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OXFORD

University of Oxford

Out of the Blue
ootbmail@gmail.com
Oxford’s internationally acclaimed all-male a cappella group

Founded: 2000

Notable Achievements:
Over 2 million hits of YouTube for charity single Hips Don’t Lie
Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists: 2011
Featured on BOCA: 2010 (Cold Water by Damien Rice)
Featured on Voices Only: 2010 (Love It When You Call by The Feeling)
ICCA Finalists: 2006 (2nd), 2008 (DNP), 2009 (2nd)
VF-UK Winners: 2009, 2014
VF-UK Finalists: 2010, 2011, 2012

Awards:
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Final (2014, 2012)
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014), VF-UK Final (2011), Oxford Regional (2010)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – ICCA Final (2009)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2008, 2007)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2006)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2006)

Studio Albums:
Out of the Blue (2001)
Unexpected (2002)
Third Addiction (2003)
House of Cards (2004)
Freefall (2005)
High Tide (2006)
Redshift (2007)
Childish Thing (2009)
Resound (2010)
Rush (2011)
Music Up! (2012)
Blueprints (2013)
Soul Sisters (2014)

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The Oxford Belles
oxfordbelles@googlemail.com
Oxford’s sassiest all-female a cappella group

Founded: 1995

Notable Achievements:
Oldest all-female collegiate a cappella group in the UK
VF-UK Finalists: 2009

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2008)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2008)

Studio Albums:
In A Groove (2001)
Insatiabelle (2002)
Rearranged (2003)
Score (2004)
Listen To What The Girl Said (2008)
Saved By The Belles (2010)

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The Oxford Gargoyles
oxfordgargoyles@googlemail.com
Oxford’s only jazz a cappella group

Founded: 1997

Notable Achievements:
BBC’s Choir of the Year Finalists: 2012
ICCA Finalists: 2007 (DNP), 2010 (qualified but were unable to attend)
VF-UK Winners: 2010

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012, 2009)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2011, 2010, 2009); VF-UK Final (2010); ICCA Semi-Final (2008, 2007)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2011, 2010); ICCA Semi-Final (2008)

Studio Albums:
Off The Wall (1999)
Set In Stone (2001)
Not Just A Pretty Face (2002)
That Way Inclined (2004)
Between A Rock And A Hard Place (2006)
Sitting On A Rainbow (2007)
Cloudburst (2008)
All Right With Me (2009)
Flyin’ Right (2011)
Up The Scale (2012)
Musical Statues (2013)

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The Oxford Alternotives
theoxfordalts@gmail.com
Oxford’s most crazily cool a cappella group

Founded: 1993

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2009, 2013
ICCA Semi-Finalists: 2007 (3rd)

Awards:
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Final (2013), Cambridge Regional (2009); ICCA Quarter-Final (2008), Semi-Final (2007)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2011), Oxford Regional (2010)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2011, 2009)

Studio Albums:
Good Cake
Alternotive Therapy
Get Naked With The Oxford Alternotives (2009)
Take Your Mama (2012)

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In The Pink
itp@hotmail.co.uk
Fabulous all-female a cappella

Founded: 2003

Notable Achievements:
ICCA Semi Finalists: 2006 (3rd)

Awards:
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Arrangement (by a friend of group)’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – ICCA Quarter-Final (2008), Semi-Final (2007)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2006)

Studio Albums:
Naked (2005)
Tickled Pink (2006)
All Mouth No Trousers (2007)
By Any Other Name (2008)
Pinkredible (2010)
She Who Dares (2012)

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The Ultrasounds
ultrasoundsoxford@gmail.com
Oxford’s all-male, all-medic a cappella group!

Founded: 2010

Awards:
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK Oxford Regional (2012)

Studio Albums:
The Ultrasounds (2012)

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CAMBRIDGE

University of Cambridge

Cadenza
cadenza@cusu.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge’s premier mixed a cappella group

Formed: 1997

Notable Achievements:
ICCA Finalists: 2011 (DNP)
BBC Last Choir Standing Semi-finalists: 2008
VF-UK Winners: 2011
VF-UK Finalists: 2009, 2010

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2011)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2011), Final (2011, 2010)

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Fitz Barbershop
barbershop@fitz.cam.ac.uk
All-singing, all-dancing, all-male a cappella group

Founded: 1994

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2010
ICCA Semi-Finalists: 2006 (2nd)

Awards:
‘Ward Swingle Award for Originality’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2010)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2010), Final (2010)
‘Outstanding Musicality – VF-UK Cambridge Round (2009)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – ICCA Semi-Final (2006)

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The Fitz Sirens
sirens@cusu.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge’s oldest all-female a cappella group

Founded: before 1994

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2010

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Final (2010)

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Bridge Se (formerly Blue Shakti)Fullscreen capture 20032013 145021.bmp
bridge.se.acappella@gmail.com
Hindi/Urdu/English fusion a cappella

Founded: 2010

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SCOTLAND

University of St Andrews

The Other GuysTOGLogo
info@otherguys.co.uk
Scotland’s premier all-male a cappella ensemble

Founded: 2004

Notable Achievements:
Over 1 million hits on YouTube
Scottish A Cappella Championship (SACC) Winners: 2014
VF-UK Finalists: 2009, 2012
Peaked at #32 on Scottish Singles Chart (with Christmas Gets Worse Every Year, 2012)

Awards:
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – SACC (2014), ICCA Quarter-Final (2008), Semi-Final (2008)
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2013, 2011)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Final (2012), St Andrews Regional (2011, 2010)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2010), Final (2010)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – ICCA Quarter-Final (2008)

Studio Albums:
Indecent Exposure (2006)
The Damage is Done (2007)
Well Sung (2009)
Barely Regal (2011)
The Other Guys’ Christmas (2012)
Just For You (2013)

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alleycat@st-andrews.ac.uk
The very first a cappella group in St Andrews

Founded: 2001

Notable Achievements:
BBC Choir of the Year Section Finalists: 2012
BBC Last Choir Standing Final 15: 2008
VF-UK Finalists: 2009, 2010
Scottish A Cappella Championship (SACC) Runners-Up: 2014

Awards:
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – SACC (2014), VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – SACC (2014)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2012, 2011)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Final (2010), St Andrews Regional (2009)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Final (2009)

Studio Albums:
The Cat Pack
More Than A Feline
Cat Fight
Platinum Chat
Meow, That’s What I Call Music (2008)
Press Paws (2009)
Cat Touch This (2010)
We’re Not Kitten (2012)
Furplay (2013)

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info.theaccidentals@gmail.com
St Andrews’ first all-female a cappella group

Founded: ?

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2010, 2011
Scottish A Cappella Championship (SACC) Third Place: 2014
Worked alongside Universal Studios to promote Pitch Perfect around the UK

Awards:
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – SACC (2014), ICCA Quarter-Final (2008)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2012, 2011)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2011)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2010)

Studio Albums
EP (2012)

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The Hummingbirds
hummingbirdssta@gmail.com; am259@st-andrews.ac.uk
St Andrews’ hottest new a cappella group

Founded: 2006

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The Vocal Bandits
St Andrews’ unauditioned group

Founded: 2011

The Belles
standrewsbelles@gmail.com
St Andrews’ third all-female a cappella group

Founded: 2012

University of Glasgow

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choralstimulation@gmail.com
An a cappella choir based in Glasgow

Founded: 2008

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2013

Awards:
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2011)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2010)

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University of Edinburgh

The Forget-Me-Nots
Bright, young all-female close harmony quartet from Edinburgh University

Founded: 2010

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University of Aberdeen

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aberdeenacappella@gmail.com
The founding member of the AUSA A Cappella Society

Founded: 2011

Awards:
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK St Andrews Regional (2013)

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A-Patella
A mixed group of medical students from Aberdeen

Founded: 2012

The Aberdeen Ultrasounds
All-female, all-medic a cappella from Aberdeen

Founded: 2012

Chordiac Arrest

Founded: 2011
Disbanded: 2012

NORTH ENGLAND

University of Birmingham

Sons of Pitchessoplogo
sonsofpitchesbham@gmail.com
A full-bodied, dynamic and flavoursome a cappella group

Founded: 2010

Notable Achievements:
ICCA Finalists: 2013 (DNP)
VF-UK Finalists: 2012, 2013

Awards:
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Final (2013); Birmingham Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK Final (2013); Birmingham Regional (2013, 2011)
‘Outstanding Stagecraft’ – VF-UK Final (2012)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013, 2012)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013, 2011)

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Uptone Girls
(formerly The Birmingham Songbirds)
uptonegirls@hotmail.co.uk
Feisty all-girl a cappella group from Birmingham University

Founded: 2010

Awards:
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013)

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Voice Versa
A mixed group of singers from the University of Birmingham

Founded: 2011

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2012)

treblemakerslogoThe Treblemakers
A mixed a cappella group from the University of Birmingham

Founded: 2012

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Augmented Seven

Founded: 2010
Disbanded: 2011

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2011

Awards:
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2011)

The Lorelites

Founded: 2011
Disbanded: ?

Birmingham Conservatoire

The Augmentals
A mixed a cappella group from Birmingham Conservatoire

Founded: 2012

Awards:
‘Outstanding Audience Engagement’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013)

University of Leeds

The Songsmiths
(formerly 95 Keys)
thesongsmithsleeds@gmail.com
Lively and diverse

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2014

Awards:
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Final (2014)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014)
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Birmingham Regional (2013)

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University of Warwick

polyphonlogoThe Polyphonics
warwickpolyphonics@gmail.com
New and exciting a cappella from Warwick

Founded: 2013

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LONDON

King’s College London

atkmlogoAll the King’s Men
contact@all-the-kings-men.com
More than just a student a cappella group

Founded: 2009

Notable Achievements:
ICCA Finalists: 2012 (3rd), 2014 (DNP)
VF-UK Winners: 2011
VF-UK Finalists: 2012, 2013, 2014

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Final (2012); VF-UK London Regional (2011)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Final (2011)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK London Regional (2012)

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The King’s Chicks
thekingschicks@gmail.com
Think barbershop, only more avant-garde, sassy and gorgeous

Founded: 2007

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Imperial College London

techlogoThe Techtonics
techtonics@imperial.ac.uk
Imperial College’s first and only all-male a cappella group

Founded: 2008

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2014
Featured on Sing! 9: Supernovem (Earthquake by Tinie Tempah)

Awards:
‘Outstanding Soloist’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014), VF-UK London Regional (2013, 2012)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK London Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK London Regional (2012, 2011)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Cambridge Regional (2010)

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Imperielles
imperielles@imperial.ac.uk
THE all-female a cappella group from Imperial College London

Founded: 2011

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The Scopes
icu-scopes@imperial.ac.uk
A brand new group who are just getting started.

Founded: 2011

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Harmaphrodite

Founded: 2006

Guildhall School for Music and Drama

vivelogoVive
vivevocals@gmail.com
6-part a cappella like you’ve never heard it before

Founded: 2011

Notable Achievements:
Voice Festival UK Winners: 2013

Awards:
‘Ward Swingle Award for Originality’ – VF-UK London Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Final (2013); London Regional (2013)
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Final (2013)

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Absolute Harmony
absoluteharmonyrhul@yahoo.com
A mad bunch who put a new edge to the traditional a cappella sound

Founded: 2007

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SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS)
committee@tubbs.org.uk, bookings@tubbs.org.uk
Performing regularly in a variety of forms

Founded: 2004

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HotTUBBS
The crack squad of 24 auditioned singers

Founded: 2011

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2012

Awards:
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Bristol Regional (2012)

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University of Exeter

Semi-Toned
semitoned@live.com
Premium a cappella from Exeter

Founded: 2010

Notable Achievements:
VF-UK Finalists: 2013, 2014

Awards:
‘Outstanding Soloist – VF-UK Final (2014)
‘Outstanding Arrangement’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014), VF-UK Bristol Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Semi-Final (2014)
‘Outstanding Vocal Percussion’ – VF-UK Exeter Regional (2013); Bristol Regional (2012)
‘Outstanding Choreography’ – VF-UK Exeter Regional (2013)

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Sweet Nothings
exetersweetnothings@live.com
An all-girl contemporary group singing a great range of pop and jazz

Founded: 2006

Awards:
‘Outstanding Performance’ – VF-UK Bristol Regional (2012)

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Illuminations
exeteracappella@gmail.com
Mixed contemporary a cappella group that ‘illuminate’ the audience

Founded: 2011

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Harmonics
exeteracappella@gmail.com
Mixed a cappella group that specialises in liturgical music

Founded: 2012

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Take Note
exeteracappella@gmail.com
A fun unauditioned group for anyone and everyone

Founded: ?

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Madrigals
exeteracappella@gmail.com
Mixed group specialising in madrigals, ranging from the lusty to the beautiful

Founded: 2008

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Hoi Rhapsodoi
exeteracappella@gmail.com
A mixed group singing a huge range of secular and sacred music from Beatles to Britten

Founded: 2008

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University of Bath

Aquapella
aquapellabathuni@gmail.com
Contemporary a cappella group at the University of Bath

Founded: 2011

Awards:
‘Outstanding Musicality’ – VF-UK Exeter Regional (2013)

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Bath Spa University

nodlogoNo Direction
ruaridhmetcalfe@hotmail.com
From opera shenanigans to casual impromptu barbershop. Six men, one dream, no direction.

Founded: 2012

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IRELAND

Trinity College, Dublin

trinitoneslogoTrinitones
TCDTrinitones@gmail.com
18 members, singing a cappella pop music – we have the craic!

Founded: 2012

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