Michael Carberry, cricket sensation to artist extraordinaire…

Multi-talented Michael Carberry who played cricket for England for over 10 years,  has started a new career swapping his wooden bat for a wooden pencil… and is just as good! Amanda Neale had the opportunity to catch up with the star as they talk about DJ-ing, music and what inspired Michael to try his hand on the decks (listen below). They also caught up on all things cricket and the differences between the sport and arts worlds and discussed how Michael discovered his incredible talent for sketching. Click on the YouTube link below to hear the full interview!

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Meet our JSS Europe winner, Marcus Bagley-Hodkin

By Rachael Summers, JSS artist, reporter and co-presenter Junior Star Singer Songwriter

Alongside the 2018 Junior Star Singer/Songwriter national competition, we travelled a little further to reach talented young people aged 10-16 for Junior Star Singer/Songwriter Europe! This special edition was met with some incredible entries, but there could only be one winner and that lucky person was Marcus Bagley-Hodkin from the UK! I caught up with Marcus for a chat about how he felt to be named European winner and what his plans are for the future.

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Interview with Phoebe, our 2018 solo vocalist competition winner

By Rachael Summers, JSS artist, reporter and co-presenter Junior Star Singer Songwriter

As the 2019 series of Junior Star Singer has kicked off for another year of touring the country searching for more young people with hidden talents, I caught up with the winner of the 2018 solo category, Phoebe Maddison, to find out how she felt following her win.

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Amanda Tells All: Back to the Beginnings

It’s hard to keep up with the Junior Star Singer creator, Amanda Neale, who has accomplished so much in the music industry. She has worked in most positions you can think of in the music industry, from production, to mentoring, to even having been a popstar herself. Therefore, of course, who better than Amanda to coach young artists and guide them on their way to stardom?

It’s evident from her work that Amanda keeps JSS very close to her heart, but how did the company founder come up with it in the first place? Here she is to tell us more…

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