Upcoming gigs

Watch this space for our next gig, tentatively planned for February 2022.

Past gigs


Thursday 9 September
After 18 months of Aca-aemia, we got back together (mostly) mid-year to rehearse for In The Smoke: In The Flesh at our new favourite venue, David Game College.


Wednesday 20 November
For most of the later part of 2019 we worked on our latest CD (and Spotify) recording, Hauntingly Familiar.  So we put on Hauntingly Familiar – the album launch gig at the Ugly Duck, Bermondsey.

Wednesday 10 April
We took part in Club A Cappella – Chapter 7 presented by the London Vocal League, a concert at The Other Palace, alongside lots of other groups.

Friday 5 April
To coincide with International Women’s Day, we presented All The Singer Ladies, celebrating women in music, at The Ship in Borough


Wednesday 5th December
Once again we joined forces with our friends, After Hours, for our Christmas gig at the Wheatsheaf.

Wednesday 7 and Saturday 10 November
We presented two packed nights of our sequel to Open Mic Night at The Love Cafe, Aca-Nuptials: Get Me To The Church in 4/4 Time, at the Wheatsheaf. 

In the Smoke performed at the Brandenburg Choral Festival Fringe at The Horse and Stables

Thursday 26 April
We returned to one of our favourite venues, The Horse and Stables pub, for a night of high energy a cappella! Many new arrangements were premiered In The Spring.


Friday 15 December
We put our unique spin on the festive season at ItS Does Christmas in the magical setting of St Vedast Foster Lane Church.

Friday 11 August
We celebrated TEN YEARS of In the Smoke at our biggest ever summer gig at the Greenwood Theatre in London

Thursday/Friday/Saturday 6/7/8 April
We presented three sold-out nights of our brand new immersive show In the Smoke presents Open Mic Night*: tales of love, a cappella and everything in between. 

Tuesday 21 March
In the Smoke performed at the Brandenburg Choral Festival


Sunday 11 December
We shared the stage with London a cappella group After Hours for our annual Christmas showcase: Festive A Cappella: In the Smoke & After Hours Double Header

Friday 14 October
In the Smoke presented our end-of-summer pub gig at the Horse & Stables: a night of a cappella wonder and mayhem.

Thursday 22 September
In the Smoke performed at the Brandenburg Choral Festival

Sunday 15 May
In the Smoke returned to perform a show at the Brighton Fringe Festival for our second year to popular acclaim.

Sunday 10 April
We are thrilled to have retained our title as Community Champions of the 2016 Voice Festival! We also picked up awards for Outstanding Musicianship, Outstanding Soloist for Rachel Wood and Outstanding Arrangement for Michael Humphrey.


Friday 4 December
12 Clichés of Christmas: our annual Christmas gig with a merry mixture of Christmas classics, comedy skits and heartwarming moments.

Thursday 3 December
Charity Carol Concert in Brighton Royal Pavilion

Friday 31 July
Summer extravaganza at the Greenwood Theatre.

Friday 24 July
Performed a short set at Music for Nepal, hosted by The Few, raising money towards disaster relief in Nepal.

Saturday 27 June
Concert 13 of 17 in the City of London Festival’s choral marathon, at St Mary-at-Hill.

Friday 19 June
Voices of London Festival launch: A Choral Showcase

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 
A popular pair of gigs at the 2015 Brighton Fringe.

Sunday 12 April
We are thrilled to have been crowned Winners of the Voice Festival Community Competition 2015 at Birmingham Conservatoire! The award for Outstanding Arrangement went to our very own Michael Humphrey.

Thursday 2 April
A special sneak preview of our set for the Voice Festival Community Competition 2015 at the Tea House Theatre.


Friday 28 November
Our Christmas Gig (including a long-awaited Aca-alternativ-ity) at the Peckham Liberal Club.

Saturday 15 November
A sold-out joint gig with the brilliant Original Sing at the Bristol Folk House. Thanks to all who came!

Friday 4 July
Independence, eh? gig at the Greenwood Theatre

Choir of the Year auditions in Basingstoke (we won Choir of the Day in the Open category!)

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Voice Festival UK Community Showcase
Friday Night with In the Smoke at the Wheatsheaf Hall


In the Smoke & Aoidejoint concert at the Wheatsheaf Hall

In the Smoke: The Story So Far at the Greenwood Theatre

VFUK Youth Competition – workshop leaders and competition hosts

Voice Festival UK Community Competition

  • Recipients of the Ward Swingle Award for Originality

London A Cappella Festival 2013 at Kings Place


A-capp-Aladdin! at the Wheatsheaf Hall

Please Refrain from Smokin’ – In the Smoke and the Refrains at the Wheatsheaf Hall

In the Smoke at the Wheatsheaf Hall

Dulwich Festival of Choirs, James Allen Girls’ School, Dulwich
In the Smoke at the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall

The Voice Festival UK

  • Winners – Community Competition
  • Best Arrangement (Andre Flemmings – Teardrop)


A ca-panto! at the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall

Vaudeville Nights at the New End Theatre, Hampstead

In the Smoke at The Slaughtered Lamb


In the Smoke for Christmas

Pop-up Festival at the Seven Dials Club

Recording: Music video for Sing A Song
Cambridge winter gig
An evening with In the Smoke and British Summer Time at the Seven Dials Club
London A Cappella Festival at King’s Place

Limetree Festival

Recording: No Smoke Without Fire

In the Smoke at The Horse

Shrove Feast at the Oxford and Cambridge Club


New Year at Aldeburgh
In the Smoke at The Corner Store

In the Smoke at The Horse

In the Smoke’s sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In the Smoke at the Rosemary Branch (The return!)

In the Smoke at the Rosemary Branch (The beginning!)


In the Smoke Christmas Gig at The Corner Store

In the Smoke’s sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
In the Smoke London Preview at The Corner Store