Minor Soul, brothers in harmony

By Bronwyn Bidwell Brothers Jack and Max Wagner are fresh-faced old souls. Their acoustic-pop group Minor Soul produces music which is brimming with lyrical and melodic maturity – despite the fact its creators are only in their early 20s.Born in London, raised in Hong Kong and now living in New York, the pair writes songs about […]

Gretchen Parlato interview

Multi-award winning Jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato has performed on some of the world’s most famous stages as a soloist and collaborating with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2004 Parlato has established herself as one of the most inventive of […]

Mandy Harvey’s silent victory

When Mandy Harvey lost her hearing she thought her dream of a music career was over. But deafness proved to be the start of a journey which has seen her grow in strength and blossom as a singer. Imagine standing on stage with a band and singing, if you couldn’t hear. How would you know […]

Wendy Moten “singer’s singer”

Known for her powerful vocals and stylistic versatility, Grammy nominated, Wendy Moten, is the “singer’s singer”. Her vocal range and professional credit list are equally as vast. When it comes to vocal style there does not seem to be a genre she can not handle whether it’s gospel, blues, R&B, jazz, rock, pop, Latin or […]

Folk and blues artist, Dave O’Grady

Dave O’Grady is a folk and blues influenced singer-songwriter. Hailing from Dublin, he now calls Liverpool home. Working on Sandi Thom’s album, he met Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. He has been touring America with Robinson for the past two years, and the two have formed new band Seafoam Green. Their debut album is […]

Artist FAQ – the swingles

We are right in the middle of the festival season when everyone is looking forward to see their favourite artist at their favourite event. At Vocalzone we all share a passion for music which is why enjoy going to festivals. Each year we have a great time working backstage at various events such as Wireless, […]

Artist FAQ with Jonnie Owen

Hello again! In this issue of iSing we are excited to introduce you to Jonnie Owen, the lead singer of minimalist electronica group Bloodflower. Bloodflower is a collaboration between Jonnie and his long-time friend and producer Tom Manning. The duo entered Monnow Valley Studios (Manic Street Preachers, Spiritualized, Portishead) to work on a few ideas […]

Violet and Verity, a vintage duo

Verity & Violet are a vocal duo that are making waves around London and the U.K. for their vintage look, fun, unique sound, and overall charismatic energy. The two artists operate under the pseudonyms and “characters” Verity & Violet. We will be speaking to them about how they got their ideas for their look and […]

Shlomo – Rhythm is my life

Shlomo is a world champion beatboxer who has won global acclaim and worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names. As well as performing at venues and festivals across the world, he has moved into composing, formed the Vocal Orchestra and started a charity which helps young people learn the art of beatboxing. He […]