A raucous, technicolour pop-parade-come-street-party; SMOOSH! is a rip-roaring wind and brass band performing pop-karaoke classics on the move.
Our biggest commission to date, SMOOSH! invites residents and visitors out onto their doorsteps to dance and sing along in magnificent, cacophonous, communal karaoke – a ‘massaoke’!
SMOOSH! most recently took to the streets and iconic seafront of Weston super Mare in September 2023.
A core of Paraorchestra musicians are joined by dozens of local wind and brass players and an army of professional and local dancers to perform a track list of songs by artists such as Fatboy Slim, Kate Bush, Basement Jaxx, and Adele.
In Summer 2023, SMOOSH! hit the streets of London with joyful performances in Plaistow, East London and the Southbank, as well as Glastonbury Festival’s theatre and circus tent.
Composed by Emma-Jean Thackray
Directed by Charles Hazlewood
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves with Beth Hinton-Lever