The Vocal Suspects are UMass Amherst's oldest and funkiest mixed a cappella group. Founded in 1999 and featuring some of the most epic voices you’ll ever hear, The Vocal Suspects have always had reputation of blending contagious energy with adept musicality. Their arrangements are innovative and electrifying, and over the past several years, they have completely reshaped their sound into something truly visionary.
What defines a Vocal Suspect? Aside from being self-arranging, self-choreographing, and brimming with enthusiasm for a cappella, all members share two essential characteristics; a deep love for music performance and for one another. The 'Spects are unique in their ability to balance the dichotomy of being a close-knit musical family and a group that prides itself in professionalism and excellence.
The Vocal Suspects have developed an ever-progressing repertoire of songs that keeps them on their toes and their audience members on the edge of their seats. Their sound blends classics like "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals and "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone with Top 40 hits such as "Hollow" by Tori Kelly. Above all else, however, the group maintains their cutting-edge sound by singing songs they love and covering their favorite artists, such as Gallant and Vulfpeck. For a complete list of The Vocal Suspects' current repertoire, click here.