Hannah Northedge who grew up in Leicester and Brisbane, Australia became a professional pop vocalist in her teens encouraged by her mother who had also been a professional singer in the 1960s.
After then training as a classical singer, she won a place at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama but realised her true voice lay in pop and jazz.
Since moving to London in 2001 she has played venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Royal Festival Hall, 606 Jazz Club and the Barbican Centre with Dave Brubeck and sung with The Rob James Orchestra, The Rat Pack Trio and Orchestra UK Theatre Tour, composer and pianist Simon Wallace and even London Symphony Chorus, including two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also sung for Her Majesty the Queen and former Prime Minister Tony Blair at Westminster Methodist Central Hall and the President of Khazakstan.
Hannah has sung with The Les Paul Trio in New York City and she has been invited to record in Nashville by Tim O’Connell, award winning songwriter for the late Johnny Cash.
Hannah performed at one of the largest vintage music and clothing events in the world – Twinwood Festival in 2012 supporting German sensation Max Raabe.
Hannah has been a fixer and musical director of her own choirs for two major feature films. In 2007 with The Hannah Northedge Singers she appeared in “The Oxford Murders” starring Elijah Wood and John Hurt and recorded part of the film soundtrack at the legendary Abbey Road Studios with film composer Roque Baños. In 2013 Hannah was musical director for film “P.O.S.H.” starring Max Irons and Sam Chaflin and directed by Lone Scherfig. She assembled an all female choir with very little notice and wrote her own four part arrangement of traditional song “Scarborough Fair” that was also recorded for the film. In addition she conducted the choir and acted in a scene in the film. It is due for release in 2014.
She is taking a Master of Music (MMus) degree at the University of Surrey and in 2014 will release her new album; a collection of self-penned country blues songs and standards.
Hannah is director of her own company – VoiceCity Vocal Coaching. She teaches singing privately one to one and in groups and also for several London record companies.
Hannah has had recent airplay on Jazz FM and BBC Radio and has been a judge for singing contests Live and Unsigned and Open Mic UK.
On a more personal note, Hannah has a penchant for coffee, vintage clothing, Brighton, art deco design, coffee, architecture, David Lynch films, philosophy and coffee!
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