The BlueBelles are always delighted to be asked to sing at events in the local community. People often ask where we are from. There is no simple answer to this. We rehearse in Easton Royal in Wiltshire but none of the BlueBelles actually live there! Most of us hail from Pewsey, Burbage
Singing out of tune is a recurring problem that we hear from performers. An important element of the barbershop “lock and ring” sound is in-tune singing. We need to sing quality musical tones that are specifically in pitch to the anticipated melodic line. To make this happen, we must sing in tune both horizontally and vertically.
By definition, Barbershop vocal harmony, as categorised during the barbershop revival era (1930s–present), is the art of singing a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music. A lot of the music sung by Barbershop choirs will come from this era of the 1930s although nowadays there is a much wider repertoire available.