Did you see the Cotton Candy barbershop quartet on Coronation Street?
Date Posted: Tue, 13 Feb 2024
When Billy arranges a singing Valentine for hubby Paul at The Bistro on Coronation Street, the fictional North West Cotton Candy Quartet turns up to sing that classic Noughties banger "Every Time We Touch" by Cascada, in wonderful four-part unaccompanied a cappella harmony.
In fact, the quartet are four singers from Cottontown, the award-winning men's chorus based in Bolton, who learnt the song specially for the gig! When the production team reached out to see if we could help, we jumped at the chance to appear on our favourite soap.
Cottontown honoured to sing at ladies barbershop showcase
Date Posted: Sun, 29 Oct 2023
Cottontown was honoured to be able to perform as current BABS male chorus champions at the Saturday night show of the LABBS 2023 Convention. Whenever we've had the opportunity to take part in this event, we've always keenly looked forward to it, and we've thoroughly enjoyed it - 2023 was no exception and we offer our humble thanks to LABBS for its invitation. We love entertaining, and the LABBS audience is particularly warm and welcoming. Our show set comprised 'That Ever I Saw', 'Running Up that Hill', 'Viva La Vida' and, to top things off, our May 2023 contest winning songs of 'The Party's Over' and 'Song For The Older Guy'.
Gold for Cottontown in Bournemouth!
Date Posted: Mon, 5 Jun 2023
We are proud and honoured to be awarded first place in the 2023 British Association of Barbershop Singers Male Chorus Contest, in a wonderfully sunny Spring Bank Holiday weekend in Bournemouth!
Congratulations to everyone who took part at convention and helped organise such a fantastic weekend of singing. The video to our performance can be found below.
Cottontown's very own in-house quartet "The Sectionnaires" (Andy King, Paul Tatton, James McCollom, Alex Edwards) appeared live on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday 25th October, where they were singing some unusual lyrics in a specially arranged quiz hosted by Vicky Hawkesworth in Bolton.