The smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and drive of Earth, Wind, & Fire, the hip licks of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band.
All created by the human voice alone!
Hailed "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based ensemble has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - the human voice.
From the beginning, the "pact" of these well-studied masters has been to stay true to Music, regardless of style or genre. Their sophisticated sound and accessible appeal have garnered vast accolades, from Vocal Group of the Year (the LA Music Awards), an Indie nomination (the Independent Grammy), and Artist of the Year (Seattle Music Awards), to Grand National Champs of the Harmony Sweepstakes competition. Touring renowned fine arts halls and jazz festivals across four continents, m-pact has performed with pop superstars Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Natasha Bedingfield, and Ray Charles to name a few; as well as with jazz legends Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, and many others. Over the last 2 decades, their signature sound has been used in both TV themes and animated Disney feature films, and is enjoyed on jazz and pop radio worldwide.
Around the globe, audiences are mesmerized by the thrill of m-pact's vocal acrobatics, innovative orchestrations, and commanding yet authentic stage presence. Unknowing ears of all ages come expecting entertainment, but leave enriched from an indescribable experience: the musical journey across Technicolor soundscapes produced by this "Cirque du Soleil of Song". m-pact's studio recordings (5 full-length albums, 2 EP's, and several single releases) have received rave reviews and multiple awards, including Best Jazz Album, Best Pop/R&B Song, Best Male Vocalist, and Best Vocal Arrangement (the CARA Awards), Best Seasonal Album ("Indie" awards), and Best Unsigned Band (Billboard Magazine). m-pact recordings are also frequently selected for inclusion on compilations and "best-of" collections.
As m-pact approaches their 20th year, they continue to break new ground with exciting recording projects, new music videos, and inspiring live performances. In 2014, m-pact joined forces with New York a cappella powerhouse Duwende to produce "I Wish For All Time" - an a cappella tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, which they have performed in sold-out theaters across the U.S. The group's multiple fine arts showcases resulted in their being one of the most-requested acts of the year, and the buzz following their performance at the inaugural A Cappella Academy (alongside Pentatonix, The Filharmonic, and other a cappella luminaries) left no doubt that m-pact's music will continue to reach the ears of new fans around the world for many years to come.