MEET THE TEAM

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Spesh Maloney

    Spesh is a multi-instrumentalist with a wealth of experience, performing at festivals (including Glastonbury & Bestival) and in theatre both in the West End and across the UK as a Musical Director and musician.

     

    He has worked with: BBC (multi-award winning Black Roses), Royal Shakespeare Company (screen composer & sound-design), British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, Nottingham Playhouse, The Lowry, LAMDA, Hamstead Theatre, (screen composer), Barbican, The Old Vic, Royal Opera House, NT, National Gallery, Royal Palaces, (film sound designer) and Cylgwyn/Sadler’s Wells.

     

    An active composer for film, theatre and multimedia works, Spesh graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with an MMus in Composition, BA hons Digital Music - University of Brighton; HDip Music Performance - ACM, Guildford. He has lectured and tutored at several prestigious establishments across the UK and in South Africa. He also fronts the gypsy jazz folk band Scratchy Beard.

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    Emily JP Young

      Emily's professional training began with a scholarship to the Arts Educational school, London where she graduated with a first class honours degree.

       

      Her career has seen her in acting roles; performing in the West End, off Broadway and in television and film. As a singer, she has graced the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre, been part of workshops of new musicals both in London and at Bristol Old Vic and has worked with some of the UK’s leading theatre directors.

       

      In 2013, Emily founded and continues to manage the highly successful vocal harmony trio Belle Noir. They have performed for many high end establishments and luxury brands, including Rolls Royce, Pragnell, The Shard, Park Chinois, Cunard's QE and QM2, Wembley Stadium and have taken their retro style worldwide.

       

      Since the inception of Belle Noir, Emily has collaborated with some incredibly talented musicians and also creates her own unique vocal harmony arrangements, which have become a huge part of the Belle Noir brand. 

       

      Emily is the director of Vivre Productions, which is delighted to introduce the new and exciting, Belle Acoustique.

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      Matt Hollick

        Matt is a double and electric bass player, currently studying jazz at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He already has a wealth of experience performing at venues and festivals such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony and Town Halls, Montreux Jazz Festival, Vienne Jazz Festival and Nisville Jazz Festival.

         

        Matt is an active musician with big bands such as Fat Chops, various small bands across Birmingham, The FlyBoys and orchestras such as the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra. He has recently been offered the bass chair in the the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

         

        He is an aspiring composer for film and other media.