NOEL SULLIVAN – BIOGRAPHY Noel is best known for his part in the record breaking “Hearsay”. He has an extensive choral background and has toured with the Black Mountain Male Chorus, covering 28 States of the USA as a leading musical theatre soloist. Noel’s musical theatre debut was in 2003 at the Jersey Opera House; here he played the leading role of “Danny” in “Grease”. He then went on to play the role of “Nick Piazza” in “Fame” ay the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2004. Noel also had the great pleasure of appearing in the Royal Gala Opening of the Wales Millennium Centre In 2005 Noel created the role of “Will” on the premier national tour of “Loveshack” SINITTA – BIOGRAPHY Sinitta started her career as a dancer. Legat and was with Charles Augins at during a school summer holiday, she called The Wizard of Oz in 1980 (at understudying the role of Dorothy. She trained at the Russian Ballet School Pineapple Studios Covent Garden when, won a part in a production of the show the Crucible Theatre) as ensemble and Gillian Gregory, the choreographer, immediately hired her to play Francine in the sequel to the Rocky Horror Show the movie, filmed at Lee International in Wembley Park. During the next few years Sinitta, still not yet a teenager was able to win roles in several off West End productions at the Old Vic and The Young Vic including Masquerade choreographed by Arlene Philips, Street Angels by Ray Schell and White Folks by Ray Schell. After being expelled from school at 14, but luckily with 5 O levels, Sinitta began to take classes regularly at Pineapple where she was spotted and asked to dance at The Top of the Pops studio in White City and even better, to dance and do backing vocals for the pop group 'Imagination'. This led to an underground discovery of the young performer. as a buzz began about her in the music, film and theatre industries. The multi talented Sinitta signed her first record deal with Magnate Records and cut two singles. Once her vocal talents were known, she began to work extensively with top producers. This included doing backing vocals for everyone from Jimmy Percy to Leo Sayer, also recording commercial jingles with David Dundas and cutting records with Marcia Hunt and for Steve Roland at Hansa. Sinitta also did the ghost vocals For Hot Gossip and Yazz (who she discovered) in the mid 80s, before her own pop career took off. Accompanying a friend to an audition for Cats also worked in her favour, landing her a role! After 9 months in Cats at the New London Theatre West End, the producers transferred her contract to work on their next big hit Little Shop of Horrors at the Comedy Theatre, West End. An unforgettable experience was being selected in the final five acts, to represent England in the Eurovision song contest in early 1986. In the same year, after a nation wide search and over 3000 girls being seen she landed the coveted role of Maimiti in David Essex's ‘Mutiny On The Bounty’ stage show - Mutiny. She sang duets with him and appeared half topless for the role to great critical acclaim. Within months of the west end show opening to rave reviews, she was enjoying pop star success along with her custom designed costume (made with a yellow t-shirt and a pair of scissors held together with her school ballet dance belt and her lived in yellow all stars). Her first hit 'So Macho' reached number two in the charts and remained there for a staggering 9 months making it into the Guinness Book of Records, as the biggest selling single of the year! A real treat and surprise for Sinitta and the young Simon Cowell, who was guiding the music career of the young starlet and his first and only act on Fanfare Records. By now the still only 17 year old Sinitta, was also presenting a children’s television show called 'The Wall Game' for Thames Television. She was also a resident dancer on the Leo Sayer show getting to perform in two numbers every week with the all black female dance troupe: ‘Total Eclipse’ - choreographed by Arlene Philips. By the end of 86 Sinitta, the girl with a name no one had ever been able to pronounce, was a house hold name, performing all over the country, on numerous television shows and radio stations and causing a sensation in the straight and gay clubs! In 1987, she teamed up with pop svengali Pete Waterman and his team at ‘The Hit Factory’ and recorded a string of hits that spanned ten years! Once she left Mutiny at the end of 87, she toured with her boy dancers all over the world and topped the charts in Japan, America, Australia, all over Europe and bizarrely for those days the Emirates and Thailand. She was a BPI nominee for 1987, a Gold Winner at the Tokyo Music Festival, and DMC best pop act award in Europe. She performed her show at the Tokyo Dome, Wembley Stadium and Radio City in New York. Her major credits include: • 14 Hit Singles world wide and three albums • 4 Feature Films • 4 West End Musical Shows • Her own chat show on MTV • Co-presenter on own Children?s Show • Staged her own concert • Styled her dancer and self She stopped recording in 1995, when her brand of pop was out of style and returned to the stage, in Michael Bogdonovichs Hairspray at the new Young Vic Theatre. In the years that followed Sinitta played Brenda in 'Smokey Joe's Café' and also starred as herself in one of the first tours of 'What a Feeling!' More recently Sinitta has also been working behind the scenes helping to identify, recruit and develop new talent. Her specialty seems to be young self created artists and her track record so far boasts Daniel and Natasha Beddingfield, Myleen Klasse, Ragiv and the soon to be released Jonas Mirin. Working alongside Simon Cowell at Syco has been tremendous fun for her and given her the confidence to write a Television Drama and several other treatments for ideas which she and Simon are planning to produce next year. The X Factor series is where you have most recently seen Sinitta, strutting around Simons place in Marbella in her gold bikini. Her role as Simon’s Girl Friday side kick is a piece of cake, as it is what she does in her every day life, where she also takes responsibility for putting fruit instead of cigarettes in La Cowell’s cheeky paws and slaps a few biscuits out of them every now and then! 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' was also a blast when she got to rip her boys shirts off on prime time TV and camp it up with a jazzy version of her darling Natasha Bs single 'Single'. Also just last year, in support of the PWL compilation album, Sinitta stormed onto the stage at GAY with two new gorgeous boys Joe and Aaron and sang ‘Cross My Broken Heart’ , ‘Macho’ and ‘Toyboy’ all with complete costume changes. Incidentally GAY was very handy for Sinitta as a Sunday worshipper, she was delighted that the club is virtually opposite her church. ‘Hillsong’ which meets at the Dominion Theatre every Sunday at 11am, 1;15pm and 6pm. It meant she could just have a shower, change, grab breakfast and rock up to church early enough to get the best seats!! She still invites you all and genuinely hopes and prays you, turn up, turning you onto London?s best kept secret she has held for nearly 12 years so come check out what all of the fuss is about!! - Especially the Christmas service every year. The Trio will be touring in Japan in March and appearing at a club near you during the new 'What a Feeling' tour that kicks off March 24th 2006. ZOE BIRKETT – BIOGRAPHY Zoe Birkett is most famous for being the last remaining female in the original Pop Idol. At just 16 years old, Zoe captured the nations heart as she competed with Will and Gareth for the number one spot. Zoe has been performing on stage all her life. Her debut was in Bill Kenwright’s Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat at just 11 years old. From there, Zoe went on to audition for Talent shows like Stars in your Eyes, Talent for Tomorrow and a Polydor Records, search for a star. Zoe went on to work with the National Youth Music Theatre, singing at Buckingham Palace and for Tony Blair at baby Leo’s christening. Zoe then starred in Belgrade Theatres’ version of The Twits by Roald Dahl. In June 2001 Zoe auditioned for Pop Idol. Reaching the final stages, Zoe was voted the most popular female, from 8,000 entries, by the British Public. She signed a record contract with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, and went on to perform at all major arenas across the country. A total of 29 dates to crowds of 10,000 people and more. Zoe’s live TV vocal performances include Newsround, Liquid news, Popworld, Pepsi Chart Show, Disney Show, This Morning, SM:TV, Des and Mel, Nickelodeon and many others. Zoe has numerous radio appearances and her single “ Treat me Like a Lady’ charted in at number 12. Zoe’s live vocal performances include G.A.Y., Royal Masonic Variety Show, Live VE Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square, further Arena Tours with Will and Gareth, Darlington Orange Festival 19 ‘s Happy Birthday at the Royal Albert Hall and Robert C Kelly’s In Town Tonight alongside Brian Conley at the King’s Theatre Glasgow. Apart from performing vocally, Zoe is a keen actress being featured in I DREAM for the BBC, a popular childrens’ drama and other small cameo roles. Zoe trained at the Amanda McGlynn Academy for vocals and the Lorraine Murray Dance school where she achieved Championship level. Training included Ballet and Jazz with Zoe achieving honours in Acro-Dance. Zoe also attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts College where she was granted a scholarship. Natalie Kennedy Biography Natalie trained at the Arts Educational Schools London, graduating in 2004 with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre. Whilst at college, she played the parts of Liza Elliott in ‘Lady and the Dark’ and Robin in ‘Godspell’. Hugh Wooldridge directed and produced ‘The Stephanie Lawrence Project’ to which Natalie was a lead vocalist and to celebrate Her Majesty’s 50 years reign she was a featured 1950’s model at the Jubilee Parade which was televised on ITV. Immediately after graduating, Natalie relived the part of Robin in the ‘Arts Ed’ production of ‘Godspell’ at ‘Cannizaro Park’. She then set off on the UK tour of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ starring Paul Nicholas. Natalie has recently been part of the ‘Granada Television’ production team for (Series 2) of ‘Have I Been Here Before’ presented by Philip Scofield, which will be televised in the New Year 2006. She has just played “Tiger Lilly” for Birmingham Hippodrome’s Pantomine and is currently shooting a commercial campaign for Kit Kat. Natalie would love to thank her family for their constant blessings and support.
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