Gareth Malone’s The Naked Choir winners Son of Pitches come to Cambridge Junction
PUBLISHED: 17:18 02 December 2016 | UPDATED: 17:18 02 December 2016
In a brand new show for 2017, Sons of Pitches will be celebrating the world of TV with a vocal adventure, including performances of TV themes, and sketches about panel, talent and quiz shows.
The tour begins on Friday, June 2 and rolls into Cambridge to The Junction on Tuesday, June 6
Since forming in 2010, the group, which is made up of Joe Novelli, Joe Hinds, Jamie Hughes, Joe Belham, Josh Mallett and Midé Naike, have captivated audiences with their highly creative vocal gymnastics.
Sons of Pitches’ reputation as the UK’s top a cappella group was further cemented in 2015 when they became the first winners of BBC2’s The Naked Choir hosted by Gareth Malone, where their soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and stunning beatboxing, mixed with a large dose of comedy proved to be huge hit with the viewing public.
Now, with more than two million YouTube hits and a growing international reputation, The Sons are widely acknowledged as being responsible for having “given a cappella a kick up the backside”.
In spring 2016, Sons of Pitches embarked on their first headline UK tour, playing at 27 venues across Britain.
With more than 20,000 people attending these concerts, the tour was a storming success. Particular highlights included packing-out London’s Union Chapel and other prestigious venues such as The Sage in Gateshead and The Lowry in Salford.
The group followed this tour with another hugely successful 18-date run across the UK in November, where Sons of Pitches brought the house down every night with a typically inventive set; from Kate Bush’s haunting Wuthering Heights to the hilarious and nostalgia fuelled History of UK & Irish Boybands medley.
Opening for Sons of Pitches throughout the tour will be special guests The Military Wives Choir.
Box office: 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk or thesonsofpitches.co.uk.