+3 Interview: Aquapella: Mash-up, Mix and Blend

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“We wanted to create a show that was fun, entertaining, engaging and bursting with energy.”

WHO: Gabriella Monnington – Co-Musical Director, Main Arranger

WHAT: “Since their Edinburgh debut last year, vocal sensations Aquapella from the University of Bath have toured, won highest-placed UK mixed a cappella group at ICCA, and were a Voice Festival UK finalist. Bringing home awards for outstanding choreography and arrangements, Aquapella certainly know the recipe for success: mash-up, mix and blend. Their secret ingredient – a spoonful of sass, a pinch of humour and cheesy dance moves to taste.”

WHERE: C venues – C (Venue 34)

WHEN: 15:30 (50 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is our second year at the fringe and there has been a massive step up in the quality of our music, the confidence of our performers and the connection we have with our audience.

Tell us about your show.

Aquapella is an award-winning, 15-piece a cappella group from the University of Bath. We wanted to showcase our unique arrangements, high-octane choreography and sense of humour and have done so by tieing it all together in a cooking programme themed show designed to exhibit the ingredients that make our brand of a cappella so great!

This is the last hurrah for 11 of our graduating members and really shows our group off at the top of its game. We wanted to create a show that was fun, entertaining, engaging and bursting with energy and charisma but at the same time retain the incredible musical integrity the group has become known for across national and international audiences – judging by the feedback from our audience and audience reviews we seem to have achieved what we set out to do!

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

More a cappella!!! There are some incredible groups on at the fringe, we would specifically suggest our Southwest buddies the Bristol Suspensions and The Sweet Nothings but there are loads of other really talented groups out there as well!


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