Semi-Toned were formed in 2010 as a five-man barbershop harmony group at a university which doesn’t teach academic music. Six years on and the group is now at the forefront of a cappella in the UK.
The group, based at Exeter University in the South West of England is now fourteen men strong and in April 2015 earned the title of national champions, having won the Voice Festival UK. Praised for their creativity, uniqueness and vocal acrobatics the group embraces music of a variety of genres to ensure there really is something for everyone in any of their shows. Recent audiences have been wowed by klezmer versions of Gwen Stefani, unlikely mash-ups of Jay-Z and Game of Thrones and the Macarena acted out in the form of an encounter in an Ibiza club in 1996, all, of course, performed in the group’s trademark witty and engaging style.