One last Kiss Goodbye
Written By Nick Bartley 2011
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano
Influences: Michael Jackson
, Lady Gaga
, Bee Gees
, Fleetwood Mac
, Arcade Fire
, Eva Cassidy
, Stevie Wonder
, Elton John
, Kylie Minogue
, Patsy Cline
2013 - Present
I've been fortunate enough to work with some talented original songwriters, all have written clever, emotive and catchy songs and have asked me to lend my vocals to them. This has not only helped me creatively but has taught me about production, studio technique and how to use my voice to create the right vocal for each track and producer.These original tracks have been played on numerous local, national and international radio stations.
Most recently I was involved with the BBC Television programme 'The Choir: Sing While you Work' where I was chosen by choir master Gareth Malone to be part of a 22 strong choir that went up against 4 other work place choirs to be crowned 'Workplace Choir of the Year'. My workplace choir ended the series by performing Royal composer Paul Mealor's original 'never before heard' musical piece 'With A Friend Like You' that finally saw us winning the competition.
Since the choir won the show we have continued to sing together and more recently joined Ms Susan Boyle on her UK tour at the Eventim Apollo London. We've also joined Earth Wind & Fire, Rufus Wainwright, The Shires and more at 2014's Last Night of The Proms at London's Hyde park. In 2015 we were cast as part of the first ever UK tour of the Broadway musical 'Godspell'. As well this I have been touring the UK with The Vintage Corporation throughout 2015 as one of the band's lead vocalists as well as singing backing vocals on tour with 'The Tina Turner Experience'.
November 2011 to 2012:
Lead Vocalist of 'The Stacey Young Experience' singing at various venues throughout the country.
February 2010 to November 2011:
I was employed by Ted UK as Lead Vocalist/Band Manager with the resident show band at Park Resorts Holiday Park in Cayton Bay for two summer seasons.
Winter 2010 the band was resident on board the P&O Ferries North Sea cruise ships as placed by Live Business.
2009 - 2010:
Lead Vocalist with 'The Vintage Corporation' 9 piece live band
Lead Vocalist with London based function band '7th Wonder' www.7th-wonder.co.uk
I was classically trained from the age of 10 as part of the East Kent Girls Choir where I travelled to other countries, including Poland, France and Holland and regularly performed concerts all over the UK.
Session Vocalist/Radio Experience. Various lead and backing vocals in studios for albums and live gigs. Lead vocals on various tracks for an up and coming song writer in the UK Nick Bartley http://soundcloud.com/dylan_bartley
Tracks have been played on BBC radio as well as various internet radio sites and local radio stations.
Various radio station interviews/live vocal work including; BBC Kent, Radio Five Live and Heart FM.
Recorded jingles for local hospital radio, worked as a session singer, recorded and produced original music and worked in studios for the last 14 years.
I'm a professional person with a powerful and strong voice, excellent pitch and I find harmonising easy to do and enjoyable. I like to work with positive and hard working people.
Some of the many venues I have sung at include; Kensington Roof Gardens, Eventim Apollo, Hyde Park, Leeds Castle.Café Royal, Chartered Accountants Hall, Chewton Glen, Manor of Groves, Prince Regent, The Landmark Hotel, Hendon Hall Hotel, The Elvetham, Wentworth Golf Club, Quendon Hall, Abridge Golf Club among many others.