Nanette Courtenay

I graduated from the London College of Music, with a B Mus hons  degree in performance with my first study being  voice and my second study being composition. I also trained at university on the art of teaching singing  – an intensive course that trains one to teach singing teachers about the anatomy of the voice.
In the past I have performed at Ronnie Scotts, the Royal Festival and Albert halls, the Cafe Royal, Hilton and Grosvenor hotels with artists like Sasha Distel, and Petula Clark and have done many contracts for BBC radio & television. I did touring  with Gloria Gaynor in Scandinavia and Brazil as well as television with other international British and Irish artists. I have done solo tours & performances in the Netherlands, Germany, Israel, South Africa, Poland, Italy, USA, Austria and Hungary and supported Sir Cliff Richard, Grace Kennedy & David Grant. I have done studio recordings with Mari Wilson, Leo Sayer, Helen Shapiro, Dana and Roy Castle including sessions at Abbey Road with Graham Kendrick and pop sessions at Whitfield St, RG Jones, and Olympic. In addition to performance I have held singing teacher, vocal fixer, vocal arranger, vocal producer and coach positions at various educational establishments and for managers with signed artistes.
More recently I have been contracted as a professional singer working in resorts for Tui and Thomsons across Spain, the Balearics and Cyrus and on ships for P&O and Brittany Ferries.
I have a particular interest in race relations having scripted a musical about the American Civil Rights Movement which went into UK prisons and theatres . I am a keen promoter of unsigned bands which stemmed from my radio broadcasts and write and illustrate children’s stories. My life-long preferred musical style is jazz having won the BBC Radio ‘Jazz Soloist of the Year’ award

Country:United Kingdom
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