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 sixth edition, we’ll be looking at Choir of the Year Category Finalists The Alleycats, who will be returning for their third year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Alleycats debuted back in 2010 with a short six-day run and went down extremely well, earning themselves a Fringe Sell-Out award, impressive for a debut performance. They returned the following year in C Venues for a two week run, and have been consistently praised for their energetic performances and especially their choreography.
“Each member is strong and dynamic and brings vivacity to their performances.” – BroadwayBaby, 2010 (***)
“Infectiously entertaining.” – FestMag, 2011
“Triumph […] flawless […] superb.” – UACUK, 2011 (8 out of 10)
The Alleycats are returning to C Venues this year from 12-27 August and will be performing a 50 minute show from 5.30pm, one of the later a cappella acts this year. Alongside their show, which will be showcasing some of their more recent arrangements, including songs from their recent Voice Festival UK set such as David Guetta’s Titanium and a couple of their upbeat dance-RnB mash-ups, they will also be selling their recently recorded studio album, which will be their eighth, after the show. The group promise to provide an ‘energised a cappella act’ leading to a ‘purr-fect evening of entertainment’.
What To Expect
One word: energy. Their choreography was praised by one and all at the recent St Andrews Regional of the Voice Festival UK, and combining such complex moves with such energy and keeping things still in perfect harmony almost saw them through to the final – alongside winning them deserved awards for Outstanding Choreography and Vocal Percussion. The group thrives on providing dynamism and energy to a performance and even giving the audience a chance to get involved in making music. If you go and see the Alleycats you will definitely be entertained and may well come out of the show feeling exhausted yourself, due to the sheer amounts of energy the group produces during a show! Well worth setting aside time for.