TGIP: “Get It Out” – Brandon Mitchell and Singers With A PurposePublished by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm.
On the last day of the showcase a “group” of about 9 people from Natchez, MS walked onto the stage (rather fashionably I might add) and I expected that they would probably be pretty good ….just because. You never know what to expect at a showcase and I was ready for anything. There was only one thing that threw me off when they opened their mouths. Somehow, aside from singing gospel music Brandon Mitchell and Singers With A Purpose also perform some kind of gospel ventriloquism. It’s a pretty cool trick. Let me explain the act. 9 people walk on stage and they’ve found a way to make the voices of about 40 strong choir members leap from their throats. I don’t know where the other 30 people were standing or sitting, but somehow they transferred their voices into the mouths of these 9 singers!!!!!! The entire room looked around and stared at the stage in awe for the first 2 minutes because we just knew there had to be some people we just couldn’t see. Maybe there was a vocal track? Nope, they had a live band and never gave the sound man a CD or thumb drive. Maybe we counted wrong? Nope, it was 9 people. 10 if you count the leader. Eventually we had to just accept the fact that these 9 people could just sing that strong. Not only were were they that powerful, they had the nerve to be GOOD. (Understand, you can be strong AND wrong. Loud and a mess. You get my point.) I even asked if there was anybody they left home, because if there were any more of them they may have blown the sound system. (And new speakers for the sound company or the Duke Energy Center was probably not in the budget!) So the song on today’s “Thank God It Played” feature was what they sang for us that day. They have a full project called “I Feel A Move” but I don’t think it’s available mass market just yet but I’ll let you know when it is. Until then, enjoy “Get It Out.”