I am a strong combination of bubbly and outgoing, whilst being intense and very passionate about life and the things I love. I am a singer, song writer, band leader, actress and vocal coach - all tied up in one handy package. I come from a very musical family, with singing as the closest thing we have to a 'family business'. However, I rebelled against my 'classical' music upbringing at a fairly early age and jazz, blues and soul are my absolute passion. On the whole I have very eclectic musical and theatrical tastes and actively seek new challenges. I have a Masters Degree in Literature with a particular interest in Shakespeare, the Restoration and 18th century literature. I trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, specialising in Musical Theatre during my final year and am a member of both Equity and the Musicians' Union. I am also a 33 Jazz Records recording artiste with my most recent album release in 2009.