A great 3 weeks with Latin Quarter Trio

A great 3 weeks with Latin Quarter Trio

Latin Quarter are a band close to my heart. My long time partner Steve Jeffries and his co-writer for many years, Steve Skaith, formed the band together…

Great show at the Royal Festival Hall!

On Saturday 9th Feb I was involved with a wonderful performance of The Music Of Burt Bacharach with the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gareth Hudson at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The band played fabulously well and singing with Graham Bickley, Abbie Osmon and Katie Birtill was a delight!! The audience seemed to enjoy it too…a standing ovation at 4.30pm in the afternoon!! Very nice indeed!!

 
 

The wonderful session world of Disney

This Christmas sees the release of the new ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ movie which is a project I was lucky enough to be involved with during the last 18 months…

When Mary Met Harry!

When Mary Met Harry!

I was asked to put together a programme of Berlin Cabaret and Prohibition Songs especially for 'Summer Music In City Churches' this June and did so with the wonderful Harry The Piano

Studio work can be a thrill!

Often as a 'session singer' you walk into a studio to work and you have no idea who the artist will be or what project you will be working on…

'Bernstein On Broadway' in Dublin

'Bernstein On Broadway' in Dublin

With fabulous songs from West Side Story, Wonderful Town, On The Town and Candide my trip to Dublin to work with the RTE Concert Orchestra was an enormous pleasure...

Some Magic Moments of Burt Bacharach...

Some Magic Moments of Burt Bacharach...

How lovely to revisit Bacharach nearly 2 years since we last performed the show in London. Between Christmas and New Year we gave 2 performances...

A mixed bag...

A mixed bag...

The 2nd half of 2017 saw minor knee surgery (tennis to blame for the injury!) and several weeks of recovery including a holiday - and who can resist a few holiday snaps!?

Returning to Dublin - what a joy!

Returning to Dublin - what a joy!

 

I made the trip to Dublin for a concert with the RTE Concert Orchestra on August 19th and it was wonderful to be back in the city and see so many musicians that I have known for so many years! As ever the city and it's hospitality was evident and the generosity of the audiences is something very special - especially in the National Concert Hall! I was lucky enough to stay in the Conrad right across the road form the hall and they treated us wonderfully well after the show!! I am looking forward to returning in 2018!

 

Vocal Coach in residence - Voice Council magazine

For the month of August I have been invited to be vocal coach in residence for the Voice Council magazine - so watch out for articles and other related content on the magazine's website...

Wonderful festival: Voices-Holzhausen

Wonderful festival: Voices-Holzhausen

Sheridan Ensemble and their programme "Chaconne Lamento and Walking Blues" was a great success at the Voices Festival in Holzhausen...

Coaching Cole Porter in Prague

Coaching Cole Porter in Prague

I am really looking forward to working as a language coach in Prague on a CD of Cole Porter songs with a wonderful soprano and a great ensemble...

Weimar Cabaret at UCL

Weimar Cabaret at UCL

Mary joined Stefan Bednarcyzk and Dale Rapely for a Weimar Cabaret as part of 'Culture and the Third Reich' a weekend of events at UCL on April 8th and 9th...