Mike King is one of the UK’s leading contemporary vocal coaches and choir leaders and as a musical director and arranger his musicianship, energy and enthusiasm are unrivalled.
Mike King has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years since signing a record deal at
the age of 17. He has worked as a vocal coach on The Voice UK, helped smash a Guinness
World Record by conducting 5,000 singers at Wembley Arena and directs choirs worldwide.
He was a lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London for 12 years and was a guest vocal tutor at
the University of East London and London Metropolitan University. He has worked with multi-
GRAMMY® winning artists including Angelique Kidjo, Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West,
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Rihanna), as well as singers such as Boy George, Lily Allen and Florence
Mike has worked with an array of artists and singers in the music industry both professional and amateur from one to one vocal coaching, tour and performance preparation, artist development and as a vocal producer assisting singers during the recording process. Mike facilitates and runs vocal workshops and masterclasses internationally working with community based projects, professional choirs and at music institutions in the UK, Europe, USA and Caribbean. His clients include West End performers and signed artists, most notably Lola Young - recently signed to Capital Records who he has mentored since she was 12 years old.
After years of practical experience and specialist knowledge in the area of vocal coaching, Mike has created unique methods of developing individuals' voices and their performance.
His one-to-one singing lessons will equip singers to the highest level focussing on a healthy, strong technique whilst developing their own style and sound.
Mike works with singers to prepare them for studio recordings, auditions and live performances and has the facility to produce and record singers to a professional standard for their projects.
Sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the student, however areas most commonly covered include:
- Breathing and support
- Improving range and power
- Agility including licks and adlibs
- Tone quality and variety
- Pitching and control
- Vocal performance - phrasing, expression, dynamics
- Stylistic techniques
Mike received high acclaim as a songwriter when his song "That's When I Miss You The Most" was selected as 'Pick of the Week' on BBC radio. He continues to write and produce music for his own projects, for other artists and for use in television and film.
Mike offers consultation sessions for songwriters needing advice, feedback and guidance in developing their ideas, structuring their thoughts and understanding songwriting techniques such as:
- Chord progressions and harmonic rhythm
- Song form and structure
- Melody and lyric writing
- Harmony and arranging
- Riff building
- Creating hooks
- Stylistic awareness
As a producer Mike King can also professionally produce your songs and help bring them to life. If needed he can enlist session guitarists, saxophonists, drummers etc and arrange for mixing and mastering. Contact Mike for more information.