Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe Bass-Baritone International Jazz singer/pianist.Studied with Keith Davis at the University of Southampton.. Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. His live shows are a mixture of virtuosic musicianship, breath-taking theatricality and interaction with the audience, combining on the spot improvisation and the quickest of wits. As well as releasing 5 critically lauded albums Joe has toured around the world with his band and as a solo act, appearing in festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls from Ronnie Scotts to The Barbican to Birdland in New York. He is frequently a guest performer with orchestras including The John Wilson Orchestra, RLPO, RTE and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and regularly puts together his own Big Band for sold-out shows across the country. In December 2017, Joe put together three Christmas shows for the Lyric Hammersmith with guests including Rob Brydon, Jamie Parker and Meow Meow, and he made his Albert Hall debut as a special guest with Guy Barker’s Big Band. He works extensively on radio, having hosted and starred many times in BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, and  has appeared on the Now Show, Loose Ends and The Horne Section for Radio 4, he is a regular on In Tune for Radio 3 and this year he started his own brand-new show on JazzFM. On TV, he has appeared most notably hosting 2016’s BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year.

Emily Rowley Jones

Emily Rowley Jones Soprano- Opera & Concert singer. Studied with Keith Davis University of Southampton. She continued her studies as a postgraduate at GSMD where she won the Russell Davies Prize. Many operatic roles performed : Susanna, in The Marriage of Figaro by Marcos Portugal (Norina in Don Pasquale Marcellina in Paer's 'Leonora' The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute  Sylvie in Gounod's La Colombe Gabrielle in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne Leonora in Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Lesbina Le Pescatrici. Non-operatic solo performances: Monteverdi Vespers, Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Bach Magnificat, Vivaldi Gloria, Bach B Minor Mass, Handel Messiah, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony and Rossini Stabat Mater. Soloist with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir on numerous occasions performing at Cadogan Hall, London, and many of the major cathedrals and concert halls throughout the country. Emily was the winner  of The Susan Longfield competition 2008 and winner of The Hampshire Singer of the Year 2007. Emily has also been a Sybil Tutton, MBF and Countess of Munster Scholar

Rhona McGregor

Rhona McGregor -Soprano -International Music Theatre singer. Studied with Keith Davis University of Southampton and further trained at Guildford School of Acting (Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre), University of Southampton (MA in Music Performance, BA Hons Music) and Weymouth College (CFET - Certificate in Further Education Teaching). She is a highly qualified singer, dancer and multi-instrumentalist, with a vast amount of teaching experience in both further and higher education. Rhona’s theatre credits include: Legally Blonde (UK tour); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre, West End); Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Pirates of Penzance (Kilworth House Theatre); Chess (Oslo Spektrum, Norway); The Apple Tree (The Electric Theatre, Guildford); Sweet Charity (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford); 42nd Street (The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton). Her television credits include: Harbour Lights (BBC Television) and musical directing and choreography credits include University of Southampton Musical Theatre Society. Rhona has worked extensively as a teacher of singing, music and performing arts.Her television credits include: Harbour Lights (BBC Television) and musical directing and choreography credits include University of Southampton Musical Theatre Society. Rhona has worked extensively as a teacher of singing, music and performing arts.

Emma Breton

Emma Bryant / Emma Breton - Soprano - International Music Theatre singer. Studied for an undergraduate degree in Politics and German at the University of Southampton, graduating with first class honours. Whilst there, she studied singing with Keith Davis and was a University of Southampton Choral Scholar with Cantores Michaelis. Cantores Michaelis. She recorded as soprano soloist for a set of short films about the National Trust's music archives and as a soloist for the BBC documentary 'Having a Ball'. After leaving Southampton she studied at the London School of Musical Theatre, graduating in 2017. Whilst training she played Katherine in 'Hope' and was Fiona McKeith in a workshop performance of 'Brigadoon'. Her credits since graduating include soprano soloist for the Last Night of the Proms on the Isle of Wight and vocalist for Hapag Lloyd cruise liner. She then embarked on the ten month international and UK tour of What the Ladybird Heard, performing in theatres in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, the UAE and around the UK. At the end of 2018 she performed as a mezzo-soprano in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Emma speaks fluent German and particularly enjoys performing Schubert Lieder.