Fringe Focus: Semi-Toned

Semi-Toned: The Exemen

Semi-Toned: The Exemen

In the lead up to this year’s 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 2013. In the sixth of this series of articles, we will be looking at another of our Fringe debutants, all the way from Exeter, it’s Semi-Toned.

Fringe History

Semi-Toned are performing for the first time at the Festival since their inception in the autumn of 2010. The group is still in its first generation, for the most part, and after reaching the Voice Festival UK Final earlier this year, they have decided to take the large next step of taking their talents to Edinburgh.

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This Year

The boys are joining a plethora of other groups at theSpace @ Symposium Hall from 3rd-10th August, a venue which in recent times has become somewhat of a hub of UK collegiate a cappella. Their show goes up at 3.05pm for the usual 50 minutes, and they promise that audience will be able to ‘witness the best in the South West’. Get your tickets now – they’ll be gone before you know it.

What To Expect

Something new. Something fresh. Something vibrant. Something awesome. Semi-Toned unleashed a wall of sound at the Voice Festival UK Final earlier in the year, and while they lacked polish, they were unlucky not to pick up any accolades. To reach the final is an achievement in itself, though, and for a fledgling group it shows how far they have come in such a short space of time. The boys aren’t afraid to mock the choirboy stereotype in their sets, and indeed are one of the groups that are great to watch simply because you can tell they’re having a bloody good time on stage. They don’t sound half bad either. Also, watch out for their beatboxer, Jack Telfer St. Claire. He’s something special.


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