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweepstakes in 2013 and has been entertaining Bay Area audiences for many years. To hear samples of our music to see if you're the right fit for us and we're the right fit for you, please visit our audio page. Thanks!
We have two upcoming performances to share! Both are family friendly, free of charge and have the added benefit of being surrounded by great local produce.
(1) Montclair Farmers' Market
WHERE: La Salle Avenue at Moraga Avenue, Oakland, CA
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016
(9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
(2) Temescal Farmers' Market
WHERE: 5300 Claremont Avenue, Oakland, CA (in the DMV lot)
WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2016
(9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Ro Sham Bo is thrilled to be kicking off Feinstein's a cappella series at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Tickets range from $25 - $45 plus a $20 per person food and beverage minimum. Please join us to help support Bay Area a cappella jazz at this fabulous venue!
WHERE: Feinstein's At The Nikko (Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)
WHEN: Thursday, August 4th
TIME: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
We're hoping to see lots of our friends, family and fans in the audience. Tickets may be purchased here: http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.ticketfly.com/event/1169769-ro-sham-bo-san-francisco
Thank you for supporting Bay Area a cappella jazz!
Join us for an amazing afternoon of wine & jazz. What a combo!
Doors open at 1:30 PM. Guided wine tasting begins at 2 PM with wine makers from Arpeggio Wines, Heartfelt Wines, Quantum Wines and Narsai David Estates. Ro Sham Bo will take the stage at approximately 3:30 PM. Wine and tapas will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon.
WHERE: The Sound Room (2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612)
WHEN: Sunday, March 6, 2016. Doors open 1:30 PM. Wine tasting event starts 2 PM. Music starts 3:30 PM.
COVER: $30 for wine tasting and concert; Discount tickets of $15 for music only will be available if seats are still available at 3:15 PM.
Wine tasting events at The Sound Room usually sell out, so advance tickets are strongly recommended.
Click here to purchase tickets in advance:
Ro Sham Bo has been holed up together in our trusty basement rehearsal space learning new songs like gang busters! New live shows will be coming soon. We hope you will "Like" the Ro Sham Bo Facebook page to receive updates and engage in our jazzy a cappella community. Thanks for your support!