The Rolling Tones
The evening's entertainment came courtesy of The Rolling Tones,
King's only all-female student a cappella group.
The Rolling Tones are the current UK Champions of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) and the 2017 winners of Voice Festival UK
Founded in 2007 by Alice Whiteley, the group have performed at numerous events, from singing at the London Olympic Village in 2012 to the RBS International Women’s Day Event in 2014. They are also no stranger to competitions, having competed in, won awards at, and reached the finals of the Voice Festival UK University Championships in 2015 and 2016.
In April 2017, The Rolling Tones were the first all-female a cappella group to win the University Voice Festival UK ever in its history. Josceline Edwards was also awarded Outstanding Vocal Percussion for her performance of the song ‘Teardrop’. In the same year, they placed second in the ICCA UK Finals – their first time competing – and achieved the highest score ever awarded at a UK round of the ICCA. They also received the awards for Outstanding Arrangement, Outstanding Solo and Outstanding Choreography at their quarter-final.
In August 2017, The Rolling Tones took their debut show Bows and Braces to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which earned the official fringe Sell-Out Laurel after a two-week run.
In February 2018, The Rolling Tones took to the ICCA stage once again, winning their quarter-final and picking up the Outstanding Soloist award for Bijia Wu’s performance in ‘I Put A Spell On You’. This earned them a spot at the ICCA UK Finals in Oxford where they placed first with Sara Edwards being awarded Outstanding Arrangement for ‘Trøllabundin’. They are the first all-female group to win the UK Finals, also achieving the highest score ever in the competition’s history.
The Rolling Tones progressed to compete in the ICCA World Finals at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
As well as competing nationally and internationally, The Rolling Tones perform at various paid and charity gigs, run workshops and busk in different locations in London.