Contemporary a cappella is increasing in popularity in the UK (particularly amongst younger people, although it appeals to all ages) with the success of “Pitch Perfect”/”Pitch Perfect 2”, the BBC TV series “The Naked Choir” and the pop group Pentatonix making number 1 on the Billboard charts this Autumn.
Academix are a 5-piece, new, exciting, contemporary a cappella band based in Woking, bringing close harmony pop and jazz to Surrey. They entertain all over the South East. Starting with the tradition of The Swingle Singers, they add the movement, smooth grooves, beatbox, and unique arranging style that has been so successful with TV shows like Glee and the 2012 hit movie Pitch Perfect.
Their sets range from the Beatles to Buggles and from Andrew Sisters to Pharrell Williams. The band was founded in 2014 by Jonathan (tenor and VP), who grew up with Anita (sop), married Cate (mezzo) and met Cat (alto) while singing with the Mosaic chamber choir. Neil (bass) … well, they got him off the internet. All of Academix’s repertoire is arranged specifically for the group by its members, making the most of our unique versatility and talents.
Everything you hear comes from our mouths, no instruments are used!
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