Personally, I find acapella singing incredibly goofy, but that's probably because I don't have whatever level of confidence you need to make drum sounds with your mouth. Acapella super star Mike Tompkins has got a whole lot of that secret ingredient, plus a talent for giving the people what they want.
This Christmas, he's giving us the soundtrack written by famous composer John Williams for Home Alone. It's funny that I rarely think of this soundtrack at all, but as soon as I hit play I sighed, "Ahhh, this is what the holidays sound like." Weird how music infiltrates your brain.
Let Tompkins bring that nostalgic magic to you, with just thousands of instrumental mouth sounds:
Yup, that definitely sounds like music!
Most live acapella groups are pretty accomplished at layering sounds to sound like a band, but Tompkins creations require a little technological assistance. In a behind the scenes exposé, you can see him working with literally hundreds and hundreds of tracks to make his unique sound.
He also shared a glimpse into what it's like to do all this work:
Tompkins has been doing this for years, and has a huge following of acapella-enthusiasts. This is truly the golden age of not playing instruments.
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Thanks for the holiday cheer, Tompkins, and for introducing me to a YouTube world I had never yet dared to enter. I might like acapella now?!