Reason #59: British Dudes with ‘Tudes
One of the hidden gems of attending the ICCA Finals in the late 00s was the opportunity to on, repeated occasions, see Oxford University Out of the Blue represent Western Europe. The guys brought a unique swagger and sensibility to the competition—a combination of British charm and youthful gusto; largely old-fashioned song selection executed with all of the eager energy of the college kids who composed each incarnation of the group. European scholastic a cappella isn’t quite the same as the American style, but also isn’t so divergent. It’s something of a delicacy, unfamiliar to the American palate but appealing nonetheless.
And let’s be honest, what’s better than watching a group of guys like this truly rock out to some Jimi?
(Cut to 1:15 to start seeing the attitude .)
I love it!