Lovers of song are being urged to sing up a storm when the west’s very own glee club launches in Yarraville.
‘Glee West’ sing-along sessions will be held every Wednesday night at The Victoria Hotel, kicking off on October 9.
Melbourne Glee Club founder Vicky Jacobs, who has been running the adult singing group for about 14 years – starting well before the Glee TV program popularised the pastime – said they are perfect for people who want to sing with others without the pressure of committing to a choir.
“People would say to me they would love to be in a choir, but they can’t commit because they’re just too busy,” she said.
“I thought let’s start a group where there are no barriers to participating, where we just meet up and sing songs.”
Jacobs says a Hobart offshoot has been a success since launching earlier this year, while the idea for a western suburbs chapter came via a conversation with musician Katie Pryce.
“She’s a Yarraville local and she was very keen,” she said. “The first week we are doing a Bowie tribute night, it’s always an eclectic jukebox mix of songs.”
The format of Glee West will mirror that of the Melbourne club, with three new songs chosen each week.
Jacobs said anyone feeling shy about starting out should know they will be in a supportive environment. “We never ask anyone to sing solos or anything like that, you can sing as loudly or as softly as you like,” she said.