Detroit Voice is a high school a cappella vocal group from Clarkston High School in Michigan and was created as a celebration of Detroit-inspired music from throughout the decades. From Aretha Franklin and Bob Seger to Kid Rock and Eminem, Detroit has fostered creativity and provided music for a nation. In the strong tradition of Motown’s Doo Wop and vocal-heavy sound, Detroit Voice uses only the human voice to recreate the Detroit sound with 8 mixed voices and 1 vocal percussionist/beatboxer.
These performers have been leads in musicals, involved in school choirs, and regularly perform in competitions such as the International Championship of High School A Cappella www.varsityvocals.com where they appeared as a finalist in New York City in 2010 and have received awards for best soloist (2010) and best vocal arrangement (2011). Their director, Brian Haverkate, has been a reviewer for the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) and helped create two successful collegiate a cappella groups, Michigan State University's Accafellas and Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee.
These high school vocalists hope to become a staple in the Metro-Detroit area and beyond. Their first major project is the creation of their debut album entitled, “Detroit Voice- Sounds Like Home”. The group has included hits like The Supremes “Can’t Hurry Love” (#1 in 1966), Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” (#1 in 1968 and one of the top 500 songs of all time), The Jackson Five’s “I’ll Be There” (#1 in 1970), Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky”, and The Temptations “Just My Imagination” (#1 in 1971), among others from current artists such as Boyz II Men and Kid Rock.