Influences: Celine Dion, Eva Cassidy, Barbara Streisand, Musical Theatre
Energetic, dynamic and full of unbelievable talent, Sandy is an unforgettable vocalist who knows how to wow an audience. Her powerful vocals and theatrical flair captivate audiences whether it’s a low-key intimate setting or a high-level party. Sandy is a experienced, versatile, award winning power singer whose voice "wows" audiences. She has the knack to get the hairs stand up on end from one of her ballad renditions to rocking the room with Bon Jovi and dancing/partying the night away. Available to book for afternoon teas and Care Homes to pubs/clubs and corporate events including weddings, restaurants, private parties and hotels. She has been singing and performing to audiences for most of her life with sets from Eva Cassidy to Bon Jovi, Beatles to Blondie, Olly Murs to David Guetta. Her performances have included some top stages on the West End in London She has had leading roles from Sandy in Grease to the Narrator in Joseph. She has performed around the country and internationally from private functions to 5* hotels and cruise liners. She is classically trained, but can adapt to most styles, her favourites been Eva Cassidy to Celine Dion and musical theatre. She can also provide a full set of pop classics from Blondie, Abba or even Bon Jovi. She has over 300 songs in her repertoire, but is always learning more and by any chance, your favourite is not in the set list, she will learn it for you (within reason).
Confident Sight Reader and can read music
Able to harmonize by ear
I am an extremely confident, energetic, approachable and professional individual who loves to pass on my wealth of experiences and talents to others. I have been involved with the Performing Arts industry from a young age first appearing as Annie at the age of 8 at Newcastle Royal, to performing in the West End of London. This is what inspired me to set my successful business up in Adlib Performing Arts promoting and teaching Dance, Drama and Singing. I am currently in a 5 piece Function/Wedding Band as the Lead Singer and also as a Solo singer and have the hunger to promote my passion back into the business after spending time bringing my children up.
WORK AND EXPERIENCE
VOCALIST – Corfu, Greece – May 17 – present. Currently performing in hotels and venues around Corfu from lounge sets & easy listening to full Evening Shows performing Broadway and Movies, to Classic Party set from 50s to present day. Mostly Thomson Hotels as their sole entertainer. The contract completes beginning of October 2017.
VOCALIST – Stenna Horizon – December 2016 Ireland/France – Performed here as an Entertainer – where during the day I organised and ran “kids Clubs” from craft days to party dances and then produced and performed the evening entertainment from Lounge singing sets to full party/disco sets ensuring everyone had a time to remember.
SOLO VOCALIST – Singing around the area both home and abroad from Weddings, Parties, Cabaret, Clubs, Cocktail and Lounges. I have recently finished a mini contract on Stena Horizon as the Cabaret and Entertainer and have an up to date ENG1. My website has samples of my work and reviews.
OCTOBER 2015-PRESENT – Education Welfare Officer. I currently work term time across various primary schools ensuring that pupils are present in school and going through the necessary legal processes to enable us to achieve this.
MARCH 2013-JULY 2015 – I worked as a Support Worker/Teacher for 2 brain Injury teenagers where I work on a 1-1 basis teaching them the GCSE syllabus in a non-academic dynamic manner through game, song, sport and any other diverse way enabling them to achieve their potentials.
SEPT 2006 – PRESENT: ADLIB PERFORMING ARTS
I started Adlib Performing Arts up after performing for many years on the stage and wanting to give something back in return. It offers classes in dance, singing and drama from the age of 5 to 18+. I also have experience within Special Needs, from Asperges, ADHD, ADD and Autism.
The emphasis is on the development of the students’ self esteem, emotional growth and moral development. Students embark on a journey of self-discovery through their arts and work together to produce full-length family orientated shows in a non-competitive environment. I also train students to teach and choreograph their own dances with some of them now being employed as teachers. There are currently around 60 students through the school, and employ 4 student teachers. I also manage all the administrative duties.
Through Adlib I used to teach dance at various schools across the region covering PPA time, PE lessons, lunch-time and after school clubs. I taught various year groups showing that dance can be fun but learning at the same time. They learn different styles of dance from Salsa, to Street Dance and Stage. I was monitored by Ofsted at Abingdon Primary School where it was reported that they were impressed with my teaching skills, enabling both boys and girls to be enthusiastic and committed towards their learning.
May 2012-July 2015 – Zumba teacher in various locations and gyms
SEPT 08-APRIL 09 - REDCAR & CLEVELAND YOUTH OPPORTUNITY
Here I was employed to teach dance to students through their youth fund. Many of the students had a degree of special needs and taught healthy living through the enjoyment of dance.
DEC 04-JAN 08 - Choreographer for the Pantomimes and “Grease” with Nunthorpe Players
JAN-JULY 1997 – Dancer/singer in Chicago the Musical, Adelphi Theatre, London
JULY 2003 – Principal singer/dancer at the London Palladium for the show of Sunday Night Live
1990 – 2003 – Lloyds TSB. I started here as a secretary and worked my way up to eventually being a Manager where I interviewed the clients and dealt with any enquiry that needed resolving. I had a client base of 1200 customers and delivered an exceptional service resulting in sal