After the group disintegrated somewhat due to Yau taking a year abroad, she returned, influenced by several American collegiate A cappella groups and decided to convert the group into an A cappella group, with a smaller group of members meeting more often to form 'Absolute Harmony'. [9] In 2011, they took part in the inaugural Birmingham semifinal of the Voice Festival UK. [10] The choir won the competition. To hire our Male Acapella Group for your wedding or event please contact us via email or our online booking form. Amabile Choirs of London, Canada is an educational program welcoming children, youth and adults... Bela Bartok Male Choir. Apex Beats are a group of medical students formed in 2009. The second video on this page is purely to demonstrate more of the beatboxing capabilities for people interested in hiring a solo beatboxer for shows. 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Formed in November 2014, the group regularly performs a variety of gigs in and around Oxford, including at colleges, weddings and balls. Acappellads are an all-male A Cappella group and were the first group formed within the Cardiff University A Cappella society. The Aneurhythms are a relatively new arrival (established 2014) to Oxford's roaring A cappella scene. For more great acts, please see our Singers tab. They were semi-finalists at the Voice Festival UK 2015, Voice Festival UK 2017 and ICCA 2017. Vocal coach and Judge, Jennifer John, praised the group on their vocal blend, together with tight choreography and ability to convey their passion and close bond to the audience. They won the award for Outstanding Soloist at the international semi-finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) in 2015 and competed in Voice Festival UK in March 2012 and 2014.[22]. However a reunion of six members formed GCS-3 (the Gangster Coma Scales - 3) who performed at a Christmas Concert in 2012, with the American group Pentatonix as their inspiration.[5]. Their show "The Exe-Men" was reviewed enthusiastically[32] in a Fringe that was not kind to A cappella groups.[29]. Augmented Seven was a mixed-voice A cappella group from the University of Birmingham formed in 2010 by Tom Johnson and Mark Nathan. [43], In 2010, they participated in the Cambridge semifinal of the Voice Festival UK, and Carter received the award for 'Outstanding Arrangement' of Robbie Williams' "Come Undone". 4-Piece, all male Acapella group. BOOK NOW. We’re caught in a bad romance with On the Rocks, an all-male a cappella group that was the first collegiate a cappella group in Oregon.Not only did the group compete on the second season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, but they also have been on multiple Best Of College A Cappella (BOCA) compilation albums and competed in the International Championship of A Cappella (ICCA). The Men of Magdalen are an acappella group composed of the Academical Clerks of The Choir of Magdalen College Oxford. [43] They recorded an album in 2010 and regularly busk on Portobello Road on a Saturday morning. Current arrangements include "Fading into Grey" (Billy Lockett), "Mistakes" (Andra Day), "Palo Santo" (Years And Years), and many others. Formed in 2014, they have grown in a short time, reaching the ICCA Quarterfinals in 2017 and 2018, winning awards for Best Arrangement. They were formed in 1995 by Helen Whiteley, a year-long visiting student from the University of Virginia who had previously sung with The Virginia Belles. Like Pitch Perfect with cojones, The Magnets are an a cappella super-group featuring the hottest vocal and beatboxing talent on the international a cappella scene and London’s West End. They have competed twice in the semi-finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and three times at the Voice Festival UK, winning the award for 'Outstanding Vocal Percussion' in 2016. While the song had many forms that had been recorded all over the world for decades, the group covered the Tokens' version. Banderas (duo) Beatnik Filmstars. In 2018 Northern Lights placed third in the UK Final of the ICCAs after winning the Northern quarter final heat and receiving 'Outstanding Soloist' and 'Outstanding Arrangement'. They were founded as the Oxford University Alternative Singing Society by three students seeking an alternative to the chapel choirs dominating the university music scene at the time. In the final, the group were highly commended for their arrangement of Price Tag, as well as their Vocal Percussion.[12]. The King’s Men functions separately from the main Choir (most famous for the broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the radio at Christmas) and is run entirely by the members of the group itself. [citation needed], The group took part in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) in 2009, progressing to the grand final in New York City, coming second. In January 2015, Semi-Toned competed in the Semi-Finals of the ICCA's in London, finishing in second place overall, whilst winning "Outstanding Choreography". 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Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro. Blue Mink. From 2018-2019, the group have won special awards for 'Outstanding Choreography' and 'Outstanding Vocal Percussion' two years in a row awarded to Performance Directors: Sam Walter (2018/9) and Alessia Doyle (2019) and Vocal Percussionists: James Dempsey (2018/9) and Jonny Simon (2018/9) respectively. They have competed in the Voice Festival UK since its inception in 2008. The society has also been booked for weddings. Noteworthy. The names of the two choruses are Mantunian Way and Ultraviolet, respectively. [73] They competed in the Oxford round of the Voice Festival UK 2013 and received awards for 'Outstanding Performance' and 'Outstanding Soloist'.[74]. In March 2011, the group won the Voice Festival UK[12] and travelled to New York to compete in the ICCA final in April 2011. The group was instrumental in the inauguration of the first ever British Inter-collegiate Contemporary Championship of A Cappella (BICCAs). The Killer Quines are frequently invited to perform at local events at various venues across Scotland, including an International Women's Day event (2014), a University of Aberdeen LGBTQ event (2015), and Maggie's cancer charity in Glasgow (2016), as well as hosting their own concerts in Aberdeen city. [34] In September the group recorded its first self-titled 5-track EP with The Vocal Company, featuring covers of John Newman, Daft Punk, Paolo Nutini, Jay Z and Radiohead. For UK, Europe or Worldwide bookings. [12] The following year, they competed in the newly formed London semifinal, and won the award for 'Outstanding Performance'.[12]. It has performed at many prestigious venues, including 10 Downing Street and The House of Lords. The Oxford Commas are the University’s Hottest All-Male* Acapella group. Significant Others (Northwestern University) How could you not love a group who sings hits like as … Acapella group. Harmonics A Cappella became an official Exeter Guild affiliated society in August 2020.[37]. Tone Up released a music video to their first single 'New York,' which was nominated for two A Cappella Video Awards at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival. Clef Hangers. Awarded third place. [55] In 2016, RadioOctave competed at The Voice Festival UK for the first time, reaching the semi-finals. Since 2014, Mantunian Way has competed in the yearly British Association of Barbershop Singers Chorus competition, obtaining third place overall in 2014. Ben Drinkwater picked up awards for Best Soloist in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Formed in 2014, it was the first A cappella group from the university. They were formed in 2003. [12], In February 2012 the group toured the West Coast of America performing at many universities including Claremont, USC, UC Stanford and UC Berkeley. In 2019, the society had a membership of 116 across the groups, making them a large society at Cardiff University for the first time in their five-year history. Their repertoire has an extensive range, from classic, well-known songs such as 'The Longest Time' by Billy Joel to more modern songs such as 'Tribute' by Tenacious D and others, including some contemporary rap songs. Bands For Corporate Events - London Corporate Bands. [62] They repeated this success in the following year. That year they also won the inaugural Voice Festival UK competition, the final of which they would go on to reach every year that they entered, winning again in 2014. Zip code. The group initiated their first international tour to the east coast of the USA in March 2017. UMACS hosts an A cappella showcase every December and May, in which all groups perform covers of popular songs. In 2015, Aberpella and their sister group The Killer Quines recorded their first professional EP - "3000 And Counting". The best male only group acapellas on YouTube! Just A Cappella are a Hemel Hempstead based choir singing 4 part harmony arrangements – anything from Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” through to Nat King Cole’s “Autumn Leaves” with Ed Sheeran; Earth, Wind and Fire; Queen and Joe Jackson in between. Check out our Youtube and Instagram Channel for more videos and live performances. The longest-running vocal group at Bath University,[6] The Alley Barbers sing a wide range of songs in four part harmony, often in the barbershop style. Come in, … Although they have performed at some events in Aberdeen, most recently being joint winners of the open Vocal Group class (V21) in the Aberdeenshire Music Festival, they have never entered the Voice Festival UK. [44] They were described as "setting the audience on fire" and bringing a "fresh and positive energy" to the competition. In 2015, the group got through to the semi-finals at a Voice Festival UK in Glasgow, and in 2017 to the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. Awarded third Place. In addition the group has for many decades sung choral arrangements of popular music, long before this style underwent something of a renaissance in the mid to late 1990s. Vox perform a range of songs, arranged by members of the group. [72], In 2009, the group came second in the Voice Festival UK, winning awards for 'Outstanding Arrangement' and 'Outstanding Soloist', and again qualified for the national final as Oxford regional champions in 2013.[12]. About Us. The boys started as street performers in Covent Garden, signed a major record deal with EMI and have over a decade of international touring experience. The group is known for their fun, crowd-pleasing stage presence and creative arrangements. In 2008, the group participated again, this time in the first of two quarterfinals. In 2017 Aberpella recorded their first solo EP - "50 Tones of Grey". They have recorded their second EP and third music video. They formed in 2010 and made their competitive debut at The Voice Festival UK 2012 in the Oxford Regional Round,[75] where they won 'Outstanding Overall Performance' and 'Best Vocal Percussionist'. Performing at the O2 Empire and Roundhouse. A British a cappella group, the Flying Pickets, had a number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart in 1983 with its cover of Yazoo's song "Only You." The Oxford Alternotives is a mixed-voice A cappella group and the oldest A cappella group from the University of Oxford, having formed in 1993. They perform mainly at ICSMSU events and perform a mixture of classic Barbershop, A cappella pop songs and Bollywood classics. The Hummingbirds made their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. And hearing their cover of the worship classic 'How Great Thou Art' will cover you in chills. The Manchester University Barbershop Singers (MUBS) originally started in 2010 as a men's chorus and became a full University of Manchester Students' Union society in 2013 with the addition of a ladies' chorus. Who else couldn't help but sing along? Scottish A Cappella Championships 2014 Sing "a cappella" means using only their voice, no musical instruments. by Ylvis, "Outstanding Overall Performance" and "Outstanding Soloist" for Michael Luya in "Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Radiohead. [62] In 2009 they progressed to the London final of the inaugural Voice Festival UK competition. They combine glorious harmonies, virtuoso beatboxing and very British charm to have become one of the must-see acts on the international music scene, with a hard-won reputation as festival favourites from Edinburgh to Adelaide. They have been very successful in the Voice Festival UK competitions; in 2012 winning Best Arrangement and in 2013 winning Best Soloist and Best Musicality. [55] Having formed in October 2015, Aca-pocalypse reached the semi-finals of The Voice Festival UK in 2017.[58]. Welcome to the new Classical Crossover website. This group has since disbanded. The group currently has fifteen members, ranging from first to fourth years.[40]. Available to hire for private parties, corporate events or weddings. In 2014, the group released a medley of Shakira songs, most notably Hips Don’t Lie, as a charity single on YouTube. However, since their conception they have taken the scene by storm, having been praised as the best all-female medical student A capella Oxford has to offer. Formed in 2008,[16] they have won medals at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and Oxford Music Festival. [13] Later in the same year, Academy reached the Semifinals of the Voice Festival UK. No Direction are a six-part all-male A cappella vocal ensemble who started in late 2012, and are the university's best acknowledged A cappella/barbershop group. [27] They also reached the ICCA semi finals in 2020. They were founded in 2011 as the AUSA (Aberdeen University Student Association) A Cappella Society by Nathan Chadwick. Tone Up are the University of Edinburgh's only mixed A Cappella group, forming in 2016. Current conductor and former student member, Tim Greeves, succeeded the director of student music-making, Robin Jackson, on his retirement in 2005. Hire Musicians for Corporate Events & Weddings in London; Electric String Quartets, Saxophone Players, Cabaret Acts, 1940's Acapella Group. "Taking A Cappella to unreachable levels of intimacy" - The Songsmiths (2013)[53], The Cosmopolitones are an all-female A cappella group from the University of Leeds'. The group have performed at a variety of student and charity events across Oxford, singing a variety of self-arranged repertoire from old classics to new pop mash ups. The group took part in the Sky One competition Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, hosted by Cat Deeley, in 2017. The album on which it appeared went gold and the song was a huge radio hit. In 2010 they progressed from the St Andrews semifinal of the Voice Festival UK to the London final having won the award for 'Outstanding Performance'. This time Suzannah Merchant claimed the award for 'Outstanding Vocal Percussion'. For example, they recorded Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ in November 2019. Cadenza is a mixed-voice group formed originally in 1997 as a small jazz choir, complete with conductor and band, which was changed in 2002 to its present setup as a smaller close harmony A cappella group. The group took a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a week in the summer of 2010 and sold out on their final performance. The Killer Quines are an all-female A cappella group at the University of Aberdeen. Licence to Trill released their first EP 'Red is the New Black' in March 2019. Later that year, the group split up due to artistic differences. 22 Fun & Clever Acapella Team Names. Aberpella are the original University of Aberdeen's A cappella ensemble. are a mixed A capella chorus set up by University of Manchester students in 2016. RadioOctave is a mixed A cappella group from the University of Nottingham. In the summer of 2017, Academy appeared on Sky One's "Sing: Ultimate A Cappella", opening the first episode. Illuminations are a mixed A cappella group, formed by Emily Botsford and Charlotte Mckeown in October 2011, who sing music ranging from modern pop to rock classics. [28] Vox have now qualified for the ICCA quarterfinals three times, in 2018, 2019 and 2020. [citation needed] Arrangements include "How Long/Attention" (Charlie Puth), "Hit Me Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears), Weathered (Jack Garratt) and "Watercolour/Crush/Propane Nightmares" (Pendulum). The Vocal Harmony Group, based in the UK, is a 4 part professionally experienced, all male group who perform a varied repertoire of songs suitable for any occasion. 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