It's been a brilliant week of rehearsals across all our groups as they gear up towards lots of exciting performances (more on that soon), and welcomed our members back as well as lots of new members too. However, a special mention must go to our outgoing Birmingham MD, Ruairi Edwards. A more professional, talented, enthusiastic and friendly person we could not have had and we are all hugely grateful to him for his phenomenal work over the past 18 months. He moves on to exciting new beginnings in his career and we at VOTT wish him all the very, very best. Good luck Ruairi! And so a new era begins in Birmingham and we're absolutely thrilled to welcome the exceptionally talented and thoroughly nice chap that is James Hockey as our new MD. It's a pleasure to have him with us and we couldn't be luckier than to have him onboard. More on James soon tough as well as our exciting shows...
And a hugely fun rehearsal was had last night in Edinburgh as our new MD Paul did a top job of leading his first session. Nicely done Paul. It was great to have such brilliant turnout of existing, returning and hopefully new members, not to mention a belting tune to work on! Next up tonight, our fantastic Birmingham VOTTers get back into action with a bang. Bring it!
Well, WHAT A START to our new terms by kicking off with two cracking rehearsals last night in Glasgow & Newcastle! Great to see so many returning members and lots of great new people along for the first time too. Two cracking and pretty tricky (would we have it any other way?!) arrangements covered and lots more great songs to come too... Oh and a HUGE well done to Gemma, our Glasgow MD, for a fantastic start in her first rehearsal. Big kudos Gemma! Roll on next week and in the meantime, Edinburgh & Birmingham rehearsals tomorrow and Thursday... #rockin'
One week today until the start of a week when all 4 of our groups return to action. Oh yeah! Rockin' songs, crackin' harmonies and tons of laughs await... So not long to go folks, just hang on in there a little more! And in the meantime, bend your ears around this little bluesy a cappella number... Nice.
In late 2013, our Newcastle group had the pleasure to sing on the charity single, Here We Stand, for Teenage Cancer Trust featuring on lead vocals Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall and Melissa Cavanagh, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of just 13. Well this coming Saturday, you can see Melissa performing on none other than BBC The Voice UK! No one deserves it more and on behalf of everyone at VOTT, the very best of luck to her! #GoMel
It's only two weeks until our Glasgow and Newcastle groups return to action and we can't wait to get back in the rehearsal room to work on great songs and arrangements. And there's still time to Sign Up for a Free taster session with both but be warned, places are going FAST! So get booking via the website to avoid missing out...
Happy Friday Folks! And we're delighted to announce that the new Musical Director leading our brilliant Glasgow VOTTers will be Gemma Filby! A big welcome to Gemma from all at VOTT and we're really thrilled to have such a fantastic musician and bubbly personality, who brings a wealth of experience, onboard. For more information about Gemma, venue details, full term dates and to Sign Up for a Free taster session with our Glasgow group from Monday, Jan 25th onwards, just click the link below! www.voiceofthetown.co.uk/glasgow/
And here's one for all ye Birmingham folks... We're back in the thick of things from Thursday, January 28th, and we can't wait to see and hear all our brilliant VOTTers giving it large! For full term dates and info, check out the link below and we'll see everyone 3 weeks today... Get ready y'all! http://www.voiceofthetown.co.uk/birmingham/
It's now only 3 weeks today until our new Edinburgh VOTT term begins on Wednesday, January 27th and we can't wait to get back in action and to see all our members under the new Musical Direction of the hugely talented Paul Morrissey! So we say a big welcome to Paul from all at Voice of the Town and really look forward to working with him as we move forward. And for more info about Paul and to Sign Up for a taster session with our Edinburgh group, just click the link below... www.voiceofthetown.co.uk/edinburgh/