I absolutely love to sing whether it is original songs or covers. I have lots of different experience in the singing field, both live and in the studio, solo, in bands and in duos, lead and backing vocals. I have a versatile voice singing from soft to belt in a range of popular music styles and can easily identify and sing harmonies.
Here is some of my experience:
Control the Storm:
In 2017 I became frontwoman and songwriter in symphonic metal band Control the Storm.
“Formed in 2010, Control the Storm breathe new life into the popular female fronted Symphonic Metal scene and have won the hearts of many fans and critics from all over the world.
Their self released debut album, Beast Inside, gained much critical acclaim with magazines, online webzines and radio stations around the world, becoming “band of the week” at Moshville and “band of the month” on the Women of Metal radio show.Fans’ reactions to the album have been overwhelming, causing the album to be repressed 3 times since its initial release in 2015.
Notable performances include an appearance at Bloodstock Open Air, support act to Leaves Eyes, support act to Sarah Jezebel Diva, as well as headlining their own shows throughout the UK and Europe.
2017 sees the band reentering the studio to record a new promo single to showcase their songwriting and performance capabilities with this powerful lineup of world-class musicians.
The band will also be performing live at selected festival dates over the summer and will be heading out to Europe in November for a run of shows to celebrate the release of the new single, which is a perfect precursor to the 2nd album.
Control the Storm have the support of some of the biggest musical instrument companies including: Premier Percussion, Czarcie Kopyto Pedals, KickPort, Audix Microphones, Cympad, Balbex Sticks, Serial Drummer Clothing, Groove Juice, Porter and Davies, SCV Distribution and Elites Strings.
There’s a storm coming your way…”
Queen Bee and The Drones:
I fronted symphonic metal band Queen Bee and The Drones. We formed in October 2015 and since then we have played gigs supporting The Dust Junkys, We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and The Backhanders.
‘Stunning vocals and a beautiful original fusion with metal. Hypnotic’ – Rowetta (The Happy Monday’s)
‘Imagine Van Halen And Fleetwood Mac had a baby. Queen Bee and The Drones sound fresh and focused. Forget rock n’ roll this is rock and soul!’ – MC Tunes (Dust Junkys)
‘Proper balls out rock and roll, very sassy, very sexy. Reminds me of early Queen, early Judas Priest, great stuff!’ – Martin Coogan (The Mock Turtles)
I play all over the UK with The Housejammerz, playing all the hottest house songs live at corporate functions, weddings, universities, nightclubs and holiday parks. Some corporate functions have included an intimate gig for Rita Ora and guests at her Adidas Clothing line Launch, for the massive Francesco hairdressing group, and at Aston Villa’s Christmas Wonderland events. Some nightclub events include sell out Decadance nights where Andy Sax out of Plan B has guest played with us and at Heroes of House nights. We have played alongside top house DJs such as legend Alister Whitehead to name a few.
I sang the chorus on Bez’s ( The Happy Mondays) Manifesto. The first ever manifesto to music for The Reality Party. Bez’s Manifesto is available to download from ITunes and Spotify. The track was produced by Kermit ( Black Grape) and features Mark Day (The Happy Monday’s) on guitar.
Aniseed is a rock band made up of established musicians including Dave Nailer (David R Black), Danny Ashberry (The Chameleons), Mik Grant (Ex drummer for Reni of The Stone Roses) and Stuart Wilson (The Black Mariars). I sang vocals alongside Dave Nailer.
I sing vocals in The Nightbreakers. We have played some of the North West’s finest wine bars, golf clubs and weddings playing a mix of popular music covers.
Fink Ployd and Manc Floyd:
I sang backing vocals and lead vocals on songs The Great Gig in the Sky and Mother in these two very well respected Pink Floyd tribute bands to sell out audiences around the UK in top venues and at festivals.
I dress in 80s outfits and perform nothing but the best hits of the 80s. I have a number of restaurant residencies and have performed one off shows around the North West area.
Paddy O Hare (Mike Sweeney and The Collective) and I set up Spiral Eyes a guitar/vocal duo where we played both rock and pop covers to audiences around the UK.
I was guest vocalist on dub out Celt Islams’s track Coming Home which I co wrote. I performed with them on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury in 2010. The performance was shown on BBC Television and played numerous times on BBC Radio Manchester.
One Stop Boogie:
I have performed at many weddings, corporate events, Royal Air Force bases and completed contracts on Brittany Ferries with One Stop Boogie performing high energy 70s, 80s and 90s shows.
Triple XXX Band:
I performed with The Triple XXX Band at The Ramee Royal Hotel in Bur Dubai in The Sports Bar, performing high energy shows 6 nights a week 4 x 45minute slots singing a range of popular songs.
I co wrote and sing vocals on Hall Norths deep house track No Way Out which was released on his Ola EP in 2009.
Since my professional singing career began around 10years ago I have played hundreds of gigs on the club circuit, in pubs and in nursing homes to backing tracks and have a large repertoire of songs (150ish) which I cater to the audience.
I have also recorded other bits here and there with different bands and producers throughout my singing career including The Black Mariars (Andy Kehoe plays keys who is now on tour with Peter Hook and The Light) and have performed backing vocals for soul singer Teressa Edwards and X Factor finalist Geneva Lane. Recently I recorded backing vocals on the Freak Party track ‘Don’t Push Your Luck’ alongside members from Popular Manchester group The Smiths and Angie Brown.
I graduated from The University of Salford in 2009 where I read BA (Hons) Music and have some teaching experience working in music departments at high schools. I play basic guitar and trumpet and have passed my grade 5 violin exam.