Charlotte Church was catapulted into the spotlight in her childhood, her dazzling vocals earning her millions of records sales worldwide. Additionally, Church has performed in front of many prestigious and high profile figures, including Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Clinton. Charlotte Church is available for booking through London based MN2S agency.
Charlotte Church was born in Llandaff in Cardiff, Wales, into a Roman Catholic family. Church rose to public prominence in 1997 with a rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Pie Jesu’ that she performed over the phone on the breakfast television show, This Morning. This exposure was built upon when she appeared on the ITV Big, Big Talent Show in 1997. Almost overnight, Church had turned into a singing sensation. Inducted into the entertainment industry, Church was soon performing concerts at locations such as the Cardiff Arms Park, and the Royal Albert Hall. Church performed on the international stage when she was given the honour of opening for Dame Shirley Bassey in Antwerp.
However, Church’s astronomical start did not preclude her from getting a formal education. In 1998, she received a vocal scholarship to Howell’s School Llandaff in Cardiff and achieved the balancing act of school and performing her passion with on the road tutors – finishing her education at the age of 16. Trained as a classical singer, Church sang in a multitude of languages: in addition to her native English and Welsh she also performed pieces in Latin, Italian and French. Her first album, released in 1998 at only 12 years old, was titled Voice of an Angel, and was a selection of popular operatic arias, sacred songs and hymns and other traditional pieces. The album was a huge success and sold extensively worldwide, making Church the youngest ever artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the British classical crossover charts.
A year later Church released her eponymous second album that included a range of songs from a similar genre. The use of her uplifting song Just Wave Hello was used in a major commercial campaign for the Fort Motor Company and earned Church a slew of new fans. The following year saw Church deviate from her more operatic and religious song choices when she released an album of Christmas carols, Dream a Dream. Her next album, Enchantment, saw her venture into more pop influences, also dabbling with swing and Broadway classics. In 2002, she embarked on the Royal Christmas tour, appearing alongside singing legend Dame Julie Andrews and her fellow Sound of Music performer Christopher Plummer.
The next phase of Church’s career saw her pursuing a sound that was based more in pop than opera and classical. The result was her first pop album, Tissues and Issues, which spawned two UK Top 10 singles. Church embarked on a small tour, selling out the venues in both London and Cardiff. Following these performances, Church had a career hiatus in 2009, but was soon releasing a new album, Back to Scratch, in 2010. Her most recent music has shown not only her versatility but also her daring, a series of alternative rock EP’s, ONE, TWO, THREE and the 2014, FOUR.
Church is also known for her political activism and support for humanitarian causes. In 2007, she became a patron the UK charity, The Topsy Foundation, a group focusing on the support and medical care of those in rural South African communities infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Church was also heavily involved in the Leveson Inquiry, providing testimonials, and has been vocal in her support of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Greenpeace movements against Shell’s activity in the Arctic and the Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for leadership of the Labour party.
If you interested in booking the extremely talented Charlotte Church for a performance, appearance or brand endorsement, please contact music booking agency, MN2S.