Our First Birthday

We are absolutely over the moon at the anniversary this May of our first year together and I am totally overwhelmed with the support from the local community, the Crewe Town Council, the local radio and every single person who has come along to sing with the choir or watch the choir perform.

I was asked to set up the choir early in 2017: I never could have imagined how much we would be able to achieve in the first year of being established. I am absolutely blown away with the quality of the singing, the camaraderie of the choir members and the fantastic friendships that have been struck up as a result of our Wednesday night rehearsals.

Together, we have contributed to the raising of over £1000 for a variety of amazing charity causes and have provided the Crewe community not only with a town centre choir, but also we have provided the local community with lots of musical entertainment throughout the year as well.

We are delighted to be booked for a number of up coming events later this year across Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. We can’t wait to perform for you somewhere soon 🙂


Our First January

So we’ve been going for 9 months now. It’s not long, but we have achieved so much.

Last year we finished off with a bang by performing with the NSPCC singers raising money for charity. Our big Christmas event was at Broad Street supporting some super talented local artists including Jack Marshall, Carl North and The Oli Ng Trio. It was a fantastic sell out evening complete with dinner and it was a real honour to take part.

NSPCC MicWire 2017

Our first gig of 2018 took us to Richmond Village. We performed every song we have learned so far and sang for 45 minutes. The crowd loved it and it was such fun chatting to the residents afterwards with some tea and cake. As a result of that performance, we are delighted to have been asked back to perform again twice more this year! We’re already planning what to sing next…

January has brought with it a myriad of new singers to our ranks. The choir is going from strength to strength and we’re excited to be using sheet music instead of lyric sheets for the first time – this is especially for two of the new trickier songs we are learning.

A crash course in reading music is just part of being in such a friendly community choir.

Come along and join us, we would love to sing with you and we are a very friendly bunch 🙂

See you soon!

Our First Summer

MicWire formed just 4 months ago, but for a new choir, we’re certainly packing a punch!

In 4 short months we have performed at the Nantwich Show, The Big Day Out, Kath’s Strawberry Tea (where we were raising money for Breast Cancer Care) and Crewe’s recent Twin Town Celebrations with guests from Macon in France.


The new school term started this week and we were delighted to celebrate our biggest choir rehearsal yet, welcoming along 5 new members.

We are a mixed ability group of singers including both experienced singers, hobbyists, absolute beginners and everyone in between. Everyone is very welcome to come along to try us out. Rehearsals are usually £5 however, during September 2017 we’re offering the opportunity to come and sing for just £1 at your first rehearsal.

In other news, MicWire are really honoured to have been awarded a grant of £500 from “A Vision for Crewe”. The scheme is in conjunction with Crewe Town Council. Part of this vision is to encourage nearby residents to visit the town centre for activities including arts, health and well being.  MicWire are delighted to be able to offer a group that nods to all!


Singing in a choir is proven to have great health benefits and is a fantastic way to meet new people. We’re a sociable lot and whilst our rehearsals are fast paced and filled with energy, we regularly visit the local pub afterwards for a chilled opportunity to chat together.

If you’re thinking of joining a choir, if you love Soul and Motown music and want to get involved. Simply turn up to any rehearsal at Studio 1, Crewe Lifestyle Centre. We rehearse every Wednesday from 7:30-9pm and can’t wait to welcome you along.

MicWire – The First Performance

On Wednesday 26th July, after just 11 rehearsals, MicWire reached a great milestone when we took to the Redshift Radio Stage at the prestigious Nantwich Show to perform in public for the first time.


As it was a work day during the summer holidays, it meant that unfortunately, not all of the choir members were able to join us for our debut appearance – however, I want to share a big THANK YOU to every one of you who has put in so much hard work over the past few months to allow a brand-new-choir-in-Crewe idea to flourish. It was such a thrill to finally see all that work come together during our performance on Wednesday.

Whilst the choir continues to attract new members from Crewe, Nantwich and further afield, I want to extend another massive thanks to everyone who was able to come along to sing at the Nantwich Show, including those who carefully booked annual leave from work to be there.


It was a great first performance and although it was early in the day, we were thankful to be able to sing for a sizeable and friendly audience. We know lots of them hadn’t heard of us before so can assume that they were either friends and family of the choir or simply there seeking shelter from the wet weather. It was a real pleasure singing for so many of you and we hope you enjoyed it!

Although the day started out stormy and grey, it certainly didn’t put off the punters because the show was buzzing all day long. After lunchtime, we even witnessed some rare British summer sunshine.

MicWire in the Rain

There was plenty to do at the show after our performance for those who didn’t have to rush back to work. This included sampling a myriad of delicious food and drink, shopping in the craft tent, tasting lots of cheese and watching the animal awards.

Nantwich Show

A couple of the choir stuck around to watch the other talented musicians and singers who performed at the RedShift Community Garden. It’s fabulous to reaffirm that there is a wealth of local musical talent out there and I know I can speak for all of MicWire when I say that we were honoured to be asked to sing at the show alongside all those other great musicians on the programme.

If you love singing and are looking for a local choir to join, please come along to any of our rehearsals to meet us. We rehearse every Wednesday 7:30pm at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

If you don’t fancy joining us but want to support us instead, please make sure you put the dates in your diary for our future performances – we look forward to meeting you soon:

30th July – Nantwich Big Day Out

6th August – Private Charity Event to raise money for Breast Cancer Care

16th December – Music and Supper

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MicWire – The First Month

Our first month of MicWire has been an absolute whirlwind of fun. We officially have 21 regular choir members already – I literally cannot believe how quickly MicWire has grown since it was launched on only the 10th May. If you’ve not heard of us yet – you’ll certainly hear us singing somewhere soon…


If you’re searching for a fresh and exuberant singing experience yourself, then why not come along and join us on a Wednesday night in Crewe? Absolutely everyone is welcome – it doesn’t matter if you’re a self-confessed non-singer because, guess what? There is room for everybody and it won’t take long for you to learn the songs and fit right in (I’m a huge believer that everyone can learn to sing. It’s also a wonderful and uplifting hobby that’s really good for your health – plus everyone is super friendly AND if that isn’t enough – we go to the pub after our rehearsals too!)



For the past 5 weeks, MicWire have been learning a variety of songs however we are keeping the titles of these tracks on the down low at the moment – this is primarily so that they’re a surprise for our audience when we get out to perform them in concert!

We are adding harmonies to a well known soul filled track from 2006, we have nailed a 3-part split in a superb Ray Charles classic and are working on a 2 part harmony for a lesser known Motown track.

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For our first session in June we indulged in a MicWirkshop (yea, I know…) focussing on improvisation, throwing ourselves out of “comfort zones” and writing a unique version of #ArethaRESPECT – the ideas dreamed up by choir members in this session are now being arranged into an exclusive MicWire rendition that we can’t wait to share with you!

The fifth piece we’re presently looking at is an acapella arrangement of a rock song with a lyrically political vibe, mashed up with a heavy dance classic! It involves loads of harmonies being sung at once, some beatboxing and some really awesome vocal noises. You must come along and join in with the hilarity whilst we get our teeth around this one 🙂

We look forward to seeing you at a future rehearsal – our doors are always open for new members. If you love singing – you’ll love MicWire!

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Getting here

If you’re driving to our MicWire rehearsals – parking is available in the library car park. It’s FREE to park after 7pm.

There is also disabled parking available near the entrance to the Lifestyle Centre on Moss Square.

Rehearsals are held at:

Studio 1

Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Moss Square


There are good public transport links available.

The Centre is 1 mile from Crewe Railway Station so would take approximately 20 minutes to walk or 11 minutes on the 3 / 38 or 85 bus.

Good transport links are also available from nearby towns and villages. If you’re struggling to get to MicWire please contact us and we can try to arrange a travel companion.