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University Takeover! The Rolling Tones, The Techtonics & The Bristol Suspensions

Fri 25 Jan

University Takeover! The Rolling Tones, The Techtonics & The Bristol Suspensions

Three of the UK’s best university a cappella groups – The Rolling Tones, The Bristol Suspensions and The Techtonics – come together to perform a three-in-one concert to celebrate the art of university a cappella singing and showcase some of the best a cappella talent in the country.

All three groups are champions of a cappella, regularly performing around the world and winning international awards. Expect diverse music, comedic stunts, cool choreography, funky outfits and, of course, stunning vocals.

Praise for The Rolling Tones:
‘The crème de la crème of UK university A cappella’ The Tab

Praise for The Techtonics:
‘This is a cappella at its most entertaining. The performance is slick, accomplished and entirely charming’ The Edinburgh Reporter

Praise for The Bristol Suspensions:
‘A group at the top of their game’ Edinburgh49

Hailing from King’s College London, The Rolling Tones are the current UK Champions of collegiate a cappella for the second consecutive year. In 2017, they were the first ever all-female a cappella group to win the University Voice Festival UK in the competition’s history. Competing nationally and internationally, they’ve won numerous awards at the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella and at the Voice Festival UK. In early 2018 they broke the record for the highest UK final score in the ICCAs, which earned them a place at the International Final in New York City. They present an exhilarating and original programme of works featuring artists as diverse as Drake and Annie Lennox, as well as original songs written by members of the group.

With five star shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and a host of international tours under their belt, The Techtonics are one of the UK’s best all-male a cappella groups. Hailing from Imperial College, they are infamous for their eye-wateringly crimson chinos and terrible funky socks – as well as their eclectic repertoire and authentic sound. They sing everything from classic rock numbers to hip hop tracks, and have a reputation for arranging new songs for the a cappella genre. They’ve been nominated for two CARA awards, have won the CARA award for Best Male Collegiate Song for their version of Earthquake by Labrinth, and in 2016 were crowned International Champions of Collegiate A Cappella.

The Bristol Suspensions have launched themselves to the top of the UK Collegiate A Cappella scene, winning the Voice Festival UK in 2016, placing in the top three of the ICCA UK Finals in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and recently becoming the first UK group to ever place in the top-12 collegiate a cappella groups in the world in the International Wildcard Round. On top of their 2017 US tour, they’ve performed to standing ovations all around the UK, and in 2016 made their TV debut on BBC One’s Pitch Battle. This 16-piece mixed group from the University of Bristol present a high-energy programme of eclectic music with stunning vocals, comedic stunts, and their trademark electric stage presence.

Date & time:Fri 25 Jan – 9pm
Venue:Hall Two

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