The Evolution of Wrablers

Nine years of performances. Whew.


We’re up and at ’em already as of January with FIVE gigs in the calendar this year so far!

Christmas Gig - THEME TBC

Watch this space!

Set List

Summer Gig - Name TBC

Songs chosen by each and every one of us.

Set List

  1. What About Us?
  2. Havana
  3. My Funny Valentine
  4. Shen Khar Venakhi
  5. Take it to the Streets
  6. When Will I See You Again?
  7. No Surprises
  8. Skylark
  9. Sound of Silence
  10. Black is the Colour
  11. Crossing the Bar
  12. Eleanor Rigby
  13. Book of Love
  14. Rather Be
  15. To Make You Feel My Love
  16. Feelin’ Good



Another great year – new boy Marcus joined to swell the ranks of the tenors, and we dared to charge a fee for entry – and increased our audience! Who knew?

Great American Songbook

Your favourite sing-along songs, from the golden age of American music..

Set List

  1. Steppin’ Out
  2. Mack the Knife
  3. My Baby Just Cares for Me
  4. It Don’t Mean a Thing
  5. Sloop John
  6. Willie’s Rare
  7. Cold Hailey Rainy Night
  8. White Winter Hymnal
  9. Estrela Brilhante
  10. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  11. Good King Wenceslas
  12. Little Drummer Boy
  13. All Through the Night/Ar Hyd Y Nos
  14. Coventry Carol
  15. Carol of the Bells

Let the Sunshine In

We unleashed our inner hippy and flower power and relived our glory days. It was psychedelic, man.

Set List

  1. A Change is Gonna Come
  2. Barbara Ann
  3. Because
  4. Blackbird
  5. Feelin’ Groovy
  6. Here Comes the Sun
  7. I’ll Follow the Sun
  8. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  9. Let the Sunshine In
  10. Let’s Spend the Night Together
  11. Monday Monday
  12. Mrs Robinson
  13. Say a Little Prayer
  14. Sound of Silence
  15. Space Oddity
  16. (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman
  17. Waterloo Sunset
  18. Whiter Shade of Pale



A year in which a lot happened – Annie, Peter, Colin and Rob joined us, and the lovely Duncan moved on to pastures new. We laughed, we cried. Momentous year.

Winter Tide

A programme stuffed full of traditional songs, as an antidote to the crazy hair-gel fuelled 80s gig of the summer.

Set List

  1. Black is the Colour
  2. Don’t Kneel at My Graveside
  3. Man of Constant Sorrow
  4. My Husband’s Got No Courage
  5. Patrick Spens
  6. Sloop John
  7. Willie’s Rare
  8. Cold Hailey Rainy Night
  9. White Winter Hymnal
  10. Estrela Brilhante
  11. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  12. Good King Wenceslas
  13. Little Drummer Boy
  14. All Through the Night/Ar Hyd Y Nos
  15. Coventry Carol
  16. Carol of the Bells

Back to the 80s

A nostalgic tribute to the forgotten (deservedly?) decade of the 80s, in which some of us were still in nappies, and others had apparent starring roles in Minder. Awesome.

Set List

  1. And So it Goes
  2. Baby Can I Hold You
  3. Give a Little Respect
  4. Guantanamera
  5. I Want to Break Free
  6. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  7. Mad World
  8. Only You
  9. Stand By Me
  10. Sweet Dreams are Made of This
  11. Thank You For The Music
  12. Under Pressure
  13. Walking on Sunshine
  14. West End Girls


Something about 2017 here. 

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The gig that was almost laid waste by the flu of 2017. Two of us bombed out altogether and the rest were a shadow of their former selves. Cough, cough!

Set List

  1. Tar Barrel in Dale
  2. Uptown Funk
  3. Kiss from a Rose
  4. Dance Me to the End of Love
  5. Rather Be
  6. The Luckiest
  7. Don’t Stand at My Graveside and Cry
  8. Common People
  9. Do You Hear What I Hear
  10. Merry Xmas Everybody
  11. A Merry Christmas
  12. Make You Feel My Love
  13. My Husband’s Got No Courage In Him
  14. Singing Bird
  15. Gaudete
  16. When the Snows of Winter Fall
  17. Madriguys

The Book of Love

A set full of soppy love songs, including Wendy’s fave, The Luckiest. 

Set List

  1. Ae Fond Kiss
  2. Brown Eyed Girl
  3. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  4. Hit the Road Jack
  5. Hold Back the River
  6. Is She Really Going Out With Him
  7. Kiss from a Rose
  8. Man who Sold the World
  9. Mercy
  10. Mravalzhamier
  11. Na Na Na
  12. Shenandoah
  13. St James Infirmary Blues
  14. The Book of Love
  15. The Luckiest
  16. Time After Time
  17. Uptown Funk


Something about 2016 here. 

Winter Wonder

Wonderful winter!

Set List

  1. A Change is Gonna Come
  2. Add a Riff
  3. Coming’ Through the Rye
  4. Fix You (Madriguys)
  5. I’ll Follow the Sun
  6. Kiss from a Rose
  7. Man Who Sold the World
  8. Only You
  9. Run to You
  10. Somewhere Only We Know
  11. Good King Wenceslas
  12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  13. Little Drummer Boy
  14. Metyelitsa
  15. Santa Baby
  16. Ubi Caritas
  17. White Winter Hymnal
  18. Winter Wonderland

Wrablers are Happy

We were: very!

Set List

  1. The Oak and the Ash 
  2. Hold Back the River
  3. Westering Home 
  4. Annie Laurie 
  5. Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
  6. Fix You 
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. Happy
  9. All About That Bass
  10. Kiss From a Rose
  11. Kothbiro
  12. I’ll Follow the Sun
  13. Only You 
  14. Down by The Riverside 
  15. Scarborough Fair
  16. Sweet Caroline
  17. Sweet Dreams are Made of This
  18. Run 
  19. Milky Way
  20. Shenandoah


Exceptur sing occaecat cupitdatat non proident, sunt in culpa.

Christmas Presence

Going for the cheesiest gig title of 2015 here. Still, the wee robins are cute, eh?

Set List

  1. Riu Riu Chiu
  2. Agincourt Carol
  3. Blood Red Roses
  4. Shenandoah
  5. Crossing the Bar
  6. Stand By Me
  7. The Water
  8. I Want to Break Free
  9. Boar’s Head Carol
  10. Duan Nollaig
  11. Hallelujah
  12. Bring Me Little Water Sylvy
  13. Better Be Home Soon
  14. Run to You
  15. Ding Dong
  16. Fairy Tale of NY
  17. When Will I See You Again

Are We There Yet?

Inspired by the assembled Wrablers incessant whingeing. Think we got there in the end?

Set List

  1. A Change is Gonna Come
  2. Africa
  3. Bad Moon Rising
  4. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  5. Goodnight Sweetheart
  6. Horse with No Name
  7. I Wish I Knew How
  8. May it Be
  9. Mercedes Benz
  10. My Johnny is a Shoemaker
  11. Patrick Spens
  12. Posakala Mila Mama
  13. Proud Mary
  14. Reach Out
  15. Run
  16. Run to You
  17. Lonesome Road
  18. Sloop John B
  19. Tuxedo Junction
  20. Weather with You
  21. Willie’s Rare


This was the first year we had The Guantanamo Bay Social Club on after the Xmas gig. Big hit. They’ve been back every Christmas since. Thanks guys, you rock. Literally!

It's Not Christmas Yet

First time we couldn’t get the hall in December – so we had to sing in November. Hence the title.

Set List

  1. I Can See Clearly Now 
  2. Brown Eyed Girl
  3. Femme-la Dit 
  4. Horse With No Name
  5. Money, Money, Money –
  6. Mad World (Madrigals)
  7. Mr Blue Sky
  8. Reach Out 
  9. Son of a Preacher Man 
  10. Moonlight Serenade 
  11. Weather With You 
  12. White Christmas 
  13. Winter Wonderland
  14. Little Drummer Boy 
  15. The Angel Gabriel
  16. Duan Nollaig
  17. Gaudete 
  18. Gloucestershire Wassail 
  19. Good King Wenceslas 
  20. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
  21. Silent Night

Be Still and Listen

Named after a song by the lovely Polly Bolton, this was our last performance in a pub – we moved on to bigger and better things for the Xmas gig.

Set List

  1. Be Still and Listen 
  2. You’re the One 
  3. Eleanor Rigby 
  4. Sloop John B 
  5. (Cups) When I’m Gone 
  6. Four Loom Weaver 
  7. All Around My Hat 
  8. Blue Skies
  9. Mercy 
  10. Sinner Man 
  11. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow 
  12. Pretty Saro
  13. Black Orpheus 
  14. Black is the Colour 
  15. In this Heart
  16. May I Suggest
  17. My Blue Heaven 
  18. Brolis Kelsa
  19. Africa 
  20. True Colors



When Nolia’s 11 closed, we upped sticks for NW1 and performed in the Green Man. It was a challenging venue – the noise from the footy upstairs was competition indeed. Humble beginnings. 

Wrablers Snow Ball

Ball’s a bit of a grandiose term, but we had one, all the same. 

Swing Me a Love Song

Our first gig with a proper printed programme. That Juliana, she’s a one for that there organisation! Thanks JB!


When Nolia’s 11 closed, we upped sticks for NW1 and performed in the Green Man. It was a challenging venue – the noise from the footy upstairs was competition indeed. Humble beginnings. 

Do You Hear What I Hear

The first time we used this title. I think this was the time they invented a cocktail for us. But that might have been summer. Anyhoo it was most delicious.

Wrablers Return

We were so pleased to be back for another one, and had no concept this would be the second of 15 performances, cute, eh? 

We competed with the clientele at the George Orwell to make the most noise. I think they won on occasion.


Back when it all began. Our first ever gig, at a friendly pub on the Essex Road, called the George Orwell. We performed to a random bunch of mates and Islington football fans. This gig is where Daniel met us and decreed “you’re not boring, and you don’t suck”.