Articles by Rachel Bennett

Jamie was developing a warm and lush timbre but his intonation fell very short of the mark.

Gina, 23, had been a big fish in a small pond; then she came out to sea!

Lyle was a young, gifted singer-actor who would often delete entire lines of verses.

Sabrina was carefree and wild on stage but was struggling with the vocal precision required in the studio.

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…