Carrie & David Grant
Hosts VIAM2014 &VIAM2015
Carrie and David Grant, have hosted both our VIAM2014 and VIAM2015 events at The SSE Arena, Wembley
Carrie and David Grant are probably best known as judges and vocal coaches, on the massively successful TV talent shows, “Pop Idol” (ITV) and the BBC flagship programme “Fame Academy”. They are current judges on BBC 1’s BAFTA Award winning “Glee Club.”
David has had some 14 hit singles in the UK charts including the Top 5 duet with Jaki Graham “Could it be I’m falling in love”. David was also nominated for Best Newcomer in the Brit Awards as lead singer of Linx. David is currently a regular presenter on “Songs of Praise.”
Carrie started as a dancer on TV then moved into presenting and session singing where she became one of the country’s top session singers. Working with the likes of Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Rod Stewart, Lighthouse Family, Fat Boy Slim and many others. Carrie currently presents for The One Show, covering most of their music items and many other subjects. She has also reported for The Culture Show and made documentaries on Al Bowly and Eva Cassidy.
In 1998 David and Carrie recorded their highly acclaimed gospel album which went on to win them a prestigious MOBO Award as best gospel album for that year.
It was whilst singing for Take That back in ’94 that David and Carrie were first approached to vocal coach the boys in the band. They had no idea of the journey they were about to embark on. Artists upon artist followed and their client list to date includes: The Spice Girls, Take That, Kimberley Wyatt, Will Young, Charlotte Church, Lemar, The Saturdays, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marvin Humes, Demi Lovato and many others.
As well as being seen as among the foremost vocal coaches in the UK Carrie and David have also coached Senior Business Managers for the past 17 years. Interactively using the medium of music they have trained, amongst many others, The Foreign Office, The Home Office, Shell, TESCO, Body Shop, Costa, Whitbread, Pfizer, The NHS, Express Newspapers and BBC Worldwide.
Their vocal coaching book “You Can Sing” is a worldwide bestseller. They are the authors of “Jump Up and Join In” a 6 part children’s book series out on Egmont. Their online vocal coaching course is available now, https://local.amazon.co.uk/Central-London/B00QWXMFOS
In 2008 David and Carrie were awarded a BASCA for their lifetime services to the music industry.