Founder - Derek Smith
Out of the Blue was founded in 2000 by an enterprising American who noticed the distinct lack of an all-male a cappella group in Oxford University. Pouncing on the opportunity of a lifetime, he gathered (and auditioned!) some of his friends and never looked back.
Since then, OOTB has enjoyed increasing success both nationally and internationally. We have successfully toured in the USA for the past 6 years, had sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the past 3 years, produced 7 CDs to critical acclaim, been European Champions of A Cappella 3 times, competed at the finals of an International A Cappella competition (ICCAs) 3 times, come second in that competition twice and had a fantastic time along the way.