The Liquid Hotplates

Musician/Band

The hottest a cappella group in UC Davis, and probably the world... Check out our page for event updates, pics, and good vibes.


The Liquid Hotplates was born in the Fall of 2000, starting as a jazz octet named the Davis Aces. After a flourishing transition to a more contemporary modern style and a thriving need of a new name with wider appeal, the founding members met one evening to deliberate a final name for the group. From the Davis Aces, the group ultimately called itself "The Liquid Hotplates" from MTV's show "Liquid Television" and from the affordable liquid hot plates in which poor college students would often cook ramen.

Now, the Liquid Hotplates is a student-run, co-ed a cappella group that brings people of diverse backgrounds together through a shared passion for making music. Using only our voices, we perform original arrangements of a wide variety of music - pop, R&B, rock, rap, country, latin, and more! We love performing around Davis and at school events, as well as traveling far and wide to represent Aggie a cappella and meet groups from other schools. Whether it be competing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) or delivering "Singing Valentines," our annual philanthropy event,

We put our hearts and souls into our music, and we do it as a family!