Tuneless catches on…
Nadine proved no to be alone in her desire to “sing like no one is listening” – which quickly became the choir’s tag line.
Local press coverage soon helped the choir double in size. Then the national press started arriving! We featured on the BBC News. We sang to John Humphries on Radio 4 who said “I think that’s probably enough”. Wynne Evans, the Go-Compare opera singer, said on Radio Wales “I’ve never heard that sung in nineteen different keys at the same time before.” There were only 12 of us in the room.
The One Show came along to record on an 80’s theme night, and didn’t have the decency to tell that to the viewers, who probably are left with the impression that Nadine always wears a pink tutu…
Many adventures followed for West Bridgford Tuneless Choir, and it has become a wonderful happy community in these fraught times. Members do have incredibly busy jobs and caring responsibilities, and it is their stress-relief, their escape.
They all wanted one…
We were soon approached by others wanting to set up their own Tuneless Choirs, asking for our guidance and to use our brand. The easiest way to do this quickly was to set up a franchising arrangement which also had the huge benefit that our choir leaders could be their own bosses. Nadine set up Tuneless Choir Ltd offering deliberately affordable franchise packages, with Bernie acting as Musical Director.
Over the years a group of the most wonderful people have become Tuneless Choir Leaders and Managers. Each choir is a little different as they bring their personalities to them and make their own decisions on things like what songs to sing, but everyone gets great satisfaction from being able to bring people fun and laughter.
At time of writing there are 30 active Tuneless Choirs around the UK, with more launches planned.
Ready to air those vocal chords for the first time in many years? Then click below to find your nearest Tuneless Choir: