Coastline Friends and Family May 2019 © David Waterhouse

Who are Coastline Harmony and what do they do?

We are a group of women who sing a capella (unaccompanied) songs of all styles and genres – fab fifties, swinging sixties, beautiful ballads, classic show tunes and the occasional rock anthem.

We perform all across Sussex and beyond. We’ve sung in Cyprus, Portugal and Prague and can often be found busking on a high street near you.

We’re currently open for new members – no previous singing experience necessary and you don’t have to read music.

Most songs are arranged in four parts, sometimes five and occasionally three – just because we can.

“I fell in love with the harmonies and the friendly group of women. I can go to a rehearsal feeling down and come away totally lifted and buzzing.”

Coastline Harmony’s history

In 1973 a small group of wives and girlfriends whose partners sung men’s barbershop decided they wanted to have a go at four-part harmony themselves. They formed a group called the Sussex Harmonetts.

By 1977 the group had grown and in June, now named The Brighton ladies, they joined Sweet Adelines at their International Convention at the Royal Albert Hall. Fast forward to 1984 and a change of name to Coastline Harmony to reflect the fact that many members came from other areas.

And here we are, singing out loud and strong.

We keep in touch with all our members past and present and we’re proud to say one founder member, Jackie, is still singing with us today.

“You don’t just sing in a chorus, you gain a whole new bunch of friends and a support group, whilst having a load of fun.”

We rehearse every Thursday evening from 7.15 – 9.30pm at Southwick Church in Roman Crescent, BN42 4TY

Email and someone will be in touch.