The guys first met the gal a few years back whilst rehearsing for a weekly “Musical Theatre” dinner cabaret night at swanky London venue 100 Wardour Street. We use the term “Musical Theatre” loosely, as it soon became apparent that they loved to fill the set with anything other than show tunes, so a little more soul and jazz became inevitable.
Not only did they sound pretty tight, they also got on like a house on fire and since then love to gig whenever and wherever they can.
The “Duck Confit” has been polled as ‘team favourite’ in the ever fabulous weekly offering from the 100 Wardour Street kitchen. Kudos to chef, it was always better than the gin!
The gang get ever so excited for a gathering at Subfrantic music, and are beyond thrilled to be back !!!
The House Band introductions:
Bass – James Dibble @jamesdibblemusic
Keys- Tom Knowles @tomknowlesmusic
Guitar-Jack Pennifold @jackandrewpennifold
Drums-Tom Leach @_tomleach_
The two Toms, James and Jack all studied at prolific London music conservatoire Trinity Laban.
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Emma’s biased, but she thinks they’re less than shabby!
Charlotte, Portia and Emma’s paths first crossed in 2010 when they were cast as the three divas in one of the West End’s finest, award winning, hit musicals, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert. During their time on Priscilla, the girls performed live on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning, The Olivier Awards, West End Live, Gay Pride in Trafalgar Square, and at Comic Relief to name but a few.
The three soon discovered a mutual love of soul music and throughout their year together at the Palace Theatre their vocal chemistry and friendship grew, creating the soulful slick harmonies and sounds of The IDolls.
The IDolls between them have performed all over the world on numerous cruise ships, at countless corporate and private events, high-end parties and some of this country’s biggest and most prestigious theatres, clubs and cabaret venues; Live at the Apollo Victoria 80th birthday celebrations, Wilton’s Music Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, the Dress Circle Benefit at Her Majesty’s Theatre Haymarket, The Ice Ball for Denise Welsch from Loose Women, Madam Jojo’s, Freedom Bar Soho, Archer Street Soho, Floridita, Soho House, The Box, Annabel’s, 100 Wardour Street, Fest Camden, the HClub, and the list goes on….
Musical theatre credits between the girls Include Mamma Mia (World Tour), The Lion King (Paris), Hair, & Jesus Christ Superstar (Slovenia and Regents Park), The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Made In Dagenham, Groundhog Day, and Waitress (London’s West End)
These three electrifying vocalists are renowned for creating bespoke experiences and fabulous moments with a sound that never fails to impress.
On Easter Sunday 4th April they’ll be performing another killer set of show-stopping music with the House Band, and a laughter-filled interview exclusive to Subfrantic Music.
Doris in the original London cast of Groundhog Day the musical at The old Vic, Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore in Singing in the Rain at The Chatalet Theatre Paris, Narrator in Joseph at Frinton summer season, Pauline in the original London cast of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre
The Olivier awards Groundhog Day performance, Ample Chanteuse in This Week for the BBC, Children In Need, Comic Relief, Alan Titchmarsh and Paul O’Grady Show.
Emma has performed at countless corporate and private events, high-end parties and some of this country’s biggest and most prestigious theatres, clubs and cabaret venues; John Partridge’s one man show ‘Stripped’ at the other Palace, David Bedella and friends at the other Palace, Live at the Apollo Victoria 80th birthday celebrations, Wiltons Music Hall, Ronnie Scott’s bar, 100 Wardour street,
Emma has had the pleasure of performing up and down the county in numerous gay pride celebrations and main stage events. Following the glamour of her Priscilla glory days, she now has quite the collection of sequinned garb for these fabulously proud events.
Emma loves to take part in workshopping new musical theatre works and is an accomplished session singer. She had the joy of recording her debut album “As we grow Older” at the incredible Subfrantic Studios. It was a project of love, and the fruit of a very wonderful and generous crowd funding project started by a dear friend. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the remarkable Subfrantic Team.
A while ago she supported her friend John Partridge in his one man show ‘Stripped’ at the Edinburgh fringe, and often supports her dear friend Lockie Chapman (previously one fifth of the male harmony group The Overtones). They had a fabulous time gigging up and down the country for Lockie’s debut solo tour ‘Hello Again’..
.Emma had the pleasure of a weekly residency at top London venue 100 Wardour Street. Her night “West End on Wardour” featured well-known musical theatre hits and classic soul and jazz covers. Accompanied by her fantastic 4 piece ‘House’ band, it was a night not to be missed.
Emma had a wonderful time performing with session vocalists Dynamic Vocals for the special Friday Night is Music night “BBC Music Day, For The Love of Music”. The evening was broadcast live from the Troxy on BBC Radio Two.
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