Capital Voices' was set up to provide the music industry with a first class vocal booking service which can provide any number of singers from a soloist through small groups to a full chorus. The director, Anne Skates, hand picks singers for each individual booking to fit the exact specifications of look, sound and style required. Credits range from television, radio and films to album recordings, concerts and musical theatre, and the 'Capital Voices' service has earned a reputation for excellence in every area. Chart singles include Robbie Williams' 'Feel', Cliff Richard's No 1 single, 'The Millennium Prayer' and Diana Ross' single, 'Goin' Back'. Albums include Jose Carreras’ 'Pure Passion', Robbie Williams’ 'Escapology', Il Divo’s ‘Wicked Game’, Sarah Brightman’s ‘Winter Symphony’, Michael Ball’s 'The Movies', Rhydian Roberts’ ‘Rhydian’, Vinnie Jones’ 'Respect', Martine McCutcheon’s 'Martine's Musicals', and Robson Green’s 'Moment in Time'. We have also provided live backing vocals for George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Katherine Jenkins, Craig David, Westlife, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Meatloaf, The Bee Gees, Ronan Keating, Elton John, Will Young, Eternal, Gareth Gates and KD Lang. Television appearances to date include ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Grease is the Word’ ‘An Audience with Celine Dion’, 'Pop Idol', the 'Lily Savage Live' series, the 'Conley' series and 'The Princes Trust Royal Gala' for ITV, 'Parkinson', ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘I’d Do Anything’, ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘The Edna Treatment’, ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’, 'Viva La Diva' with Lesley Garrett, 'Later' with Jools Holland and 'Star for a Night' for the BBC, and 'This is My Moment' and 'Give your Mate a Break' for Granada. 'Capital Voices' also provided backing vocalists for Filippa Giordano at the televised Classical Brit Awards. Solo TV signature tunes and soundtracks include 'Jonathan Creek', 'Monarch of the Glen', 'Brother Cadfael' and 'The Buccaneers'. For Radio, soloist and group performances include 'Friday Night is Music Night', 'Proms in the Park', ‘Thank You For the Music’, ‘Elvis Forever’, 'West End Winners', 'Petula Clarke Live in London' and 'The Best of British' with Elaine Paige. For Film, larger choirs booked by 'Capital Voices' can be heard on soundtracks such as ‘Nine’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, 'Evita’, 'Entrapment', ‘The Libertine’, ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, ‘Shooter’, 'Madeline', 'Cats', 'Joseph', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', and on 'Heaven beneath the Desert' and 'The Animator's Palette' for the Walt Disney Company. 'Capital Voices' also supplied the three female singers featured on the 'M People' video, 'Testify'. Stage and Concert engagements include the West End productions of 'Grease' and 'Hair', the 'Miss Saigon' 10th Anniversary, 'The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' concerts for the Really Useful Group and Scandinavian tours of 'Fame!' and 'The Magic of Broadway'. Capital Voices soloists appeared in ‘A Cole Porter Celebration’ with the London Concert Orchestra at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and ‘Symphonic 70’s’with the Halle Orchestra and the RTE Radio Orchestra. We provide the soloists for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Abba and Disco Symphonic Spectacular concerts as well as ‘The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’. Capital Voices have supplied backing singers for UK concert tours for Michael Crawford Michael Ball, Elaine Paige and Russell Watson, and for Lesley Garrett’s summer concert series. We provided the choruses for 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Carousel' at the Royal Festival Hall and 'Night of 100 Stars' at the London Palladium. Our singers took part in Don Black’s 70th Birthday tribute at the London Palladium, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday Prom, ‘The Legend of Zelda’25th Anniversary concert at Hammersmith Apollo, an Ian Fleming Centenary tribute concert and 'Midsummer Classics' and ‘White Chrismas’ at the Royal Albert Hall. As well as acting as chorus mistress when required, Anne can offer an optional vocal music arranging service, TV arranging credits include ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘Last Choir Standing’, ‘’Grease is the Word’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘I’d Do Anything’, and ‘Over the Rainbow’. Artist arranging credits include Westlife, Girls Aloud, Cliff Richard, Peter Kay, Michael Ball, Rhydian Roberts, Martine McCutcheon and Robson Green.
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