GIG: Voice Festival special sneak preview – 2 April 2015

In April, we will be heading up to Birmingham to take part in the Community Competition Final of the brilliant Voice Festival UK. Rehearsals are well under way – but we’re not giving away too much yet…

In the Smoke

But fear not, Londoners! Before we go, we’re going to be staging a one-off sneak preview premiere of our set (along with a few other cracking arrangements).

Come along to the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall Walk, at 8pm on Thursday 2 April for a relaxed evening of a cappella, drinks and cake.

Entry is free. What better way could there be to kick off the Easter weekend?!

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GIG: Friday 4 July – Independence, eh?

We’re pleased to announce that we’re returning to the Greenwood Theatre in London Bridge this summer, and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

With the possible exception of some Independence Day ‘humour’*, this is a no-gimmicks, straight-up, best-of evening of great a cappella. Expect some old favourites, recent favourites, not yet favourites (aka world premieres) and a Disney Medley. Oh yes.

Independence, eh?
Friday 4 July 2014, 8-10pm (bar open from 7.30pm and during the interval)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £10 (£5 concession or FREE for under-16s and school pupils)

Tickets are on sale now (no booking fees!): www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmokeuk

* It was the only date we could get the theatre…

BLOG: Encore!

We’re as guilty as any other group of preparing an encore just in case we do a good enough job to warrant one. After all, we’d hate to palm paying punters off with a poor performance and second rate singing, if they’ve enjoyed us enough to request more… Last impressions and all that.

The thing is, though, that the requests can often be a tad specific, and one request has been bellowed at our bowing bodies more than all the others put together. It’s a song that’s been with us since our first gig over five years back, as famous for its moves and video as its music and vocals… none other than Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller‘.

It’s quite a rush dragging your reluctant feet across the stage, crooked arms outstretched to grab the virtuosic Vishal, while trying to remember whether this ‘doop’ is the one that’s sharp…  But like all our songs – and our members – it needs some time off to put its feet up after a long stretch of hard work.

So if you’re coming to see us on Saturday, please do ask us for the encore we’ve so presumptuously prepared, but don’t expect to have any choice in what it is. You’re gonna love it.

–James

GIG: Tickets on sale now!

Celebrating our fifth anniversary and launching our new (fourth) album, we’re doing a proper full length show in a proper big theatre, and tickets are NOW ON SALE!

Expect brand new, never-before-performed arrangements alongside highlights from our first half-decade, and the sets that earned us the title of Champions (2012) and the Ward Swingle Award for Originality (2013) at the Voice Festival UK Community Competition.

In the Smoke: The Story So Far
Saturday 3 August 2013, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £7 (adult), £3 (concession), FREE for under-16s or school pupils
Book online now at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmoke (no booking fee)

Load up on puns, bring your friends…  And while you’re there, buy our shiny new CD.  Sneak preview now available at Soundcloud, or a video on YouTube!

GIG ALERT! ItS 5th Anniversary album launch – Sat 3rd August – SAVE THE DATE!

ImageCome to join your favourite a cappella band this August for our summer love-in in the “Big Smoke”.

DATE: Saturday 3rd August 2013

TIME: Early Evening (pm)

PLACE: Greenwood Theatre, London. SE1 3RA

MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/8OcxT

Yes, your favourite, all-original vocal only band, In the Smoke (ItS) has its biggest ever summer gig coming up where we’ll be celebrating our 5th (wooden) anniversary and launching our new album.

Best of all YOU are ALL invited!

Early bird tickets available soon and we’ll need your help naming our CD too. More on that soon.

So follow the advice from our original, Ward Swingle-endorsed set and: “Load up on funds, tell your friends, In the Smoke gig near London Bridge ends.”

Love a cappella? Come to join ITS this summer for our summer love-in in the “Big Smoke”.

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