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