Eleventh Hour, hailing from Kettering Fairmont High School in Ohio, first made its national debut on Season 2 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, wowing judges with high-energy interpretations of hit songs by Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. Their performances put them on par with their collegiate and professional competitors, and showed them to be a group with both talent and maturity beyond their years.
Since then, they have shared the stage with acts such as Delilah, Committed and Street Corner Symphony, graced the small screen again on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and have garnered accolades in choral competitions throughout their home state.
Their 2010 album, “Electrify,” was referred to as a recording that “should make collegiate and even some post-collegiate groups scared of the talent creeping up behind them.” And Eleventh Hour continues to contribute to the world of high-quality high school a cappella on their new album, “Turn the Beat Around!”
Late last year, A Cappella Records released a single of the recording’s title song, which exemplifies the feel of the entire album. Creative arranging, gifted soloists, and a sense of fun wrapped up in a professionally produced product – every tune delivers on this Kickstarter-funded, 14-track opus, from Sara Bareilles’ “Come Round Soon” and Rascall Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most” to Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” and Cee-Lo Green’s “Forget You.”
Founded as an experimental gathering of eight young and passionate singers at FKHS under the supervision of director Brody McDonald, Eleventh Hour has grown into a nationally renowned ensemble that continues to impress both on the stage and in the studio. And you won’t want to miss on enjoying the latest chapter in their continuing tale of musical success.
Check out “Turn the Beat Around” today!