Community Showcase 2014: Austin Willacy

Scrub up your knowledge of our second judge for Sunday’s Community event, Austin Willacy…

AWAustin Willacy has toured extensively throughout the U.S and Europe as a member of The House Jacks, a multi-award winning a cappella rock band whose music is currently featured on The Sing-Off on NBC. Willacy is also a Berkeley-based singer, songwriter, performer, producer and arranger whose music has been licensed by MTV and featured in two indie films and on international commercials. He co-wrote “Thrive”, the theme song to a documentary with over 7 million views in 25 languages and has contributed dozens of soundalike vocals to the Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution video game series. Willacy has mentored and music directed ‘Til Dawn, a teen a cappella group that is part of Youth in Arts, an arts NGO, since 1997. Under his direction, ‘Til Dawn has learned over 100 of his arrangements and performed over 600 shows. He taught a week-long workshop on Contemporary A Cappella at the Festival of Voices in Tasmania and was a resident artist at Sitka Fine Arts Camp in 2013, teaching a cappella, beatboxing and songwriting. He donates his musical talent to a wide range of educational, social and environmental organizations.

Don’t forget, you can still purchase full-day or showcase-only tickets (they’re £2 if you buy them in advance) by visiting our events page. Don’t miss out!