About

Ball in the House

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group based out of Boston, MA, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beatboxing along.

With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 200 shows a year), Ball in the House has performed everywhere - from theaters to performing arts centers, fairs & festivals, to opening for some of the biggest acts in the world, such as The Beach Boys, The Jonas Brothers, The Temptations, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Diamond Rio, Colin Raye, Orleans, and numerous others.

They headlined the 2018 & 2016 China International Chorus Festival in Beijing, won the 2016 Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, and were voted 2014 APCA Band of the Year and 2009 Best of Boston for Outstanding Musical Performers. For six years, they were the voices behind all the Cool Whip commercials and recently wrote and performed the jingle for Amazon’s Prime Day. Ball in the House has appeared on America’s Got Talent, The TODAY Show, The Daily Buzz, the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade, and SBS Culture Club and MBC News in Seoul, South Korea.

Tyler Nordin

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I was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, and I’ve been singing since I could speak. My mother would teach me nursery rhymes that I would sing at the top of my lungs in the wee hours of the mornings, waking everybody up in the house (oops!). I made the choice to join choir when I got to high school, and that’s when I truly fell in love with music.

I got my start in a cappella when I was admitted into the second and third sessions of A Cappella Academy, a summer vocal music program for high school students worldwide. My experience there introduced me to the art form of a cappella and helped shape my path for the future.

I went on to study at Berklee College of Music and received a Bachelor of Music in Music Business & Management. Along the way, I served as Music Director of one of Berklee’s mixed groups, On The Vox, and learned vocal production and arranging from some of the greatest minds in contemporary a cappella. Since graduating college, I have been arranging and producing music for many different a cappella groups in the New England area and beyond.

Joining Ball in the House is truly a full circle moment for me, as I saw the band headline one of the first a cappella festivals I ever attended. I idolized the idea of singing a cappella full-time, and at that moment, I knew I wanted to do it too. I am so unbelievably grateful to live my dream, and blessed to make music with these endlessly talented guys.

Kevin Cincotta-Guest

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Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, I grew up in Westborough, MA. My love for music truly began when I picked up the trumpet in 5th grade. Through the years, being able to play the horn in different styles through jazz and marching bands, wind ensembles, concert bands, and orchestras sharpened my group listening skills and musicianship, and I grew to appreciate all genres of music. My love for choral music and a cappella began during my senior year of high school (I was a late bloomer!), and singing in multiple choirs opened my eyes and ears to the true power of vocal harmony.

To further my musical journey, I studied at Ithaca College, and received a Bachelor of Music in Combination with an Outside Field in Media Communication (B.M.). It was through my studies at IC that I learned the art of stage performance, music production, and music theory. While continuing to study the trumpet, I had the distinct pleasure of being a four year member in the award-winning, all-male identifying a cappella group, Ithacappella.

Since college, I've been writing a cappella arrangements, giving numerous workshops and master classes, and providing a cappella production work for all levels of contemporary a cappella and choral ensembles around New England and the continental United States, including classes at regional and national a cappella festivals -- check out my website! - www.kevinguestmusic.com.

Outside of time with BitH, I am an arranger, clinician, and producer at Cut Off Studios, a Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional Educator in the Westborough Public Schools, a Delegate Officer of the Ithacappella Alumni Association, and sing with award-winning Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) group, Redline.

Outside of music, I enjoy reading mystery/suspenseful, thriller books, taking trips to Old Orchard Beach, ME, U.S.A., playing Nintendo Switch and a variety of board/deck building games, refining my Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game skills, and spending time with my wife!

I’m beyond blessed to share the stage with these phenomenally talented gentlemen, and I couldn’t be more excited to live my dream!

Wallace Thomas

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I was born and raised in The Sunshine State! Jacksonville, Florida to be exact. Coming from two musical parents, it was only right I follow suit early on. Being the great parents they are, they nurtured my gift and I began taking piano and voice lessons in elementary. I turned my focus solely to singing in high school (Douglas Anderson S.O.T.A.) where I participated in All-State choirs, Solo and Ensemble competitions, and got the opportunity to sing overseas in Europe.
 
After graduation I went on to major in music at Florida State University (Go Noles!). That’s where I was introduced to a cappella music. I joined an upstart all-male a cappella group, Reverb (who are doing great things all these years later!), and fell in love with it. We’d go on to perform around Tallahassee and compete in events like SOJAM and ICCA.
 
I tried many different professions once I left college. The most noteworthy is my time in the Air Force. There I learned to be a true leader, and to always aim high! Once my service was over, I settled down with my wife in West Palm Beach, Fl. and continued singing and performing wherever I was able; whether as a cantor for local churches, or as a crooner for local restaurants and nightclubs. I happened upon BitH one day looking for more prominent singing opportunities. I must say, opportunities don’t get much more prominent than this.
 
Oh yeah! One more thing:

OW OW! OLE!!!!!

Montario 'Monty' HIll

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I grew up in the farmlands of Chaptico, Maryland. A place where I would sing and play my trumpet as loud as I wanted to….much to the dismay of my 7 siblings. I was involved in band and chorus during my elementary and middle school years. While attending Chopticon High School, my love for vocal music increased under the direction of Patty Kuzmick. I took 3 choral classes during my senior year. I was also introduced to the world of musical theatre.

 

I went on to receive a full academic and music scholarship to Morgan State University, where I studied vocal music with a concentration in musical theater. I toured the world with the amazing Morgan State University Choir under the direction of Dr. Nathan Carter. After receiving two degrees from Morgan State in vocal performance and education, I decided to return to my roots in southern Maryland.

 

I taught choral music at Great Mills High School and coached several a cappella groups at my alma mater, Chopticon. I soon yearned to be in an a cappella group myself. I moved to the DC area and discovered a very accomplished group of musicians in an ensemble called Vox Pop. Our 9 person group went on to open for Afro Blue, headline several local concerts, and record a full length album entitled Mandate. Vox Pop gave me all of the tools and knowledge to be where I am today. A very excited member of this awesome family, Ball In The House. I look forward to making fantastic music and memories with these gentlemen. We all share the same love and care for our passion which is music. This is my dream come true…

Jon Ryan

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I grew up in Boston, but was never much into music as a kid. It all changed for me back in 5th grade, when I met Dave at the Boston Boys Choir School. We studied music pretty intensely, learning to sight read, singing every day in church and other venues, and also learning to play the recorder, piano, and hand bells. Later in high school, I discovered the magic of keyboards and drum machines and took up bass as well. 

At Skidmore College, the small school setting allowed me tons of musical experience outside the classroom as I majored in music inside the classroom. This is where I got the a cappella bug in a group there (Bandersnatchers), in addition to playing in a band, piano accompanying, singing in chorus, and instrumental and vocal arranging. After graduating with music honors, I sang in various a cappella groups, including the Vineyard Sound, while teaching elementary music and piano lessons. I continued to arrange vocal music, both for my own groups, as well as others. 

I had always loved rhythm, even more than singing, but never really knew much about beatboxing until I saw Andrew Chaikin perform with the House Jacks. With his amazing performance as inspiration and wanting to perform full time myself, I started Ball in the House and worked on beatboxing until I could go for an entire show. Now here we are and I'm blessed with being able to do this for a living.



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