Catchy tunes for a good cause at Spring Sing

On April 23, the Spring Sing a cappella concert blissfully tickled attendees ears as No Laugh Track Required, Exit 8, Hips 'n Harmony and Southside Boys each performed for Geneseo students and staff.

All proceeds from the event went to Derek Van Wyk in his fight against ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

NLTR opened with a comical rendition of the song "In the Jungle." The vivacious group then performed the Irish Drinking Song with jet skiing as their inspiration.

Exit 8 was next to take the stage, opening with the song "Absolutely." Senior Chas Hannum performed the solo during the number. Frou Frou's "Let Go" and Duffy's "Mercy" were also on Exit 8's playlist for the evening.

Southside Boys suavely took the stage next, opening with "Just Can't Get Enough." Another number, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" featured senior John Finn, who is infamously known for his enthusiastic beat-boxing abilities, as a soloist. He humorously added some original lyrics to the group's rendition of the song, which were very well-received by the audience.

Hips 'n Harmony opened their performance with the song "Please Mr. Postman" with senior Leslie Krotman singing the solo. The all-female group also performed "Pocketful of Sunshine" and "Hotel Song," as well as "It Won't Be Long" by The Beatles and "One Fine Day."

Following intermission, NLTR reconvened on stage, entertaining audience members with their hilarious improvisation of a CD compilation.

After returning to the stage, Southside Boys once again got the audience grooving with their performance of the classic Backstreet Boys' hit, "Shape of My Heart." Members of the other a cappella groups even began to cheer like crazed teenage fan girls, while the audience got into the song by clapping.

Exit 8 closed the show with Rihanna's "Disturbia" and a memorable performance of the "Jock Jams Megamix," which really got the audience grooving.

Member of Exit 8, junior Joey Sinchak, said he found the group's last song to be the most amusing to put on. "It was really fun to perform and I think the audience liked it," he said. "It's something that everyone in our group had a part of and really it's pretty unique."

Junior Laura Pentoney agreed that Exit 8's last song was the most memorable of the show. "It engaged the audience and there was a mix of songs with a bunch of sexy people doing it," she said.

The Spring Sing concert was an entertaining night of a cappella and improv performances that succeeded in bringing smiles to audience members' faces and raising money for an excellent cause at the same time.