Kirsty Baird started Sing in the City in 2010 with a group of singers that came from the council run ‘singing for fun classes’. This choir was first known as the ‘Performance Choir’ and then became the Aw Blacks in 2011.
It is the only auditioned group at Sing in the City and the commitment and ambitions are a lot higher. They are a massively energetic vocal group and have performed with G4 and at the Edinburgh Festival, Festival Theatre, Usher Hall and in theatres all over Scotland.
They perform with Hanley & the Baird either with them working as a duo or with the full band. In total there are 52 members of the Aw Blacks so they can break down into smaller groups and perform energetic sets with cover and original songs.