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The Alleycats – Contemporary A Cappella (The Alleycats)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

From Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ a lesser known Ed Sheeran track, via jazz classics, there is nothing a cappella singers The Alleycats are afraid to tackle. Though their dance moves leave the audience cringing, every member of the thirteen strong group has undeniable vocal talent. Their enthusiasm and willingness to not take themselves too seriously makes for hilarious viewing, and the cheesiness really is infectious. Add a bit of audience participation to the mix in the form of Florence and the Machine’s ‘Shake it Out’ and what you have is a very good show with a lot of character, though perhaps the choreography needs refining a little. They’re a talented bunch, The Alleycats, and certainly not to be missed.

C, until 13 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]