Hi – welcome!
So what’s new? Well, there’s this short film by the Guardian which features my performance of ‘Stay Awake’ from Mary Poppins. And there are also these songs by Ben Dawson. Taking social media as their theme, they speak about relationships, being a musician, and the very act of BEING ONLINE.
In January this year I was in Los Angeles singing Steve Reich’s ‘Tehillim’ with Synergy Vocals and the LA Philharmonic, at the beautiful Gehry-designed Disney Hall. As Steve has just turned 80, there have been ‘birthday’ concerts going on all over the world – so plenty of airmiles for Synergy! I’ve sung his music in Germany, Hungary, Australia (at the Sydney Opera House), the US, and at the Barbican in London with the LSO. Next up is a ‘Tehillim’ in Tokyo in March. Also with Synergy in 2016 I sang the Berio Sinfonia in Freiburg and Berlin, and did a gig in Poland with ‘These New Puritans’.
Back in the studio, it was a joy to be one of 13 solo singers who each recorded a song for the debut album by the London Gay Big Band, ‘Brave’. And along with 3 female singing colleagues I recorded the theme tune for ITV’s second series of ‘Home Fires’. (We did series 1’s theme tune as well.)
Now, for your listening and viewing pleasure, here are some clips from one of the Julie Andrews concerts I did with Benjamin Pope and Sinfonia Lahti. Or if you’d like to have a listen to some little snippets from my mellow album gentle rain, please go right ahead..