FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR
“Singing is good for the soul!”
**PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN WE ARE UNABLE TO MEET UP IN PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE MEETING ‘VIRTUALLY’ MONDAY NIGHTS ON ZOOM DURING THIS TIME. WE CAN’T WAIT TO REMOVE THIS STATEMENT AND RELEASE THE DATES OF OUR NEXT CHOIR SERIES!**
FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR “Singing is good for the soul!”
Felix’s Rock Choir is an active local community choir with a difference:
– have say in repertoire
– make contributions to arrangements
– get to do a lot of gigs (typically 12+) every year
– have loads of fun!
– have to audition
– have to sightread music notation
– have to sing to Karaoke tracks
– have to put up with diva-type lead singers
We rehearse at
Blackheath Wanderers Sports Club [BWSC] Pavilion
(behind Riverston School)
(rear of) 63 Eltham Road,
London SE12 8UF
There’s free parking there and it’s on the 122 and 321 Bus routes, between Lee Green and Kidbrooke on the A20.
When social distancing ends, we will rehearse term time Monday nights from 7:30pm–9:30pm. We have performed over 100 songs since our first rehearsal in 2007. We have about 40-50 songs ‘active’ at any one time. We typically sing over 15 songs every week. We’d rather spend a little time on a lot of songs and fine tune them over time than to spend 1-2 hours on 1-2 songs. When we’re working on new material, or preparing for a gig, we might do fewer songs. We take a 30min break at 8:15pm.
We have a PDF songbook (lyrics) of over 100 songs including all the songs we have performed ‘live’ at some point. We perform a lot of classic Rock, Pop, Doo Wop and Motown, featuring songs by The Beatles, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, The Turtles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Earth Wind & Fire, Johnny Cash, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Mamas & Papas and the O’Jays to name but a few. And we dabble in some modern songs by artists like Paloma Faith, Pharrell Williams, Bastille and Cee Lo Green, too.
Our PDF songbook has links to YouTube videos of all our material. If you have Soundcloud, you can listen to some of our repertoire online at no cost. Here’s a recent Soundcloud Playlist of our day out at Abbey Road Studios in 2015:
FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR ON SOUNDCLOUD
Felix’s Rock Choir is lead by American music director/guitarist Baz Golin. Baz is also ‘Dean of Rock’ at Felix’s School of Rock. He teaches guitar and bass privately, and rock bands in schools. He has performed with many local musicians and bands, including The Jimmy Cash Show, Jimmy Beckley, The Green Chain Quartet, Bouncer, The Roadrunners on guitar/bass/vocals, too.
The Choir have been going since 2007, recorded a 4 song EP ‘The Creekside Sessions’ (2008), and 12 Song CD ‘Felix’s Rock Choir at Abbey Road Studios (2015), and performed in dozens of YouTube videos. Gigs include local festivals like: Lewisham People’s Day, Manor House Gardens Festival, The Brockley Max Festival, The Crofton Park Carnival, and 2 of The Southbank’s recent Choral Festivals. The choir have gigged in pubs and clubs in the area including: The Fox & Firkin, The Dirty South, The Old Tiger’s Head, The IvyHouse, The Black Cat, The Ladywell Tavern, The Old Naval College in Greenwich, and even the Crofton Park Library. The choir have appeared at weddings, the Olympic Torch Relay (2012), charity events for Suited & Booted and at a Great Cancer masked ball fundraiser!
The choir doesn’t audition you – you audition the choir! if you’re brave enough to sing with us – you’re welcome! Prospective members can join us for a free taster session any term time Monday night.
We book in series of 5, 6 or 7 weeks (roughly aligned with state school half terms), minus bank holiday Mondays. It works out to £8/session, paid at the beginning of the current series. If a chorister is going to miss 50%+ sessions during a series, they can pay-on-the-day or in advance £9/session. We accept card payments, cash, cheques or BACS transfers. Payment details are here
Ring or email Baz if you want any more information or have any questions about Felix’s Rock Choir:
Baz: 07976 689903