Year One

These singers started it all.  What they accomplished in less than a week proved that making incredible a cappella music was possible with the right people.

Chandler Booth is a sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, TN majoring in Commercial Music Voice Performance. She has been performing on stages since she was three years old and has received numerous awards over the years. Some of these include: Memphis Star Grand Prize Winner, MidSouth Fair 1st Sweepstakes Winner, Star of the Fair Grand Prize Winner, and multiple awards for acting and dancing. She was a member of OneVoice for two years and with them appeared on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. Chandler is excited to continue her passion for music with June. She is inspired by artists such as Allen Stone, Lianne La Havas, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Rooks, and Jojo.

Kyle Hogan lives and works in Washington D.C. in antitrust law, but was born and raised in northwestern Connecticut. The seed for his love of music was planted early when he picked up the saxophone at age 7 and began singing soon after. His dedication to music quickly grew as he had the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall twice while in high school. In 2011, Kyle enrolled in the University of Rochester, where he would earn degrees in Philosophy and Economics but devote most of his time to music as a vocalist, director, arranger, and producer for the renowned collegiate a cappella group, the YellowJackets, previously featured on NBC’s “The Sing-Off”. As a member of the group, Kyle co-produced critically acclaimed albums and sang on international tours across the U.K., Spain, and Puerto Rico in addition to multiple guest appearances on “The Sing-Off Live Tour”. As an undergraduate, Kyle further honed his vocal ability by studying classical voice at the Eastman School of Music. Post-graduation, he has most recently sung as a bass singer on tour with Street Corner Symphony. Kyle’s musical influences range from folk to funk with artists including Justin Timberlake, Kimbra, Fleet Foxes, Daft Punk, and Bon Iver.

Olivia Gray is a sophomore at the University of Memphis. Before beginning at the University, she studied Music Industry for a year at Middle Tennessee State University, emphasizing in Jazz Vocal Performance. She has been involved in the fine arts for as long as she can remember, beginning in theatre before devoting her full time to a strictly vocal music career. Olivia has won the CARA awards for “Best Solo Artist” for three consecutive years while being a member of high school a capella group, OneVoice, as well as being a Sony recording artist and performing with OneVoice on America’s Got Talent. She was top 3 chairs for 6 years of All South-West Tennessee Honor Choir and All State. Olivia is inspired to continue pursuing her passion by artists such as Frank Ocean, Lianne La Havas, Eryn Allen Kane, and Emily King.

Katherine Ann Mohler has been involved in music for many years. While in high school, she was active in the school’s a cappella group, OneVoice. With OneVoice, Katherine Ann was featured on America’s Got Talent Season 11 and was a part of the winning group for the Macy’s U.S. A Cappella Challenge. Katherine Ann was also featured as a soloist on Voices Only and won a CARA Award for “Best Song.” She also opened up for The Swingles in London where her passion for a cappella and for The Swingles further developed. Katherine Ann was placed as first chair for the All South-West Tennessee Honor Choir and first chair in the All State Tennessee Honor Choir. Katherine Ann was also a part of her high school’s theatre program and her worship band at church. She credits The Staves, The Swingles, and Bon Iver for her desire to pursue music. Katherine Ann is currently a freshman at the University of Arkansas studying Nursing while developing herself as a musician.

Austin McElveen is a self-employed visual and music artist based in Memphis, TN. Austin has been involved in the fine arts ever since he was tiny and has continued to create everyday since. Other than writing and recording his own music, Austin arranges for June. Austin was a member of OneVoice his junior and senior year of high school while also being heavily involved in the visual arts. Austin placed top 10 in the All South-West and All State TN Honor Choir and was awarded the Personal Visions Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition his senior year. Some of Austin’s creative influences include Gustav Klimt, Sylvan Esso, Aurora Aksnes, and Sandy Skogland.

Jeremy Beloate is a freshman at Baldwin Wallace University where he studies Musical Theatre. Jeremy has been heavily involved in theatre, both in the Memphis community and at school. He has been in numerous productions at Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, and the Harrell Theatre. He has studied classical voice with his vocal instructor, Carolyn Cansler, for the past 6 years and attended Cherubs, a summer theatre program at Northwestern University, for seven weeks. While a lot of his experience lies within theatre, he has had the honor of being in his high school a capella group, OneVoice, for the past two years. Through OneVoice, Jeremy has appeared on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, opened for The Swingle Singers at The London A Capella Festival, and recorded two albums.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dayton Leach has been doing music since his earliest years in school. He was trained as a percussionist growing up, playing the drums for 7 years before joining June. After realizing he could make some very interesting sounds with his mouth, he quickly learned and pursued his passion as a vocal percussionist. He was the VP in his high school a cappella group, OneVoice, for 2 years. OneVoice shaped Dayton into the person he is today. Dayton is a freshman at Mississippi State University, majoring in business/sales management. Some of his favorite genres are Pop, R&B, and Jazz, and his favorite singers include Jamie Foxx, Tank, James Arthur, and Jennifer Hudson. Dayton credits VPs Kevin Olusola, KRNFX, and Layne Stein for his inspiration to pursue vocal percussion.

Caroline Mohler is a junior at Belmont University where she studies Music Theory. Caroline has been involved in the fine arts since she was 6 and continued singing, playing the piano, and composing throughout high school and into college. Outside of writing her own music, she sings and arranges for June. Caroline has achieved numerous musical honors. Some of these include: placing top 10 in All South-West and All State Tennessee Honor Choir, becoming a Sony Recording Artist with Briarcrest OneVoice, being nominated for CARA “Best Original High School Song”, and achieving significant musical scholarship to Belmont University. Some of Caroline’s musical inspirations range from Gabriel Fauré to Ola Gjeilo and Jacob Collier.

They set the bar. Now it’s your turn to raise it.