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.
BY: Stephen Russ
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.
Do you enjoy performing live or recording more?
I would have to say I like being in the studio, but I don’t know. I love being in the studio and performing live. It’s two different experiences.
What was it like working with the judges from the Sing-Off (Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls, and Ben Folds)?
Oh they are awesome, awesome people. They were great judges, they were honest. They were really cool people on and off the stage. Even until now we see them and we talk like regular friends instead of contestant and judge.
How did you all go about selecting the songs?
Well it wasn’t completely in our control, but for sure we didn’t want anything that was out of our character. We’re a Christian band. We’re not gospel artists, but we’re not completely about sex either (laughs). So you know, it’s about finding that balance. We have our Christian music but we also have our inspirational music. [There are] songs about doing anything, you know, that you can do anything with love if you put your mind to it. And we have songs about heartbreak, and some covers. It’s a little bit of everything, we just wanted to show all sides of us.