Get Jazzy On It!
Put together 11 young women in 50s style sundresses, no musical instruments, no microphones, just superb voices, and you’ve got The Bluebelles.
These students from the University of Exeter sing jazzy a cappella versions of a wide range of songs. They sing songs you might expect – Mr Sandman, Beyond the Sea, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – but also some very unexpected arrangements of songs like Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, and Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble.
My personal favourite, and a popular one with today’s audience too, was their very different version of the disco classic I Will Survive.
The Bluebelles arrange all the songs themselves, and sing them beautifully with their lovely harmonies. Their show is great fun to listen to and watch, and the girls themselves all look like they’re having a great time too. My only complaint was that 45 minutes was way too short – I would have been happy for the show to be twice that length.
Get Jazzy On It continues at SpaceTriplex in Hill Place until 15th August.