Among the Bay Area's most vibrant and accomplished proponents of a cappella singing styles rooted in African-American culture, Talk of da Town brings down the house with their sizzling renditions of the greatest hits of R&B, Motown, and doo-wop, plus a few gospel tunes for good measure.
Originally formed at San Francisco’s Galileo High School, the group has spent the past three decades performing in Europe and across the United States. Members Paul Carrington, Carl Douglas, Doug Stepney, Stan Lockwood, and Chase Ruffin present their unaccompanied harmonies at churches, fairs, and festivals, and have appeared with an amazing list of artists, from Ray Charles and James Brown to Saran Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. Most recently, the group spent four weeks with Jerry Lawson on the NBC a cappella show, The Sing-Off.
The group’s CD, People Get Ready, captures the pure heart and soul of an enduring American art form. With finely crafted arrangements and an abundance of warmth and charm, these five men find the common ground of joy and celebration in which all music is rooted.
Paul Carrington - vocals
Carl Douglas - vocals
Doug Stepney - vocals
Stan Lockwood - vocals
Chase Ruffin - vocals