PERFORMING


I've been singing and performing since I was a little girl, however I was naturally very shy about telling the 'world' (and by world I mean classmates) that all I wanted to do was sing. I hated the thought of putting myself out there, and as a result refrained from joining theatre groups and accepted the smaller roles in the school shows so I didn't cause a fuss- which I think is very ironic given I write everything on here!

Since September 2017 I have been studying Voice in Performance at London College of Music. As you may have seen, I have a YouTube channel linked with this blog where I occasionally post singing covers, (being a perfectionist makes it very difficult to record something and be happy with it!)

Ever since I was a little girl, music has greatly influenced me. I remember watching the classic musicals such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music and Grease and remember simply being in awe of the magic. When I was 7 years old I stepped on a stage in school to sing a solo/duet as part of a choir, and I felt like Britney or a part of Steps. It was that night I closed my eyes and imagined myself singing on stage as my career. Given that this was the early 2000's I imagined myself wearing double denim flares and a blue sequin top with a microphone in hand alongside a collection of backing dancers- it was everything I wanted, and that dream has yet to leave my brain.

And ever since this dream I've been singing non stop, and I mean non stop. Having a naturally quiet voice may seem like a disadvantage, especially when you can sing the big belty classics as imagined, but nonetheless, it hasn't stopped me. I can happily say that I am a classical crossover soprano, with specialism in musical theatre and light opera, but as well as this, I love what is considered as 'mainstream' vocals (your likes of Adele, Whitney etc). In the Summer of 2016 and on a second attempt, I achieved my Grade 8 in Musical Theatre to Merit (3 marks off Distinction to be precise!), and it is still one of my proudest moments to date.

Cut to now, I'm still singing lots, and I am desperately trying to get my 'break' as it were, but I'm not worried as of yet, because I hope that one day I can simply get to say that it was worth the wait, and everything worked out fine.



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