Auditions

In the Smoke is now holding auditions…for everybody! If you love to sing a cappella, then we want to hear from you! Our rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm in central London. Details about the audition process can be found in our application form ( doc / pdf ) as well as below. If you have any further questions, or are unable to make the audition dates, please don’t hesitate to contact us at inthesmoke@gmail.com.

2021 Audition Schedule:

  • Initial Application
    Submit anytime to inthesmoke@gmail.com
    Please submit the application form ( doc / pdf ) as well as a video (preferred) or audio recording of your voice. The recording should be of you singing an excerpt of a song that showcases your voice. The excerpt shouldn’t be long (for example, a verse/chorus of a pop song). The excerpt should be sung a cappella (without accompaniment). The recording does not have to be professionally made (e.g. recording on a phone or laptop is fine) – this is just to give us a rough idea of your voice so don’t stress too much about it! You may submit the recording as a video/audio file email attachment or as a link to youtube/dropbox etc. If you have any difficulties with making the recording or any other questions, just send us an email and we’ll try to help!
  • Invitation to Audition
    A Tuesday that works for you, 8:15-9:30pm
    Selected applicants will be asked to come and join one of our rehearsals. In this audition we will check your range and musicianship as well as hear you sing a solo. You’ll learn a song with us where you’ll have to hold your part in the group. You’ll also get a chance to experience what our rehearsals are like and meet us all. Afterwards, please join us for a drink at the pub!

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for every voice part, but especially men at the moment. We expect our members to have a high level of musicianship and be able to learn their parts by themselves. Previous a cappella experience is preferred, but if you have experience singing other styles of music we still encourage you to audition. We expect a high level of commitment from our members, especially when it comes to attending rehearsals/gigs and learning music. Above all, we are a group of friends who love to sing and perform together, challenge ourselves musically and enjoy a drink at the pub afterwards – we hope to welcome you into our group!

 

Be part of this lovely group!