• Annie Skates of Capital voices

Annie made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the British Motor Transport Awards, presented by Jeremy Clarkson. She has starred in ‘Symphonic 70’s’, ‘ABBA Symphonic Spectacular’ and ‘Disco Symphonic Spectacular’ with the Halle Orchestra, the CBSO, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra, ‘A Cole Porter Celebration’, ‘One Enchanted Evening’ and ‘Last Night of the Christmas Proms’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and ‘Sassy, Brassy Broadway’ with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared internationally in tours of ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ and ‘The Magic of Broadway’. Annie has toured the UK, Scandinavia, America and Australia with Susan Boyle, Michael Ball, Elaine Paige, Michael Crawford and Russell Watson as well as performing in many concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham for Raymond Gubbay Ltd. She sang to 37,000 people at Hyde Park in ‘Thank You For the Music’ for BBC Radio 2 and was the soprano soloist at the opening of St Pancras International with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Annie writes and sings the backing vocal arrangements for shows such as ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ and has sung live and in the studio with numerous artists including Robbie Williams, Beyonce, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, The Jacksons, Cliff Richard, Will Young, Lesley Garrett and Jose Carreras.

Other TV work includes appearing as guest artist on the ‘Mike Doyle’ series for BBC Wales and on ‘The Lyrics Game’ for Presentable Productions, and Annie acted as head judge on the BBC talent shows ‘Just Up Your Street’ and ‘The Voice of Musical Theatre’. She has performed on ‘Later with Jools Holland, ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’, ‘Parkinson’, ‘Saturday Swings’, ‘Divas’, ‘The Graham Norton Show’, ‘An Audience With Celine Dion’ and ‘The Classical Brits’

Annie also provides vocals for film soundtracks, including ‘Nine’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Entrapment’ and Disney’s forthcoming ‘Beauty and the Beast’. West End musical theatre productions include ‘Cats’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Hair’ and commercials include T-Mobile Heathrow T5, McDonalds and Capital Radio.

Annie was invited to be vocal expert exclusively for Simon Cowell’s team on the original ‘X Factor’ series, and coached the contestants on ‘Popstars’, ‘Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes’ and 'This is My Moment'. She has coached a host of film and TV artists, including Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton for the film ‘A Bigger Splash’.

Annie runs a highly acclaimed singers’ booking service, Capital Voices 


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