Abi is a SE London-born vocalist and voice specialist who has an international performance career in jazz, pop and soul singing with artists such as Ronan Keating and Joss Stone, as well as specialising in coaching and working with voices at Abbey Road studios and the Southbank Centre.
Abi trained as a classical soprano at the Guildhall School of Music and then completed her BMus at Goldsmiths College. She also completed a one year diploma in Musical Theatre at the London School of Musical Theatre. Abi bases her singing technique coaching on the Estille Vocal method along with some of the pop vocal techniques from Roger Love. She believes that building a secure breathing technique along with one consistent voice between registers quickly improves and expands on everyone's vocal ability.
Abi believes almost ANYONE can sing and certainly EVERYONE can improve (and in a very short time too!) and singing in a choir setting is probably the best way of enhancing on your musical ability and gaining confidence in every aspect of your life.
A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist and composer, Ross enjoys directing choirs through his more fun and alternative approach to music. His instinct for striking a balance between innovation and conventionality in voices brings laughter and an attention to detail to the London (Kent) Soul Choirs. As pianist and musical director, Ross has been involved in many live sessions, tours and TV appearances, working with stars such as Hot Chocolate, Samantha Fox, Right Said Fred, Frankie Boyle and Nick Helm. He works on projects at the Southbank frequently and co-wrote shows for the Imagine Festival and Festival of Love.