Director and Founder of SoundLaunch

Specialism – Voice, Piano, Flute, Guitar, Songwriting & Performance

Kate grew up in South London and has been passionate about music for as long as she can remember. Whether singing, songwriting, performing or teaching.

Kate graduated from university with a BA hons & after performing & touring in various bands she completed a PGCE in 1996 & went on to become head of music in 1999.

As well as mentoring & being a voice coach for South West Music School she has been running various music workshops & continues to compose, teach & perform.

Kate loves to inspire & fuel music creativity, bringing musicians together to enjoy performing, jamming & writing in order to achieve a whole new depth & level to their musical understanding & expression.

Specialism – Guitar, Bass, Studio Production & Music Technology

Vince worked in the music industry for Solid State Logic for 14 years and has installed recording consoles in some of the most prestigious recording studios in the world, including Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Metropolis & 20th Century Fox. He also worked for SSL as their head prototype technician and manager.

Vince has worked as a session musician in London & presently he teaches guitar and A’Level music technology.

Vince is a qualified Sound Engineer & technician and is passionate about the craft of the song in it’s writing & the technical expertise required to produce & realise its whole potential.

Specialism – Drums, percussion, rhythm composition, arrangement & performance.

Kathy was born in Cardiff. She started playing percussion at the age of 12 & became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.

Kathy gained a Bmus(Hons) degree at the Birmingham Conservatoire & during her career she has played in many musical fields both in the UK and abroad : from bands to West End productions, to the BBC.

Kathy teaches percussion & drum kit from beginner to diploma level & directs a variety of ensembles. She is a Tutor for South West Music School & conducts many workshops for children and professional teachers.

Kathy’s skills & enthusiasm has inspired so many young players who have subsequently followed into the professional field & she is the perfect rhythm consultant.

Specialism – Art, Graphic Design, Printing & all things creative for backdrops, CD & album covers, flyers, posters & everything involved with Design & Music.
Richard Digby Smith – Music Producer
Digby is renowned for his eclectic repertoire having worked with artists ranging from The London Symphony Orchestra to Eric Clapton and Bob Marley to Paul McCartney. Digby was part of the team that produced the Led Zeppelin classic albums 3 and 4, including the famous Stairway to Heaven.

In the mid 70’s Digby moved to Island Records Los Angeles office, where he worked with Spencer Davis, Robert Palmer, Little Feet and Booker T and the MG’s. His outstanding experience and pedigree bought the interest of many Major record labels.

Returning to the UK in 1985 Digby continued his engineering production career working with Mica Paris, Reef and Big Country. And since 2008 Digby has lived in Devon, working closely with The Music Mill on many commercial projects as well as devoting time to facilitate music courses for young musicians and sound engineers.

Rick Edwards - Radio
Rick has worked for some of the UK’s largest commercial radio stations both as a presenter, engineer and producer. Rick has a real passion for radio and wants to try and inspire that passion in others. He has designed courses aimed at people with a real desire to work in the radio business, but who haven’t yet managed to get the break they are looking for. And we don’t just mean pressing the buttons and talking, we mean the business, the technology and the music!

Ali Aiken – Marketing & Communication

Ali has an amazing wealth of experience & knowledge in the marketing field & is the perfect person to help with marketing your music.
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