Surf’s Up! – Sing the Beach Boys
Known for their musical homages to surfing, cars and romance, the Beach Boys achieved success early in their career with a string of songs celebrating 60s youth culture on the West Coast of America.
Their distinctive close-harmony vocal sound, laid-back grooves and easy-living lyrics describe a world that we would all like to escape to now and then, so why not immerse yourself in the sounds of a Californian summer with this fun and accessible group-singing workshop.
We’ll be doing some harmony singing but you don’t need to be able to read music notation as we will be learning our parts ‘by ear’ with lyric sheets. All levels of experience welcome.
Jo Sercombe is a music graduate from Southampton University and Goldsmith’s University, London. She works in Bath and nationally as a vocalist, Musical Director and workshop leader and is particularly keen to make singing accessible to all, regardless of skill or experience. She travels the country working with adult singing groups, community choirs, schools and colleges, businesses and leisure-time learning institutions and has even taken to singing upon the high seas, working with world cruise passengers sailing round the Far East and the Caribbean! Closer to home, she founded and directs the Bath Community Gospel Choir, is a lecturer in Choral Voice Work for Actors at Bath Spa University and gigs regularly as a jazz singer. Jo enjoys her role as President of the Priston Music Festival and has recently become the Gospel Workshop specialist for The Ambassador Theatre Group in London’s West End.