Virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer Cleveland Watkiss has performed with a host of diverse artists from around the world, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and the BBC Orchestra.
Crowned Best Vocalist at the 2010 London Jazz Awards and voted Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards best vocalist for three consecutive years, VocalSuite is an a capella vocal improvisation performance that uses the atmosphere of venue to present a performance of the moment.
Using a breathtaking vocal range that makes seamless links between musical cultures, Cleveland Watkiss blends improvisation/counterpoint harmony, electronics, breakbeat loops and basslines (all live and from his mouth) to stunning effect, creating a unique, orchestral vocal soundscape.
* Vocal Workshop Masterclass at Wootton Fitzpaine on 18 March. Enquire when booking *
Songerama Drama is where singing, drama, performing and confidence building meet up, and are unlocked through Cleveland's special gift skill with improvisation. Rhythm's of the world, Melodies, Text, Movement and Stories are created spontaneously, in the moment, and interwoven in a friendly and encouraging environment. These workshops are for ALL Ages and abilities!
"Best Male Jazz Singer in Britain"