I started singing as a child with my Father on guitar aged about 8 years of age to mostly Dusty Springfield songs and other pop tunes of the time. Some older tunes my Dad taught me.
I also sang with several Theatre groups in London whilst working in Fringe Theatre from 1980 - 83 and at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982, working on 3 plays there.
I have been singing jazz within a jazz Workshop for over 15 years, originally started by Mike Birch, in Havant. This Workshop continued for over 13 years. We performed as Mike Birch's Almost Big Band for 5 years or so, mainly at The Chichester Inn and some local gigs.
Since Mike Birch passed away, we continued to work together as a Workshop band as a Workshop band playing jazz standards, Bossas, swing, balads, blues etc. We also performed original songs written by members of the Band. Performances were held at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant and various other venues locally. I also began writing my own songs and these were arranged by Band members. The Almost Big Band performed with varying numbers from 8 -10 musicians. We have performed together for the last 5 years or so, since 2016.
I formed the Melange Quintet, made up of members of the Jazz Workshop in 2017. We also performed at The Spring Music Bites session in March 2017and 2018.
Melange Quintet consisted of myself on vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass and drums. We played an eclectic mix of jazz, swing, blues, Latin, contemporary and some of my own songs and arrangements.
I now perform with various small bands locally, with various musicians, performing mostly in pubs and restaurants and occasional private functions. We play some jazz standards, blues, swing, bossas and some original songs and arrangements of mine.
Various videos can be seen on You Tube, under Geraldine Swain, Mike Bircg's Almost Big Band and Melange Quintet,
Also on my Facebook page Geraldine Swain Medium Clairvoyant Vocalist.
For Bookings please contact myself by e mail:
Facebook Messenger Geraldine Swain.56
Instagram @ Geraldine Swain.56
Geraldine Swain Medium/Clairvoyant/Vocalist or call 01243 265369
I also have a Facebook page Geraldine Swain.56 Medium Clairvoyant Vocalist, showing some music videos.
Instagram @ GeraldineSwain.56
I also have some You Tube videos under Geraldine Swain, Mike Birch's Almost Big Band and Melange Quintet.