Not Too Sharp A Cappella

UNH’s Not Too Sharp A Cappella Group Stuns at Four Tree Island

I experienced an unexpected delight while at Four Tree Island for a child’s birthday party. Unbeknownst to us, UNH’s A Cappella group Not Too Sharp was there, about to shoot their newest video. The group of young men siting on the rocks and enjoying a BBQ suddenly broke out in a chorus of beautiful voices, and we all rushed over to catch a glimpse of this impromptu concert.

When they found out we were celebrating a child’s birthday, they sang a very special A Capella rendition of Happy Birthday for the boy, bringing his mother to tears. These young men were not only gracious, they had ridiculous talent.

I hadn’t expected this treat and was unfortunately armed with the world’s worst camera phone. The group indulged me by allowing me to record a song. Naturally, my uncooperative phone/camera died less than halfway through. I kept my phone trained on them the entire time, even though I knew it had died. But here is what I did manage to capture. Keep in mind that this camera phone’s output quality rivals that of a 1989 8mm camcorder.

I only wish I could share the rest of that amazing performance. It was simply stunning.

Here’s a great video of Not Too Sharp and their rendition of Send Me On My Way:

UNH has some mad talent coming through.

There are more professional videos of the group on their site Not Too Sharp. You can also find them on Facebook.


Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at

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