Ever wondered how the kids of today might go about making a career out of singing alongside some of the world’s biggest artists?
In this interview, Steve catches up with his good friend Katie Holmes-Smith. Katie is one of the most sought-after session and backing vocalists in the UK and has toured with artists such as Adele, Jessie J, and Olly Murs.
We chat about the following topics:
1.22 When did Katie start singing lessons?
3.30 What took Katie to the ‘next level’?
7.47 What do you need to do to become Jessie J’s backing vocalist?
11.56 Does work ethic count for anything?
13.30 Making money from singing
16.05 How you get a call up
19.38 What happens on tour with Olly Murs?
22.36 How do you keep the voice healthy on tour?
26.00 The demand on today’s vocalists
30.10 Can you teach anyone to sing?
33.10 What would a 10 year old Katie do different?
35.44 What would you teach a classroom of kids?
42.55 A shout out for Kelli-Leigh