One of the music industry’s most in demand vocal coaches has swapped singing with the stars for the road to promote her new album, with groundbreaking performances with community choirs across the UK.
Hundreds of voices will perform her new album, Earth Meets Sky, creating a series of unique live performances. These will be recorded, filmed, and broadcast throughout the tour on social media.
Juliet Russell, a singer-songwriter and vocal coach for BBC1’s The Voice, has a long and established pedigree. She has worked with Grammy award, Mercury Prize and Brit nominees and performed with Damon Albarn, Imogen Heap, Paloma Faith, Brian Eno and Yoko Ono.
Ten choirs will feature in these concerts, with singers from diverse musical styles and life experiences joining Juliet on stage. They range from an Afro-European choir, a soul choir, a drumming choir, a singing for health choir, young people with autism and Asperger’s, refugees, to older people and Gospel singers.
Juliet will kick start her Arts Council funded project by working with Mizike, an Afropean choir (a mix of African and European).
The performance takes place at The Stables, Cafe in 2 on Saturday 14th March at 3pm, Milton Keynes. This is a free event and everyone welcome.
Speaking about what inspired her to tour in such an unusual way, Juliet said,
“Music is for everybody. It has incredible powers to lift, to soothe, to inspire and to bring people together. It’s really exciting for me to perform my new album in a way that includes local people. Each performance will be different in every location”.
As well as working in the music industry, Juliet has work extensively with singers in community and health settings. Research has shown singing in choirs has a positive impact on a range of physical and psychological conditions from depression to lung disease.
Juliet said, “I’m a strong advocate for singing to support emotional wellbeing and health. Singing makes you feel great and singing with others, in a choir or group is more than just fun. It releases “feel-good” chemicals in the brain and gives us something that we uniquely share as humans – innate musicality and the ability to communicate in incredible ways.”
“This is the perfect combination for me both as an artist and teacher. I’m fascinated by the human voice. The choirs and musicians I work with have their own characters and talents, so their work will fuse with my songs and create something new. I love that it’s going to take on a life of its own.”
Earth Meets Sky Tour hits the road in May 2015
In May 2015, Juliet be touring her forthcoming album, Earth Meets Sky, throughout the UK, collaborating with choirs to create unique performances in each location.
Juliet has created and led choirs for Paloma Faith. Alt-J, Glastonbury, Channel 4
Juliet is currently a vocal coach on BBC1’s The Voice and ITV’s Stars in their Eyes
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12 May – Oxford / North Wall
16 May – Canterbury / Colyer-Fergusson
19 May – Manchester / Roadhouse
20 May – Liverpool / Scandinavian Church
26 May – London / Heath Street Baptist Church
28 May – Cardiff / Sub Live
TBA 30 May – Bristol / Hamilton House
14 March – Milton Keynes / The Stables
2 May – Song in a day for Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival
20 June – Also Festival, Warwickshire
Further dates to be announced on www.julietrussell.com