PRESENTED BY - Louise Houghton
An Exciting and impressive new voice for 2013
Hot new pop talent Phoenix Martins is one-to-watch; a powerful voice, masterfully controlled and laced with genuine soul, this young lady's raft of experience and bona fide star quality make her one of the UK's most promising new talents.
A natural live performer, Phoenix has been singing since the age of seven, when her and her cousin would charge family members fifty pence each to see them sing everything from Aaliyah to Nina Simone. She cites Simone as one of her biggest influences growing up, alongside Fela Kuti, Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Nicks, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson. Right now, she's been listening to music from Vondel Park, Dry The River, Owiny Sigoma and Larkin & the Sky to name but a few.
Having attended drama school as a child, Phoenix's theatre background provides another solid foundation for her impressive live performances. She offers Judy Garland and Gene Kelly as big inspirations, expressing admiration for their stage presences as well as their awareness of the importance of presentation in particular.
Producers: Tina Edwards/Louise Houghton
Assistant Producers: Lydia Reed/Lorcon Fox
Cam op: Jonathan Binks
Sound: Katie Annie Eve Golstien/David Blomiley
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Westminster Central Hall