Unsung Heroes: Origins

Before he came up with his vision of fearless NYC a cappella, Steve Lee was a not-so-mild-mannered member of the Boston College Acoustics co-ed a cappella group. In search of a new creative outlet a year after his 1995 graduation, he invited four friends to join an informal, all-male a cappella group he dubbed "Unsung Heroes." That summer, the five rehearsed one song (Simon and Garfunkel's "Cecelia") but never made it to a formal stage, as Lee's move to Washington, D.C., prompted them to disband in September 1996.


Six years would pass before Lee returned to the Northeast and breathed new life into Unsung Heroes in the spring of 2002. He called upon some of the guys from the old group (including current group member George Konidaris) and recruited some new ones (including current group member Chris Serico). On March 22, 2003, a few months after its formal founding, Unsung Heroes made their stage debut at the New Dance Group Studio near Times Square.  And in the fall of 2003, Unsung Heroes went co-ed. Change is good.


Since then, the Heroes have been recruited for four seasons of NBC's "The Sing-Off," were named one of Time Out New York's "Best A Cappella Groups in NYC," and released their 10-track debut album, "Radioactive," available on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon. They've wowed audiences throughout New York City as well as the campuses of New York University, Columbia University, Boston College and Harvard University.


Still going strong in 2017, Unsung Heroes is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a performance group with a fancy roster of Ashley Fochtman, George Konidaris, Oliver Libby, Tyler Pennock, Kinley Russell, Chris Serico, Christian Van Kipp and Whitney Wood.

UNSUNG HEROES
fearless nyc a cappella since 2002