Leading international a cappella group The Swingles has announced the appointment of UK baritone Jamie Wright as their newest member.
Jamie Wright grew up in Norfolk and studied music at the University of York, before graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a Masters in Vocal Performance. He later worked with Gareth Malone as an arranger and vocal coach for his shows The Naked Choir and Gareth’s Best in Britain. He later joined Gareth’s choir ‘Voices’ for a UK tour and subsequent recordings.
As a singer and conductor, Wright’s projects have included: soloist/ensemble in a production of All the Angels at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, conductor of London Youth Choir, Cambiata Boys Choir and Billericay Choral Society, bass at the Tower of London Chapels Royal, and numerous film and television recordings with The Eric Whitacre Singers, Audio Network, and London Voices.
He leads workshops for all ages exploring multiple genres, and has worked with Britten Sinfonia, Garsington Opera, Welsh National Opera, The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and The Sixteen. Recently he has also developed his own music theory app, Muso.
Jamie Wright said:
‘Some of my earliest and favourite memories of singing in a cappella groups are of The Swingles’ arrangements. The group has been an enormous inspiration to me since I first started singing and I’m so excited to join them!’
The Swingles said:
‘We’ve had the pleasure of singing with Jamie at shows in the UK and Germany, and are so excited for the musicianship, groove, boundless energy and wealth of talents he brings to the group. We know he will be a brilliant asset to The Swingles as we embark on new projects in 2020, and we can’t wait for you to meet him.’
Header photo: Jamie Wright © The Swingles