Zoë Tyler

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Zoe Tyler
Birth name Zoe Tyler
Also known as Zoe Taylor
Born (1970-07-07) 7 July 1970 (age 44)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Genres Pop music
Occupations Voice coach, performer, singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 1990–present
Website Official website

Zoë Tyler, (born (1970-07-07)7 July 1970) is an English voice coach, cruise ship singer, performer and reality television show judge. She is also a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.[1]

Early career[edit]

Tyler was born Birmingham and educated at Primrose Hill Secondary School in Kings Norton.[2][3] Tyler's career began when she joined the cast of Les Misérables[4] at the age of 20. She followed by joining the touring cast of Jesus Christ Superstar,[4] followed by the award-winning City of Angels in which she was part of the jazz singing quartet. After a sabbatical from West End musicals Tyler returned and joined the long-running musical Fame[4] as the dance teacher. She also played a part in the soap Doctors which is filmed in Birmingham.

As a recording artist, Tyler has sung on numerous artists' albums, including Michael Ball and Cliff Richard. Tyler also sang back-up vocals for Elton John,[5] Barry Manilow and Donna Summer as well as Rod Stewart,[5] Will Young,[5] k.d. lang and Bonnie Tyler.

Television career[edit]

Tyler appeared on BBC One's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?[6] during the summer and autumn of 2006. The following year she was a judge on the follow-up series Any Dream Will Do.[7]

Tyler joined Loose Women on ITV.[4] in 2007 and was dropped in 2011 after the show suffered a huge slump in ratings.[8]

In September and October 2008 Tyler was a judge on Hairspray: The School Musical. The next year she then reappeared in Grease: the School Musical. Since April 2009, Tyler has been coaching young contestants on the Disney Channel UK talent show My Camp Rock.[9] Zoe also found the time to make a personal appearance for Top Hat Stage School at "Top Hat at the Palladium" on 18 July 2010, which was a show to raise awareness for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

In December 2011, she was a vocal coach on Daybreak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ask the Experts: Zoe". BBC. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Graham Young (24 Apr 2009). "Singing coach Zoe Tyler's looking for talent in Birmingham". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zoe's masterclass boosts confidence". Birmingham Mail. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Zoe Tyler sings Eva Cassidy". ITV. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Barrowman, Ian and Tyler are BBC1 Maria judges". The Stage. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Oh no! Jade is learning to sing". The Sun (London). 20 September 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Loose Women star wants X Factor role". RTE. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Daniels, Colin (10 July 2011). Digital Spy http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a329121/kate-thornton-zoe-tyler-axed-from-loose-women.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Top Stories Rock star duo set for reunion". Birmingham Mail. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 

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