Thursday, May 1, 2008

Brendan James was a Clef Hanger.

There's a trend in radio. And it's a cappella. Or a cappella alums, anyway.

Check it out: As an undergraduate, Sara Bareilles (newly-minted pop star) sang with UCLA's Awaken A Cappella. Ingrid Michaelson, whose song "The Way I Am" was featured in an Old Navy ad (and again on Grey's Anatomy), sang with the Binghamtonics at SUNY Binghamton.

Next to pop: Brendan James, who'd been a member of the UNC Clef Hangers in 2002 (back when he was called Brendan Ernst). For a clip of Brendan singing "I Can't Make You Love Me" with the Clefs, click here.

Brendan recently had some iTunes success with his EP; his full-length album, The Day is Brave, is out June 3rd from Decca. Here's a promo video on Mr. James. Sadly, there's no mention of the Clefs.

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