Octapella was formed in 2002 by a group of singers inspired by Tony Backhouse’s gospel choir workshops. Over half our current lineup has been in the group since 2003. We started off singing mainly gospel but over time the repertoire has changed to reflect our varied musical backgrounds and preferences – from folk to jazz, world music, choirs and vocal groups of all sorts. Mainly we just like singing, singing together, and the extra buzz of performing.