Helen is the founder and Director of Popchoir. She is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, vocal arranger and NLP master practitioner. Helen’s career in the music business began in her early-teens and by the time she left school at 18 she had already featured in two television series, many radio broadcasts and numerous live engagements.
She became vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and signed her first record deal. Since then her career has taken her all over the world and has encompassed jazz, cabaret, musical theatre, session work, film soundtracks, backing vocals and concert engagements, as well as gigging with her own band. Helen has worked with numerous artists including Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Bjork, Chris de Burgh, Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen, Il Divo, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Robert Palmer, Queen, Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer, Spandau Ballet, Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, Robbie Williams and Roy Wood. She has worked with such jazz luminaries as Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Scott, Cleo Laine, Louis Belson and the legendary Bobby McFerrin.
Helen’s TV credits include Stars in their Eyes, Pop Idol, Alexei Sayle, This Morning, Warriors, An Audience with Lionel Richie, Jerry Springer: The Opera and Grey’s Anatomy. She has recorded soundtracks for films including The Da Vinci Code, The Mummy Returns, Evita, A Knight’s Tale, Harry Potter, Tomb Raider, Phantom Menace, Red Planet, Sleepy Hollow, Stardust and also for the film Troy which was recorded, by invitation, in LA on the famous CBS Soundstage with producer/composer James Horner.
Helen started Popchoir in 2008 and now has nine non-auditioned choirs across London and one in Cornwall, with hundreds of members participating each week. She believes that everyone can sing and is passionate about the power of choirs as a resource for health and wellbeing and for creating community bonds and social interaction. Helen lives in south London with her husband, two children and three dogs.