Founded in 1984, the Amalgamates are Tufts University's oldest coed a cappella group. With members from all over the world, the 'Mates have a tradition of musical excellence represented by both the current singers and a network of over 150 alumni worldwide. In the past, the group has performed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Disney World, Rockefeller Center, The Strip in Las Vegas, Spain, Jamaica, Paris, Dusseldorf, Fenway Park, and many other places around the world. This year, they are touring all over the East Coast, and will be headed to an as-of-yet undisclosed location in March for a Spring Tour.
Their past albums have won Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) ranging from Best Song to Best Soloist to Best Mixed Collegiate Album from the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA). They have also had a number of songs on the annual Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) CDs. PRIME, the 'Mates' 11th studio album released in 2008, was honored on the Voices Only 2009 compilation with “The Pretender” and was shortlisted for a CARA Best Mixed Collegiate Album. The lead track off the EP Teaser, “Let It Die,” was selected for 2009's sing six: sunny side up compilation by CASA. In early 2011, the 'Mates released their 12th studio album, Hands Off the Mannequin!. Its second track, “When the Day Met the Night”, was selected for Voices Only 2011.