Backstage with the cast of Gobsmacked! A cappella beatboxing.

In rehearsals with Gobsmacked in South London

Gobsmacked!, the exciting new a cappella sensation, are in rehearsal for their exciting new show to be presented at Southbank’s Underbelly in London.  They are then travelling downunder to perform in Sydney at The Sydney Opera House.

What happens when you get 7 incredible singers and beatboxers together? Pure, unadulterated musical magic. Gobsmacked! is the next generation a cappella show that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. The amazing cast of Gobsmacked! will take you on an aural adventure that promises to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. From doo-wop to drum and bass, no genre is off-limits in this incredible a cappella journey.

gobsmackedThe cast of Gobsmacked! were chosen from more than 700 applications from all over the world. Representing countries as diverse as Brasil, Australia, the US and Britain the Gobsmacked! team bring all of their experience and voices together to create one unique and exciting show full of beautiful harmonies and incredible beats.

Though one of the oldest forms of music, a cappella singing has only recently broken through to mainstream popularity. Movies such as Pitch Perfect and Glee and groups like Pentatonix, Naturally 7 and The Magnets have catapulted a cappella from street corners to stadiums. The producers of Gobsmacked! have created a “STOMP for voices” show for the whole family that takes the audience on a journey through music. Gobsmacked! not only showcases modern a cappella at its best but also weaves an urban tale of love, loss and redemption.gobsmackedThe creative team behind Gobsmacked! represents the some of the most exciting a cappella and theatrical talent of the last few years. They have worked with artists such as Daft Punk, Britney Spears, Jose Carreras, Buena Vista Social Club and Soweto Gospel Choir and have produced and directed shows in venues such as the O2 Arena in London and The Sydney Opera House.

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John Bowles
John Bowles, having started his career on Australian variety television at the age of ten, had notched up 300 hours of live national TV by the age of sixteen. As an adult he has gone on to star in many theatrical productions such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. He has produced, directed and written for television but admits his favourite role is as presenter, and he relishes the opportunity to talk to interesting show business people and tell their stories.