Talk of Da Town

Among the Bay Area’s most vibrant and accomplished proponents of a cappella singing styles rooted in African American culture, Talk of Da Town brings down the house with their sizzling renditions of the greatest hits of R&B, Motown, and Doo-Wop, plus a few Gospel tunes for good measure.

Originally formed at San Francisco’s Galileo High School, they spent the past three decades performing throughout Europe and the United States. Members Paul Carrington, Carl Douglas, Doug Stepney, Vincent, and Stan Lockwood have appeared with amazing artists—from Ray Charles and James Brown to Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. Most recently, the group spent four weeks with Jerry Lawson on NBC’s The Sing-Off.

Their album, People Get Ready, captures the pure heart and soul of an enduring American art form. With finely crafted arrangements and an abundance of warmth and charm, these five men find the common ground of joy and celebration in which all music is rooted.