An “Outstanding Performance”!

VFUK-LogoWe had great fun this weekend singing at the Voice Festival where we were finalists in the community choir competition and where (drum-roll, please) we were completely chuffed to win the award for outstanding performance! Whoop!  We got a certificate and everything. Last time most of us got a certificate it was for a bronze swimming award, so this was very emotional.



Our alto powerhouse

Our brilliant second altos also got a special mention for adding in some rhythm and really rounding out our sound.   We think their rousing rendition of dng-ch-dng-ga-d-dng-ch-dk-a-doo-doo in Kiss the Girl was what really caught the judges ears.  None of the rest of us know how they can do it solidly for three minutes without falling over and judging by the look they gave me when I asked, we wont be finding out their secret any time soon.!


It is always good to hear other choirs at these events and our fellow participants didn’t disappoint.  In the Smoke were on fire with their smooth tone, rich arrangements and imaginative choreography, while we just loved Academix A Cappella for their style, humour and a brilliant rendition of Shake It Off!  The Few were also there (they seemed more like the Many to us!) and they pulled out an engaging performance that the audience really enjoyed.

Also exciting was that we had our own dressing room – with our name on the door and everything. It even came with a convenient place to store our gin.


The only problem in the whole day is that we had forgotten to bring any tonic.  Not that such a trifling problem stopped Kate, of course.  A big thank you to everyone at the Voice Festival for making the event such fun!


Start the year with a song!

Happy New Year from all the Harmonicas.  We hope you had a great 2015 and that your 2016 is full of gin and singing.

Start the year with a song: come and hear us on 9th January!

We’re very excited that our next concert is on 9th January!  We’ll be performing alongside the Pink Singers and the Barberfellas in  what promises to be a very exciting concert of original compositions (one written by one of the Harmonicas) as well as arrangements of some of your favourite songs (several of these have also been arranged by Harmonicas!).  Find out more and buy tickets here. 

Here is a tempting teaser from our performance at the Harrison to persuade you along.  May we suggest that this is definitely not a night to miss?


Come and hear us on Sunday!

Laughing (1)We are very excited to be performing at the Harrison in Kings Cross on Sunday with our good friends Blue Vegas.  It should be a barn-storming evening featuring songs to make you laugh, make you cry, but mostly just to make you drink gin.  Arrive early to get a seat!

Sunday 22nd November, 7.30pm

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross

Full details are at the facebook event page