Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
- South African
- UK Cockney
- UK English
- UK Posh
- UK Scottish
- UK Welsh
- USA California
- USA New York
- USA Southern
Professional actress, with extensive experience and skills in both drama and comedy. Accents and dialects are a particular strength (dialects inc: RP, native South Yorkshire, Birmingham, Liverpool, London suburbs, Scottish, N/S Ireland, S Wales, N Nottinghamshire, West Country - accents inc: New York, LA, Southern & Mid USA, Australian, French, Danish, Russian).
Recent Film Work:
Annie in 'More Sex, Lies & Depravity' an independent feature sequel - wr. Wade Radford, dir. Jason Impey - 2013
Annie (Social Worker) in 'Sex, Lies & Depravity' an independent feature film - wr. Wade Radford dir. Jason Impey - 2012
Kiss of the Red Menace: a Tribute to Kander & Ebb (Melody La Rouge) - one-woman musical theatre review (writer/director/producer/performer) - 2010-2014
Other work includes: Marry Warren in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Raymonde Chandebise in A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau & Abbess of Argenteuil/Belle Alys in Abelard and Heloise by Ronald Millar all for the Apex Theatre Co. - Queen in Cymbeline, Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream & Lady Bountiful in The Beaux Strategem by George Farquhar all for the Studio Theatre Co. - Miss Krumholtz in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying for Redditch Palace Theatre - Police Woman in a Training Video for Birmingham Police - various roles in Training Videos for Nottingham Police - Rachel in “They Go in Twos”, a Drama for Birmingham Polytechnic Media Department.
I am also a qualified Speech & Drama Teacher and an examiner in AS Level Drama & Theatre Studies for AQA.
Jazz/soul version of this beautiful Van Morrison song from Kerry's latest album Table in the Corner.
Clarinet ability: Intermediate
Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Composer ability: Intermediate
Influences: Aretha Franklin
, Peggy Lee
, Etta James
, Claire Martin
, Liane Carroll
, Billie Holiday
, Ruth Brown
Professional singer with extensive live and recording experience.
Trained actress (specialised in Musical Theatre).
Wide vocal range (3.5 to 4 octaves) & very versatile, adapting to various musical styles. Specialist in jazz, blues, latin & soul.
Venues include: Ronnie Scott's (London), The Jazz Bar (Edinburgh), National Theatre (London), Sherraton Park Lane Hotel (London), Pizza Express (various), Proud Cabaret (London), Pizza on the Park (London), Fashion Cafe (London), Colchester Arts Centre and many, many more...
Worked with some of the top jazz/blues musicians in the UK, including: Ian Shaw (v/p), Alan Barnes (sax/cl), Alex Garnet (sax), Andy Panayi (sax/fl), Julien Siegel (sax), Colin Steele (tpt), Andy Davies (tpt), Janette Mason (p), Robin Aspland (p), Gareth Williams (p), James Pearson (p), Barry Green (p), Ted Beament (p), Paddy Milner (p), Simon Thorpe (db), Jeremy Brown (db), Clark Tracey (dr), Mark Fletcher (dr), Frank Tontoh (dr), Marcus Bonfanti (g/voc), Bill McGillivray (g), Carl Orr (g), Nick Page (g), etc.
Lead singer with own blues/soul band, Kerry Jo Hodgkin & The Blue Steelers.
Guest vocalist with: The Ronnie Scott's Blues Experience, Crissy Lee Big Band, Mike Ellis Swing Band, etc.
Leader of own jazz bands:
'Ladyblue' (Duo to Septet)
'The Kerry Hodgkin Quintet', with whom I completed a successfull Jazz Services Tour in 2003, 'Shades of Blue' (vocal/guitar duo).
Vocalist with The Sounds of Swing Orchestra, a 17-piece swing big band.
Lead vocalist of, Soul Possession, a 5-7 piece Motown/Atlantic band.
MC & vocalist at Proud Cabaret, London - burlesque club from 2010.
Solo Cabaret Vocalist since 1997.
Also available for dep work. Working in so many different genres over the years has left me with a vast repertoire, making me ideal for dep work.
Also experienced in musical theatre, pop, rock & folk music + some classical.
Excellent harmony skills, having spent 2.5 years in a 4-part a capella group, The Spirellas, appearing on the James Whale Show & BBC Three Counties Radio.
Work either by ear or reading music.
Good dance skills (jazz/tap/modern/contemporary/salsa/robotics/basic ballet/jive/lindy hop).
Play clarinet & basic guitar/keyboard.
Professional vocal coach (singing & acting).
Session vocalist (e.g. Denim, Paul B Edwards & Serious Sound Syndicate).
33 Records Recording Artiste:
Debut jazz/blues CD, “…and everything”, released on the 33 Records jazz label in Feb. 2002.
New contemporary jazz album "Table in the Corner" produced by Ian Shaw and released on 33 Records in Nov. 2009.
Also appear as cabaret/burlesque vocalist/compere - diva chanteuse Melody La Rouge - including my one woman show, (available self-contained or with 4-piece band) "Kiss of the Red Menace: a tribute to Kander & Ebb.
KOTRM Fringe Tour 2012 (7 fringe festivals in 4 months) - Award Nomination: Best Solo Vocal Music Show @ Buxton