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Sharon COUTANCHE

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Experienced, Trained, Professional Vocalist - Jazz, Popular Standards, Songs from Shows and Classical
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High Wycombe

Sharon Coutanche is from the island of Jersey. From the age of 12 – 18, she received classical vocal training and was a prize winner for Classical Singing for numerous years at the Jersey Eisteddfods. Sharon performed in numerous Amateur Productions and sang with the Jersey Junior Youth Choir and The Holmchase Singers. At 12 she played the part of Annie Mary in the N.Y.M.T’s Production of ‘Once upon a War’ at the Jersey Opera House and was invited the following summer to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At 18 Sharon trained for 3 years in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational, Chiswick, London. After graduating from Arts Educational, Sharon sung at the Royal Albert Hall in the Concert ‘Beyond the Barricade’ and played Cinderella for Pendle Production’s touring Pantomime. She has appeared in several short films, including ‘Suave Bastard’ produced by Stuart Fenegan which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. She understudied Cinderella and was in the Ensemble in ‘Cinderella’ at Perth Theatre, UK. During 2000-2002 Sharon worked as a Singing Waitress at the Restaurant ‘The Naked Turtle’, Richmond, London, where she entertained customers with the Jazz Standards. In 2002 Sharon performed in the Musical ‘Little Women’ at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. In 2003 Sharon taught singing to 6-18yr olds for Theatre Train and prepared them for their Motown Show at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. She also played various characters in a 2-Hander Theatre in Education UK tour with Quantum Theatre for Science. In 2004 Sharon played Aurora and Spider Woman in the Musical ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ at the Emery Theatre, London and Rapunzel in the Musical ‘Into The Woods’ at the Greenwood Theatre, London. During 2006-2008 she sang with the Hillingdon Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz duo ‘Smooth Edge’ at various venues, including the Annual President’s Reception at Surya, London, and Boris Johnson was the Guest of Honour. Sharon also Co-Produced and performed in a 2 Woman Show ‘Songs From The Musicals’ at the British Legion, Iver, raising money for Cancer Research. In 2009 Sharon collaborated with Musician and Producer Kevin Julien on a cover of ‘Everything’ by Chris Ford. Their version was chosen by 37 Track Recordings and Chris Ford for promotion. In April 2010 Sharon was invited by Songwriter Dave Charles to record his song ‘No’ at Berry Street Studio, London. From 2009-2011 Sharon collaborated with Musician and Producer Jon Beswick on original material. In recent years Sharon has gained a B.A. Hons in Performance Studies from City University London, sang with the band Joyrig, which were featured on The Organic Music Sequence on 22.01.2018 on Wycombe Sound, and sings regularly with the Heath Singers.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Pop
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Dancer
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Song list

Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Alright, Okay, You Win
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Blue Moon
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me A River
Don’t Know Why
Fly Me To The Moon
I Got Rhythm
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Let There Be Love
Moon River
My Favourite Things
Over The Rainbow
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
So Nice
Someone to Watch Over Me
Summertime
The Girl From Ipanema
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Look Of Love
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Unforgettable
When I Fall In Love

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Tracey W, 2 years ago

Sharon and George performed a wonderful set at Bull Rodizio Bar on Friday 20th July 2018. It was a really lovely atmosphere and our customers enjoyed a fab evening of Jazz with George on the piano and Sharon’s amazing vocals. Bravo! Tracey Wilsmore - Bull Rodizio

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Lai-ha D, 6 years ago

Sharon sang at our wedding ceremony and she did an amazing job. Sharon was friendly, open for ideas and she has a fantastic voice. We highly recommend her.

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