KeyStone is a contemporary a cappella singing group based in Southeast Pennsylvania. The six members of KeyStone have over 100 collective years of experience in vocal and theatrical performance. Founded in 2011, KeyStone strives to present innovative, original arrangements of pop and rock music both familiar and obscure.
KeyStone is at home performing amplified and acoustically. The majority of their repertoire features a lead vocalist, background vocals and vocal instrumentals, vocal bass, and vocal percussion (beatbox). KeyStone uses a simple tech setup with six microphones, monitors, and mains with minimal compression and reverb.
KeyStone has been coached by some of the most accomplished and respected names in contemporary a cappella singing. Barry Carl, the original bass singer with the internationally-acclaimed vocal group Rockapella, said: “Very pro. Great dynamics and musicality. Great bass and percussion work. How many modulations were in that song?” Nationally-recognized a cappella arranger and performer Tom Anderson stated: “These are great arrangements sung well. You were three-for-three on great soloists. I have no constructive criticism to add – that was so good.” Amy Engelhardt, former member of the legendary a cappella quartet The Bobs complimented KeyStone's inventive musical arrangements, stating “KeyStone is going to interesting places in their arrangements and choice of material.”
KeyStone has competed in Harmony Sweepstakes, hosted a national a cappella festival, opened for Grammy-nominated super-group The Bobs, headlined at the Hard Rock Café, Philadelphia, and assisted in a wedding proposal (she said yes!). KeyStone has also been featured at the Princeton Festival and the WHYY Connections Festival, and they regularly perform at private events. They are currently working on their debut album. KeyStone is a proud member of the Contemporary A Cappella League, sponsored by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America.
Amy Howe (Soprano),
Jen Steinberg (Alto),
Tom West (Tenor),
Josh Schrager (Tenor),
Joe Gooch (Bass),
Jamie Howe (Vocal Percussion)