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The Beatroots

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About The Beatroots

Mixed-voice contemporary a cappella group based in Oxford.
A cappella group
Oxford
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We are a mixed voice a cappella group based in Oxford who perform our own arrangements of whatever takes our fancy, mostly upbeat pop music. For more information or to book us for your event, please email beatrootsacappel[email protected]

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Wedding proposal
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Song list

After The Goldrush - Neil Young
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Time Low - Jon Bellion
Angel of Small Death - Hozier
Beggin - Madcon
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth and Emeli Sandé
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Can’t Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
Changes - David Bowie
Cry - Rihanna
December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - Dolly Parton
Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc
Feelin' Good - Nina Simone
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
How Will I Know? - Whitney Houston
Human - The Killers
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
I’ll Be There - Jess Glynne
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Last Nite - The Strokes
Latch - Sam Smith
Loco in Acapulco - Four Tops
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Moving On Up - M People
Parachute - Ingrid Michaelson/Cheryl Cole
Please Mr Postman - The Carpenters
Samba de uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
Say My Name - Destiny's Child
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
Someone Like You - Adele
Soon One Morning - Gospel
Stuck in the Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
That Don’t Impress Me Much - Shania Twain
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Umbrella - Rihanna
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Way Down In The Hole - Tom Waits
Woman’s Got Soul - The Impressions
YMCA - Village People
Your Song - Elton John
MASHUPS
ABC / I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Alone - Heart / I Wanna Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Bellas' Finale - Pitch Perfect
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson / Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall / Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day / We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
Crazy - Patsy Cline / Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
I Feel Good - James Brown / Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae / Say You’ll Be There - Spice Girls
Rich Girl - Hall and Oates / Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Young Love - Mystery Jets / Like A Virgin - Madonna
Supremes Medley
CHRISTMAS
Let It Snow
When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and fresh-sounding arrangements of well-loved songs!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We are experienced performers and have sung at college balls, weddings, cocktail parties, churches, museums, street fairs...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All good pop music from the 70s to today!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Voice Festival UK Community Competition Final.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! We are a flexible vocal group and can adapt as needed.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are happy to be flexible. Please bear in mind that if the changes affect out travel arrangements or require us to be there for longer then there may be extra cost.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

We require minimal set up time if performing acoustically (1-5mins), and if you are providing mics and a PA system then we will need a short sound check (10-30mins)

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes! We even have choreography for some of our songs and can adapt to venue and performance requirements (incl. e.g. flashmobs and audience participations).

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Absolutely! We are happy to perform any song on our list, assuming we have the voice parts to cover it.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes - we have no equipment.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we love doing this, but please bear in mind there is an extra charge to cover the arranging and rehearsing time.

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Camilla I, 11 months ago

The Beatroots are a group of excellent a cappella arrangers and singers who are a delight to listen to and work with. In 2019, I had the pleasure of working with them for a singing event at a science festival in Oxford where medical research scientists told stories about their research to the tune of popular songs. The Beatroots wrote new a cappella arrangements for them, and we sang them together at the performance. Throughout the project, they were professional, and so kind and generous with their time, going beyond what I had expected: suggesting ways to improve the lyrics, including playful sounds and choreography to improve the performance of each story-song, and helping the scientists overcome their fear of performing as soloists, rather than part of a large choir. The feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive and demonstrated that they had genuinely engaged with the scientific content embedded in the playful, upbeat music. I hope to make it to one of their concerts again soon, and would love to work with them again in the future.

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Ruth W, 2 years ago

The Beatroots are a fantastically talented, Oxford based A Capella group. The songs they sing are beautifully arranged and cleverly crafted. Their harmonies are superbly composed and a delight to hear. Listening to this group is always uplifting, often amusing and above all highly entertaining. Their musicality ‘wowed’ the festival revellers at my annual music festival last year. Highly recommended.

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