VoicePlay started out as a group of friends who liked to sing and have fun.
“We started because it was fun to do and we figured out we could get paid for it,” Jacobson said. “I don’t think anyone thought it would continue this long, but we feel grateful for it.”
VoicePlay, an a cappella quintet, will perform at 8 p.m. March 6 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
The group was originally known as 42Five, but the name changed in 2012.
Earl Elkins Jr., Layne Stein and Geoff Castellucci attended the same high school in Winter Park, Fla., where they began an a cappella group.
Jacobson attended a different high school outside Orlando.
“So, we knew each other from choir competition, then I really got to know them after graduation,” Jacobson said. “I started working together in this small professional community, which was Orlando’s theme park and recording community about 15 years ago. They’ve been together 20 years. Our newest member is Jesse Nunn, who we call J. None. He joined a few years ago. He brings a whole new energy. He brings a fresh take on the show and what we’re doing on YouTube as well.”
The group has more than 700,000 YouTube followers.
Jacobson said the nice thing about doing regular music videos is that new material becomes popular.
“Sometimes we try it live and see how it goes there,” Jacobson said. “People are excited about what we’ve done in the past from a long time ago and sort of recent. It’s safe to say there is something there for everyone. It’s just a matter of when they get introduced to Voiceplay.”
Jacobson said storytelling and a bit of comedy are part of the shows.
“Voiceplay was featured in season 4 of “The Sing-Off” on NBC.
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