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Austin Willacy is a Berkeley-based singer/songwriter/performer/arranger and producer who has toured extensively throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia as a member of the House Jacks, a multi-award winning a cappella rock band whose music is currently featured on The Sing-Off on NBC. The band has been interviewed in top media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox; they have performed with the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown, LL Cool J, The Neville Brothers, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, at venues including Carnegie Hall, The House of Blues, Fenway Stadium, The World Expo, and Candlestick Park; and they have performed and/or recorded commercials for celebrities and corporate clients like President Bill Clinton, Aaron Spelling, AT&T, Coca Cola, and Verizon Wireless. Austin co-wrote “Thrive”, the theme song to a documentary with over 7 million views.
Austin taught a week-long workshop on Contemporary A Cappella at the Festival of Voices 2010 (Tasmania) and is returning to Sitka Fine Arts Camp in 2014 for his second residency teaching a cappella, beatboxing and songwriting. Austin is also youth mentor. Since 1997, he has been the director of 'Til Dawn, Youth in Arts’ teen a cappella group and has facilitated over 45 youth retreats. In addition, he has co-facilitated 7 themed retreats (Leveraging Privilege for Social Change and Artists for Social Change) for adults for YES! Austin is in his 8th year of service on the board of the Freight & Salvage and served on the board of Rainforest Action Network for 4 years. He donates his musical talent to a wide range of educational, social and environmental organizations.
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