Navin Kundra takes his Eastern influence and adds it into Western pop. Find out how he adds the Raga Indian improvisational vocal style into his songwriting. UK duo Ashton Lane reveal how they have sold more than 20,000 albums independently and got a single straight to number 1 in the UK country music charts on release. Denosh Bennett talks candidly with Ayana George on her career path as a backing vocalist, working with John Legend and her plans to release her own EP. We review BBC Introducing’s new music industry event Amplify and the PAVA Symposium for voice geeks.
Chris Johnson explains how working with sustained notes can improve your technique, Gemma Milburn explains how to practice and enjoy it, we also talk to 2 top producers to find out how a singer can get the best from them, and explain how singers can increase their success rate when auditioning for music colleges. Plus WAY more!
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WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?
Vocal Nerds: Holding on, how sustaining notes can improve your technique
Vocal Style: The country way
Practice Skills: The dreaded P Word
Performance Skills: 4 ways to improve your performance
Production: Working with a producer
On the Cover: Navin Kundra, where East meets West
Interview: Ashton Lane, no place like home
The Working Singer: Ayana George, working with a legend
Interview: Chris Rodriguez, Nashville’s leading sideman
Mindy, Body & Soul
iReview: PAVA where the voice geeks gather
Health: The authentic performer
The Look Book: Ash Cosmetics, staying power, foundation that stays the distance
V-team: More V-Team videos
Passing It On: How to improve your students’ chances at their music college audition
iReview: Amplify 2018
Gear: A singer’s guide to In-Ear Monitors
Gear: Tunedly, reimagining the studio experience
Look, Listen & Feel
News: Music fans salute a rising star
Event: London A Cappella Festival 2018
#iSingDoYou: Listen to our faves