For so many reasons, 2020 will be a year that will be hard to forget. Aside from Covid-19, one moment that shook the world was the unlawful death of George Floyd, which sparked global protest as people from all sides campaigned for an end to racism and persecution against people based on the colour of their skin. It was these events that inspired Temi Atiba to write her song ‘Weak’ – find out more below:Continue reading “The meaning behind ‘Weak’ by Temi”
Anyone who has ever had a great idea at odd times of day or in odd places will know that inspiration can often strike when you’re least expecting it. This is exactly what happened to Will Mercado. Read about the inspiration behind his new song ‘Shower Thoughts’ below:Continue reading “Showered with ideas”
On 16th December, the BRIT School hosted an evening celebrating the music of Motown, featuring some of the hit songs from well known Motown acts. One of the performers at the show ‘Live from the Obie: The Music of Motown’ was JSS’s very own Temi Atiba. We asked Temi to put a few words together describing the event and her experience of performing. This is what she said:Continue reading “Loving the music of Motown”
The North of England has already proven to be fertile ground for growing great singing talent, with several of our star performers and winners coming from northern cities. As part of our search for this year’s competition champion, we embarked on a three-day whistle-stop tour of some well-known northern towns and cities to see what we could find.
A group of our Junior Star Singer Songwriter stars came together for a wonderful summer showcase in Mayfair’s Hatchetts venue in Central London on 24th July.
On a balmy evening in the middle of the recent heatwave, artists were interviewed by main presenter Amanda Neale and then sang their hearts out to a packed audience.
Performers included past and present Junior Star Singer Songwriter winners Kasey Wray Wooderson, Chloe Dunne and Billie and Louie Hughes. They were also joined by presenter for the new JSS Theatre Star show, Scott Thornhill; our JSS presenters for JSS Extra South and JSS Extra North, Georgia Myers and Emily Taylor Smith; co-presenter Rachael Summers, new contestant Ruby Jahnke and contestant from last year Sarah Johnston.