CeCe Sammy

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CeCe Sammy
CeCe Sammy.jpg
Born Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Occupation Vocal coach, singer, TV presenter
Website
CeCe Sammy's official web site

CeCe Sammy (born 30 May, Trinidad) is an English vocal and performance coach, known for her TV appearances and behind the scenes contributions as a vocal coach, judge, advisor and trouble-shooter on various music and entertainment shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor: Battle of the Stars, Just the Two of Us and The Voice UK.

Background[edit]

CeCe Sammy is a graduate from the London College of Music,[1] and is a classically trained pianist. She has coached chart acts from the United Kingdom (UK), including Charlotte Church, S Club and S Club Juniors, Will Young[1] and Leona Lewis.[2]

Prior to her coaching career CeCe was a backing singer touring with the likes of Diana Ross. She was also a member of the United Colours of Sound with vocal coach partner John Modi and celebrity vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant. She has sung at the Commonwealth Games and Buckingham Palace as well as recording several theme tunes for ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Sports including the official Rugby World Cup song "Swing Low" with UB40, before going on to become a vocal coach to a roster of celebrity clients. [3]

She appeared on the television series Pop Idol as a vocal coach[1] and was a judge on the BBC's celebrity duet show Just the Two of Us in 2006 and 2007 along with Stewart Copeland and Tito Jackson.[1] [4]

CeCe appeared on the BBC TV documentary Be My Baby - The Girl Group Story which aired in August 2006. The show covered the history of girl groups, focusing specifically on The Supremes, The Three Degrees, Sister Sledge, Bananarama, The Bangles and the Spice Girls.[5]

In 2007 she was a judge on BBC Radio 3's Choir of the Year competition.[3] CeCe was one of Bruno Tonioli's panelists on BBC One's DanceX.[6]

In early 2009, CeCe Sammy made a guest appearance on ITV's Dancing on Ice, where she was seen helping one of the groups that were selected to skate and sing at the same time. CeCe has also appeared as a guest on television and in documentaries, including The Wright Stuff, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, Let Me Entertain You, The Xtra Factor.

In 2010, CeCe founded an artist development and music management company with legendary artist manager Frank DiLeo. CCA Entertainment operates between London and Los Angeles.

In 2014, CeCe was the head vocal coach and a judge on the Georgian version of Endemol's Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Since 2010, she has been a regular celebrity correspondent for OK! Magazine UK commenting on celebrity events[7] and giving vocal tips.[8]

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