The Great British Summer of A Cappella Music in Prospect!
- The amateur a cappella scene is also alive and kicking!Sing A Cappella! is kicking off this Spring with a day festival of workshops, coaching and singing on Sunday 29th March at the Concorde Club at Heathrow.Eight groups and five wonderful, talented educators - all past members of the Swingle Singers - will be sharing a great day of a cappella!There is still time for indiviuals or goups to sign up to come and observe.More info on the Sing A Cappella web site: www.singacappella.orgJean Digby----- Original Message -----From: MikeyMagnetSent: Monday, March 16, 2009 1:38 AMSubject: [UK-acappella] The Magnets & The Great British Summer of A Cappella Music in Prospect!
This looks like being a great summer of a cappella in the UK, and we just wanted to draw your attention to some of great gigs that we, The Magnets, are doing, as well as those of some of our friends on the cutting edge of the contemporary a cappella scene. Please do come and support us as we do our bit to take all-vocal music to a wider audience.
The Magnets: Under The Covers
The Magnets dare to take a cappella music where other vocal groups fear to tread with their fusion of vocal harmonies and beatboxing. In Under The Covers they use their unique sound to explore unexpected corners of the pop canon from Joy Division to Scissor Sisters, and to demonstrate that an a cappella group can make a sound to rival any band with instruments. Simply great music, made simply with the mouth.
Friday 27th March
Blacksheep Club, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Friday 8th May
Brighton Fringe Festival The Komedia, Brighton 6pm. Tickets £12.50/£10, www.komedia. co.uk
Friday 5th/Saturday 6th June
E4 Underbelly (an amazing tent in the shape of an upturned cow!), South Bank Centre, London . 7pm. Tickets £15/£12.50.
Sunday 7th June
Steyning Festival Sussex , http://www.steyning festival. co.uk/
25th 28th June
Glastonbury Festival Date and time to be confirmed.
7th 31st August
E4 Underbelly - Edinburgh Fringe Festival Time and ticket prices to be confirmed.
Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Shlomo appears along with unique beatboxing choir the Vocal Orchestra in a performance combining uncanny vocal renditions of classic tunes, intricate improvisations and floor-wobbling basslines - in short, a live show the likes of which you have never seen before.
http://www.myspace. com/shlomoandthe vocalorchestra
Monday 1st June to Wednesday 3rd June - E4 Underbelly, South Bank Centre, London . 7pm. Tickets £16/£12.50
25th 28th June Glastonbury Festival Date and time to be confirmed.
Naturally 7 bring together gospel, doo-wop, beat-boxing and soulful R&B, and call the results `vocal play' - their astonishingly versatile voices provide not just the lyrics, melodies and harmonies, but every musical instrument in every spectacular performance.