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If we were to go back 30 years and find ourselves on the Tufts campus, we would definitely see many changes. Hairstyles, clothing, and even architecture would be radically different. Yet one important piece of Tufts would not be much different: The Beelzebubs.
As Tufts’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the ‘Bubs have maintained their incredible vocals, funky style, and commitment to their performance over time. And to prove it, here’s a video of the ‘Bubs performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1983, the same year the song was released. It features soloist Martin Fernandi, A85, and was captured by Alan Drinan, A66, and posted on YouTube by Daniel Lichtenfeld, A84–all ‘Bubs alums. Check it out:
Tufts’ annual homecoming a cappella show was a huge hit with students and alumni alike, as the Amalgamates, Jackson Jills, and Beelzebubs preformed to an enthusiastic audience in Goddard Chapel. Each group was excited to show off their new members, as well as their exciting new repertoire of songs.
Here’s a clip of the Bubs performing Bonnie Tyler’s 1984 hit, “Holding Out For A Hero.”
Pitch Perfect, an edgy new film about college a cappella, hits the big screen next week. When you hear the film’s fun mashups and rockin’ tunes, know that two former Jumbos are behind the movie’s unique soundtrack–Ed Boyer and Deke Sharon, former members of the Tufts Beelzebubs, collaborated on Pitch Perfect’s pop rhythms and bubble gum remixes. Boyer, who did the musical arrangements for Glee’s Warblers, and Sharon, who is often considered a leader in the a cappella community, worked to make Pitch Perfect’s unique mash-ups into a cappella masterpieces. And with a star-studded cast–including Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow–Pitch Perfect is all about showcasing vocal talent: It’s a grown-up Glee, of sorts. Make sure to check it out on October 5th!
Here’s the cast performing an a cappella mash-up of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way you Are” and Nelly’s “Just a Dream”:
Earlier this March, the Tufts Beelzebubs performed for a packed audience of students, alumni, and friends in Goddard Chapel. Although this is hardly new behavior for the a cappella group – Goddard Chapel is their traditional venue of choice – it is worth mentioning that the Bubs have recently uploaded professional quality videos of their performance to their YouTube page. For many of the Bubs, the spring show marked their last time performing in Goddard Chapel before graduating in May. You can see the heartfelt rendition of Fun’s “We are Young” below, sung by senior Eric Morrissey, A12.
It’s been two years since America’s favorite a capella group, The Beelzebubs, took over your television in NBC’s “The Sing Off.” Since then, they’ve sung on Glee, added new members, and said goodbye to their graduating ones. Tufts Admissions hung out with the ‘Bubs to see where they are today and touch on their experiences as a cappella superstars at Tufts.
Tufts’ Beelzebubs, the oldest all-male a cappella group on campus, recently put on their annual spring semester show, “Bubs in the Pub.” The show featured costumes and skits in addition to a cappella. Here are some video clips of the night’s performance:
The Tufts Beelzebubs performed “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at a March 21 Rays/Yankees spring training game in Florida. In this video, you can watch the group rehearse the song before their performance:
And today is the Red Sox home opener against those very Yankees. Go Sox!
Did you miss the Beelzebubs’ on the post-Super Bowl episode of “Glee”? Well, tune in tonight at 8 p.m. EST when you can hear them sing backups for two — yes, two! — songs by the Dalton Academy Warblers, Wings’ “Silly Love Songs” and Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone.” Catch a preview of the latter below:
If you haven’t already heard, the Tufts Beelzebubs have been featured multiple times on the Fox hit series, “Glee,” arranging and providing backup vocals for The Dalton Academy Warblers. Now, the Bubs/Warblers will be performing on the episode of Glee airing this year’s Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 6!
Check out this audio preview of the upcoming performance:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with the Tufts Beelzebubs in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception, Dec. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)