Helen Abbey graduated from the Rose Bruford College of Speech and
Drama with a Diploma in Performing Arts. Her singing career began
with The Swing Sisters, an acapella close-harmony group regularly
performing at London's The Ritz Hotel.
Three albums later - 'Simply Me', 'Second Time Around' and 'Unusual
Girl' (with the latin-jazz group, Verão!) - Helen's career as a
jazz singer has led to international collaborations and tours, and
numerous sessions for BBC radio. Her music is loved and played worldwide:
from Brazil to Denmark, Japan to the Philippines.
Helen currently entertains at her live shows with a classy set of
jazz standards, encompassing everything from Rat-Pack swing, to
Ella Fitzgerald, together with a stylish sprinkling of original
songs. There's something for everyone.
"Helen Abbey is one of East Anglia's best
singers, not just in the field of jazz but in many other genres
too. ..... This is Helen Abbey at her very best. She has never sounded
better and has found herself a cracking band."
"Thanks for a fantastic evening's entertainment with your brilliant
new band last Sunday. It is a great sound you have created; love
your own new compositions. We will put the tracks from your new
CD on our jazz mix playing at The Fox."