The Alleycats - a Cappella with Cattitude

The Alleycats present an energetic fun-filled show with popular music. They perform a range of songs by the likes of Shania Twain, The Killers and Coldplay as well as many other familiar names. With upbeat songs and imaginative choreography, The Alleycats make this an enjoyable hour. I’m still not entirely sure where the Cattitude part comes in. Apart from the feline-themed costumes and the occasional cat-ish choreography there seemed to be very little reference to the attitude described in the shows name. The members of the Alleycats are clearly talented. Each member is strong and dynamic and brings vivacity to their performances. The small amount of choreography is in perfect sync and does not distract from the singing. However, the show could have benefited from a setlist with more variety. The songs are all well sung but it would have been encouraging to see the performers push themselves further. One disappointment throughout was the significant lack of volume. Sitting in the middle of the audience it was very hard to pick out and hear the solo voices within numbers. This made trying to have any levels in the singing almost ridiculous. When singing softly, the singers could not be heard and the songs were only powerful during the more impacting ensemble sections.Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable performance. Many audience members will find recognisable songs done in fun and interesting ways. The Alleycats are dynamic and energetic throughout their performance and use their bubbly personalities to great effect on stage.

Reviews by Nicole Adam

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The Blurb

Young, mischievous and singing everything from 80s rock to motown and hip-hop - a cheeky something for everyone. With appearances on Last Choir Standing and numerous awards, this is energetic a cappella with attitude!

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