A newly formed black acapella group from Louisville has come up with a novel idea to launch their career by dressing in dark baggy clothing associated with street gangs and then stunning unsuspecting audiences with beautiful renditions of Christmas carols.
As reported by WDRB, the members of Linkin’ Bridge have made appearances all over Louisville — confronting residents in parking structures, banks and in wealthy neighborhoods where they break into song, surprising and delighting the appreciative listeners.
The groups manager, Tom Mabe, had hoped that videos of the group would go viral — and he has been proven right with over 2 million online views.
“You know, I had this prank idea for over a year, and I put on Facebook that I need four or five black guys who can sing their butts off,” Mabe told WDRB. Videos of Linkin’ Bridge can be found on Mabe’s Facebook page and on one maintained by the group.
In videos seen below, the group wanders up to a home in Louisville’s wealthy Estates of Saratoga Woods, where they stare menacingly at a door that briefly opens and closes before they break into song, drawing out the homeowner. In another video they are confronted by security in a bank before performing Silent Night.
“Pretty much the message is, whether you’re black or white, or whatever color, you can’t be judged by what you have on,” said Montre Davis of Linkin’ Bridge. “We weren’t there to do harm to anybody. We there to spread love peace and joy.”
Watch videos below from WDRB and posted to YouTube:
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