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Me and You

Posted by TonyHuerta On March - 13 - 2012

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Here is Urban Method’s first music video, Me & You.  Written by UM’s very own, Liz Ager.  Check it out and share it with everyone you know!

Recorded February 25, 2012 LIVE ar the Paramount Theater in Denver, Colorado.  Audio by Sonic Audio and Video by ZumiProductions

Urban Method at the Paramount

Posted by steighne On February - 27 - 2012

Urban Method Group ShotA quick thanks to all of those who helped us pack the house at the Paramount Theater last night in Denver. We had a chance to unveil an original song, some cool new tricks, and rock the songs you came to love from the show. Make sure you tag yourself on the Facebook pic Tony took on stage!

So what’s next?

Now it’s time to put it all together. We’re going to hit the studio and write. That’s right, original music. We’ll be putting music videos together, creating new and exciting content, and building OUR show. The plan is to have that done by summer time (2012) and then hit the road.

Until then…

thank you so much. Our friends, our family, and our newest supporters….we couldn’t do this without you!

Much love.

UM

Here I Go Again On My Own

Posted by steighne On November - 8 - 2011

A cappella Here A cappella There A cappella Everywhere!

Posted by TroyHorne On October - 24 - 2011

Troy Horne A cappella Bass Hey Urban Method folks today was a crazy day for a cappella! First I see that Urban Method has been mentioned on IMDB. That is the Internet Movie Database if you don’t know, now you know! (Biggie Smalls)  Take a look. They said that we KILLED the performance!! WHAT!!!! Take a look.

IMDB Article:

TV Replay It was Guilty Pleasures night on ‘The Sing-Off‘ (Mon., 8Pm Et on NBC) and Ben Folds certainly got into the spirit of the theme. While his professional work has …..(Click to Continue)

Then I was watching a Football Life – Walter Payton. AMAZING!! and then this commercial came on.

 

A cappella is everywhere! Isn’t that great! I hope you all can appreciate what is going on here! Our music a cappella music has made it to the main stream! That is amazing!! See you on Monday! Oh and if you have not told your friends to like Urban Method. Please do. We need as much support as we can get as we go through this Sing Off thing!

 

Thank You All!

 

Reaction to Ep.5 S3 SingOff

Posted by steighne On October - 18 - 2011

Troy Horne and Ozzi Troiano video reaction to Sing-Off Episode 5 Season 3. Urban Method performed Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe for Guilty Pleasures week.

Up next…Hip Hop week.

Fro-Hawk Tip #3 Relax and Get A Great Microphone!

Posted by TroyHorne On October - 11 - 2011

Singing: It’s been a long time.   I shouldn’t of left you… With out a dope beat to step to…. step to step to…..step to…. to step to…. step to… step to…. ficky ficky…

So it really has been a long time and after a FIRE of an a cappella Sing-Off episode last night I had to say Congratulations to all of the groups that were able to advance.  We look forward to seeing all of you next week. Now to why we are here. Being a bass singer I am asked how do you get that great low end sound?  Well let me share a little bass knowledge with all of you low end singers.

Microphone

The Best Microphone For Basses and Vocal Percussionists!

Step 1: Relax; believe it or not, working on your low end is just like working on your high end when it comes to singing. You have to learn to relax and not push the lower you go.  At first you will not have the volume you desire, but after a little while you will be a bass dynamo!! So Relax!!!

 

Step 2: Get a great microphone!! I swear by the Rode NT3 Microphone! It wil change your bass singing life! I am not endorsed by Rode but if anyone from that company wants to send me a couple of NT3 Microphones I would not complain…. waiting… waiting…. no takers? Oh well. Hey still go out and get that microphone. IT ROCKS!!!

That’s all for now see you all in a week!

 

 

Love,

Troy Horne A cappella BassT-Ho

Troy Horne – Bass Singer/Song Writer/ All Around People Person. :-)

troyhorne.com

T-Ho Chronicles Episode 4

Posted by TroyHorne On October - 11 - 2011


Troy Horne A cappella Bass
Yo Folks in Urbania Methodia Land! So First I have to say! Thank you all!! Thank you thank you Thank you for all of your support and love!  We really appreciate all of your positive energy out there.  This week was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (Breath)oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much Fun!!

We did a little Bel Bive Devoe a cappella style  and got mad love from you all.  And that my friends is where it is at!  (Sorry about the poor grammar but you know what I mean.)  Anyways, Poison was so much fun. We got to get back to a little Hip Hop/ R and B root music and dug up some dances that had not seen the light of day for a long time.

I have to admit that it was really touching to get so many responses about how you all thought that the judges were wrong about me being shaky in the beginning of the song. I have to admit when we started that song I was pretty nervous. I don’t know if you all are aware of this but Shaw Stockman got his start from Michael Bivens of BBD(Bel Biv Devoe).  So to get on to the stage and call his mentors art a guilty pleasure was uhhhhhh a little scary. So I was a bit nervous. But then after we started and all of the Urban Method crew was doing their thing it was like ahhhh F*$& it let’s just have fun, and have fun we did!

They caught me off guard with the family question so sorry about the boo hoo moment on NATIONAL TV!! UGH! Will never live that down. However, Elizabeth and the boys loved seeing themselves and television so that was really fun!

It was really hard to see North Shore go. Man those guys are PRO’S!! You owe it to your self to check them out. Back stage those guys were like butter. I mean every time they opened there mouths they were in tune and together. Unbelievable! The Deltones were awesome too. It was an incredible night! What a gift to be a part of this show. So here is what I have to say to our friends out there. A cappella is going gang busters like never before and it is all because of you gals and guys!  I need for you to show the producers and america that a cappella is here to stay by liking the facebook page of your favorite a cappella group.

Hopefully we fall under that category. :-) Visit Urban Method on facebook and pass it on to your friends. America is watching!

Thanks all,

Troy Horne

troyhorne.com 

Reaction to Episode 4

Posted by steighne On October - 11 - 2011

Urban Method reacts to the 4th episode of the SingOff in the video but here’s a quick recap. This was the 2nd bracket singing their 60s songs and their radio top 40s. With the Deltones, Sonos, Pentatonix, Dartmouth Aires, North Shore, and The Collective all performing, it made for a great night of music.

This week judges called the number of Sonos, the well-accomplished and well-revered group of innovative song makers. Their style has truly inspired the a cappella world and their departure from the show is both a surprise and to many a disappointment. Their performances on the show seemed to have made noted improvements over their first showing and they revealed their hit remake of The Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” to which the judges responded quite negatively.

Their version of the song has been the catalyst for many new things in a cappella over the last few years since it’s release. Their new album is anticipated and their ability to use effects and pedals will be a welcome return to their style for both the audience and most likely the group itself.

Next week will be the convergence of all 10 remaining groups as we look forward to a week of Guilty Pleasure songs! Stay tuned for what Urban Method has in store!

T-Ho Chronicles Sooo I’m Minding My Own Business When…

Posted by TroyHorne On October - 6 - 2011

Troy Horne of Urban Method

So I’m sitting here minding my own Facebook business.  Doing the usual watching of insanely  funny facebook videos when I see THIS…  http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/the-sing-off-recap-competitors-cram-for-history-test-20111004

Yes that is a link to ROLINGSTONE MAGAZINE!! With a feature of URBAN METHOD at the bottom. ANNNND I’m done!

T-HO

 

 

 

 

Reaction to Episode 3 from Urban Method

Posted by steighne On October - 4 - 2011

Denver a cappella group Urban Method performs “Dance to the Music” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” on the 3rd season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. This is the 3rd episode of the season where the 1st bracket performs for the second time. Groups are asked to perform a 60s hit and a song from the top 40.