David Combes Pop Vocal Workshop9th March 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR.

David Combes Pop Vocal Workshop9th March 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR.

On 9th March 2024 AB Workshops hosts a Pop Vocal Workshop with the very talented David Combes.

Over his diverse career David has built a strong reputation as a theatre and concert artist, an industry vocal coach and a versatile session singer, performing alongside, amongst others, Beyoncé, Westlife, Elton John, Ellie Goulding, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Gary Barlow, Joy Division and Bring Me The Horizon, as well as appearing as a soloist with many of the country’s most reputable orchestras.

David’s voice can be heard on many prime-time TV shows including ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the ITV series ‘Superstar’. He has been part of the vocal coaching team for ‘The Voice Kids’, and ‘The Voice’ audition tour for both the BBC and ITV and coached a number of a cappella groups for Sky 1’s series ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’ aired in autumn 2017.

David Combes Pop Vocal Workshop

David is regularly employed by Abbey Road Studios as part of their events team running corporate coaching events in their world-renowned studios. As part of the Steve Sidwell SFX Choir he has travelled internationally to perform with, and teach, local choirs. David coached Ralph Fiennes for his role in ‘A Bigger Splash’ and Rami Malek for his Academy Award winning role as Freddie Mercury in the 2018 release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, he can also be heard providing backing vocals on many films including the soundtrack of ‘Cinderella’, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’, ‘The Corpse Bride’, ‘Cats’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Nine’. He has performed in West End productions of ‘Cats’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’, and has toured with ‘Heathcliff, ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

He currently teaches contemporary voice technique at London College of Music, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Bath Spa University.

On 9th March 2024 AB Workshops hosts a Pop Vocal Workshop with the very talented David Combes.

Over his diverse career David has built a strong reputation as a theatre and concert artist, an industry vocal coach and a versatile session singer, performing alongside, amongst others, Beyoncé, Westlife, Elton John, Ellie Goulding, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Gary Barlow, Joy Division and Bring Me The Horizon, as well as appearing as a soloist with many of the country’s most reputable orchestras.

David’s voice can be heard on many prime-time TV shows including ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the ITV series ‘Superstar’. He has been part of the vocal coaching team for ‘The Voice Kids’, and ‘The Voice’ audition tour for both the BBC and ITV and coached a number of a cappella groups for Sky 1’s series ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’ aired in autumn 2017.

David is regularly employed by Abbey Road Studios as part of their events team running corporate coaching events in their world-renowned studios. As part of the Steve Sidwell SFX Choir he has travelled internationally to perform with, and teach, local choirs. David coached Ralph Fiennes for his role in ‘A Bigger Splash’ and Rami Malek for his Academy Award winning role as Freddie Mercury in the 2018 release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, he can also be heard providing backing vocals on many films including the soundtrack of ‘Cinderella’, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’, ‘The Corpse Bride’, ‘Cats’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Nine’. He has performed in West End productions of ‘Cats’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’, and has toured with ‘Heathcliff, ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

He currently teaches contemporary voice technique at London College of Music, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Bath Spa University.

David Combes Pop Vocal Workshop
David Combes - Vocal Coach
David Combes Pop Vocal Workshop
David's Pop Vocal Workshop will include:

“Contemporary Commercial (Pop) Music celebrates the individual artist and their voice. Whether you’re hoping to develop the power of Celine Dion or Freddie Mercury, the agility of Beyoncé or the individuality of Sam Smith we’re going to look at the basics of contemporary voice technique as well as the more advanced skills needed to sing with your own voice, with confidence and accuracy. Over the course of the day, we’ll look at how posture and breathing impact on your singing, how to effectively warm up and develop efficient articulation, how to improve your pitching, range, resonance, agility and power, ultimately working towards a masterclass setting where we can spend time on individual song choices.” – David Combes

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for everybody!

– Professional vocal performers looking to step to the next level

– Vocalists preparing for a final recital, first big concert, recording session, singing exam, or other important performance

– Non singers – There are spaces for ‘audience’ members, who will provide moral support and feedback to the singers, while also learning from watching the process unfold, and enjoying the social aspects of being in a group of like-minded people

You don’t have to be a great singer. We’re not looking for the next X factor finalist! You just need a love of the music and a willingness to commit to the workshop

David says “This day will have elements of choral and ensemble pop singing but that won’t be the main focus, it’s fun to sing with other people so that’s a great way to get a session going. This isn’t a pop choir day, but there will be a lot of group singing; most of my singing work is as a backing vocalist and ensemble singer so that will be an element on the day and there will be many group singing exercises to participate in – ultimately I would like to end the first session with a group performance of a piece.  All the warm up exercises will be designed so that absolutely anyone and everyone can join in, and the more technique based exercises will be beneficial for complete novices and more advanced participants, whether you think of yourselves as soloists or choir singers. If you are shy and don’t want to participate at all that is fine, we have observer tickets available. The second part will be more of a masterclass with singers coming forward and performing, getting critiqued with tips and hints for technical development from me, and the group. If anyone wants to do this as a duo, trio etc that its great too.”

David Combes - Making of a TV commercial
Specifics About The Workshop
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • Aimed for everyone!
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break
  • Optional: A Hot lunch (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc)
  • Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries
  • Prices range from £54 – £74 for the one day workshop (concessions for under 18, get in touch about this)
  • FREE parking
  • Safe, simple, secure. We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before, simply BOOK ONLINE

Participant Information

Level from: Non singers and singers welcome!
Voice.
None, just yourself!
Price for this one day workshop is £80 for participants, and £50 for observers. Lunch can be purchased for an additional £12.50.
A hot lunch is included if you choose that option when making the booking (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc).

Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries.
Times for the workshop are as follows:

Arrive: 9.30am onwards
Session one: 10am – 11.15am
Morning break: 11.15am – 11.45am
Session two: 11.45am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
Session three: 2pm – 3pm
Afternoon break: 3pm – 3.30pm
Session four: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.

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