We are chuffed to rock n roll bits that legendary vocalist P. J. Proby has become Patron of the college today! He joins West End / Broadway royalty John Owen-Jones and singer-songwriter (and erstwhile Jesus impersonator) Steve Balsamo, along with esteemed author and vocal coach Dena Murray, who are also Patrons. On joining The Voice … Continue reading Legendary Singer P. J. Proby is new TVC Patron
You may have noticed over the last week that our website and social media accounts have undergone a bit of a transformation. We've not been taken over by alien invaders, we've just made the decision to re-brand the college because thanks to you we've grown so much over the last few years! VIDLA stood for Vocalist … Continue reading VIDLA is now The Voice College!
VIDLA Patron John Owen Jones has played The Phantom more times than any other performer in the West End show's history, but if you've managed to miss it so far (!) you have one more chance - possibly the last chance - to see him in the role that he has very much made his own. John … Continue reading John Owen Jones – back in the mask for a limited season
Our scholarship winners for 2015-16 are about to start their studies and we thought we'd introduce them to you, starting with actor / singer / dancer Alan Richardson. All of our shortlisted applicants this year were outstanding and we had a very tough time deciding who should receive the scholarships... In the end it came … Continue reading 2015 John Owen Jones Award Winner – Alan Richardson
We've been overwhelmed with the standard of applicants for this year's scholarships, which we are able to offer courtesy of two of our Patrons, the brilliant, awesome and all-round lovely John Owen Jones and Steve Balsamo. Whittling down the applicants is never an easy job but we're delighted to announce this year's recipients - both guys, … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2014
Our super-talented Patron Steve Balsamo is not only a fantastic voice but also a celebrated songwriter. One of his current projects is writing material - alongside songwriting buddies Ben Robbins* and Mick Lister - for classical crossover artist Annelies, and they've just released a video teaser for her upcoming debut album. Steve's track record is … Continue reading Steve Balsamo writes for classical crossover artist Annelies
Last year's recipient of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award Samantha Laurilla has finished her course and has been kind enough to send in these glowing words about her experience: To be the first recipient of the John Owen Jones scholarship was a great honour and I continue to be deeply appreciative of this amazing opportunity. … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award winner sings VIDLA’s praises!
The Academy re-opens today and we're firing on all cylinders! As is usual in January, we've come back to a lot of applications from eager new students - especially those who want to train to teach singing - and we're lining up some fab new training opportunities, workshops and courses. It's also the time of … Continue reading Singing Teacher Scholarships 2013
John is releasing a Christmas single on December 10th - his version of "May Each Day" (originally recorded by Andy Williams), and the B-side is Eli Jenkins' "Prayer". You can pre-order on itunes here And the physical CD can be pre-ordered from Sain Records here The single is being released as a thank you to the … Continue reading John Owen Jones 2012 Christmas single
I was lucky enough, along with Registrar Cordelia "Givvi" Flynn, to be at The Grand Theatre in Swansea on Saturday 17th November, to witness the first-ever solo concert by the man we're lucky enough to have as our Patron, and one of the UK's finest voices: John Owen Jones. The seasoned actor & singer is … Continue reading “The Master” in concert: John Owen Jones launches solo career in style