Simplicity is Beauty…
One of the most heart-stoppingly gorgeous songs every written. Simple, elegant, emotive, reflective lyrics combined with equally simple, exquisite, interwoven, catchy melodies makes for a straight-up pop music masterpiece.
Vince Clark has a rare talent for profoundly simple, incredible song writing and instrumentation. A founding member of Depeche Mode, he penned songs such as “New Life” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” before teaming up with vocalist Alison Moyet to form Yazoo. The pair had big success with songs such as “Only You”, “Don’t Go” and “Situation”. After Yazoo decided to call it a day at the end of 1983, Vince put an ad in Melody Maker for a male vocalist and the only applicant was Andy Bell, that pairing became the hugely successful Erasure. Alison Moyet was just 21 when she recorded this song. Although Yazoo was relatively short lived, Alison went on to further big international success as a solo artist.
Although “Only You” was a hit for Yazoo when it was released in 1982, it was a cover version by the acappella group “The Flying Pickets” being released towards the end of the following year, that became a Christmas No1 in 1983. It spent five weeks at the top. This made “Only You” the first acappella chart-topper in the UK.
So Choir! is the ultimate social singing experience. Get together each week with friends for a drink and learn to sing great pop and rock songs together in spine-tingling harmony. Just turn up, meet up and sing! Doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung before, there are no auditions, no sheet music, no stuffy rules and you’ll never have to sing on your own – in fact, forget everything you’ve ever imagined a choir to be because So Choir! couldn’t be more different.
As always, £7 on the night, free hugs. LET THERE BE HARMONIES!!
NB: PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE SONG – WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW!