We are The Oxford Gargoyles ; Oxford University's internationally renowned vocal jazz group. With a rich twenty-year history, we have achieved a reputation for our exciting and innovative performances of jazz, soul, pop and funk repertoire. Reworking classics and commissioning intricate new arrangements (in up to 12-part harmony!), we've delighted audiences far and wide. Now the Gargoyles want the chance to dazzle you with an unforgettable show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Check us out... www.theoxfordgargoyles.com
Established in 1998, (before some of the current members were even alive!) the Gargoyles have grown from strength to strength, performing beyond Oxford, around the UK and abroad, with recent tours to Hong Kong, Macau and the US. We have charmed the Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences for twelve years. Now we are seeking to go up again for the 13th consecutive year.
Our performances have brought rave reviews (check them out below), with a number of five-star reviews confirming the Gargoyles as a staple of the Edinburgh a cappella scene. However, to get there, we need your help and support.
We have worked super hard this year to create a group that will perform strongly and thrive in Edinburgh - we truly believe that the opportunity to perform alongside some of the UK's leading a cappella groups for current gargoyles would be an extremely valuable experience.
To make this possible, we need funding to contribute towards the cost of accommodation, travel, promotion and venue hire for the group. We have worked hard to minimise costs in every area, and have done gigs all year to raise funds and hype! Our next challenge is to get to Edinburgh and sell out our shows.
To accompany our run at the Fringe, we have recorded an EP, featuring the songs from our show, with leading a cappella producer Jonny Stewart. This year we are sounding tighter and more musical than ever, which is why we want to immortalise our current group on record. The album will shortly be available in hard copy, on Spotify and on iTunes. Watch this space!
Everything and anything will help, thank you in anticipation of your support!
what do people say?
'Charm personified' - Richard Morrison, the Times
'Scintillating harmonies, swinging rhythms and superb showmanship' - Craig Revel Horwood, BBC 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge
***** - FringeReview.co.uk
***** - BroadwayBaby.com
***** - Cherwell.org
‘The Oxford Gargoyles’ sell-out performance offers the perfect a cappella experience; blending pitch perfect harmonies with a minor comedic undercurrent to ensure all types of fans are catered to’ - EdFestMag.com
Sponsors will receive a personal note alongside unique rewards, from signed copies of our new CD to free tickets to our show and even a personal performance! Check them out to the side of this page.
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