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Do You Know Where You’re Going To?

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... is essential for anyone who hopes to turn that ‘big break’ into a long-lasting career. The range of jobs for live vocalists is enormous (we know, because Julie’s done most of them!), from entertaining a rowdy audience in a pub to providing a vocal...

No Business Like Show Business

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... and Julie Payne on vocals will still sound rubbish if ithas John Byrne playing the drums (although the cartoons on the CD cover will be pretty good).On the other hand, get someone who is as talented as you are and who is anxious to prove...

Hitting the Right Note

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... mannerisms. It’s not unknown for classical singers to try a little jazz or rock singing to achieve more looseness or expressiveness, while when Julie worked with Soul II Soul she was dispatched to an opera teacher to brush up on her vocal...

If They Could See Me Now

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... up the pros and cons of the positions that suit you best. For instance, it’s true that nobody particularly enjoys going on first when the audience isn’t properly warmed up yet (although a good talent-contest compere like Julie always makes...

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... Room-temperature water or herbal tea is Julie’s pre-show tipple of choice. The jury is out on strong mouthwashes, menthol or eucalyptus – some singers recommend them, especially for soreness, while others feel that in too strong quantities...

Start Spreadin’ the News

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

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... and pose can usually be summed up as ‘trying too hard’). On the other hand you might want to take a lead from Julie’s own photo (see page opposite), which is simple but showcases the bubbly personality which keeps her in demand as a compere...

Showtime!

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Payne

Julie Payne is the co-author (with John Byrne) of A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work and is one of the hardest-working singers in the business, with a CV that includes everything from Top of the Pops to touring Europe with the Blues Brothers show. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Singer’s Guide to Getting Work

2003

Books

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... practice, practice and more practice . . . just don’t do your practising in the middle of your performances. If you’re gigging regularly, you’ll want to have your own basic microphone kit. Julie calls hers her ‘handbag’ equipment because...