Michelle John ’The Voice Behind The Voice’

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Last Show: Friday 18 th May 2018

The ‘Voice UK’ finalist spent 20 years as a backing vocalist to the world’s biggest stars including Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Blur, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz. Now proudly performing her own show, ‘The Voice Behind The Voice’. In addition to her own music, Michelle pays homage to many of the artists she has performed with, the evening is interspersed with fabulous tales of what really goes on Backstage. Michelle is captivating and will enthral you with her voice (of course) and her wonderful anecdotes.

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Michelle 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. At age of 18 Michelle joined The London Community Gospel Choir, she spent 11 years as a member touring Europe extensively; it was this choir that gave her the opportunity of a professional singing career as she participated in various recordings ranging from Spiritualised to Tom Jones. Her reputation as an outstanding vocalist flourished; she joined the cast of musicals 'Mama I want to Sing' and 'Smokey Joe’s Café' in principal roles. 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 the late Whitney Houston to the Legendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli. Her vocal coaching skill is also in high demand, she has helped to craft the voices of artists such as Razorlight, Girl’s Aloud, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Mis-Teeq, Bryan McFadden, Westlife and for a while Rita Ora. After many years of singing on the albums of so many artists she decided to ‘do her’ and released a 5 track EP of songs written by her entitled 'Little Me'.

In 2015 Michelle wrote and produced a Charity single to raise money and awareness for the 'Bring Back our Girls' Campaign she has performed the song at many events in support of the campaign.

Her singing life continued with the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow and recorded with the Phenomenal Lenny Kravitz. A major highlight in Michelle’s career was the invitation to perform for President Barak Obama at The White House.

2016 Michelle continued to work with Artists such as Eric Clapton, Will Young, 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.

Michelle then joined Joss Stone on her world tour promoting her latest album " Water for your Soul " the album features Michelle on backing vocals.

2017 Michelle enters the The Voice UK and takes the country by storm, every week the public voted her in. She finished as the 4th place Finalist. The Voice UK chapter ended and a new one began!

Her new show ‘The Voice Behind The Voice’ sees paying homage to many of the artists she has performed with, introduces the audience to some of her own original music, while regaling fabulous tales of what really goes on ‘Backstage’. Michelle delivers every time, her signature powerhouse vocals, guarantees an evening of sincerity, emotion, laughter and joy.

Michelle will be releasing her new album in 2017/18.