Jamie Safir presents.... Michelle John

Mar 30 2018 20:00 - 22:30

Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD London

Michelle John was born to sing.

Whether it was singing as a child in her local Gospel Choir , or recording and touring with such stars as George Michael , Annie Lennox , Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton .

The diversity of her musical background , and the wide range of Artists she has worked with have given Michelle a great vision for her musical destiny .

At the age of 18 yrs Michelle was asked to join the U.K’s finest Gospel Choir The London Community Gospel Choir , and during her 11 yrs as a member she toured Europe extensively and participated in various recordings ranging from Spiritualised to Tom Jones .

Michelle was doing a lot of Session work . Her reputation as an outstanding vocalist flourished . Michelle experienced the thrills and challenges of Theatre work by appearing in the musical “ Mama I want to Sing “ and also “ Smokey Joe’s Café “ .

In 1997 Michelle collaborated with producers M&S and hits such as “ This is it “ and “ Take Control “ were released by The Ministry of Sound recording Label and landed in the Top 20 on the U.K Charts .

Michelle’s vocal dexterity has allowed her to work with artists covering the whole music spectrum, from R&B Diva Whitney Houston to the Legendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli .

Her expertise has helped to craft the voices of tomorrow through her vocal coaching on Pop Idol and with artists such as Razorlight , Girl’s Aloud, Atomic Kitten , Liberty X , Mis-Teeq Bryan Mc Fadden and Westlife .

Michelle has worked with Eric Clapton for the last 13yrs , during this time she has extensively toured North America , South America , Japan , Asia , Australia and Europe .

Most recently she has had the pleasure of touring with Will Young on his last 3 U.K Tours , and the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow and recorded with the Phenomenal Lenny Kravitz . She also recently performed at a concert for President Barak Obama at The White House.

Michelle had the pleasure of being the Vocal Coach for the artist Rita Ora for a few years .

After many years of singing on the albums of so many artists she has released a 5 track EP of her songs all written by herself entitled " Little Me " .

In 2015 she released a Gospel Single with Karl Nova entitled "Shining On " .

That year She also produced and wrote a Charity single to raise money and awareness for the " Bring Back our Girls " Campaign and has been asked to perform the song at many rallies and events in support of the campaign .

2016 Michelle continued to work with Artist such as Eric Clapton and Will Young and Paolo Nutini , Ed Sheeran and The 1975 , she also worked with Carole King on the British Summer Time Hyde Park Concert which was attended by over 50'000 people .

Throughout 2016 Michelle has been on a World Tour with Joss Stone promoting her latest album " Water for your Soul " which features Michelle on backing vocals .

Michelle was a contestant on " The Voice UK 2017 " where as on Team Will.I.am she finished as a Finalist in 4th place .

In 2018 Michelle will be releasing 4 singles with ' Soul House Music ' Label and also releasing her album .

Jamie Safir is a 26 year-old pianist, composer and arranger highly in-demand across the worlds of jazz, pop and musical theatre in the UK. He has worked regularly with Will Young over the last 3 years and also performed with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson & Steps.

Within the London Jazz Scene, Jamie has an ongoing collaboration with award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw as well as having worked with Claire Martin, Liane Carroll, Stan Sulzman, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.

He was a keyboardist in the hit 2017 musical Bat Out Of Hell and is currently Musical Director for Patti Boulaye and working on ‘The Sweetest Sounds of Rogers and Hart’ featuring Claire Moore & Robert Meadmore.

‘Safir plays with wonderful judgment, delicacy and alertness’ London Jazz News

‘The star of the show and the binding force behind the entire set was Jamie Safir. Not only a pianist at the start of a hugely promising career, but a musical arranger of true talent.’ Musical Theatre Review

‘Jamie on piano was riveting. I got the nightbus home, Oh the glamour!’ Julian Clary

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