Auditions

In the Smoke is now holding auditions for all voice parts! 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.

2017 Audition Schedule:

  • Initial Application
    Submit anytime before 15th October 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 excerpts of two songs that showcase your voice, preferably of contrasting styles. Each excerpt shouldn’t be long (for example, a verse/chorus of a pop song). The excerpts 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!
  • First Round Auditions
    17th October and 24th October, 7:30-9:30pm (you will be asked to attend one of these dates)
    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!
  • Callback Audition
    31st October, 7:30-9:30pm
    In this final stage of the audition process we will be evaluating how your voice blends with our group. You will be given more details about what to expect if you make it through to this round.
  • First Rehearsal for new members!
    7th November 7:30-9:30pm

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for new members of all voice parts. 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!

In the Smoke

This could be you!

 

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