Liz Ager [Alto] - Liz is a singer and electronic musician living in Los Angeles, California. She has performed in various genres ranging from funk to bluegrass to hip hop, but she gravitates especially to electronic and R&B. She has loved harmonizing since she was a small child, when she began improvising songs in the car with her two best friends, writing introspective classics such as the song "Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos". Liz writes and arranges music for Urban Method and also has a solo music project under the alias "Lizzie Lee".
In addition to music, Liz is also fascinated by architecture and design, and she graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado. She has worked as an interior designer on various restaurant and commercial projects in the Los Angeles area and is particularly interested in finding creative ways to connect sight and sound through audio-visual design.
Liz’s current life goals include touring worldwide with Urban Method, designing a custom midi instrument, and finding the best shawarma in Los Angeles.
Myke Charles [MC/Lyricist] - The Denver bred emcee, lyricist, and baritone of the group; Myke Charles strikes a delicate balance between substance and commercial appeal. With an obsessive affinity for hip-hop, Myke injects a gritty urban sound into any form of music he touches. Starting off as a poet/street rapper in middle school, Myke has since performed countless times as a solo artist, a member of In The Buff (College A Cappella), a lead vocalist in Funkiphino (Colorado’s top funk & cover band), and as the front man of Urban Method. Myke has shared the stage with large acts such as Lupe Fiasco, Flo Rida, Kid Ink, Chiddy Bang and many more. Having gained national notoriety, CO’s emcee has drawn comparisons to Drake, J. Cole, & Eminem.
Outside of music, Myke Charles is a college graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Colorado. When forced to pay bills, Myke works for an engineering company in Downtown Los Angeles. Aside from engineering and music, Myke is interested in youth community outreach and education.
Julia Coffey [Soprano] - Julia Coffey is a vocalist based in Denver, Colorado. She grew up listening to Deep Forest and Emmylou Harris and has a special love for world and folk music. Her fist foray into musical performance was at the tender and clueless age of two when she was a member of Sunshine Generation and got in trouble for stealing her neighbor’s cookies.
Julia trained as a classical vocalist while majoring in Linguistics and French at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was the musical director and a member of a co-ed a cappella group on campus called Mile 21.
After graduating, Julia lived in France for a year teaching English. She lived in a small town where she witnessed the everyday clash between localized vs. globalized food distribution and upon returning home, was intent upon finding a better alternative to the current agricultural model. In the process she learned about the importance of seed diversity and now owns her own heirloom seed company dedicated to teaching customers how to save seed.
Julia arranges classical and world music pieces and sings in the Colorado Choir. She spends her time in Denver teaching yoga, hiking and backpacking, reading a ton of science fiction and trying to get better at parallel parking.
Kim Dawson [Mezzo] - Kim’s work is what can only be described as an eclectic mix of R&B neo-soul funk with a love-laced passion for all things jazz. Her musical influences range from Stevie Wonder to Sarah Vaughan to Karen Carpenter. But, there has always been one commonality, one unbreakable thread: soul-driven devotion to singing. She develops sounds that elevate, invigorate and ultimately transport listeners to her musical world. She has performed with music legends and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers such as Bernie Worrell, Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr.
Kim has brought her skills to the teaching arena at Kent Denver School, The National Theatre Conservatory, and she currently teaches at Swallow Hill Music. Her talent is matched only by her drive to learn, develop and finely hone her craft and she delivers a sound that is rife with her breadth and depth of experiences.
RIZUMIK [beatboxer] - Rizumik, born and raised in Lisbon, currently living in NYC, is a performer dedicated mostly to rhythm through beatbox, percussion and dance, being also connected with acting, teaching, and hosting. He is deeply influenced by shows like STOMP, Mayumana, Tap Dogs, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil, and he has in Bobby McFerrin his main vocal inspiration. In 2008, he won the competition Jovens Criadores, in Lisbon, in the music category, with aCorda vocal project, featuring actress and singer Sara Belo. Over the last years, he has been performing the lead role in the international musical theatre show The Voca People, being on Off-Broadway for more than a year and with whom won the 2012 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience. In 2012, became the American Beatbox Champion, in a competition that took place in New York City. Last year, he was the principal actor in an advertising campaign for Grand Marnier that was shot in Austin, Texas. Rizumik has participated in many recordings, and has performed hundreds of shows throughout the world, having a vast list of projects and international collaborations.
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Jarrett Johnson [Tenor] - Jarrett Johnson is a Grammy® Award winning vocalist / songwriter / producer. Performing professionally for over 13 years, his expansive skill set has been utilized by internationally renown vocal groups (Naturally 7, m-pact), world class live bands, and on various studio recordings. His soulful tenor voice can be heard in a variety of mediums; everything from movies and television, to background vocals for major label artists.
He's worked alongside iconic talents including super producer Quincy Jones and Michael Bublé and steadily writes with the industries top creators.
He has shared the stage with musical powerhouses including Natasha Bedingfield, Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind, & Fire) and various Broadway standouts. His career has taken him through 4 continents having performed in front of tens of thousands of captive audience members in venues such as The Kennedy Center and The Lincoln Center.
René Ruiz [Bass] - René Ruiz is a singer, stage director and audiobook narrator. He conceived, directed and performed the Off-Broadway acappella theatre show TOXIC AUDIO. This piece showcased the power of the human voice with smooth harmonies, vocal sound effects and musical improv. It won the 2004 New York Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience". The group was the Harmony Sweeps National Champions in 2000 and their album "Chemistry" was crowned CARA Album Of The Year in 2003. The group has toured all over the world and continues to find great success under the new moniker "Vox Audio". He has worked as an announcer, show director and vocalist for the Walt Disney World Co., Universal Studios Florida, Six Flags New England, Kennywood and Hershey Park. He works as a consultant and clinician for vocal groups across the country. As a voiceover artist, he has narrated numerous audiobooks, documentaries, corporate videos and commercials.