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Cleveland Watkiss

Blog: Club Vocale III (TIC – TOC & Cleveland Watkiss)

Cleveland Watkiss is a singer with a huge wealth and diversity of experience. Despite his many different collaborations and projects he is still primarily regarded as a Jazz vocalist, due to the improvisatory nature of his solo work. However, he has moved beyond Jazz into a much wider sound world, drawing from all the different threads of his past. This world is where he and both TIC and TOC met […]

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Calendar: Club Vocale 3 ft. Cleveland Watkiss

For our third and final Club Vocale of 2016, we’ve invited another stellar vocal improviser to join us – this time it’s Cleveland Watkiss, multi-award winner virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer, who co-founded the Jazz Warriors big band and recently starred in Julian Joseph’s ground-breaking jazz operas Bridgetower and Shadowball. TOC – The Open Choir will also join us on stage! Tickets are available online with a special early bird […]

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Ian Shaw

News: A Very Special Guest at the next Club Vocale!

For our next Club Vocale night (Sunday 16th October), we’ve decided to shake things up a bit by inviting a formidable artist and human rights activist to join us on stage. Drum roll please for Ian Shaw, “one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists” and mighty fine improviser! Grab an advance ticket (£8 + fee) or chance it at the door (£10) – we will open the house at 6.30pm […]

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Blog: Club Vocale Launch – Earl Haig Hall 25th September 2016

I’m delighted Alistair has once again offered us an incredibly nuanced reading of the concert experience at the launch of Club Vocale. Read it and let it invoke something behind the music’s forms and the personalities involved… this commentary reveals the multiple layers of a listeners’ thoughts and experiences unveiled during the concert – so exquisitely articulated. The form of the evening was five new devised improvised pieces by members […]

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News: Auditions for TIC – Round Two

Calls for improvising vocalists. We are looking for: One or two male singers to join the choir. group of female and male reserve singers for the choir. November 8th 19.00 – 20.30 Audition workshop, Crouch End – for male and female vocalists.  (this date has been moved forward from 4th Nov) We have lost one of our key singers in the choir who has returned home to work in the […]

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News: Club Vocale: Launch!

Club Vocale is an exciting new hub for edgy, passionate and alchemical vocal performances, mixing improvised, devised and partly scored pieces performed by house choir TIC and community choir TOC, along with guest vocal and instrumental artists invited to expand our community through collaboration and experimentation. We’re calling all adventurous musicians, composers and listeners to explore with us new unchartered territories between composition and improvisation, in the comfy bohemian setting of Earl Haigh Hall!   Join us for the launch of Club […]

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News: TIC TOC SING Crouch End Festival

  Link to Festival website: http://www.crouchendfestival.org/events/tic-the-improvisers-choir/ TIC and TOC are performing at the Crouch End Festival, June 10th, 7.30 Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre. We are delighted to be in the iconic Grade 2 listed Hornsey Town Hall. TOC will perform at 7.30pm in the beautiful Art Deco Crush Hall and TIC will perform in the archaic ‘Supper Room’ – now a brilliant new theatre space in the basement of […]

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News: TIC Ceremonial

Using TIC as part of your Ceremony Being in the moment with improvisation provides a unique sensibility to the occasion, the atmosphere and the meanings and feelings present in the room. As vocal improvisers we are able to translate these ‘vibes’ into music, unique to the time, place and energy of the space and people participating in the ceremony. TIC Ceremonial is a new development in the work of the choir and places us in […]

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