Alternotive A Cappella

Music (a cappella, pop)

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    Sight not needed
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The UK's longest-running student a cappella group are back for their tenth year at the Fringe. The fourteen-strong ensemble is renowned for their creative arrangements and slick choreography, performing everything from pop to R'n'B to old-school classics. Previous years have seen them perform on BBC One's Pitch Battle and reach the UK Finals of the 2018 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and the group shows no signs of slowing down. With a stylish set list and inhuman beatboxing, this show will charm anyone from die-hard a cappella aficionados to the most sceptical. ***** (

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Accessible entry: Temporary ramp access to ground floor from street (up 3 steps). Level access from foyer to auditorium and stage levels, and all public areas.
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Sian Albery 6 days ago

The best acapella at the fringe. Brilliant

William Graham 7 days ago

5*. Faultless. Knockout.

If there is an a cappella show at the Fringe you need to see, it’s this one. The perfect combination of singing and choreography give you exactly what a cappella should be. Unlike others who focus too much on the presentation side of a cappella, there was a real musicality to the group who sang interesting and varied arrangements. The backing vocals always had purpose and the tuning of the jazz re-harmonisations were bang in. It was clever musicality but never too clever. It put the music first, something a lot of a cappella fails to do. This really showed in the arrangement where they dropped the mics and you could hear every voice. Clearly a great MD. (The mash-up at the beginning was a great way to include the audience as well!)

To be told at the end that the group consisted of 11 new members this year was not what I expected. Every singer looked comfortable on stage and no one stood out as a weak link - they’ve clearly gelled quickly! Of course, there were some clear standout soloists who shone out in the group but this never undermined other members. It would have been nice to have had some variety with more male soloists.

This show is everything a 21st century pop a cappella show at Fringe should be. Brilliant music and entertaining choreography leave you with a smile on your face by the end. They know they’re good and by the end you’ll know it as well.

Keith Ritchie 14 days ago

We were slightly disappointed by this show and would not recommend it. The song choice was esoteric, without many upbeat or recognisable songs. Some of the harmonising was also a bit pitchy. However there were some stand-out stars, especially the women. We are big a cappella fans but this did not measure up this year (sorry!).

Tom 14 days ago

Great show - interesting choice of songs which were well-arranged and well-executed. Harmonies were authentic and not too predictable which is nice to hear - often these a Capella groups fall down on the use of predictable harmonisation. We loved the interactive piece at the start too. The weak link however was the male soloist with the tie who was given a whole piece to lead - vocals were not up to the standards of the rest of the group which was a real shame. Many other great voices that could have been given the chance to shine instead.
Definitely worth a watch though and overall came away feeling energised and uplifted.

Dan 15 days ago

First a cappella show I have seen and it won’t be the last! The harmonies gave me goosebumps right from the start, and the choreography only added to the enjoyment.

Bunriots 15 days ago

Nice kids but we felt they didn’t really connect or engage with the audience. Didn’t feel any passion or enthusiasm from them. Didn’t recognise any of the songs.

Linda ( from essex) 18 days ago

We have always been dubious about “acappella” but WOW - the Oxford Alternotives blew our socks off!!! This talented group did not disappoint, with slick choreography and great solo performances on top of some really stunning harmonies. This show is definately worthy of it’s 5 star rating and the show is perfect for anyone looking for 45 minutes of musical joy. Me and the husband were humming all the way home!!

Fringe goer Edinburgh 19 days ago

Great a cappella show this afternoon!
We’ve seen a few other a capella groups at this years fringe, although not as sleek and polished as some of the others, you guys made for an enjoyable 40 minutes.
Just maybe a few more songs that we recognize would be a plus.

Elfreda Tealby-Watson 20 days ago

Fresh and fun interpretation of contemporary (& older) pop mainly. Maybe not as polished vocally as some other a Capella groups, but REALLY enjoyable. Huge energy levels almost non-stop with just enough slow moves to catch your breath. A real pick you up show. Jaded from worthy drama or late night hard hit stand up? This could be the post lunch reboot that you need - and in a very civilised venue! Recommend.

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 4 days ago

It's hard not to be impressed...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

Energy, good songs, and great performers...

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