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Holiday Facilitators: Celestine Walcott Gordon

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Celestine is an eclectic soul artist with a velvet voice rich in emotion and experience far beyond her years influenced by some of the great singers of our time. Trained for many years in the art of Traditional African Dance and Drumming, Bristol born Celestine celebrates her Barbadian, Jamaican, African heritage through dance and song whilst giving another perspective on neo soul, leaving audiences hypnotized and unable to resist from joining in.

Celestines recording and songwriting journey has seen her work with Gary Barlow (Take That), Cameron McVey (Neneh Cherry) Roni Size, Diane Warren, Wayne Hector and Stargate (NeYo, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Beyonce) to name but a few. Celestine has gained even more confidence as a songwriter through the independent release of her co-produced debut album “Secret Side”.

Performing at some of the UKs most prestigious venues (Royal Albert Hall – Cancer Research, Dominion Theatre, London – Royal Variety Performance and The Grosvenor House Hotel, London – Rainbow Trust Ball, Celestine has honed her craft as a musical performer and dancer supporting and gracing the same stages of some of the biggest names in music (Pee Wee Ellis, Millie Jackson, Mica Paris, Sade, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lionel Richie).

Appearing most recently on the acclaimed BBC1 show, The Voice UK 2014, Celestine wowed the judges/coaches and audience with her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence leading to a coveted spot on Sir Tom Jones Team.

When not performing, Celestine is a passionate and experienced facilitator of music. Previously working for Wiltshire Music Services, numerous Gospel Choirs and ensembles as a Choir Director, developing and implementing curriculum content for Performing Arts /Music and Music technology courses for Stroud College and supporting education and community projects. Studying at The Bristol Institute of Modern Music in 2009, Celestine earned a BA Hons in Professional Musicianship specializing in Vocals, and a Certificate in Education from UWE as part of her ongoing professional development.

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