2016 celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Urban Voices Collective and their recent performances on the X Factor with Sigma & Rita Ora, a UK tour with Diversity and performing on the Fashion Theatre main stage at The Clothes Show 2015, show just how sought after this group have become. Other credits include The BBC Proms with Paloma Faith, The BAFTAS and singing the Official Anthem at the opening of the 2014 Invictus Games. They have also performed at The Royal Variety Performance and in front of an estimated worldwide television audience of 750 million viewers at The London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.

The distinctive style and outstanding vocals of this London based collective have granted them countless performances with artists as diverse as Take That, George Michael, Muse, Tim Rice, The Who and The Kaiser Chiefs, to name but a few.

Born out of a desire to create a unique sound which fuses traditional gospel with soulful harmonies, Urban Voices Collective combine their rich vocals with a striking visual image. Whether backing some of the world’s biggest artists, headlining at a renowned venue in their hometown or performing at an intimate wedding, Urban Voices Collective promise to deliver a night to remember with their infectious energy and outstanding performance.

Founded by Karl Willett in 2006, the collective is made up of singers from a variety of musical backgrounds, bringing together some of the strongest and most adaptable vocal talent in London. With extensive experience in both live and studio settings, Urban Voices Collective's credits include collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra, recording with acclaimed producer and composer David Arnold, backing vocals for Paloma Faith’s album ‘Fall To Grace’ and their own gospel arrangement of the national anthem for the Queen and the Royal Family at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012. Other projects include recording with Coldplay for the 2012 Paralympic Games and a personal invite to perform for Boris Johnson at the Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert.

Urban Voices Collective have had first hand experience performing at workshops and seminars all over the world, teaching groups of non vocalists the art of harmonies and performance on group away days.

Urban Voices Collective are privileged to work with & continue to support a number of charities including Bone Cancer Research, Marie Curie Cancer Trust, The Teenage Cancer Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and also fronting the IF Campaign charity single.

TV/LIVE PERFORMANCES

2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony BBC Music Awards
BAFTAS BBC Proms BMI Awards Royal Variety Performance X Factor The Clothes Show
ITV Diversity Live TV BAFTAS Rugby World Cup 2015 Surprise Surprise Radio 4 Womans Hour
BBC Tim Rice: A Life In Song Invictus Games (Opening & Closing Ceremony) Sky 1 Got To Dance
VE Day 70th Anniversary David Arnold Live In Concert The One Show Eurovision’s Greatest Hits Show
Jazz Café Camden Diversity Up Close & Personal 2015 Tour Daybreak Premier Christian Radio
Good Morning Britain Pizza Express Jazz Cafe Spitalfields 10th Anniversary

LIVE/RECORDING ARTISTS

Rita Ora Paloma Faith Coldplay George Michael Lionel Richie The Who David Arnold
Andrew Lloyd Webber Kaiser Chefs Muse Take That Labyrinth Elbow Tom Jones Sigma
Laura Mvula Gary Barlow Sophie Ellis-Bextor Tony Hadley Immodesty Blaize Donny Osmond
Ella Eyre (Bose Advert) Bo Saris Ray Davis Baba Maal London Symphony Orchestra
Guy Barker Orchestra BBC Orchestra Hackney Colliery Band

CORPORATE

H&M The Wait Disney Company Marks & Spencer EE Cadburys Microsoft KPMG Barclays NEXT
Bloomberg Warner Bros London Fashion Week Quintessentially Events MSD Pearl & Coutts
Global Gift Gala Standard Bank M3 Housing Avios Janssen Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Brentcross Shopping Centre Regent Street Lights Badoo Ltd Intu Shopping Centres Align Tech
BCG Group Carlyle Group Scottish Windows

CHARITY

Bone Cancer Reasearch Trust Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Sports Trust IF Campaign
Macmillan Cancer Support Kidney Research British Heart Foundation Stand Up To Cancer Steph’s Wishes
The Moonwalk London Rainbow Trust Parkinsons UK Haven House Childrens Hospice ACF International
The Sunwalk London Amnesty International RMHC
Urban Voices Collective are a wonderful combination of enthusiasm, originality and talent and I sincerely hope our paths will cross again before too long
Sir Tim Rice
Award-winning British lyricist and author
We had the honour of working with UVC on the recent IF campaign where they performed the theme song at the launch event. Not only are they a choir with incredible voices, but their character, passion and enthusiasm is as infectious as it is inspiring and makes them a choir quite like no other. On top of that their professionalism was up there with their incredible talent. A joy to listen to, a joy to watch and a joy to work with. The world is a better place with UVC in it.
Marc Robinson
Universal Music MD of Globe Creative & Commercial
No matter what I ask of them, Urban Voices Collective always exceed my expectations. They don't just give you beautiful harmonies, incredible lead vocals and anything else you might want from a choir, they give it to you with a modern and truly original twist. From the way they look, to the way they sound, UVC really are the best, but most importantly they are amazing people to work with.
Ashley Banjo
Diversity
It was a fantastic experience to work with the Urban Voices Collective last year in the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London. Apart from sounding amazing, they are a very professional and hard working choir. They seem to take everything in their stride. I am really looking forward to the next time we can work together again.
Kim Gavin, Creative Director
London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012
There is a saying concerning music: if it comes from the heart, it goes to the heart, Urban Voices Collective go straight to the heart and that is the reason why I repearedly say they are my favourite choir. It's a constant joy to work with them, they sound like I dream a choir should sound.
David Arnold, Musical Director
London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012
So my silver lining tonight was Urban Voices Collective rehearsing, uplifting, unified talent.
Geri Haliwell
Singer Songwriter
Urban Voices Collective should be available on the NHS immediately
Peter Quinn, The Arts Desk
Soho Jazz Club Review
Urban Voices Collective are my choir of choice! A room full of individuals making a beautiful sound together! What could be better, they are the voices of angels.
Paloma Faith
Singer/ Songwriter
I wanted something different sound-wise for my wedding, I chose a small group though you wouldn't have known it, soft and rich sounds to serenade my guests and then for my arrival funniest bespoke medley based on my name, that even to this day fill my heart with laughter and my eye with tears. Urban Voices were everything and more that I could have hoped for, even to this Bridezilla's tough standards.
Grace Woodward
Presenter, Fashion Commontator & Stylist

CONTACT

Urban Voices Collective are available for live performances, recording sessions,
corporate events and weddings, workshops and seminars.

Jillie Bushell Associates
020 7582 3048
info@jilliebushell.com

Karl Willett
07855 211410
info@urbanvoicescollective.com