Tune​-​Up Thursdays - Week 140 - September 6th - Michael Jackson Medley (Michael Jackson​/​Kurt Hugo Schneider​/​Sam Tsui Cover)

from Tune​-​Up Thursdays - SEASON 3 (2018) - A to Z Project #2 by Aerhyn Lau

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Welcome one and all to another #TuneUpThursdays, which means that you get to hear another beautiful acapella cover!

This week's track lands us on the letter "J" in the 2nd #AtoZProject, and it's one that I've been keeping on the back burner for a long time.

This cover is dedicated to Ari, who suggested this song to me when I first started Tune-Up Thursdays. I could never find a right time to cover this beautiful medley by Kurt Hugo Schneider - until now!

The original version of this medley was made famous by YouTube's first self-acapella video star: Sam Tsui. I hope my version can hold up to the original.

As for the arrangement itself, it took extra time to record, simply because I couldn't stop laughing at Kurt's notes throughout the arrangement. It included his "reactions" on sudden changes to the tempo/music ("oh schnap... did that just happen?! ... Where am I?!"), predictions on how crowds will react ("audience thought bubble reads: 'oh no they didn't...'"), as well as a joke ad line for Geico. Expect me to try and cover one of his mash ups in the future. It's my absolute favourite arrangement of his that I'm attempting to arrange into an acapella piece. And as wikipedia just told me, it's fitting that I'm releasing my cover of his arrangement today, as tomorrow is his birthday!!! Happy Birthday Kurt!!!

Please enjoy my cover of Kurt Hugo Schneider's Michael Jackson Melody, as originally performed by Sam Tsui.

And as always, if you like what you hear, please share with your friends and family.

Side note: I love to collaborate!!! If you'd like to record a Tune-Up Thursdays track with me, just drop me a line at Aerhyn.Lau@gmail.com and we'll work on something together to record!

If you have an acapella arrangement of a song you've been working on, please share it with me and i'll do a recording of it!

If you have a song request, message me and I'll try my best to make it happen!

Join me next week for a #WindBackWednesday way back track, as well as the continuation of the new A to Z Project, brought to you by the letter "K".

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from Tune​-​Up Thursdays - SEASON 3 (2018) - A to Z Project #2, track released September 6, 2018
Songs Included in the Medley:

The Way You Make Me Feel
Music & Lyrics by: Michael Jackson
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Music & Lyrics by: The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, and Deke Richards)
Originally Performed by: The Jackson 5

I'll Be There
Music & Lyrics by: Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, and Hal Davis
Originally Performed by: The Jackson 5

Man In The Mirror
Music & Lyrics by: Siedah Garrett, and Glen Ballard
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Smooth Criminal
Music & Lyrics by: Michael Jackson
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Billie Jean
Music & Lyrics by: Michael Jackson
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Music & Lyrics by: Rod Temperton
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Beat It
Music & Lyrics by: Michael Jackson
Originally Performed by: Michael Jackson

Acapella Medley & Arrangement by: Kurt Hugo Schneider
Originally Performed by: Sam Tsui


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Aerhyn Lau Vancouver, British Columbia

Acapella Enthusiast who makes a living performing live theatre on stages all over Canada. And then manages a restaurant in his down time. Been using my voice as an instrument since 1990!

Tune-Up Thursdays is my pet project for the past 4.75 years, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon!!!
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