Biog

I started out fronting Blues/R&B bands in Brighton, moving to Bristol in the early 90s. With a lifelong love of harmony, I was delighted to join the all female a cappella group, Sweet Soul Sisters. We toured the UK and Europe, recorded an album, broadcast for the BBC, and played regularly at the Glastonbury Festival.
We launched our CD 'Freshly Squeezed' at a special 10-day showcase at the Canadian Vancouver Fringe Festival.


On meeting my husband guitarist Terry Murray, I've worked on musical projects including Jazz, Blues, Acoustic and Funk
but Jazz has been the dominating style.
 
I'm passionate when it comes to performing, especially with these great songs. I think of my voice and my tone as an instrument, I guess that's how I express myself. Over the past five years, I've been studying Jazz guitar too, which I think gives me more versatility.


Terry:  I took up guitar at the age of 14, inspired by everything from Jimmy Hendrix & Eric Clapton to Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. I played in Blues & Rock bands before my first Jazz gigs with a local Hammond organist playing standards which stole my heart! I turned professional just after my 19th birthday and was lucky enough to hone my craft serving a musical apprenticeship in resident Mecca & Top Rank bands of the mid 70's and 80's, going on to live in Copenhagen playing in Jazz & Fusion bands.

Since then, while performing with a variety of musical projects, I've also enjoyed regular studio sessions, guesting on demos, singles, albums and occasional radio broadcasts.

Jazz and the art of improvisation are my passions and I love the live arena which brings the opportunity to interact with an audience and make it warm and personal.

Right now my fun is working with Nikki to create arrangements of great songs through which she can express her passion for jazz.