The Oxford Gargoyles are one of the UK’s leading jazz a cappella ensembles comprised of students from both Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. Their stellar mix of black-tie class, charm, wit and impeccable musicality has delighted audiences far and wide for well over a decade. With their toe-tapping jazz standards, grooving funk tunes and of course, reinterpreted Disney classics, the Gargoyles are sure to dazzle you with unforgettable performances!

You can find samples of tracks from current and previous Gargoyles albums along with a few Videos in the Media section of the site.

Spring Concert

Spring Concert Flyer

We’re going to be out busking in Oxford for the next few days, leading up to our last concert of the term, look out for us! If you’re here from taking one of our flyers, having heard our street-based a cappella, then welcome!

Our concert starts at 8.00pm on Wednesday 12th March and is at the Holywell Music Room. We’ll be singing a songs from a variety of genres including jazz, swing, soul, pop and funk as well as unveiling a huge new piece which has never been sung before. So come along to see us nail some epic scat, pull off some slick choreography and be there to give us a big send-off just before our monumental tour to Hong Kong!

For more details check out our Facebook event.

You can book directly online on our WeGotTickets page. Additionally, if you want the chance to win a free Gargoyles album of your choice, share this Facebook post!

Hong Kong – Macau Tour

We have recently announced the group’s first ever tour to Asia, from 19th March to 3rd April, and there is a lot of excitement going around at Gargoyles HQ! We will be visiting Hong Kong and Macau and singing at more events than you can shake a stick at, . While our primary source of funding for the tour is performing gigs in and around Oxford throughout the year, we have also launched a Fringebacker campaign for anyone who wants to support us, or wants some awesome rewards (signed postcards, T-shirts, CDs etc.). Below is the appeal’s video which you can also find on our campaign page!


Campaign Link

If you are going to be in the area of Hong Kong and Macau in, tickets are available now for all our public ticketed performances! Below are the details of each venue, the date and time of the performance, and information about how to buy tickets:

Backstage Live
Friday, 21 March 2014, 8:00pm
1/F, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington St, Central $180 (includes free drink)
Tickets & Enquiries: 2167 8985 reservation@backstagelive.hk

Grappa’s Cellar 
Sunday, 23 March 2014, 7:00pm
B1, 1 Connaught Pl, Central
$200 (door) / $180 (earlybird) (includes free drink) Tickets available at Grappa’s Cellar, Cityline, & Tom Lee Music Outlets, online & by phone:
Tickets: 2111 5333
Enquiries: 2521 2322
www.cityline.com

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Monday, 24 March 2014, 8:00pm
5 Edinburgh Pl, Central
$250 / $200 / $150 (students)
Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets, online & by phone: Tickets: 2111 5999
www .urbtix.hk
Enquiries: 2734 9009

Fringe Club
Wed, Fri, Sat, 26, 28, 29 March 2014, 8:00pm 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central
$200 / $160 / $120 (students)
Tickets: 3128 8288
www.hkticketing.com
Enquiries: 2521 7251
www.hkfringeclub.com

Macau Teatro Dom Pedro V
Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 8:00pm
Extras Calçada do Teatro, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
Tickets by donation, all proceeds benefit: Associacao de Mutuo Auxilio do Bairro (a Macau elderly association)
Tickets & Enquiries: +853 6206 8888 | macau@ousoc.oxon.org

Updates updates updates

First and foremost, we have an upcoming Christmas concert this Sunday (1st December) at 7.30pm at The House Bar in Oxford. If you are based in Oxford or in the general vicinity this weekend do check out the Facebook event and if you want to come Book tickets here. It should be really great fun, so hopefully we will see you there.

In other news all of the profiles of the members of our current group have been created or updated. Check them out here! On a similar theme, we have uploaded several photos from our recent photoshoot.

A final thing we wanted to point out which may help with navigating the site. For any posts which have a Gargoyle logo next to the title (like this one), you can hover your mouse over the logo to find category and click that to look through posts of the same type. This should become increasingly helpful as this site grows.

2013 begins in earnest

The auditions are over and we have welcomed six new fledgling Gargoyles to the fold:

Beth Nixon (Soprano)
Ellen Edmondson (Alto)
Elsa Field (Alto)
George Horgan (Tenor)
Daniel Overin (Bass)
Jack Gee (Bass)

Expect photos and updates on the About page soon!

On a slightly more sad note, we bid a very fond farewell to:

Becca Sharp (Soprano/Musical Director)
Lauren Au (Alto/President)
Carmen Perez (Alto)
Henry de Berker (Tenor/Publicity Officer)
Hamish Sabey-Corkindale (Bass/Business Manager)

Auditions – 2013

2013_AuditionsPosterSo it is the beginning of a new year at Oxford and, as always, we are looking to recruit new members in the Gargoyles. If you are a student in Oxford who is interested in being one of us then auditions will be running from the end of Freshers’ Week. If you would like to audition, check out our stall at the University Freshers’ Fair or Email us, and make sure you are ready to perform a single song which you think displays your singing talent best. You don’t need to have had any formal training, we will judge you entirely on your own merit at the auditions.

We will be around Oxford during Fresher’s week, at the Freshers’ Fair and we will be singing at numerous events, but if you want a flavour of what and how we perform, check out the Media tab of this site. Every year, as well as performing at several times a term within Oxford, we go on Tour and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (both really awesome experiences).

Exciting times. Exciting times indeed.

We have a new website!

Yes, having spent many hours in the dead of night various members of the Gargoyles have completed a redesign of the site and what you see is the result. If you feel it is appropriate, please do like us on twitter, tweet us on youtube and share us on facebook!

If you have any trouble finding anything, find a bug or have a suggestion please feel free to email us using the contact form (or if that is the source of the issue, which it hopefully isn’t, email webmaster@theoxfordgargoyles.com).