Founded in 1991, The House Jacks instantly redefined what people thought of as “vocal music.” Combining their virtuosic harmonies with spectacular stagecraft, these world-class performers continue to push the boundaries of the human voice, thrilling audiences around the world.
Founder Deke Sharon sought to create the first “rock band without instruments,” employing a deep bass and a beatboxer as a vocal rhythm section and developing various extended vocal techniques, coupled with innovative arranging to recreate the idiomatic and sonic impact of pop music – all with the human voice! The House Jacks took the vocal music world by storm and have been at the forefront of the contemporary a cappella scene ever since.
In addition to their jaw-dropping performances and multi-award-winning albums of original music, The House Jacks are among the world’s leading a cappella educators, providing extensive coaching to scholastic and professional groups, as well as corporate clients worldwide. With pioneering teaching methods in all aspects of a cappella music, performance and recording technology, The House Jacks are uniquely equipped to provide the specialized coaching required to create truly world-class vocal performances for groups or use music to solve business problems or teach corporate culture.
As such, the members have worked behind the scenes of mainstream hits like Pitch Perfect, NBC’s The Sing-Off, BBC’s The Naked Choir and Pitch Battle, working directly with the cast to hone their performances for the camera. The group has also been the featured artist-in-residence at countless International music, choral and jazz festivals around the world as master clinicians, adjudicators, and performers.
They have also worked with some of the biggest corporations in the world to tune up their marketing departments, teach collaboration and team building, creative problem solving, and countless other subjects.
The House Jacks have been seen or heard on NFL Monday Night Football, NBC’s The Sing-Off, Chili’s and Schlotzsky’s advertising campaigns, Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution video game franchises and have performed at the many of the most prestigious venues in the US including Candlestick Park, Carnegie Hall, and The Monterey Jazz Festival.
With an extensive domestic concert history, as well as over 30 European tours and various other international appearances in France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil, Sri Lanka, the UK and more, The House Jacks aren’t just a vocal group, they’re an unstoppable musical force!
“Precisely executed harmonies…slick vocal percussion!” – BAM Magazine
“Terrific!” – WCRB TV (NBC) – Chattanooga
“The most amazing orchestration of voices!” – KTVU (Fox)
“Hot!” – KGO-TV (ABC) San Francisco
“They sing up a storm in perfect a cappella harmony…Their music is as current as tomorrow’s news.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Amazing voices, impressive arrangements, dynamic stage presence!” – Oakland Tribune
“You guys rule! You guys rock! Take my girlfriend!” – “Mancow” Muller, ChicagoShock Jock
“Prepare to be blown away! The House Jacks have more potential than Boyz IIMen and the Backstreet Boys combined. This is some of the best music around,period!” – Songwriter’s Monthly
“Vocal Gymnastics!” – San Luis Obispo Times
“Burning up the West Coast with their dense, complex sound!” – Cleveland Free Times
“Fresh…Funky…Infectious!” – Eugene Register-Guard
“Astonishingly precise vocal drumming!” – The New York Times
“A Cappella with Attitude!” –BBC
“Hip!” – ABC World News Tonight
“Stylishly diverse songs…complete with whammy-bar guitarsounding riffs…rhythm and blues…grunge…It’s ofen hard to believe the sounds of instruments are voices.” – Davis Enterprise
“Great!” – President Bill Clinton
“I loved it! I loved it! I loved it!” – Ray Charles
“You guys are gonna be real big!” – James Brown
“Don’t beam me up, Scotty, this is the best a cappella I’ve ever heard!” – George Takei
“Untouchable!” – Aaron Neville
“Man! They can really sing!” – The Temptations
“I’m your Number 1 Fan!” –Rick Dees
“Terrifyingly Funky!” – The Gap Band
“F***in’ great!” – Jerry Lawson, The Persuasions
“It was great working with you!…By the way, you’re really cute!” – The Pointer Sisters
“Really Excellent!” – Michael Buffer
“Very entertaining!” – Ann Stack, Social Secretary, The White House,Washington, D.C.
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Elementary – High Schools
Bridgeport Middle School
Carpinteria Middle School
Cold Spring Elementary
Council Rock High School North
Dos Pueblos High
Dougherty Valley High
Eagle Hill School
Gulliver Academy Coral Gables, FL 33156 – this was just me, but we can fudge it.
La Patera Elementary School
Lexington Catholic High School
Liberty Bell Junior & Senior High
MacArthur High School
Marblehead High School
Monte Vista School
Montecito Union School
Mountain View School
Napa High School
Okanogan High School
Omar Middle School
Paschal Sherman Indian School
Pateros Middle School
Shaker Heights High
Silver Stage Middle School
Solvang Middle School
St. Helena High School
Tamanend Middle School
Tohickon Middle School
Vieja Valley Elementary
Colleges & Universities
UC Santa Cruz
University of Kentucky
University of Utah
University of Vermont
Xiamen University – Xiamen, China
Boston Red Sox
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Giants
San Jose Lasers
San Jose Sharks
Golden State Warriors
American Choral Directors’ Association
American Dental Association American Red Cross Ameriprise
Computer Sci’s Corp. Dayton Hudson
Fleming Company Genentech
Lucent Technologies Marcam Solutions
McCormick Company Meredith Corporation
Natl. Speakers Assn.
San Francisco International Airport•SFO
ShurFine Products Strategic Mapping Corp. Virgin America