EVENT: AUSACA School Championship Final
Special Guest Artist
Thursday 15 September, 7:30pm
RMIT Storey Hall – Swanston Street, Melbourne

EVENT: AUSACA University / League Championship Final
Special Guest Artist Saturday 17 September, 7pm
RMIT Storey Hall – Swanston Street, Melbourne

Showcasing funky beats, soulful licks and a completely unique sound, Drums of
War produces hip hop and R&B music with nothing but 6 voices. Blasting onto the scene, Drums of War debuted at the Vocal Australia AUSACA 2015 Championship, competing against over 30 groups from around Australia and being crowned the National A Cappella Champions 2015, not to mention the multiple awards they received such as Best Vocal Percussionist, Best Contemporary Song and Best Soloist.

Drums of War is the first vocal band that I’ve heard anywhere that forced my hand as a judge to award best lead vocals to their rapper. These guys are scary good – remember the name!” Peter Huang, MICappella, SNG

As AUSACA 2015 Champs, Drums of War have been invited to represent Australia in Singapore in September at the Asia-Pacific A Cappella Championship League, where they will compete against other champions of a cappella competitions throughout the Asia-Pacific region!

Following their success at the Australian Championships, Drums of War have since appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise, Channel 31’s 1700, as well as performing as part of music festivals around Victoria. Appearances include the White Night Festival, Brunswick Music Festival and the Sale Music Festival.

Though they have performed at venues around Melbourne, such as The Toff, the Grace Darling Hotel and Bar Open, Drums of War are more likely to be found busking on the streets of the Melbourne CBD – bringing their organic, urban sound straight to the people and causing foot traffic problems while they’re at it with the large numbers of people who stop to listen.

Drums of War connect directly to their audience not only through busking on the streets, but by their rapidly developing online presence – regularly uploading a cappella videos to their Facebook and Youtube pages. Their cover of the Triple J Hottest 100 2016 caught the eye of both Tone Deaf and AusPop, featuring Drums of War on their respective websites.

Supporting and collaborating with acts such as Suade, Ginger and Tonic and Beautiful Beasts, Drums of War are ready to hit the world stage and are pushing the boundaries of vocal music. Influenced by a cappella acts such as Pentatonix and The Exchange, hip hop artists like Outkast and the Black Eyed Peas, and R&B singers from Justin Timberlake to Usher, Drums of War explodes on stage with breakneck rap, pounding drum and bass and tight vocal harmony.

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Check out Drums of War’s Outkast Medley recording below, that was part of their prize for winning AUSACA 2015: