Following their recent recording at Abbey Road Studios and performances at the 2013 BAFTAS and the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony, Urban Voices Collective are getting ready to take the music scene by storm this summer. Their distinctive style and outstanding vocals have granted this London based collective countless performances with artists as diverse as Paloma Faith, Take That, George Michael, Muse, The Who and The Kaiser Chiefs to name 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 an intimate wedding gig, Urban Voices Collective promise to bring the house down 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, from church singers to recording artists, 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 (best known for writing the music for five James Bond films and working with major recording artists including Bjork, KD Lang, Pulp, Damian Rice), backing vocals for Paloma Faith’s latest 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 recent projects include recording with Coldplay for the 2012 Paralympic Games and a personal invite to perform for Boris Johnson at the Major's Christmas Carol Concert 2012.
Urban Voices Collective are privileged to have performed as guests on Premiere Gospel Radio and continue to work with & support a number of charities including Marie Curie Cancer Trust, The Teenage Cancer Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and most recently fronting the IF Campaign charity single.