Committed to Faith: A Capella Group Inspires
Committed is riding a wave of success since winning NBC's The Sing-Off. Theron "Therry" Thomas, one of the group's outstanding tenors, talked with us about their faith and their desire to inspire others.
This time last year Committed wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Only a year later, they are on a national tour promoting the release of their upcoming debut album. The six quiet boys from Alabama stormed the national stage on NBC’s a capella competition The Sing-Off, delighting audiences from the very beginning with a standout performance of Maroon 5’s “This Love.” From there, they never looked back, giving strong performance after strong performance all the way into the championship.
Now, the group is readying the release of their self-titled album. It is a mix of inspirational songs, covers, and stand-out gospel tracks. The group takes you to the club and to the church, filling the album with stand-out arrangements and superb vocal performances. Stand out songs from the album include the inspiring “Unstoppable,” a groundbreaking arrangement of gospel traditional “Soon Ah Will Be Done,” and a fun and funky cover of Lynard Skynard’s classic “Sweet Home Alabama.” The group has an uphill climb as a capella group, but if any album is going to be a mainstream breakthrough this will be the one.
I recently caught up with one of the group’s tenor leads, soft spoken Theron “Therry” Thomas. We talked about touring, the album, their faith, andThe Sing Off
. The group is impressive on the stage, but they may be even more so off the stage. Read on!
How is the tour going? Is this the first tour you’ve ever done?
Yes, this is the first tour. It’s been great, it’s been tiring, we’ve been enjoying ourselves with all the fans. It’s just a lot of singing.
This is a pretty great time for a first tour.
(laughs) Yes, definitely.
Is this also the first recording?
This is the first album, we recorded a song a few years ago but this is the first album.
Tell me a little about that process.
Well, Tommy does all the arranging, and he stays up to all hours of the night trying to get arrangements for us. Then we go to the studio and stack it from the bass to the top. Then we add some little nuances here and there, some extra notes here to fill in the chorus. It was a lot of fun, we went in one by one and just had to get it done.