Singer Songwriter, Acoustic Pop, Folk Pop and Hip Hop, Country
A self-taught singer/songwriter, musician and producer. AJ has always had a keen interest in music. Born and raised in London, AJ was surrounded by eclectic influences from his two worlds, one with his deep ties to Asian & African music, and the other growing up surrounded by western Pop, RnB and Hip Hop
AJ first came to the music scene whilst at University in the summer of 2017 after doing covers on YouTube and various open-mic nights and gigs, in which he was approached by Disney for the lead role of ‘Aladdin’ (2019) in the new Hollywood remake and was shortlisted to the final few choices. AJ also then worked with BBC and ITV that same summer and in 2018 for various music projects.
AJ’s sound is the perfect blend of Acoustic, Pop and RnB, which is demonstrated in his debut single which released in 2018 ‘On My Own’, with musical influences from Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Craig David, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Bruno Mars, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, to name a few, with Ed Sheeran being the most influential when he heard Ed perform ‘Thinking Out Loud’. After which he picked up an acoustic guitar and taught himself to play from this one song, embarking on his career in music that you see today.
Now AJ is fully focused on promoting his debut EP titled ‘On My Own’ to the public, throughout 2020/2021 along with writing and releasing new singles and is looking forward to getting back to performing live in 2021.
Big things to come for young AJ so stay tuned!
Tenor Classical Crossover / Classical
John Pierce originally from Holywell, North Wales, John studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with renowned tutor Jeffrey Lawton. He continued his advanced training at the National Opera Studio in London where he was supported by Welsh National Opera.
Early in his career, John represented Wales at the Cardiff Singer of the World 2011. John has performed at many of the UK leading Opera Houses and concert venues which include Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish National Opera, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre London and St David’s Hall Cardiff.
John has won many competitions and scholarships which include Young Welsh Singer, Welsh Singer of the Year, Prince of Wales scholarship, Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize, Susan Chilcott Scholarship and the Countess of Munster scholarship. Whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, John was also awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize.
Careers highlights include meeting the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace during a reception for Young People in the Performing Arts. Performing for David Beckham to celebrate his fathers 70’th birthday. also had the privilege of performing for HRH Prince Charles to celebrate his 50th year of being the Patron of Wales.
GEORGE KINGSLEY JAMES
Modern Country, Ballads, Country Rock
Trained in musical theatre and dance for 3 years at Masters Performing Arts in Rayleigh, Essex. Worked abroad after graduating in Turkey and Tenerife as a lead production vocalist in hotels. Then performed as a lead in the musical Eurobeat by Craig Christie in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Most recently appearing in the Choir Of Man on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. George was discovered by Artistry Management who have now after voice tests offered George a fantastic opportunity singing both Ballads and Modern Country.
Soprano Classical Crossover
Georgi is a London based Classical Crossover Soprano, attending Chethams School of Music she then trained in Opera at Trinity Laban Music Conservatoire she graduated with a BMus (Hons) in 2013.
Her versatility as an artist has seen her performing on Broadway and the West End in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Adelphi Theatre; Lady Ada in Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre; the lead Amelia, in Grim a love story to die for, having a Royal première at the Rose Theatre and the Charing Cross Theatre. She has recorded for the BBC and also on Classic FMs No 1 single ‘Steadfast’ alongside artists including Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe.
Supporting Russell Watson with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the ‘Proms on the Thames’ and with her quartet he headlined a concert at St Johns Smith Square with West End Star Kerry Ellis and Dominic Ferris. Georgi was the invited guest Soprano the X Factor finalists G4 on their tours in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Georgi is also a singer songwriter and composer.
Georgi is the director of London’s leading female Classical Crossover girl group ‘Ida’. They were Classic Brit Award nominees and have appeared on BBC One and are currently performing their show internationally. In London they have performed at West End Live in Trafalgar Square for the last two years, Greenwich Wintertime festival, the Other Palace and Live at Zedel and Windsor Castle. Ida were also flown out to headline at the Noosa Alive Music Festival in Australia. Releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Believe in Christmas 2018 which achieved success in the Classical Charts. Georgi organised a collaboration of children from the Channel Islands to sing on the album.
Born in Jersey, she is a frequent guest at the Jersey Opera House performing: the solo opening Aria at an Opera Gala with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dennis O Neill CBE, a soloist in West End on the Rock. Georgi was the solo Soprano for ‘The Liberation Prom’ with the JSO conducted by Phillip Ellis and the ‘Glitter Ball Prom’ conducted by Gavin Sutherland featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen and Kevin Clifton. Also she was the invited Soprano for the International Liberation Music Festival for the last two years. At the Jersey Opera house Georgi also produced the Christmas show ‘Believe’ featuring herself and her classical group Ida.
As a proud Jersey girl last year she hosted the Pride of Jersey awards alongside the Jersey born ex-Chelsea and England footballer Graeme Le Saux.
Ballads, Modern Country, Country Rock
In 2003 Keedie appeared in a local Torquay talent show, “Stairway to the Stars”; this appearance brought her to fame. On 30 November 2003, Keedie performed at a World AIDS Day event at the Coronet theatre in London together with Liberty X in aid of Crusaid.
In 2004, Keedie signed a seven figure music deal with EMI Classics, after she duetted with former Blue member Duncan James, on “I Believe My Heart”, the soundtrack to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical, The Woman in White. The single reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. She also performed at the Miami and Washington Film Festivals.
Her second single, a cover version of the hymn “Jerusalem”, was released as a charity single in the UK on 18 December 2005, and entered the UK chart at #19. The single featured the victorious English cricket team who had just won the Ashes Test Series. Proceeds of the single were split equally between the Save the Children’s “Children in Emergencies Appeal” and two cricket charities.
Her debut album I Believe My Heart was released on 18 November 2004, and met with positive reviews. It includes a variety of contemporary tracks and arrangements, and also featured the title theme “My Reason”, from the film Modigliani; the video for which Keedie filmed on location in Bucharest. The album includes two pop covers: Madonna’s “You’ll See” and Enya’s “Only Time”, seven original songs and nine arias. After her album was released, Keedie went on to record Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
Keedie parted ways with her record company, EMI classics, at the end of 2005. During this time she was able to secure gigs at sporting events and celebrity private parties, such as Michael Parkinson and Anthea Turner. On 4 September 2005, she appeared at the Grand Finale of the Kent Music Festival along with Katherine Jenkins and G4.
On 26 February 2006, Keedie sang the National Anthem at the League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. In May 2006, Keedie was asked to sing “Time to Say Goodbye” at former Newcastle United footballer Alan Shearer’s testimonial at St James’ Park. She performed the song after the game during the finale, and also performed earlier before the game.
In 2007 Keedie performed alongside Tina Turner in a one-off concert, The Bedrock Ball, in aid of the charity, Caudwell Children, at the National History Museum. It was the first live concert Tina Turner had performed in seven years. Keedie was the only artist to support Turner at the charity gig and she performed in front of celebrities such as Richard Hammond, Tara Palmer Tompkinson and David Gest.
Keedie said after the gig:
“It was probably one of the most amazing nights I have ever seen. It was mind-blowing. I have never seen anything like it. There was so many celebrities there. When I performed I had a standing ovation and Tina’s bouncer told me she had been watching me and had said I was phenomenal. It was really nerve-wracking.”
Keedie was then invited to sing before David Beckham’s first match for Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States. She was also booked for a private party for George Clooney and another charity gig in Moscow which was organised by Nelson Mandela.
In May 2007, a special charity album entitled KN21 was released in aid of Children’s Hospice South-West. The album consisted of live recordings of Keedie and her sister Nadine from 1993 – when they were 11 and 10 years old, and called themselves KN21 – a name using the first initials of their names plus their combined age at the time. The tracks are mainly covers from the 1960s which were recorded during the girls “Swinging Sixties” show at the Great Western Hotel in Paignton. The album also has two exclusive bonus tracks which Keedie recorded in 2005 – “Nessun Dorma” and “Would I Know”, an original song penned by American songwriter, Diane Warren, and previously used in the Charlotte Church film I’ll Be There.
In 2010, it was revealed Keedie had auditioned for The X Factor under her marital name of Keedie Green, but did not go through to the judges’ houses round.
In February 2013 Keedie performed at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, in their summer season production “Spellbound”
During 2015 she appeared on the BBC One talent show The Voice UK, resulting in over 2.7 million YouTube views, also in 2015 Keedie appeared in the World War II Romance film Meet Again as the Garden Singer – Hollywood Gem.
From 2016 – 2018 she further starred in productions at the Babbacombe Theatre Torquay. July 2018 saw her perform to good reviews in the West End London Peacock Theatre spectacular show TriOperas.
In 2020 she delivered a singing Master class to Performing arts students of South Devon College and took part in a fund raising Virtual concert at Wrexham radio station Calon FM on behalf of NHS front line workers who had contributed so much during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WARWICK & YOUNG
Songwriters, Modern Country, Ballads, Classical Crossover, Pop, Folk Pop
Writing and composing heart-felt songs, which are inspired by love, despair and aspirations, emotions we all experience at some point in our lives. Both Warwick and Young are extremely spiritual and adopt the spirituality in their approach to music and song writing, allowing their observations and inspiration to come alive and weave songs full of strong hooks and melody.
Described by many in the industry as musical poets and storytellers, Warwick and Young to date have written and are writing for numerous artists covering a variety of musical styles including country, crossover-classical-country, ballads and crossover-classical.
Warwick and Young commented, “Everybody’s life has its own unique journey, from which we hope our songs can resonate and relate to part or all of what people go through, in love, in hurt, in relationships, in chasing dreams and believing all is possible, giving the listener their chance to create their own stories based on the songs.
They also team up with other writers Grahame Maclean and/or Pete Crisp on occasion to write which allows different styles and influences to be bought in to the team.
Lyricist & Song Writer
He writes from observation, feelings and also autobiographically about love, hurt and pain, dreams and aspirations. Writing every day, he is prolific with the amount of lyrics and melodies he writes. When signed he was asked what inspires you, he simply answered, “I like to scribe with melody and passion, I write about love, my love, my mistakes about dreams about aspirations, I just love writing.”
Adrian combines and weaves a mixture of poetry and story telling into his lyrics and melodies, allowing the listener to be able to create their own vivid stories when they listen to the songs he helps create.
Adrian writes lyrics and melodies for modern country, country rock, ballads, classical crossover, pop folk and pop music.
Adrian song writes with Warwick & Young and is also lyricist for the Internationally acclaimed composer Olga Thomas.
“Pen, paper and a guitar and somewhere to sit, somewhere which enables you to get inspired, that to me is all is needed to write and create song.