Friday, 7 October 2016

gobsmacked

On Saturday 2nd July, in the afternoon, Maisie and I went to see Gobsmacked in the Udderbelly at the South Bank Centre (Bethan spent most of the day at a Brownies sports day). It was a Glee kind of thing - half a dozen singers - one of them a beat-boxer - singing pop songs together in harmony, in a very particular harmonic style. I enjoyed it, and was glad to have seen something like it, but I didn't feel the need to seek out more of it. It was quite samey, and quite mellow, in the same way that pop choirs also end up being, which always seems unnecessary and surprising. Why not take a range of approaches to harmony/arrangement, without even having to widen the range of songs being done (though there'd be no harm in that either).