Michelle John was born to sing!
Whether it was singing as a child in her local Gospel Choir or recording and touring with stars such as George Michael, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton, the diversity of her musical background and the wide range of Artists she has worked with have given Michelle a great vision for her musical destiny.
At the age of 18 yrs old Michelle was asked to join the UK’s finest Gospel Choir – The London Community Gospel Choir and during her 11 years as a member she toured Europe extensively and participated in various recordings ranging from Spiritualised to Tom Jones. As Michelle progressed and began doing more and more session work, her reputation as a highly talented vocalist flourished.
Michelle experienced the thrills and challenges of Theatre work by appearing in the musical “ Mama I want to Sing “ and also “ Smokey Joe’s Café “ . In 1997 Michelle collaborated with producers M&S and hits such as “ This is it “ and “ Take Control “ were released by The Ministry of Sound recording Label and landed in the Top 20 on the UK Charts. Michelle’s vocal dexterity has allowed her to work with artists covering the whole music spectrum, from the late R&B Diva Whitney Houston to the Legendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Throughout her career, Michelle’s expertise have helped her to craft the voices of tomorrow too through her vocal coaching on Pop Idol and with artists such as Razorlight , Girl’s Aloud, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Mis-Teeq, Bryan McFadden and Westlife and most recently Rita Ora.
For the last 13 years, Michelle has worked with Eric Clapton and during this time she has toured North America, South America, Japan, Asia, Australia and Europe . She has also had the pleasure of touring with Will Young on his last 3 UK Tours and the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow and recorded with the Phenomenal Lenny Kravitz . Notably Michelle also performed at a concert for President Barak Obama at The White House.
2015 was a brilliant year for Michelle, as she released her first 5 track EP of songs all written by her which is entitled ” Little Me ” . She also released a Gospel Single with Karl Nova entitled “Shining On “, produced and wrote a Charity single to raise money and awareness for the ” Bring Back our Girls ” Campaign and has been asked to perform the song at many rallies and events in support of the campaign.
In 2016 Michelle continued to work with talents such as Eric Clapton, Will Young, Joss Stone, Paolo Nutini , Ed Sheeran and The 1975 and worked with Carole King on the British Summer Time Hyde Park Concert which was attended by over 50,000 people.
Most recently Michelle has been on a World Tour with Joss Stone promoting her latest album ” Water for your Soul ” which features Michelle on backing vocals.
In 2017, Michelle will continue to work on her own projects and will be releasing her new album in April which will be available on iTunes.