Keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
I’m back after a summer sojourn. Did you miss me?
The carnival is over, summer has gone. Well, in London. Lucky you who still see the sun in your corner of the globe and those who are looking forward to summer in the southern hemisphere.
For my summer holidays I spent several weeks driving around California with Sim and our girls in an RV (campervan) soaking up the chilled vibe and admiring the stunning views along the way.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day (feels like it today. It’s definitely a premature autumn).
But here in London, and in the sunnier US of A, as ever it’s a hive of activity for our talented, dedicated performers who never stop reaching for the stars, sprinkling their stardust as they do what they love.
At Incognito Artists we pride ourselves on the fact that our tenors and divas are the very best from the West End, Broadway, TV and the silver screen. Here’s a quick list of just some of the incredible things they are up to, and these are the ones I know about (I can’t keep up):
Strictly Come Dancing, BBC – diva Helen George stars as one of the celebrity dancers in this year’s line up
Call the Midwife, BBC – Helen George is also busy filming the 5th series of the hit show
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation – in the film, watch out for the opera scene featuring tenors, Tom Lowe & James Cleverton
Jesus Christ Superstar – Tim Rogers, Incognito co-founder and our creative manager, is starring as Judas throughout 2015
Les Miserables – tenor Jeremy Secomb is Javert on the West End
Phantom Of the Opera – tenor Jeremy Stolle is Raoul on Broadway
But wait there’s more:
The Sound Of Music – divas Emma Clifford & Shona Lindsay are on tour around the UK
BBC Leonard Bernstein Prom – featuring our creative manager Adrian Grove & diva Sarah Ryan
Cole – The Cole Porter musical – starring diva Helen Power
Mrs Henderson Presents musical – starring diva Sarah Bakker
Side By Side By Sondheim – starring diva Marianne Benedict
Cats –starring diva Celia Graham, who’s been touring all around North America, and diva and dancer Anna Woodside
Jersey Boys – in Las Vegas – starring tenor Andrew Ragone
Mamma Mia – starring diva Diane Pilkington
See What I Wanna See – starring tenor Mark Goldthorp
The English National Opera 2015 season – featuring tenor Rob Amon
Top Hat & Kiss Me Kate – starring dancer and tenor Alan Burkitt
Jewish Legends – starring tenor Martin Neely
Casa Valentina – starring tenor Gareth Snook
BBC Interior Design Show – featuring tenor Wayne Perry
European Hockey Championships – featuring tenor Howard Ellis as the anthem singer
Choreographing for Joan Collins – dancer and choreographer Paul Robinson
Wembley Arena – diva Kara Lily Hayworth singing with her classical crossover group, Zyrah
Are you still with me? That’s quite a list! Yet I know I’ve missed some, so my apologies to them for my unintentional omission. But rest assured, there are also many stars of the West End and Broadway, TV and the silver screen performing for Incognito Artists to dazzle and delight our precious clients. We are blessed there is an abundance of exceptional talent who choose to work with us.
And tomorrow I’m flying back to the States to perform with our concert Act, Bravo Amici, in theatres in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I can’t wait to get back in front of an audience again, doing my ‘thang’. BOOM!
Life is a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable – Helen Keller
I borrowed my motto from Helen, she was a wise woman who continues to inspire. Hey, maybe she’d be the first to agree it’s not where you take it from but where you take it to!