Oxford Alternotives

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About Oxford Alternotives

The Alternotives are Oxford's longest-established, award-winning a cappella group.

The Oxford Alternotives formed in 1993. The three founding members were University of Oxford students who had previous experience singing in choirs but wanted to try something new and exciting. Soon afterwards, they recruited a fourth, whose experience in the college a cappella phenomenon in the USA helped to give the newly formed group a direction, towards singing contemporary pop and rock music, mostly arranged by members of the group. The group has since had upwards of 150 members and musical directors have come and gone, but the focus has always been the same; the Alternotives entertain audiences with familiar songs sung in an unfamiliar way. Over the past few years the group have spread their wings, having toured the US on two occasions and sung 4 consecutive runs at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 5-stars for their show last year. The group has also received accolades closer to home, having won the Oxford regional round of the national VFUK a cappella competition in March of 2013 after receiving numerous awards such as 'Best Choreography' and 'Outstanding Performance' in previous years. Amid the gigging (and their degrees), the Alternotives have also found time to record a number of studio albums, the most recent of which, 'Take Your Mama', was released in August 2012 and is available on iTunes and Spotify.


From customers:

Broadway B, 4 years ago

Absolutely pitch perfect... They certainly set the bar high for other acappella groups *****