Pitch Fight

Pitch Fight is a 15 piece all-female identifying a cappella group from the University of Bristol. The group is competitive in competitions like VoiceFest and the ICCAs, in addition to being featured in Sky One’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, and participating in Edinburgh Fringe. Rachael sits down with Helen, Emily, and Aashna to talk about the group’s latest single, Thumbs, opb Sabrina Carpenter.

Listen to Thumbs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axKUcd-C7x4

Learn more about Pitch Fight here: https://www.pitchfight.co.uk/

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Perfect Forth

The Scottish a cappella ensemble, Perfect Forth, has put together a digital show that’s premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 20th and 27th. Rachael sits down with this group of collegiate a cappella graduates with musical theatre values to talk about the inspiration for the show, how they managed to put it together during lock-down, and what’s coming up for the group.

Learn more about the show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/perfect-forth-lost-and-found

Listen to the group’s music at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4CdlkcA037vSNyZ4njsXGw

Learn more about the group at https://www.facebook.com/PerfectForth

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All Sharps

University of Bristol’s oldest mixed auditioned group, the All Sharps, have released a new tune, Dance Monkey! Rachael sits down with the group’s music directors and arrange to chat about this fun bop and the EP the group is working towards.

Check out the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v069X-ndonc

Support the EP here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/all-sharps-ep-2021

Learn more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/AllSharps

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The ConChords

A little more than a year ago, the ConChords, originally from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK, were on top of the world, having secured a win of the UK ICCA semifinals and the right to compete on the stage at finals in New York. Then the pandemic hit and things came to a bit of a halt, but the group didn’t stop! They recorded and released their rendition of Moanin’, which was in their 2020 set. Rachael sits down with Johnny and Aitzi to talk about how that all went down, where the group is now, and what’s up next!

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1001 Open Mic Nights

It’s podcastception here at The Pulse! Rachael sat down with George, Rob, and Charley from 1001 Open Mic Nights, a show being produced for Fringe this year, which is ALSO a podcast! We had a great time talking about how the show was conceived, what its current state is, and what plans are for the future, in addition to talking about the podcast. Plus, get a sneak peak at the podcast episode of 1001 Open Mic Nights that features Rachael!

Learn more about the show by listening to the podcast at https://open.spotify.com/show/24oYsAzZTxL4ITu32qdaa7

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Semi-Toned was formed in 2010 as a five-man barbershop harmony group at a university which doesn’t teach academic music. Today, the group is at the forefront of a cappella in the United Kingdom. The guys released an EP in December called Infrared and sit down with Rachael to discuss it, in addition to talking about where the group is heading in the upcoming months and the ambitious goal they created for themselves last term to create new music weekly!

Check Infrared on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4mu7wY8SKnu3jBbYsKUxex

Purchase Infrared on iTunes: iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/infrared-ep/1539866259

Watch the videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrLJdDUcQJbS-nXJFNngNiv7qUSaApTcs&fbclid=IwAR1K9JOr3YJj5o9lZLnLr71S_HWXQlOiWuNw7TrrVObTm-2LeLd1nOGXfa0

Learn more about Semi-Toned at: https://www.facebook.com/semitoned.

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University of Bristol’s award winning all-male a cappella group Academy has just released their DEBUT ALBUM, Exhibit A! Rachael sat down with group members Mark and Felix to talk about all the hard work that went in to pulling this off, especially under lockdown, and delves deeper into the meaning of two of the particular recordings, Bang, Bang, Bang and No Time To Die.

Check out the album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2uh4j6FVYmQJqllETMOFbj.

Learn more about the group at: https://www.facebook.com/AcademyACappella

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