Royston – Coombes Community Centre

Wednesday nights, 7.30 until 9.00 PM.
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston, SG8 5PT

Our Royston group is only a baby, born at the start of October 2017 but already it has a great base of founding members, atmosphere and sound! The Royston group was Kerry’s first Invidia group and she has grand plans for her members – performances galore!

 

Like all our group venues, Coombes Community Centre is a modern space, with disabled access, parking, toilets with disabled access and of course kitchen facilities (if the Royston group manage to take a long enough break from singing to down a cuppa!).

Royston’s tutor Kerry-Jo Hodgkin is a respected jazz musician, actress and music teacher with a background in theatre. Kerry’s background in musical theatre is no surprise as the energy is palpable in her sessions – wait until you try the warm-ups!

The evening runs from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. Please arrive around 10-15 minutes early for a relaxed start. Just bring yourself and a drink of water. 

 

Want to start singing with the Invidia Royston group? Click here to claim your 2 Free Taster Sessions and join this new and vibrant group!

If you want to find out a little bit more about our Cambridge tutor, we quizzed her for your benefit:

  1. Your Favourite colour: Purple & Teal.
  2. Your Favourite Book (or top 3 if you can’t choose!): Difficult to narrow it down to even 3 – I have a Master’s Degree in Literature, so books have been a big part of my life. However, the one I always return to is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
  3. Your Dream holiday destination: New York.
  4. Your biggest pet peeve: People who disagree with your fb post, but then expect you not to respond.
  5. Your tipple of choice: A virgin cocktail they do at Ronnie Scott’s called, Cuban Mistress.
  6. Your Childhood nickname: Kez or Kezzy (but only within my family).
  7. What household chore do you absolutely loathe doing? All of them.
  8. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would you choose and why? 35 – in my mid-30s I really started to get to know myself and feel more confident, but it’s before a lot of the major aches and pains really set in.
  9. If you could choose anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would you choose as your mentor? Aretha Franklin.
  10. If you could learn how to do anything to the highest standard, what would it be and why? Play piano – it would be amazing for performing, writing and teaching.
  11. What was the first thing you bought with your own money? Two singles, Time After Time by Cyndy Lauper and Searching by Hazel Dean.
  12. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? I’d like to think I’d do lots of singing practice and ear-training exercises, but I’d probably watch lots of Buffy, Firefly and Criminal Minds instead.
  13. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning gold for? TV Series Binge Watching.
  14. Your perfect weekend: Doing great gigs at The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh that my family can come to (I had a weekend just like it at the end of August, launching my new albums).
  15. What are the small things that make your day better? My 3 cats, Miss Marbles, Pumpkin and Babooshka – they’re small and they make every day better.
  16. What’s your claim to fame? I performed an a cappella version of Killer Queen on The James Whale TV show in the mid-90s with the 4-part, all-female a cappella group The Spirellas.
  17. What can’t you live without (apart from friends and family)? Robinsons Peach Cordial.
  18. What is something you think everyone should totally do at least once in their life? Spend an evening in a great jazz club.
  19. Apart from musical instruments, what’s worth spending more on to get the best of? Mascara.
  20. What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Spending more time studying jazz and developing my artistry.