Articles by Rachel Bennett
Hazel’s function band insisted that she deliver the covers in a fairly rigid arrangement, so she was tense and nervous right from the outset!
Linda was talented but her voice became “thin” and “reedy” in public – she needed an infusion of presence.
Cheryll had a great voice and powerful original songs but was in danger of singing only in the shower -says Rachel Bennett
Alice, 43, was about to discover that her wobbly voice had little to do with age…
Markey, 22 years old, was making his singing too hard for himself – and failing to hit higher range.
He had settled into a “sleepy and breathy” sound but Mike wanted to liven up his act…
The Case: The one-dimensional voice The Singer: Lianna, 25 years of age, working as a legal PA and doing open mic slots on the London circuit For you? Do you ever find you want to more effectively make the sounds that you hear in your head? Case Summary: Lianna was getting great feedback about her […]
The Case: A very tense jaw The Singer: Larry was 23 years old, in his final year of a three-year undergraduate course in contemporary music; he was presenting five songs for his final showcase. For you? Anyone who has to locate an area of tension and reduce its effects. Case Summary: Larry had begun to […]
The Case: The Traumatized Voice The Singer: Carlene, 21 years old, in training and in dress rehearsal for her graduate showcase where agents would be present For you? Here’s a rescue-remedy for anyone who has to perform and can’t find their voice due to trauma or nerves. Case Summary: Carlene was due on stage but […]
Rachel Bennett probes the lack of vocal presence in an aspiring singer