Singing together for almost twelve years, this six-member, Berkeley-based group is praised for its harmonic excellence and diverse repertoire. The Irrationals often perform songs about the unpredictable. They are dazzled by the irrationality of love, awed by the intuitive nature of life and intrigued by things that don't make sense.
The Irrationals' sound has an African American foundation that is used to explore pop, R&B, jazz, folk and rock. A core blend of three soulful women enhanced by bass, tenor and vocal percussion,create an exquisitely layered melodic mix. Whether it's Stevie Wonder with a rap twist, Annie Lennox, Talking Heads, the Neville Brothers or a romantic folk song, the Irrationals are playful, distinctive and sometimes irreverent.
The group has performed at many of the Bay Area's most important venues in vocal music including Freight and Salvage, La Peña, Hotel Utah and Anna's. They were also winners in the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival's "Best Original Song" category. The Irrationals deliver a performance that showcases their vocal virtuosity and provides an exciting and inspiring experience for any audience.
The Irrationals are Chris Doherty, Renée Hayes, Tim Lukaszewski, Gwen McElwee, Jeff Pettit and Linda Sanderson.