Queen of Sound-Alikes

For 16 years, long before "Stars in Your Eyes", Karen has worked professionally as a session singer recording sound-alikes of all the great divas. She has been called "Queen of sound-alikes" by highly respected journalists, including those from The Guardian, as well as many "top of the bill" artists: Jim Davidson, Jethro, Lenny Henry, Bradley Walsh, Freddie Starr and Joe Pasquale, to name but a few! There is no other female singer who comes close; her range is five octaves, enabling her to mimic the likes of Mariah Carey, Minnie Ripperton and Sarah Brightman.

Accomplished Musician

Karen is also an accomplished musician and has her own tribute to keyboard and guitar shows including artists such as Carole King, Barbara Dickson, Beverly Craven, Joan Baez, Shania Twain, Vonda Shepard, Sheryl Crow and Eva Cassidy. And there's no cheating: Karen really does play guitar and piano!

She is hailed as the best vocalist and impersonator in the business. Highlights include her show-length repertoires of Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Eva Cassidy, Petula Clark, Karen Carpenter and Anastacia. Karen has made many live television appearances as Dusty, as well as herself.

As a session singer she is in the minority in that she can sight-read music and is therefore quick and easy to work with. Karen's language skills are excellent too and she can be strongly colloquial when required. French, German, Italian…you name it.

Far-Ranging Live Shows

Karen's live shows are far-ranging. "Dusty" recently put on shows in Blackpool, which were followed by a huge 50-date tour all over the country. HMS Illustrious

Her Eva Cassidy tribute shows are legendary: These are Karen's own personal tribute to the late great guitar vocalist, who, sadly, died of cancer at the age of 33.

And then there's "Divas Las Vegas " - Karen's frighteningly accurate portrayals of all the mega-star divas… Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion...and more.

"Streisand - The Story in Music" charts the progress of Barbra Streisand's long and successful career through a stunning performance by Karen, her live band, projection visuals and a narration.

CyprusThere has also been much acclaim for her "I'll be seeing you…" shows. As the new forces' sweetheart, Karen has entertained our British troops tirelessly for 17 years. It's a great tribute to war-time music, spanning the Vera Lynn era, and up to the Falklands conflict--a fabulous show featuring Karen with her guest star Johnny Casson.

Because of Karen's classical background, her versatility is immense. Her own repertoire includes jazz standards to 21st Century current hits, all arranged to perfection. This is why she is so popular. As already mentioned, Karen is a huge hit with the British forces, starring with her own band in Bosnia, Belize, the Falklands, Ireland, Kosovo and Sierra Leone.

Karen will also does session work (check out all the sound-alike compilations at the Early Learning Centres), and then there are all the corporate functions, lunchtimes and evenings -- she is an ideal choice for these with her affable and professional nature and of course, her vast talent.

Television Appearances

She has recently starred in several television shows: "Jim Davidson Presents", "Open House" and "The Kelly Show". There was also a memorable appearance starring as Dusty at The London Palladium which drew huge accolades for Karen. She has starred as Dusty for the past seven years and every single show has received a standing ovation. Now the likes of Jethro, Jim Davidson, Freddie Starr and Bradley Walsh are all clamouring for Karen to be on the bill with them!

Having studied drama at college and performing in many plays, Karen is also an accomplished actress and recently appeared in comedy sketches with Jethro.



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