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We’re happy to announce our new alternotives:

Zoe Carmichael, Alice Robinson, Katty Cowles, Natalie Fairhurst, James Hardie, Sam Lupton and Tom Gaisford!

We’re getting cracking on some exciting new festive arrangements so if you think you’ve got an event that’s in some need of some a cappella- facebook message or email the group, we’d love to sing for you!

The Alts are auditioning!

The Oxford Alternotives want you!

The Oxford Alternotives, Oxford’s award-winning mixed a cappella group, are holding auditions for all singers for this coming year! You don’t need to have any previous a cappella experience, just come along with a short, unaccompanied solo and show us what you’ve got! (This can include beat-boxing).

We’re incredibly excited about this coming year; the group will be recording a brand new album as well as going on tour around Europe. We’ll also be back up to Edinburgh in the summer to continue our highly successful run at the fringe festival. 

Auditions will be held in the Keble music room on the 11th and 12th of October. Simply email for a slot or if you have any questions!


This evening we’re hosting a very special concert with a veritable smorgasbord of a cappella, all in the name of charity.

The Alts will be singing alongside Out of the Blue, The Oxford Gargoyles, The Oxford Belles, and not one but TWO visiting groups from America.

Tickets are £5 for students, with all the proceeds going towards the Irish Cancer Society, for whom our wonderful president Niamh is running the London Marathon in April.

The Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine’s College, Oxford. 7pm start.


We are over the moon to announce that we got a 5 star review from Broadway Baby for our Edinburgh Fringe run! ‘a totally unique a capella performance‘; ‘They certainly set the bar very high for other a capella groups‘; ‘fresh, modern and totally accessible‘ (Click here to see it with your own eyes).

We also got 4 stars from ThreeWeeks (click here). ‘impressive and moving‘.

Thank you so much to all those who came an supported us – we had an absolute blast!

Drum Roll Please…Alts in Edinburgh!

We’re delighted to announce that for the 4th year running the Alternotives will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The set revisits some of your favourites from last years ‘Take Your Mama‘ studio album release, showcases numbers that helped the Alts storm to glory in Voice Festival this year, and some completely new gems. 12th – 24th August, 2pm, theSpace @ Symposium Hall. Put it in your diaries people!

More info on the Facebook event.

‘I was smiling from start to finish’ –

Stunning vocals’ – ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

‘You will see five star a cappella’ –

Oxford Regional Champions and National Finalists and Voice Festival 2013!

As seen on ‘The One Show’!

For tickets get in touch with the Symposium Hall Box Office or go on the Fringe Website.

Alternotives go to the Fringe!

Scotland better prepare itself because from the 5th to the 18th of August the Alternotives will be bringing yet another show stopping performance to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Performing at the Symposium Hall, the set brings back a couple of old classics, some brand spanking new arrangements, and of course some cheeky skits. The Alternotives are also launching the new CD ‘Take Your Mama’ at the Fringe, with many of the tracks featuring in the stage show. Check out the event details on Facebook.

‘I was smiling from start to finish’ –

‘Simply gorgeous’ –

Stunning vocals’ – Three Week Edinburgh

‘You will see five star a cappella’ –

For tickets visit:

American Tour!

Over the Easter vacation the Alts toured New England, visiting Boston, New Haven, and New York. We made stops at Harvard and Yale along with many other universities along the way. Highlights including singing for St Butolph’s club and the South Street Diner in Boston, for the Hudson Union in New York and, perhaps most memorably, an impromptu gig on Boston Common. Thank you to all the other groups who hosted us an made us feel so welcome – we had an incredible time!