Group of singers who started out at Towson University release their first holiday song EP – CBS Baltimore
TOWSON, Maryland (WJZ) – A group of friends and students from Towson University who wanted to make music together have now released their first Christmas Carols EP, amassed millions of TikTok followers, and have been featured in the talk- Kelly Clarkson show.
Originally called the Towson Trills, the a capella singing group took the campus by storm, winning talent contests and even entering the Collegiate A Capella International Championship competition.
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Some believed the group would disband when some of the founding members graduated in 2019. Although they were no longer a student organization, they had become family.
So, they changed their name to The Trills and became a professional music group.
The Trills has four Towson alumni: Aaron Bayne, the vocal percussionist; Leroy Hyson, bass; Will Damanka Jr., tenor; Catherine Marie, soprano; and two current students: Missy Melkonian, viola; and Nick Zuelsdorf, baritone.
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This holiday season, they released âLike it’s Christmas,â an EP of some of their favorite Christmas songs. It’s available on Spotify, YouTube Music, and Apple Music.
Their TikTok now has over 3.6 million followers and has gone viral after showcasing their take on Sailors’ songs.
The Trilles began to cover Clarkson’s tunes, hoping she would notice. But the Grammy-nominated singer did more than that – she interviewed them for her talk show that aired Monday.
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