Active as a singer/songwriter and musician for a quite a time now in the recording studio and on stage, Colette has worked with many different artists. Swiss born Colette has emigrated to London at the age of 21, but moved to Southend-on-Sea (Essex) 8 years ago. She sings, plays piano and guitar, composes songs, performs on stage, engineers and records music and releases her own songs.
Alongside her music, Colette has been continuously teaching singing, piano, song writing and band skills at various institutes /colleges /secondary schools /primary schools /Rockschool /Princes’ Trust Soundlive in London and recently in Southend-on-Sea. Also voice coaching 5-16 year olds at Razzamataz Theatre school.
When based in London she made herself a name as a private vocal coach for established artists, actors and bands, to name a few:
Billie Piper (singer, actress), Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Roachford, Matt Johnson (The The), Paul Webb (Talk Talk, .O.rang), Billie Ray Martin, Woodentops, Hinda Hicks, N-Tyce, Bjorn again, Geoffrey Williams, Amanda Ghost,
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As a solo artist, Colette has played a many well-known venues and festivals around England such as Leigh Folks Festival,
Phoenix Festival (etc.) and appeared on many radio shows such as BBC London (Robert Elms Show). In 2004 song Mayhem co-written with Philippe Lussan and in 2000 song Edge of time with band Choc electrique were released on Invincis Records featuring as lead vocalist. Subsequent music video for Edge of Time was shot to promote Choc Electrique’s album Bongo massive in October 2002.
In 1998 Colette’s song Homeless was released on CD compilation Songs from the Smoke (Cycle records) amongst other artist such as Pat Orchard and Lorraine Bowen. Colette performed live with her band at MTV Studios London for show Talk Music broadcasted on VH-1 to promote CD compilation Song from the Smoke.
Her first Dance single of own composition Loverman
was released in 1992 by JFD Records
which was later re-released on Helter Skelters Presents CD compilation United in Hardcore by Ministry of Sounds in 2006.
Colette has also worked extensively as a session keyboarder and session vocalist on stage and in the recording Studio, on stage and live TV Shows where she contributed to many released records for bands such as the Pet Shop Boys
Her passion for eclectic singing styles and vocal improvisations feature heavily on several albums, her vocals can be heard with bands such as .O.rang (ex-Talk Talk Paul Webb & Lee Harris) 3 albums
and also on film music to Channel 4’s documentary “Lawrence of Arabia.”
In the ’80’s Colette’s own composition ‘Wo bist du’ (German) qualified for Eurovision song contest Switzerland’s finalists .