PUBLISHED: 4:52 PM on Wednesday, March 5, 2008
'Ball in the House' to perform at ANB Hall March 14
They sound like a band, complete with bass, drums and other rhythm instruments, but take a closer look, and you will see nothing else on stage than five guys and their voices.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience an incredible level of vocal craftsmanship, presented in the style of pop/Rhythm and Blues, delivered by the Boston based vocal quintet "Ball in the House".

  "Ball in the House" will perform at ANB Hall March 14 to kick off the Cabin Fever Festival.
Their performance, which is sponsored by UAS and Juneau Arts & Humanities as a special kick off to the Cabin Fever Festival, will take place at the ANB Hall, March 14, 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available at Hearthside, Rainy Day, JAHC, and UAS Student services. Special ticket prices are available to full time UAS students.

Juneau residents interested in expanding their horizon on what their voice might be capable of will be delighted to hear that Ball in the House is offering 2 workshops during their stay in Juneau.

Details of the courses will be announced at the JAHC website:

To get an idea of what level these performers operate on, check out their press video: or visit their Web site at

Making of the Band

This five-man, pop/R&B "mouth band" hails from Boston, Mass., where they live and operate out of when not touring on the road. Originally formed as a quartet by founder and current vocal percussionist Jon J., Ball in the House has gone through numerous phases and changes on its way to becoming one of the best-known and most-loved acts in the a cappella community today.

Like many bands, Ball in the House started out part-time, meeting a couple times each week to rehearse and then gigging wherever and whenever they could.

Over the course of that next year, Ball in the House expanded by two more singers, bringing the total to five members. That decision resulted in the single most influential and important development in the history of the band. With the group's larger size, a vocal rhythm section materialized when Jon J. put his singing on hold to begin learning a complex series of vocal percussive beatbox sounds, becoming a "human drum machine" that continues to dumbfound audiences today.

After exhaustive nationwide auditions, Ball in the House improved exponentially by adding Aaron in early 2002 and then Dan in 2003, shortly thereafter becoming a five-man group. The final piece fell into place when Ryan joined in the spring of 2006. Ball in the House had reinvented itself and transformed into something truly special, onstage and off.

From those humble roots - two childhood friends who loved singing and shared a dream to live a life of performance - came what has grown into Ball in the House. five guys. five mouths. And a sound unlike anything you've heard before. They can even be heard on national TV and radio as the voice behind the commercials for Cool Whip dessert topping.

A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly - "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band....the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."