What does it take to build a successful, sustainable career as a singer?
Whether it’s recording backing vocals or touring with bands, lending your voice to film & tv or being an artist in your own right, this session will shine a light on some of the ways you can turn your passion into a career and make a living as a professional vocalist.
Our panel of experts will share tips on mastering your craft, building networks and getting work and looking after yourself and your instrument as a working singer + much more.
Panelists include lead vocalist with Basement Jaxx Vula Malinga, vocalist and founder of The Music Confectionary LTD Olivia Williams and music creative and culture curator Juliet Russell.
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About the Panelists
Vula Malinga is one of the UK’s most revered voices. Possibly best known for her work as lead vocalist with Basement Jaxx, Vula has also written and featured on numerous top 10 hits and worked as a featured vocalist with artists including Quincy Jones, Sigala, MJ Cole, Robert Glasper and Pete Tong. Most recently Vula collaborated with Riton & Oliver Heldens on their single ‘Turn Me On’ which topped the Dance chats in both the UK and US. As a backing vocalist Vula has also worked with an extensive list of global artists ranging from Dizzee Rascal to Lalah Hathaway.
Olivia Williams is a highly sought after vocalist renowned for her smooth tone, vocal dexterity, and the ease at which she delivers in her upper register. Olivia has been able to transfer the key elements of her gospel vocal training to the world of Pop, R&B, Grime and Hip Hop Music and has toured with artists such as Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding and Ella Henderson, among others. Olivia is the Founder of The Music Confectionery LTD, providing the best background vocalists, session singers and choirs for live shows, studio recording sessions, touring, and promo sessions in UK and USA.
Juliet Russell is music creative and culture curator – as a singer, vocal coach, composer, choir director and co-founder of Salon London and the Also Festival.
Juliet is a composer and choir MD, whose creative, accessible approach has led her to collaborate with world renowned artists and organisations and educational projects that engage everyone in the joy of singing. She is lead vocal coach on The Voice UK and regularly appears on BBC 1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, preparing the Unexpected Stars for the performance of their lives. She has coached Grammy winners, BRIT nominees, MOBO and MTV Europe award winners.
This Roundtable discussion is open to anyone aged 18-25.
The discussion will last around 1.30-2 hours long.