Neighbourhood Voices was founded by Gina Walters (Before Breakfast) in 2017. Inspired by female-led, modern pop and indie choirs such as Deep Throat Choir and Lips, Gina wanted to create a safe space for Sheffield singers to find their own voices.
The choir now consists of 60 singers, who come together weekly to rehearse Gina's arrangements of songs such as 5 Dollars by Christine and the Queens, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Laura by Bat for Lashes. We sing in 3-5 part harmonies, and regularly perform across Sheffield and beyond. In the past 12 months we've performed with Self Esteem at The Leadmill, opened Steve Lamacq's show on BBC World Music Day, received support from Sheffield Soup and packed our weekends full of gigs.
Though we love to sing to develop our voices and build our confidence, being together as a group brings us enormous light and energy. Catch us at one of our upcoming gigs - we're the gang in the pink and red.
We are available for both public gigs and private bookings.
Please contact us to find out our availability/ rates.
Neighbourhood Voices became a reality after realising their wasn't a space for women to learn and perform pop, alternative and indie songs in the city. A choir that could challenge people to develop their voices and musicianship, but also to create a safe social space for friendships to form and grow. The name came from a Tom J Newell doodle in Picture House Social over a few gins..!