BEHIND THE VOICE

It’s all Amy Lee’s fault.
In 2004 Archie saw Evanescence on a janky bar TV on holiday in Portugal, and learned instantly that music was the only thing that made him feel truly alive. Having been having singing lessons since the age of 6, he soon found a new passion in “alternative” music, especially symphonic metal, and became inspired by the women fronting the genre beyond anything else. Performers like Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Melissa Bonny, Dianne van Giersbergen, Simone Simons, and other too numerous to count still make up the majority of his inspiration today.

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TRAINING
Archie’s musical education started young at a local theatre school, which he attended until he was 16. In the way of these things the faculty changed a few times in that period with tutors ranging from retired opera singers to musical theatre graduates and pop idol contestants; so thusly armed with a collection of different technical approaches Archie then moved to Brighton, UK, initially attending Brighton Institute of Modern Music where his teachers included Elliot May (best known for ‘Do Your Thing’, Basement Jaxx), Kate Cameron (professional session vocalist for several gold albums including Ministry Of Sound’s Ibiza ‘99, and several UK top 40 records), and Julie Alanah Brighten (known for stage roles including Belle - Beauty and the Beast, original West End cast -  and prolific backing/guest vocals across the industry as a whole).