Get The Oxford Gargoyles to the Edinburgh Fringe!

by The Oxford Gargoyles in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get The Oxford Gargoyles to the Edinburgh Fringe!
We did it
On 2nd August 2022 we successfully raised £1,770 with 18 supporters in 69 days

The Oxford Gargoyles are going to the Edinburgh Fringe this August and we need your help!

by The Oxford Gargoyles in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Who are we?

“The Oxford Gargoyles—jazz a cappella about as good as it gets.” Philip Lawson, King’s Singer, Grammy-winning arranger and composer.

We are The Oxford Gargoyles, Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz vocal ensemble. With a rich twenty-three-year history, we are well known for our stellar mix of black-tie class, charm, and impeccable musicality; with toe-tapping jazz standards and groovy tunes, the Gargoyles dazzle with unforgettable performances. We perform regularly in the UK, tour internationally, and before the pandemic had taken a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for fourteen consecutive years. With rave reviews from past Fringe performances (including five stars; see below), the Gargoyles are a staple of the Edinburgh a cappella scene. We are thrilled to be returning to the Fringe this August to showcase new arrangements, many of which feature in our latest album!

We need your help

To make this possible, we need your help. The pandemic had a devastating impact on the performing arts, and we were no exception. However, we worked extremely hard throughout this period to sustain musical activity: we wrote new arrangements, released virtual performances and even recorded an album (to be launched in June!) with every note penned by a Gargoyle. Our next step is the Edinburgh Fringe: everyone in this year's line-up will be making their debut as a Gargoyle at the Fringe, and we're rehearsing tirelessly to make every show unforgettable. We hope to see you there – tickets are on sale here!

But for this to become a reality, we face some big costs: travel, accommodation, venue hire, promotion and insurance for our 13 singers and a lighting technician. In particular, we are committed to eliminating the cost to individual members so that every Gargoyle can access this wonderful performance opportunity regardless of their financial position. We are doing all we can to raise funds ourselves – singing everywhere from balls to bookshops – but, ultimately, we need donations from people like you if we're to make it to the Fringe. We would be incredibly grateful for any amount you’re able to give and we have some amazing rewards lined up to express our thanks, including personalised scats and signed copies of our new album.

We cannot wait to sing and swing our hearts out in Edinburgh, and we cannot thank you enough for your support!

Our reviews

"Scintillating harmonies, swinging rhythms and superb showmanship" – Craig Revel Horwood, West End star BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge.

"The stand-out a cappella group of the Fringe." ★★★★★ – FringeReview.

"A flawless vocal performance." – Edinburgh49.

"Charm personified... delectably light-voiced, well-blended style" – Richard Morrison, The Times.

"The Gargoyles craft their a cappella sets like the best consort groups craft Bach; with meticulous attention to detail and an overwhelming love for their art. They are a stunning group who everyone should go and hear." – Greg Beardsell, Deputy Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

Listen to us:

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Find us:

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Share us!

We are so grateful for any donations you can make, but exposure is also key to our success! Whether or not you donate, please do spread the word as widely as possible – share this page on social media, tell your friends, your family, your hairdresser, your dog... it all counts, and it all helps. Thank you! 

~The Oxford Gargoyles


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Goyle Tier

We would love to offer you a personalised scat and a signed copy of our new album!

£25 or more

Skiddly-doo-bap Tier

A handwritten note from a Gargoyle to express our endless thanks for your donation!

£50 or more

Scat Tier

A personalised scat from The Oxford Gargoyles! We could base this on a name, place, or event, or we can sing you a jazzy Happy Birthday… whatever you like – we’ll be in touch!

£250 or more

High Tone Places

You've made our day! In return, we'd like to make yours by offering you a song dedication at one of our Fringe shows. We'll also throw in a scat, a signed copy of our new album and a social media shout out.

£1,000 or more

Ultimate Gargoyle Tier

We’re blown over by your support and can’t thank you enough. As well as the above perks, we'd love to entertain you at your next social event – we'll be in touch at [email protected]!

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