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Bristol Suspensions Reach ICCA Finals

21 Apr 2021
Alumni News

The Bristol Suspensions are a 17 piece mixed a cappella group from the University of Bristol. Having been founded in 2014, the group has become UK champions of collegiate a cappella in only their 7th year of existence.

Old Wellies Robbie Armstrong (2017) and Francesca Corr (2019) are members of the group, who are both also Wells Cathedral Choristers.

Robbie is the musical director of the group this year, so the winning song was created under his direction and leadership. The win places The Suspensions as the best university a cappella group in the country this year, and they will be progressing to the international finals on May 8th, where they will compete against 9 American a cappella groups.

More can be found about the competition on the Varsity Vocals website. The Bristol Suspensions haven’t been able to rehearse this year due to covid, but have been working hard making music virtually. They plan on creating a professional full-length album this summer and are fundraising to do so with a number of online activities and events. Even as national champions, the group won’t receive any financial support from the university, so this album will be created entirely by their own means. It’s very costly to record and produce a professional album, so the group would really appreciate any support you could give them!

Robbie said: "We’re really happy to have won the UK competition this year, and feel we have done Wells proud!" 

A video of their performances can be found here

Fundraiser link 


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