Meet Our Singers

Michelle D’Arcy

Michelle D’Arcy comes from a family of singers and instrumentalists.  She sang and played ukelele starting at age 6.  Michelle competed as a French Horn soloist in her HS Band and was also in choir as well. Her HS band and choirs competed at the original Chautauqua Institution for many years.   Michelle switched gears at the end of her high school days and joined a few Rock & Roll bands. She always maintained her classical and jazz musical roots, singing in many choirs throughout the years. Michelle was a founding member of the successful female a cappella group, “the Rhythm Method,” in Colorado. They stood out in the Denver a cappella community performing all original arrangements as a group. The Rhythm Method performed locally and toured nationally.  They won the Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstake’s award for “Best Original Song.” Their album, “the Rhythm Method Live,” earned great reviews nationally.  Michelle has received extensive a cappella and improvisational training from some of the best in the industry including: Bobby McFerrin, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and Rhiannon.  Michelle continues to bring her musical experience, wisdom, and an alto-to-tenor range to 5280 A Cappella.  Michelle produced 5280 A Cappella’s self-titled album, “5280 A Cappella” and their second release, “Elevated.”

Michelle is the founder and leader of 5280 A Cappella.

Kim Lotz

Kim discovered her love for music at an early age and was involved in voice and piano lessons by the age of 8. She became an active choral singer as a young adult and participated in many top-tier choir and small groups throughout her school years. Kim participated in a variety of musical productions including Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Jekyll & Hyde, and performed as Sally in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kim continued to pursue her musical talents by performing with the university’s Collegiate Chorale and sang soprano in one of our a cappella community’s favorite collegiate groups called Extreme Measures. You can find Kim securely covering the very top vocal line as our Soprano.  Kim’s gorgeous voice also allows 5280 A Cappella to seize any opportunity we can to have Kim sing solos as well!

Kia Ranney

Kia moved from the “old and wise”  Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to the Rocky Mountains for school at CU Boulder, where she was a part of the a cappella group, “Extreme Measures.” High school choir and musicals set her up for a lifetime of “nerding out” to a cappella jams and forever loving to sing, perform, and arranging music. Kia grew up playing guitar and learned to play the djembe from her Egyptian composer grandfather. Music has always been in her blood. Kia loves the dynamic of male and female voices perfectly blending together through crunchy and clashing harmonies. 5280 A Cappella is thrilled to have Kia’s fine voice throwing down on some great leads and blending impeccably with the rest of us!

Devin Ross

According to her mother, Devin has been singing since 6 months old when she would wake from her naps not with crying, but with singing. She performed in local and school-organized musical theater up until college, when she became a founding member of her university’s first co-ed cappella group, Illinois Wesleyan’s silenceinterrupted. Since then, Devin has satisfied her love for singing and being on stage through burlesque performance and a very weird, very niche obsession with collegiate a cappella music. With 5280 A Cappella, you’ll catch her filling in the alto-mezzo range of women’s harmonies and belting out some sick solos.

Collin Sheeks

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Collin fell in love with the Performing Arts in the fourth grade. He was part of all the elementary school musicals and in middle school was thickly in productions such as: The Music Man, and The Sound of Music. While attending Cheyenne Mountain High School, his passion to perform only grew. He continued with his performances to include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Collin was in the Cheyenne Mountain Choir, Shadows Chorale, the State champion show choir, Dynamix, and his favorite group, the state champion a cappella group, Crimson and Slate, directed by his “life- long” mentor and fearless leader, Dawn Wisdom. Collin attended the University of Northern Colorado studying music business and vocal jazz. Collin was part of the semi-professional acapella group, Collide Vocals. They competed in events, such as: Acapalooza, the Kettering Ohio A Cappella Music Festival, the National A Cappella Convention (NAAC), and the Aca-open in California where he won best vocal percussionist. 5280 A Cappella is thrilled to Collin as our multi-talented Tenor! And, you might indeed hear him throw down with some occasional beatboxing as well!

Jeremy Mullet

Like most of the singers in this group, Jeremy Mullet began singing at an early age.  He began his musical journey as a member of the choir at his middle school in Longmont, CO.  From there, he continued to sing in high school as a member of his school’s chamber and men’s ensembles.  While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jeremy continued on as a member of the elite a cappella group, Extreme Measures.  It was in this group that he met two longtime friends that would inevitably bring him in as the energetic, humorous and crowd-pleasing baritone of 5280 A Cappella.  Jeremy often hangs out in the lower range of the men’s harmonies, but he can also bust out as a powerful soloist.

Bradley Becker

Bradley Becker is a native of Arvada, Colorado. Bradley Becker has played piano since he was five years old. He has been an instrumentalist his whole life. Bradley has had roles as a chorus member, lead actor, and pit orchestra member for a number of various theater productions to include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver, Footloose, Fiorello, South Pacific. Bradley is currently a student at the University of Denver. He is pursuing a major in Physics, and continues pursuing his musical endeavors at the Lamont School of Music. Bradley performed with an a cappella group on the X-Factor in 2013 at the Denver Coliseum. Bradley is the Music Director for 2 of the Premier Mixed-voice a cappella groups at the University of Denver—Exit 205 and the DU Idiosingcrasies.  For 5280 A Cappella, Bradley throws down creatively covering some additional bass lines, baritone lines and he also jams with our Vocal Percussionist.

Abran Poot

A Boulder native, Abran was originally an instrumentalist playing euphonium and tuba. He was consistently a part of the District Honor Bands, competed with the Niwot High Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Colorado State University Marching Band. A self-taught Vocal Percussionist, Abran was a part of CSU’s premiere a cappella group called, “the RAMblings,” and was the founding VP of  “Bassic,” CSU’s second ever a cappella group. Abran’s journey advanced him from collegiate to professional performances with “Motive Vocal Band.” Abran performed for the Denver Broncos, the 2015 Denver Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony, Hillary Clinton, the Sing-Off Live Tour, and toured the Western Slope with Motive Vocal Band. Abran has also worked with clinicians such as Nota, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, MPACT, and Take 6. 5280 A Cappella is honored to have one of Colorado’s finest Vocal Percussionists on board with us!