Biography

Kim Chandler

Kim Chandler

Session Singer and Industry Vocal Coach

Based: Marbella (Spain), London (UK)

Working: Worldwide

Main Singing Styles: ‘Breathy to Belt’ in Pop, Rock, Soul, Dance, Jazz etc

Main types of work: Studio Sessions, Industry Vocal Coaching

Instruments Played: Piano, Flute

Additional Skills: Sight Reader, Choir Director, Vocal Arranger, Vocal Producer

Appearance: Height: 5’9″, Hair: Brunette, Eyes: Blue


Session Singer

Kim has been a highly successful session singer since 1990. Aside from singing on thousands of jingles, hundreds of songs and on many films, her recording and/or live performance credits also include:

  • Barry Manilow
  • The Bee Gees
  • Björk
  • Brian May
  • Cerys Matthews
  • Gareth Gates
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Kevin Rowland (‘Dexys Midnight Runners’)
  • Leo Sayer
  • Michael Bolton
  • Michael McDonald (including Lulu and Hamish Stuart)
  • Natalie Cole
  • Neil Diamond
  • P Diddy
  • Randy Brecker
  • Rick Astley
  • Susan Boyle
  • Thelma Houston
  • Uriah Heep

Vocal Coach

Kim is also one of the UK’s top vocal coaches. She runs a busy private vocal studio where she teaches an elite team of professional singers, artists and other vocal coaches. Kim is a regular presenter at national & international voice conferences and is a past President of the prestigious British Voice Association. She has coached a wide range of high profile clients, such as the following:

  • Beverley Knight (for BBC’s “Just The Two Of Us”)
  • Birdy
  • Courtney Love
  • Danny McNamara (‘Embrace’)
  • Dave McCabe (‘Zutons’)
  • Hannah Reid (‘London Grammar’)
  • Jack Penate
  • Jess Glynne
  • Josh Franceschi (‘You Me At Six’)
  • Kevin Rowland (‘Dexy’s Midnight Runners’)
  • Laura Mvula
  • Marlon Roudette
  • Mikey Chapman (‘Mallory Knox’)
  • Oli Sykes (‘Bring Me The Horizon’)
  • Paloma Faith
  • Sarah Brightman (for BBC’s “Just The Two Of Us”)

Kim’s media work as a vocal coach has included:

  • The Vocalist Magazine
  • Simon Mayo Show” (BBC Radio 2)
  • Derren Brown: Fear and Faith” (Channel 4)
  • The One Show” (BBC1)
  • Mig Og Min Mor” (Danish TV, Kanal 4)
  • X Magazine
  • Cristo Foufas show” (LBC 97.3)
  • The No.1 Family” (ITV1)
  • Just The Two Of Us” (BBC1)
  • Rock Around The Block” (ITV1)
  • Have Boy Bands Gone Busted?” with Alex Zane (MTV)
  • British Satellite News
  • BBC5 live
  • Radio 1 live events & website
  • Trading Places” (BBC1)
  • Life’s Too Short” (BBC1)
  • Now” magazine
  • The Stage” newspaper
  • Classic Rock” magazine
  • Bliss” magazine
  • The Singer” magazine
  • The Music Teacher” magazine
  • Inside Out” magazine
  • The Voice Council online magazine

Musical Director

Equally at home as a musical director & vocal arranger, Kim works regularly at London’s legendary ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS leading their corporate group recording events (up to 200 people) and has directed choirs for:

  • Westlife (no.1 single “Queen of my Heart“)
  • Michael Bolton (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
  • Rick Astley (Shepherds Bush Empire)
  • Barry Manilow (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
  • The “Six Nations” rugby tournament (Twickenham stadium)
  • The “Worthington Cup” final (Wembley stadium)
  • The Sun” newspaper TV adverts