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Who Can I Turn To

Stella Goodey - Voice. Dave Newton - Piano; Geff Gasgoigne - Bass; Matt Home - Drums.

01Who Can I Turn To
02Hounddog
03Someone to Watch Over Me
04The Empty Bed Blues
05Raining in My Heart
06Twinkle Twinkle
07Love's Frozen me Blue

Physical Attributes

Height:
160 cm / 5ft 3in
Weight:
70 kg / 154 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
73 cm / 29 in
Hips:
96 cm / 38 in
Dress size:
UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Blonde
Hair length:
Medium
Hair type:
Curly

Credits & experience

2014
  • Harlow Jazz Club : feat Singer with Lord Arsenal's Aristocrats
2013
  • Centenary Louis Armstrong Jazz festival 2012, 2014 : Featured Singer with John Petters Swing Band , and Billie meets Benny
2010
  • Quay Theatre , Sudbury , Suffolk : Featured Singer backed by Tony Suggs and Stella & The Starlights musicians. Billie Meets Basie Theatre Show
  • Stradbrooke Jazz Festival : Featured Singer with Lord Arsenal's aristocrats.
  • The Hunter Jazz Club in Bury St Edmunds. Opening Night : Featured artist backed by Brian Dee on piano
  • Billie Meets Basie Theatre Shows : Featured Singer backed by Tony Suggs on piano. ( Ex Count Basie )
2009
  • Recorded 4th cd "Someone to Watch Over Me" : Recorded in England with David Newton Trio and Derek Nash guesting on sax. Originals and classic standards/ french chanson
2006
  • Newbury Arts Centre : Special guest with Peter Allen's Jazzstars
  • 2006- 2007 Casamia Jazz Club run by Ed Darraugh : Resident singer backed by Ted Beament, Gary Baldwin, Brian Dee and Tony Suggs.
  • 2006 - 2010 The Globe Inn, Wells -next -to -the -Sea, Norfolk : Resident Singer with Stella and the Starlights Trio and Various jazz pianists.
  • Pizza on the Park, Kensington : Stella & the Starlights
  • 2006 2007 Featured singer with John Benson's Allstar Jazz Band : Featured Singer
  • Lauzertes Jazz Festival : Special Guest with Pierre Bruzzo
2004
  • 1st North Norfolk Jazz & Blues Festival : Headline Act Stella and the Starlights
  • Bastide Des Jourdains Jazz Fest : Special Guest with Pierre Bruzzo
2003
  • recorded "Since I Fell For You" : Featured Singer on 1st CD of Stella and the Starlights, featuring Paul Higgs on Trumpet , Phil Brooke on Guitar, Ted Beament on Piano, Jim Richardson On Bass and Trevor Tomkins on Drums.
  • Marciac Jazz Festival : featured singer with The Jazz Devils
2002
  • Antibes Boat Show : Featured Singer with Fred D'olesnitz Trio
  • Bar En Bias Jazz Club : Featured Singer with Fred D'olesnitz on Piano And Paul Higgs trpt , Jim Richardson, Bass
  • The Martinez Hotel, Cannes : Guested with resident pianist " Jimmy"
2001
  • Ramatuelle, S France : recorded by Universal Jazz , featured in Documentary on jazz in france 2002 for channel M6
  • Debut CD " Them there Eyes" : Featured singer backed by Chris Simmons on piano. Voice and acoustic piano consisting of early blues classics and torch songs.
2000
  • 2000- 2014 Stella & the Starlights performing at private functions and jazz clubs throughout the UK : Featured singer and band leader.
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, The Green Man Jazz Club, Racheath : Featured Singer . Billie Holiday Tribute backed by The Jack Parnell Trio
  • Pizza Express : Featured singer
  • Jazz After Dark , Soho, London : Featured Singer
1999
  • 1999- 2000 Lyng Fox & Hounds , Norfolk : Resident weekly Singer with Chris Simmons on piano.
1998
  • 1998 - 2000 : Featured singer and band leader of The Crazy Mama Band
1997
  • 1997 - 1998 Pheonix Jazz Club , Norfolk : Resident Singer
  • Chichester Jazz festival, Pakefield Jazz Festival : Featured Singer with the John Petters New Orleans Allstars
  • 1997, 1998, 1999 :The Red Lion Jazz Club, Norwich : featured singer with The Jack Parnell Trio
  • For John Petters New Orleans Allstars : Featured artist : CD : Its me O Lord ( Spiritual/ Gospel CD)
1995
  • 1995-1997 Simbiosis Soul Band : Lead Singer
1994
  • Private Functions all over UK : 1994- 2000. Featured singer with The Chris Simmons Jazz Allstars.
  • The Cressingham Windmill, Norfolk : Resident Band. Crazy Mama Band
  • Green's Restaurant , Norwich : featured singer

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Alto


Favourite genres
  • Jazz

Influences: Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald

Stella has worked all over the UK and France and recorded four cds, specialising in early blues and jazz standards to modern originals.

Stella has songs published by Tony Hiller through songwriting collaborations with, British jazz pianist, Brian Dee.

Stella's band is called Stella and the Starlights and is a 5 piece jazz combo of the top British mainstream jazz musicians. They perform at private functions all over the UK.

Stella also works freelance with French bands, performing privately and as special guest at festivals in the South.

Stella was the featured singer with John Petters All stars , Pete Allen and John Benson and has guested for the late Humphrey Lyttleton and Kenny Ball.

Stella's last theatre show was entitled, Billie meets Basie and featured the ex count basie band pianist , Tony Suggs and members of Stella and the Starlights.

Stella has 18 years experience in booking musicians, running jazz clubs, and in event management in the UK.

Stella is known for Billie Holiday interpretations and raucous early blues singing.
Stella's band is called Stella & the Starlights and was formed in 2000. Recorded debut cd in 2003 . It is available worldwide. The personnel are as follows:

Ted Beament- pianist (ex Humphrey Lyttleton Band)
Phil Brooke- jazz guitarist
Paul Higgs- trumpet/flugel (MD National theatre, RSC.)
Jim Richardson - Bass ( ex Georgie Fames' Blue Flames)
Trevor Tomkins- Drums ( prof. percussion The Guildhall, London)
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