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Group members return to their old stomping ground
Vocal group The Sons of Pitches will be on familiar ground when they perform at Birmingham Town Hall on October 23. The a cappella outfit formed in 2011 when they were students at Birmingham University. In 2015 they shot to fame after being crowned winners of the BBC2 singing contest The Naked Choir, hosted by Gareth Malone.

The Sons of Pitches, Joe Novelli, Joe Hinds, Joe Belham, Josh Mallett, Midé Naike, Birmingham Town Hall, A Cappella, The Naked Choir


The current line-up comprises Joe Novelli, Joe Hinds, Joe Belham, Josh Mallett and Midé Naike. Original sixth member, Jamie Hughes, left the band earlier this year.

Since winning The Naked Choir The Sons of Pitches have completed three hugely successful headline UK tours throughout 2016 and 2017, performing 72 shows to over 60,000 fans, enjoyed a sold-out debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and starred as the house band on Sky1's TV entertainment series Sing: Ultimate A Cappella. Its presenter, Cat Deeley, posted a picture of her with the band with the caption "My favourite guys in the whole wide world."

With over three million YouTube hits and a growing international reputation, The Sons have helped put a cappella back in the spotlight thanks to their combination of soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and stunning beatboxing – mixed with a large dose of comedy.

The Sons of Pitches, Joe Novelli, Joe Hinds, Joe Belham, Josh Mallett, Midé Naike, Birmingham Town Hall, A Cappella, The Naked Choir


Despite their success, the boys are loath to forget their humble beginnings performing at pubs and bars across Birmingham, as well as scraping a living by busking on Birmingham's New Street for much of 2012. With this in mind, the boys are proud to deliver vocal workshops for schools and community groups whenever they can. It remains a firm belief of The Sons of Pitches that singing a cappella is a great way to encourage creativity and to boost the confidence of both adults and children alike.



Their current tour is called Around the World. It sees the quintet performing tunes from all over the globe, from the US to Sweden, Iceland to Japan and Australia to Colombia. Expect multiple languages, numerous styles of music and plenty of hits by some of the biggest international artists. Some songs may surprise, with the boys presenting well-known numbers in unexpected musical styles.

The Sons of Pitches 2019 UK tour dates:

October 23: Town Hall, Birmingham;
October 24: Winding Wheel, Chesterfield;
October 31: The Halfren, Newtown;
November 1: The Forum, Barrow In Furness;
November 7: Wyvern Theatre, Swindon;
November 17: Palace Theatre, Southend;
November 21: Swan Theatre, High Wycombe.


The Sons of Pitches, Joe Novelli, Joe Hinds, Joe Belham, Josh Mallett, Midé Naike, Birmingham Town Hall, A Cappella, The Naked Choir
Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
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Why? A cappella singing at its best
When: October 23, 2019. Touring until November 21, 2019
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Where: Birmingham Town Hall and touring
Cost: £25.50
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