Choir known for moving audiences

Jam Tarts
Jam Tarts

Brighton 60-piece indie choir Jam Tarts celebrate their tenth anniversary at the Brighton Fringe with a gig at The Old Market, Hove, on Tuesday, May 20.

Spokeswoman Melanie Smith said: “Starting out as a small group of enthusiastic amateurs a decade ago, Jam Tarts now pack venues out wherever they appear. The choir’s musically-tight and emotionally-powerful sound showcases director Li Mills’ unique and shimmering arrangements of songs by indie and alternative artists.

“With some jaw-dropping piano, and the odd hot trumpet and mellow cello thrown into the mix, Jam Tarts are known for moving audiences of even the hardest punk fans to tears, with an uplifting and affecting sonic encounter.

“The current set includes barnstorming interpretations of songs by artists as diverse as Joy Division, Nick Cave, John Grant, The Stone Roses, Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, Tom Waits, The Cure, Lambchop, Supergrass and Two Door Cinema Club.

“Away from home turf, they’ve also muddied their feet at festivals including Beautiful Days (where they are back by popular demand this August) and two appearances at Meadowlands. In 2013 the Tarts were invited to make their London debut at the legendary Union Chapel in Islington.”