Fringe Focus: The Oxford Gargoyles

In the lead up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2012. In the fourth edition, we’ll be looking at The Oxford Gargoyles, winners of the Voice Festival UK in 2010 and regular fringe-goers.

Fringe History

The Oxford Gargoyles will be performing in their seventh consecutive year at the Fringe Festival, and they began way back in 2006 in C Too, and have since moved to what could be considered a regular spot in C(-1), which remains one of the larger venues within C Venues. Having successfully managed a sell-out run last year and received three five-star reviews from arguably the biggest three reviewers at the Festival, that place is thoroughly deserved.

Previous Praise

“You won’t see a better a cappella act this year.” – BroadwayBaby, 2011 (*****)
“The sensitive use of dynamics and beautiful original arrangements establish their genuine musical talent.” – ThreeWeeks, 2011 (*****)
“They produce pitch perfect harmonies every time and their musical interpretation and expression are impeccable.” – Fringe Review, 2011 (*****)

This Year

This year the group will be taking up their usual spot in C(-1) from 12th-27th August at 3pm. The group have had a very successfully year, particularly in reaching the Category Finals of BBC’s Choir of the Year competition, and will be showcasing one of two of the songs that may well be used in that competition. Highlights will include jazz classics Mr Bojangles and It Don’t Mean A Thing as well as more recent arrangements, including the Dancing in the Moonlight medley featured in their Voice Festival set this year. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Fringe and are looking forward to learning as much from the other performers there as we will from our own performing experiences,” says Anjali Joseph, the Business Manager of the group, and continues with some more exciting news: “We also have a new album – our tenth – which will be released alongside our Edinburgh show and features a mixture of live and studio recordings of this year’s arrangements.”

What To Expect

The Oxford Gargoyles are one of those extremely musically talented groups who will never fail to produce flawless harmonies and an incredible blend of sound on stage. They may not be the most mobile of groups on stage, but to have a group focus particularly on jazz music and full it off with such professionalism is quite something. They bring originality, harmonious blend and tonnes of jazz to a Fringe otherwise dominated by acts very similar to each other. If you’re not quite a popular music fan, then this is definitely the group for you.

Further Details

Fringe Listing
Facebook Page
Official Website

Album Review: EP – The Accidentals

The Accidentals are the first all-female group to release an album in over a year.

I must admit, I was very excited when I heard The Accidentals had finally released an album, albeit a 4 track EP, becoming the first all-female group to so for over a year. It is encouraging progress for the group based in St Andrews, who have had a relatively quiet year by their standards, having lost several of their established group members through graduation and failing to reach the Voice Festival UK Final for the first time since 2009.

But the news that the group will be taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a short period is, literally and metaphorically, music to my ears, and so the fact I can now listen to them whenever I want while helping them to fund their Fringe run makes me very happy. That’s why I’m sitting here on the balcony of my Russian apartment soaking in the sun, eating ice cream and enjoying the start of the summer.

And this is very much a summery album, which has injected an additional, gratifying layer of summery goodness into this already extremely pleasant afternoon. The album kicks off with the girls’ cover of Jessie J’s Price Tag, and I almost want to describe it as ‘bubbly’, with the cutesy ‘Do’ and ‘Ba’ sounds filling the background as if it were the first song of a bubblegum-pop infused Now That’s What I Call Summer! album. It becomes clear after a while that this song is a mash-up, and indeed we are introduced to Where Is The Love? by the Black Eyed Peas, with the solo and ad-libs tackled superbly by Gemma O’Brien’s magically smooth alto voice. Credit must also be due to Becky Muir, whose solo on this track is nothing short of exceptional.

The poppiness continues onto track 2, which is another mash-up of Nelly’s Ride With Me, Ridin’ Solo from Jason DeRulo and Busted’s Year 3000, all of which blend very well together. I do lament that one is unable to watch the girls perform this particular track live, as I remember it was much enhanced by some clever and hilarious choreography during their Voice Festival set that year. Nevertheless, it’s a strong, if a little short explosion of pop.

The girls tone it down a little bit for the third track, which further emphasises the solo talent in this group, with Grace Hardy, Anna McDonald and particularly Ellie Mason excelling here. The track is JLS’s Love You More, and while the soloists shine, I do feel there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the backing in this particular number, with the girls not really adding much of a personal touch to the original track. Until, that is, Gemma O’Brien intoxicates us all again towards the climax of the piece with another silky solo which really adds a much needed extra dimension to this song.

The final piece features the award-winning solo of Anna McDonald on Adele’s Rollin’ In The Deep. This is by no means an easy song to sing, and Anna really shows her ability to be in command of her voice by not just belting the number out as loudly and as brashly as possible, but instead delivering a controlled performance ahead of more slightly innocuous backing, which in a way works well here and allows the strong solo to shine through.

The girls have therefore produced a very cutesy, summery album, and while I do feel it does lack real substance, that’s not really what the Accidentals are all about. They play to their strengths on this short album, with strong solo performances from several group members, and from what we saw at the Voice Festival this year, that tradition has continued with their new batch of talent. I would like to see the girls tackle some more meaty songs in the future, but regardless of that, I thoroughly look forward to seeing them perform at the Fringe Festival in the coming summer – on the back of this album, they could go down extremely well.

To buy the album, click here. For more information about their Edinburgh Fringe show, check out their Fringe Listing.

Fringe Focus: In The Pink

In the lead up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2012. In the third edition, we’ll be focussing on In The Pink, fresh from their tour of Berlin, who are bringing a show to the Fringe for the ninth time.

Fringe History

The group, having been founded in 2003, were quick to take their music to the wider world, having started performing at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2005. Last year was their 8th year, and they were performing in C (+3), one of C Venues’ larger venues, and I was lucky enough to not only experience the laughter and good feeling that they brought to their show, but also was dragged up on stage and serenaded during one particular – one of my festival highlights last year! The group have consistently received good reviews and as such, their fanbase in the Scottish capital is ever growing.

Previous Praise

“Brains, looks, voices… Some people have all the luck” – BroadwayBaby, 2009 (****)
“Really shouldn’t be missed.” – New Cherwell (****)
“I was smiling the whole way through.” – UACUK, 2011 (8 out of 10)

This Year

The group have been taking their music to even wider audiences this year, having recently returned from a tour of Berlin and an unprecedented number of performances both live and on local radio in Oxford, and the girls will surely draw in a bigger crowd than ever this year. The girls are performing a C (-1) from 12th-27th August at 2pm, with a set that includes classics such as Eagle Eye Cherry’s Save Tonight and more contemporary pop hits such as Destiny’s Child and One Direction. “We’re hoping the experience we gained in Berlin should be a huge asset at the Fringe,” says Business Manager Miranda Essex, and we agree.

What To Expect

There is no doubt that you will leave the In The Pink show with a smile on your face – their girlish charm and catchy tunes will brighten any kind of afternoon. There will be songs you recognise and a handful that you won’t, but all are arranged with intricacy and a keen ear. While the girls have been criticised for their lack of real ‘oomph’ in the past, judging by their performances at the Voice Festival UK earlier this year, the girls have really begun to find their footing as a group and are sure to put on the best show they have ever done at Edinburgh this year. Prepare to walk away delighted with at least one of their songs stuck in your head.

Further Information

Fringe Listing
Facebook Page
Official Website

Alleycats and Gargoyles Reach Category Final of Choir of the Year 2012

After a long, gruelling audition process and after making it through several preliminary rounds, The Alleycats, from the University of St Andrews, and The Oxford Gargoyles are two of just four groups in their category to have qualified for their Category Final, taking place at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 6 October.

Both groups are taking part in the Open Category, and have thus far made it through two rounds to make it to this stage. The Oxford Gargoyles took part on 4 February at The Anvil, Basingstoke, where they proceeded through to the national judging alongside New Forest Children’s Choir. The Alleycats had to wait a little longer until their regional heat, becoming the only group to qualify in their category from the 4 March regional at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal.

Two days ago, both groups were part of the 14-strong Open Category being judged at the National Selection, and both qualified for the next round in Manchester.

The competition will get even more fierce from now on, though. From the four groups in each category, only one can qualify for the Grand Final at the Royal Festival Hall on 28 October, along with two wildcards. While this does mean both groups can technically qualify, the standard of group in the other categories may be very high, and so both groups will be doing their best to ensure success and a passage through to the Grand Final.

We wish both the groups the best of luck with the remainder of the competition.

For more information about the Choir of the Year competition, visit their Official Website.

Fringe Focus: The Oxford Alternotives

In the lead up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2012. In the third edition, we’ll be looking at third-time Fringe-goers, The Oxford Alternotives

Fringe History

The Alternotives have now performed in two consecutive Fringe Festivals, with their debut coming back in 2010, and received sell-out awards for both their runs. One of many groups from Oxford who have frequented the Fringe in recent years, they have impressed since 2010 with their very original style of a cappella and have received excellent reviews for their performances in the last two years. They will be hoping to build on their previous successes this year.

Previous Praise

“With entertaining dancing and stunning vocals, the Alternotives are at the top of a cappella.” – ThreeWeeks, 2011 (****)
“To take something complicated and unpredictable and carry it off with such panache was something that from an a cappella perspective I was massively impressed by.” – UACUK, 2011 (9 out of 10)

This Year

The group are performing a run of 14 shows at theSpaceUK @ Symposium Hall, from August 5th-18th, 2.05-2.55pm. The group will be bringing an entirely new set to Edinburgh this year, featuring arrangements of songs such as Jamiroquai’s Canned Heat, Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name, and the Scissor Sisters’ Take Your Mama, along with a handful of more heartfelt ballads such as Michael Buble’s Lost, Regina Spektor’s Samson, and Bonnie Rait’s Can’t Make You Love Me. “Expect a brand new set of our famous skits, too!” says President Ed Crawford. He adds some rather exciting news for all Alternotives fans across the world: “We’ll be launching our brand new album, the first one for 3 years, which is to be recorded in just a few weeks time and will feature many of the songs included in the Fringe set.” The album will be available for purchase outside their show, and we’ll definitely be picking up a copy.

What to Expect

The Alternotives are just that – they provide a new, fresh and funny spin into a cappella. The beauty of the Edinburgh Fringe is that groups like the Alternotives are allowed to be themselves a little more so than during the Voice Festival UK, and as such the audience will not only be entertained by some slick, bouncy pop-tunes and some smooth ballads, but also by their hilarious skits that add that extra dimension to their performance. They won’t be the first group you think of when you book your a cappella tickets, but the fresh, original nature of this group means they should definitely be on anyone’s list of “Things to See”.

Further Information

Fringe Listing
Facebook Page
Official Website

The Accidentals Release Brand New 4-Track EP

The University of St Andrews’ The Accidentals, the last all-female group to reach a Voice Festival UK Final, back in 2011, have released a brand new EP in the lead up to their brief Edinburgh Fringe Festival run, and are hoping the album will help them to fund their debut performance as the world’s largest amateur arts festival.

The album, which contains their entire set from their successful Voice Festival participation in 2011, is the first studio offering from the group in recent memory, and is sure to whet the appetite of any potential audience members hoping to see their show in Edinburgh in August.

The album is available to buy for a minimum of £5, and can be found right here. For more information about the group, check out their Facebook page.

Fringe Focus: Out of the Blue

In the lead up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2012. In the first of seven editions, we’re looking at two-time ICCA runners-up, Out of the Blue.

Fringe History

The boys from Oxford have been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe since all the way back in 2003, their very first year performing in C Venues’ C (-1) venue, with their first performance to merely 9 audience members! How times have changed since! Between 2006 and 2009, they achieved Fringe Sell-Out Awards and therefore opted in 2010 to move to C Venues’ then largest theatre, C Plaza, located on George Square, where they became the biggest selling show in C Venues that year – another Sell-Out run. Last year, they opted to work with Pleasance and achieved yet another Sell-Out run, their fifth in a row. Clearly the boys have gained a significant following in their nine years of participation at the Festival.

Previous Praise

“An emotional performance” – Broadway Baby, 2006 (*****)
“Infectiously charming…reached levels of emotion Sting could only dream about” – Broadway Baby, 2007 (*****)
“Exquisite harmonies” – ThreeWeeks, 2011 (*****)

This Year…

The boys are moving to Assembly @ George Square this year, a 500-seater venue, which is another big step up in terms of audience, but one the boys are very confident of handling. “We’re sure it will be a positive experience for us, our audiences, and the student presence at the Fringe in general,” says co-producer of their Edinburgh show, Dominic Stockbridge. He adds: “A lot of student acts are rising to prominence and we really hope to be part of that. It’s so great to see student stuff get taken seriously, especially as, when you think about it, students in acts now are probably going to evolve into professionals in acts in only a few years’ time.”

What to Expect?

Out of the Blue are one of those consistently good groups that never fail to put on a good show. When I first saw them in 2010, they completely blew me away with their wall of sound and their fantastic harmonies. The very fact they have been allocated to one of the largest venues at the Festival is testament to the reputation they carry throughout the UK, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed if you found yourself attending their show. They are a sure fire bet to make your day, whether through their infectious energy, immaculate blend or merely the thought of several Oxford students prancing about on stage. I’ll be going to see them at least twice. I’d advise you all to do the same.

Further Details

Fringe Guide Listing
Facebook Page
Official Website

Ed Fringe Guide: The Hills of Edinburgh to Come Alive With the Sound of A Cappella Music

by John Lau

With the Summer months around the corner, the last day in May saw the publication of the programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, and with it the confirmation that the crème de la crème of UK College-based a cappella music and countless other contemporary a cappella groups from inside & outside the UK’s Universities would be decamping from all parts headed towards the capital of Scotland, to fill the High Street and the seven hills around Edinburgh with the sound of music for the enjoyment by the population of the city, which is said to treble in the month of August. We do hope that the comprehensive gig listing in this article will help you to plan your a cappella fix throughout the month of August.

Before the groups and their show information are listed below, you maybe interested to know that most of the groups are very kind to offer previews of their shows on a selection of stages (4 or 5 of them) throughout the High Street on the Royal Mile, for approximately 20 minutes, at various times every day in August. The schedules change on a daily basis and they are managed by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, but each stage has a timetable next to it. So, there’s really no excuse for you not to plan your entertainment. Talking of which:

The best collegiate a cappella group in the UK (and let us not forget the third-best group in the world), All the King’s Men have not one but TWO shows in the Fringe programme. Their own show, It’s Reigning Men, will provide the first opportunity for the public to be mesmerised by the King’s College students, however they do only have 6 shows as listed below, so I guess it’s a case of catch them while you can:

Dates: Monday 13 – Saturday 18 August
Times: 15:10 – 15:55
Venue: theSpace@Symposium Hall, The Royal College of Surgeons, Hill Square, EH8 9DR
Prices: Adults £8/9, Concessions £6/7

In their later show All The King’s Men Present…, the boys promise a late-evening of stunning singing with the very best of the collegiate a cappella scene, including distinguished guests such as Out of the Blue, The Accidentals and The Oxford Gargoyles and more. Again it’s a case of catch them while you can for there are only 2 of these shows:

Dates: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 August
Times: 23:05 – 00:00
Venue: theSpace@Symposium Hall, The Royal College of Surgeons, Hill Square, EH8 9DR
Prices: £6

Further details about their shows can be found here.

From the University of St Andrews, the pioneers of a cappella music at the Singing University, those ever-popular Alleycats, who are bidding goodbye to 7 of their 2011/12 litter, will bring their show to the masses once again in Edinburgh this August, and I know I am looking forward to this as they shall have shiny copies of their brand new album from earlier this year.

Dates: Sunday 12 – Monday 27 August
Times: 17:30 – 18:20
Venue: C Venues, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
Prices: Adults £9.50/11.50, Concessions £7.50/9.50

If you like your barbershop a cappella mixed in with a theatrical rendition, you may be interested in the Barbershopera version of The Three Musketeers, where the 3 men and 1 girl reinvent this story with fresh 4-part harmonies, bringing a new perspective on this legendary story, it will definitely be all for fun but maybe not fun for all comers, judging by the start time:

Dates: Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 August (previews); Saturday 4 – Monday 27 August
Times: 23:05 – 00:05
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Prices: £6 on preview days; £11.50/12.50

The Oxford Alternotives, veterans of the Oxford University a cappella scene, will bring their show to Edinburgh for the third year in a row in 2012, with their combination of stellar vocals and choreography out of this world and their renditions of all types of music.

Dates: Sunday 5 August (preview); Monday 6 – Saturday 18 August
Times: 14:05 – 14:55
Venue: theSpace@Symposium Hall, The Royal College of Surgeons, Hill Square, EH8 9DR
Prices: £7 (preview); £10

Not quite a collegiate group, but The Consort of Voices, one of the best vocal ensembles in Scotland return to the Canongate Kirk, with a programme of Scottish and French Music across the ages in a one-off concert named Auld Alliance:

Date: Saturday 11 August
Times: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Canongate Kirk, Canongate, EH8 8BN
Prices: £12

Some more French now, but only in the show title for The Oxford Belles gig in 2012, aptly named Belles Amies! who shall bring back their repertoire from classics to chart hits as well as their choreographic and beatboxing skills to the heart of the city:

Dates: Wednesday 1 – Saturday 18 August
Times: 17:25 – 18:10
Venue: Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall, Hanover Street, EH2 2EP
Prices: £7.50/8.50

From London, the Blossom Street a cappella vocal ensemble will present their varied programme of various genres of music at the Canongate Kirk, in a 1-week run:

Dates: Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 August
Times: 14:00 – 15:00 Tuesday 14 to Friday 17; 19:30 – 20:30 Saturday 18
Venue: Canongate Kirk, Canongate, EH8 8BN
Prices: £10

The Wordsworth Singers chamber choir from Cumbria will hold a one-off gig full of rich sounds and inspired programming, led by the chorus master of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mark Hindley:

Date: Saturday 11 August
Times: 12:30 – 13:30
Venue: St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, 5 Lothian Road, EH1 2EP
Prices: £9

The best thing to come out of Finland, FORK, who well and truly wowed me when I saw them in August 2011 and January 2012 in London, will return to Edinburgh this August with a revamped production. There are promises in store of ingenious rearrangements, electrifying vocals, glitz & glamour and even downright sauciness:

Dates: Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August (previews); Saturday 4 – Sunday 26 August
Times: 22:25 – 23:25
Venue: Assembly George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH
Prices: £10.00 (previews); £14/15

In what may possibly be the youngest group of a cappella singers to grace us the public with their presence this August, the London group named Chacapella formed in 2010, will bravely bring their show Glory of the Mainstream to Edinburgh. I am pretty sure theirs will also be the cheapest a cappella ticket in town this year:

Dates: Sunday 12 to Tuesday 14 August
Times: 19:00 – 20:00 on Sunday 12; 17:30 – 18:30 other days
Venue: St Cecilia’s Hall, Junction of Niddry St & Cowgate, EH1 1LJ
Prices: £2

From young girls to some more girls, Oxford University’s In The Pink are back in Edinburgh for an eighth year of Fringe fun, another highlight in their Summer 2012, which will already have seen them perform in Berlin in June, an experience which I hope will stand them in positive stead.

Dates: Sunday 12 – Monday 27 August
Times: 14:00 – 14:50
Venue: C Venues, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
Prices: £9.50

Possibly Scotland’s solitary LGBT a cappella singing group, Loud and Proud, will hold a one-off gig with a proportion of the proceeds going to the local Waverley Care charity:

Dates: Saturday 25 August
Times: 20:30 – 21:30
Venue: Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN
Prices: £12

Described by the Daily Telegraph as “A Cappella Maestros”, The Magnets have a season in Edinburgh, no mean feat considering they are in the throes of their current UK Tour and even have another gig a mere 8 days after their last date in Edinburgh this year:

Dates: Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August (previews); Saturday 4 – Wednesday 15 August
Times: 19:30 – 20:30
Venue: Assembly Hall, The Mound, EH1 2LU
Prices: £10 (previews only); £14/15 other dates

All the way from Australia, the Australian Voices group specialising in a cappella choral-theatre work, will bring their play Moon to Edinburgh this August:

Dates: Friday 3 – Saturday 25 August
Times: 19:00 – 19:55
Venue: theSpace@Symposium Hall, The Royal College of Surgeons, Hill Square, EH8 9DR
Prices: £8.00

The only collegiate a cappella group in the UK who will have a full month-long season in Edinburgh will be the Oxford boys from Out of the Blue. Their reputation precedes them, and as such they will be performing in the huge 500-seater venue at George Square, a further step up in terms of audience numbers after their record-breaking show last year:

Dates: Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 August (previews); Saturday 4 – Monday 27 August (except Wednesday 15)
Times: 14:00 – 14:50
Venue: Assembly George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH
Prices: £5 (previews); £9.50/£10.50

Former winners of the Voice Festival UK, the gorgeous Oxford Gargoyles will return in August to entertain us all with their eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul numbers and even Disney pieces!:

Dates: Sunday 12 – Monday 27 August
Times: 15:00 – 15:50
Venue: C Venues, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
Prices: £9.50

The beatboxer extraordinaire Shlomo will return to Edinburgh this August with his show Ministry of Mouth, following a sell-out debut run in 2011 to take vocal music to new heights with his choice of intricate beat patterms, loops and basslines. He also has a children’s show as well .. Which begs the question where does his versatility end? I wonder whether he could be called upon to provide a workshop at the London A Cappella Festival 2013?:

Dates: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 August
Times: 20:50 – 21:50 on Monday 13; 22:15 – 23:15 on Tuesday 14
Venue: Underbelly Cowgate, Cowgate, EH1 1EG
Prices: £12.50

From one genre of music to the other, and Scotland’s prodigious chamber choir Coroedina who will present a sublime contemporary music set inspired by the American composer Eric Whitacre in a one-off gig at the St Giles’ Cathedral right in the heart of the Festival City:

Dates: Tuesday 23 August
Times: 20:00 – 21:30
Venue: St Giles’ Cathedral, EH1 1RE
Prices: Adults from £10.00

From the Republic of South Africa, the Soweta Entsha quartet of a cappella male singers, offers a feel-good experience, which may even culminate in one even dancing in the aisles of the venue. Opportunities to hear a cappella music African style do not come along too often, so make the most of this opportunity:

Dates: Friday 3 & Saturday 4 August (previews); Monday 6 – Monday 27 August (except Sunday 26)
Times: 20:00 – 21:15; 16:00 – 17:15 (9/16/21-25 August)
Venue: ST John’s Church, princes Street, EH2 4BJ
Prices: £8 (previews), £14.50

Closer to home, The Vocal Orchestra will celebrate everyone’s favourite tunes in the manner that we all like (7 mouths, 7 mikes and no instruments):

Dates: Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August (previews); Saturday 4 – Monday 27 (except Tuesday 14)
Times: 17:15 – 18:15
Venue: Underbelly Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Prices: £10 (Previews), £14/16

The last of our collegiate groups, The Accidentals are making their Fringe debut this year in what will be a short but sweet run of six nights. The best all-female collegiate group in the country last year will be hoping to wow their audiences with their gutsy, feisty and fierce beats. Catch them while you can – this is their first gig outside of St Andrews for a long time!

Dates: Monday 13 August – Saturday 18 August
Times: 11:15 – 12:05
Venue: Space Cabaret @ 54, North Bridge, EH1 2HE
Prices: £4.50/£4

Finally, an a cappella sketch show that highlights the side-splitting situation that surrounds the decisions we make when it comes to choosing what to wear day in day out, CappellaJuice: Beyond the Wardrobe will be my last recommendation which will harmonically delight one and all who watch it:

Dates: Sunday 12 – Monday 27 August
Times: 17:05 – 18:05
Venue: C Venues, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
Prices: from £8.50

In closing, the programme is full and varied in terms of musical repertoire covered by the individual artists and groups, and I hope to find space to see most of them in about 8 weeks time. Bring on the Summer and here’s hoping to see some of you a cappella fans from the UK Campus on our travels.

Don’t forget to check out the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Website for more details about all of these acts.