Latest (June) Government Covid restrictions on choir rehearsals could have devastating impact on mental health

Latest (June) Government Covid restrictions on choir rehearsals could have devastating impact on mental health! The Government issued a recent decision to continue restricting the practicalities and logistics of professional...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARETHA FRANKLIN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARETHA FRANKLIN! The Queen of Soul would have celebrated her 77th birthday today, March 25th 2019! Her career was expansive and her voice was recorded over multiple decades covering both...

Queen, Freddie Mercury and Rock Choir!

Queen, Freddie Mercury and Rock Choir! Is it really 27 years since we lost Freddie? I worked it out….it was the year before I went off to University. In fact,...

A HUGE NORDOFF ROBBINS THANK YOU

A HUGE NORDOFF ROBBINS THANK YOU We are soon to move in our busy winter performance season and I want to wish each of you love and good luck with your forthcoming...

Imagine if Music Didn’t Exist?

Imagine if Music Didn’t Exist? Consider your daily routine without hearing or engaging with music in any way. What would your life be like? Music instantly affects the way we...

Music is my therapy

Music is my therapy Singing and enjoying music or simply taking part in, or surrounding yourself with music (whether you’d consider yourself a musician or not) will absolutely have a...

BBC’s Proms in the Park – the post-show high!

BBC’s Proms in the Park – the post-show high! On Saturday 8th September 2018 the Rock Choir Vocal Team, over 10,000 Rock Choir Members and I, performed with the BBC Concert...

1 FAMILY – 1 CHOIR

1 FAMILY – 1 CHOIR! With only a few weeks until we open the BBC Proms Event in Hyde Park the excitement is most definitely mounting in the team but...

Proms in the Park. 1 week to go!

Proms in the Park. 1 week to go! “You won’t be doing your weekly shop this time next week, will you?! Someone will have to do it for you!” said...

Connecting emotionally with a song

Connecting emotionally with a song… …in this case – ‘Human’ by Rag n Bone Man! Human (Rag n Bone Man) is a slightly different song to normal for us to be...

I became a lounge-singer at 15

I became a lounge-singer at 15 years old… My first professional singing engagement was as a singer-pianist at a restaurant called JB’s near Birmingham airport. It was 1989 and my...

I’m still in love with Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox…

I’m still in love with Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox… WOBG features various rhythmic and musical motifs and it was these that I explored and untangled from the...

When I first fell in love with Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox…..

When I first fell in love with Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox… Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox has provided me with much inspiration over the years...

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