February: SOSWS Special Valentines Offer and Cream Classical and a historical visit.

February already! Where did January go?

With Valentines Day approaching Sense of Sound Singers are spreading the love with a Special Valentines Offer. Book any of our choir packages including The Flash-mob in February 2019 and receive £100 off. To book or request a digital brochure please email Jo at weddings@jenniferjohn.co.uk

Sense of Sound Singers are totally buzzing to be part of Cream Classical again. Held at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February. For this incredible event JJM present a 32 strong choir, Sense of Sound Singers, providing the vocal backdrop to some of the most iconic Dance and House songs.  Our very own Jennifer John will be singing lead vocals alongside K-Klass’ vocalist Bobbi Depasois and DJ’s Paul Roberts and Russell Morgan who are responsible for curating the shows. Also on killer lead vocals we have Joanne Steel, Anne Taft and Joe Hazlett. Kaleidoscope Orchestra are once again providing heavenly orchestral accompaniment to all your favourite Cream Classics. 

We are also beaming with pride to have been invited to sing for the Mandela Family Visit on 13th February at The Devonshire House Hotel, Liverpool. Thank you to Trade Union’s Congress, Africa Oye, Mandela8 and The Devonshire House Hotel for allowing us to be part of this amazing historical event.

January: New Year, New Me.

Jennifer John started the new year prepping for many new performances, projects, singing workshops, weddings and training courses.

She is currently collaborating, recording, writing and building links and partnerships Internationally and shall return to the U.K mid February.

For course information click here to first batch of the exciting courses JJM shall be offering in 2019.

For any 121 lessons with Jennifer email sing@jenniferjohn.co.uk




December: Thank you for an amazing 2018

Jennifer John has completed her first term as a lecturer at The Royal Northern College of Music.

The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with a reputation for attracting talented students, teachers, conductors and composers from all over the world.

“After having been invited to deliver a masterclass early in 2018 to the Pop Degree students at RNCM, Andy Stott head of the department offered me a part time position there. What an honour that was! I was asked to have a dual role; one as vocal coach to some of the 3rd and 4th year students and also to deliver advice and create opportunities for Professional Engagement. To be able to share my passion for creativity and my knowledge as a business woman with like minded students from all over the world was a dream job. As well as teaching them, I learned so much myself. I learned about their different approaches to music making and I also discovered a wealth of new music that they were listening to which was inspiring and very exciting. My ever expanding playlist is an eclectic mix of global heaven. Teaching is a privilege; one based on trust and resonance. To be able to impart knowledge that will assist another person getting closer to where they wish to be is amazing. I have no doubt that the successes of all of the students I had the good fortune to work with will be visible for all to see in the not too distant future.”

With a heavy heart Jennifer also bid farewell to Unilever Ltd where she had worked for 4 years with a group of scientist forming ‘Sunlight Unplugged’ a unique choir who went on to win a local (Liverpool) Choir competition. Thank you for an amazing 4 years all. Good luck to Amy Chalmers who will now take over as Choir leader. we hope you have as much fun as Jennifer has Amy, working with this special group of very lovely, talented and clever people.

To top of the year our wonderful singers performed a special Christmas Concert at the stunning Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Aigburth, Liverpool. Church goers were treated to some traditional Christmas gems and a few modern classics where performed for the delighted congregation. Thank you for having us. We wish you a very happy New Year and look forward to many new and exciting projects in 2019.


November 2018: Holland and Barret and 100 Women’s Voices.

When the UK’s leading health retailer, “Holland and Barret” surprised 2000 of their delegates with a sensational Sense of Sound Singers flash-mob, they danced and sang along to a massive medley of contemporary pop songs. Thank you to Meet and Potato who decided we should be the company of choice to deliver the brief, for all your hard work and collaboration. We had a glorious time creating the medley and performing at The Echo Arena for all the Holland and Barrett CEO, Peter Aldis and all the staff.

Cheers to Health and happiness!

Since July Jennifer John Music and Blackburne House have been in partnership on a collaborative project 100 Women’s Voices. December saw the partnership realised in a spectacular mass community singing event.

As part of Vote 100 in recognition of 100 years since some women won the right to vote, JJM and Blackburne House engaged with a wide range of individual women, women’s organisations, charities and choirs across Merseyside to form a 100 strong choir as our tribute and respect to those who fought to have their voices heard.

The 100 Women’s Voices Choir had 6 rehearsals led by Jennifer John and Amy Chalmers. At the end of the 6 weeks they presented a beautiful concert at St George’s Hall. The choir where joined by spoken word artists Rochelle Ellis and Raven Rahda, local rising stars Daisy Gill and Chantel Coleman, incredible ukulele trio The Ukulala’s and the legendary multi-talented Eithne Browne. 

St George’s Hall’s glorious exterior was illuminated in rich Green and Purple light; The Suffragette colours.

Many concert goers were emotional as were the choir and organisers at JJM and Blackburne House.

We certainly look forward to more projects together in the New Year and want to send a huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone involved. From Blackburne House, to organisations and charities such as Amadudu, Hope Street Harmonies, Imagine Knowsley Bridge, James Sills, John Paul II Polish Saturday School in Liverpool, Kaboodle, Lipa Sixth Form, Liverpool Carers, Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service, Liverpool Gospel Choir, Liverpool Pride Volunteers, Liverpool Socialist Singers, MD Productions, Nugent Care, Refugee Women Connect, Royal Court Choir, The S Word Sisterhood, Wavertree Community Gospel Choir and WHISC.

“It was a real honour to be invited by Blackburn House to facilitate such a momentous concert. It reminded me why I do what I do because music and particularly singing has the power to unite people and give them a platform on which to express themselves in love and safety. The repertoire for 100 Women’s Voices was chosen with great consideration by Amy and myself and reflected the messages of support, unity and power which winning the vote gave to women. To say it was a celebration of our progression is an understatement. It was magnificent, moving and magical. We are planning more so there are very exciting times ahead”.

Jennifer John

October 2018: ITV and Cream Classical


Channel 4, ITV and Cream’s 25th birthday celebrations

A female trio of Sense of Sound’s finest divas were featured on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks performing an a cappella rendition of Ben E King’s classic soul track, Stand By Me.

10 of our singers filmed scenes for a ground-breaking ITV drama about the tragic events that happened during and after Hillsborough starring Maxine Peake as the tenacious Anne Williams.  To be the choir of choice for something so important to the people of Liverpool was a real honour and our way of being able to show love and respect to all those who have been affected.


When STIHL TIMBERSPORTS called and said they were coming to Liverpool Echo Arena and could J.J.M source a soprano diva to sing the national anthem we had the perfect person in mind. Our very own, Anne Taft. There is no end to this woman’s talent. She is a lecturer, vocal coach, music mentor, composer and exceptional vocalist.
Anne opened the games with a highly-charged operatic performance of the national anthem, everybody loved her stunning voice and many delegates were reduced to tears. Thank you so much STIHL and to you Anne.

To top off October, Cream Classic rose to the top as one of the main highlights for us for 2018. Once again Cream Classical exploded at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in celebration of Cream’s 25th Birthday.

The heart-stopping light display was indescribably breath-taking, transforming the cathedral into a futuristic planet Cream for 2 hours of non-stop house music heaven; our specially created 32 piece Sense of Sound Singers ‘power choir’ crowned the stage dressed in all white, blending harmonies and rich backing vocals with such true magic. Jennifer is so proud to vocally direct such true talent. YOU’RE ALL AMAZING! Jennifer John also sang lead vocals alongside the amazing Joanne Steel, Anne Taft and Joe Hazlett, packing a sucker punch of glorious harmonic groove gliding over club classic anthems. Legendary K-Klass DJ’s and the phenomenal Bobbi Depasois all on one stage together, indeed they had the crowd bouncing with the mighty Kaleidoscope Orchestra. Concert goers danced the night away and the cathedral was filled with love and nostalgia. Every bounce of the crowd sent shock waves back to the orchestra, the singers the DJ’s and all the crew backstage. It was out of this world. Well done team.

Just an other triumphant event held at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. We are so lucky to live in a city where such amazing music events of this scale happen and even more lucky to be involved

Cream Classical returns to the Anglican Cathedral in February 2019 we can hardly contain our excitement.

September 2018: Blossoms backing and Wedding Fever.

Liverpool is home to some exquisitely stunning wedding venues; from traditional, unique boutique chic, to super star glamour. Sense of Sound Singers sang at a host of scrumptious wedding fayre’s across the city with other wedding industry professionals. These exhibition shows are such a great way to get inspiration for your big day and it’s also the perfect way for couples to see the choir perform live if they are thinking about booking. Thank you to each venue hosted and looked after us. The Bluecoat, Radisson Blu Liverpool, Titanic hotel and Broadoaks Country House and Garden Suits in Windermere.

Thank you to all the love birds who have booked the choir for their big days! We cannot wait to be part of your wedding.

For all wedding bookings and enquiries email Jo at Weddings@jenniferjohn.co.uk.

We are taking wedding bookings up to Spring 2021! We can’t wait for all those beautiful blossom trees.

Speaking of blossoms…

A group of 20 Sense of Sound Singers recorded backing vocals for the incredible Manchester band Blossoms, on the stripped back version of their hit, “There’s A Reason Why”. Jennifer John’s choral arrangement of the song saw its release on Spotify and James Skelly of The Coral produced the modern classic with Blossoms. What a combination of talent! As always the choir loved working with the band and the producer especially in one of the best recording studios in the North West, Parr Street Studios.

Sense of Sound Singers also performed alongside Blossoms at Manchester Piccadilly Station for BBC Music Day. Crowds of commuters and fans gathered to watch and be blown away by the surprise performance. The choir then hopped back on the train to Liverpool Central Station for Mersey Rail Sound Station’s contribution to BBC Music Day, the choir sang with 3 incredible emerging artists: Astles, Beija Flo and Niki Kand.

Jennifer John also proudly began lecturing at the prestigious conservatoire, Royal Northern College of Music and opened her studio on Bold Street 128, Top Floor, Liverpool, L1 4JA (above The Italian Fish Club). A light and bright space perfect for singing workshops, small singing groups, and 121 artist development sessions. Thank you to Rosaria Crolla and all the staff who look after us at the studio. Make sure to book a table at The Italian Club and The Italian Fish Club on Bold Street. The food is divine.  

To enquire about booking any training sessions with Jennifer please contact sing@jenniferjohn.co.uk 

Check out Sense of Sound Singers supporting Blossoms for BBC Music day here.

August 2018: Flash-mob Joy

“Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married!”

With wedding season at it’s peak J.J.M decided to make more promo video’s for loved up couples planning to get married and so with the boys at Branchwork Media filmed the Flash-Mob video for Sense of Sound Wedding Singers. The video gives you a wonderful flavour of the impact that the element of surprise has during a ceremony or at a reception.

To make the video possible we teamed up with Athena Weddings, Katherine Davidson, Professional Liverpool, A.O Weddings, Liverpool Bridal Boutique,The Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 2AA, Victoria Blossom, Wedding Industry Network, Moss Bros, Bold Street, Liverpool

Thank you to everyone who contributed in making the video we had so much fun working with you.

Please check out our amazing Flash-mob video here.


July 2018: Jennifer John Music

Hello everyone. We left you in June after Jennifer had just performed at St George’s Hall with the phenomenal Immix Ensemble.

July also saw Jennifer mentoring on Music For Youth’s Frequencies programme in Birmingham, Newcastle and London. She also worked with The Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir in an exciting collaboration with Gazelle, Mary Miller in partnership with LIMF Academy. The choir, the artists and members of The Philharmonic Youth Orchestra went on to perform at Liverpool International Music Festival completely smashing the stage and sounding glorious.

Sense of Sound Singers provided phenomenal backing vocals for uber cool band Trudy and The Romance in the studio for their upcoming album. Due for release later this year, the collaboration in is on a whole other level Thank you guys. It was wonderful working with you.

The team at Camp and Furnace celebrated their 1st Birthday of hugely popular 80’s night, “Tainted Love”. Again our singers took to the stage belting out classic 80’s numbers and the crowd went wild. Cheers to you all at Camp and Furnace and we wish you many more happy birthdays for “Tainted Love”. Keep turning out top nights. We love them.

Sense of Sound Singers welcomed 3 new members to their ever-expanding network of singing talent; Shaun Rimmer, Alison Eager and Chantel Coleman. Talented singer and guitarist. Shaun has a strong background in performing and has a Music Masters from The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Both Shaun and Alison reached out to Jennifer for 121 vocal coaching and artist development and later came on board for session work and performances in the next few months that followed. Chantel Coleman is a talented singer, past credits include Chantel’s credits include working with Bassment Jaxx and singing with the legendary Prince at London’s Pigalle Club.

Among many projects that we began to think about and plan, Jennifer John Music cemented a strong partnership with Blackburne House and began to structure 100 Women’s Voice’s Project. A concert to mark and celebrate 100 years since some women won the right to vote.

Bold by Name, Bold by Nature by Jennifer John and Stuart McCallum

Immix Ensemble in partnership with Liverpool Biennial presents:

The world premiere of:

‘Bold by Name, Bold by Nature’
by Jennifer John & Stuart McCallum

With Support From:
Andrew PM Hunt (Dialect)
Daniel Thorne (Erased Tapes)

Liverpool-based new music ensemble Immix, in partnership with Liverpool Biennial, are excited to present the world premiere of ‘Bold by Name, Bold by Nature’ by Liverpool-based vocalist and songwriter Jennifer John, and Manchester-based guitarist and composer, Stuart McCallum.

The performance will take place in the stunning Civil Court, in the iconic, Grade I listed St. George’s Hall. The programme will also feature world premieres of new works by Immix’s composer-in-residence, Andrew PM Hunt, and artistic director Daniel Thorne.

Bold by Name, Bold by Nature commissioned by Immix, looks at the pulse of the city and the heart of the people of Liverpool – the rhythm and the space; the joy and the dis-chord – drawing on a wide range of themes including Liverpool as a port, it’s architecture and its people, enslavement and the slave trade, the city centre, Hillsborough, and the loss of Jennifers’s father. It also features an immersive electronic soundtrack, designed by McCallum, that will accompany the live performers.

£5 ticketing is now available. We also have a limited number of free tickets available to U18’s and those claiming JSA – please email info@immixensemble.co.uk to claim a place.

We’d recommend that with regards to U18’s an approximate lower limit of 14, as a trio of seated performances, with immersive sound it may be intensive for younger attendees.

The venue is fully accessible, please email the above address to let us know any access needs you may have.

About Immix Ensemble:

“…a very positive stride to bringing together classical and experimental fans…could well breathe new life into experimental practice in the city” – The Double Negative

Immix is a Liverpool-based new music ensemble who focus on collaborations with innovative musical voices from across the UK, with an emphasis on artists from the Merseyside area. Drawing on the talents of some of the country’s finest instrumentalists, Immix exists as a vehicle to champion the work of forward thinking composers, songwriters, bands and electronic artists, and to cast a spotlight on emerging talent, especially artists whose work slips between the cracks of style and genre. Since its beginning in 2014, Immix has commissioned a substantial body of new music through collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Jane Weaver, Luke Abbott, Ex-Easter Island Head, Bill Ryder-Jones, Vessel, Stealing Sheep & Fearghus O’Conchuir, Jeff Young, James Canty, Dialect, Lucy Pankhurst, Paul McGhee, John McGrath, Rachel Nicholas, Tom Cowcher, Joe Hillyard and Daniel Thorne. They have released recordings on the much-lauded Erased Tapes label, as well as on the local imprint Product.

Immix’s work is centred around commissions to a wide range of artists – musicians, visual artists, choreographers and writers. These commissions are intended to promote collaboration across the spectrum of the music and wider arts community, with the aim of bringing together like-minded musicians and sowing seeds for future collaborations.

Immix is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, and Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme.

Immix was originally developed as part of a Metal Time and Space residency.

Light Night with Sense of Sound Singers and Sub5

Sense of Sound Singers will be performing at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of Light Night 2018. We are delighted to welcome 5 piece vocal ensemble Sub5, from Hanover Germany to Liverpool for what we promise will be an exciting joint performance.

In the last five years, a cappella audiences have taken Sub5 to their hearts with their charm, creative arrangements and distinctive grooves. They are currently working on their first album and a new live show for 2018 in which Jazz becomes Pop, Rock turns into Soul and Swing transforms to Tango.

Sense of Sound Singers will perform original songs by Jennifer John, Mersey Wylie, and Perri Alleyne-Hughes as well as unique arrangements of well known classics.

Each choir shall perform a 30 minute set in the beautiful Lady Chapel from 7:30 pm till 8: 30pm

Liverpool Echo: LightNight Feature