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Katrina played the role of Carrie in Cameron Mackintosh's Carousel at the Shaftsbury Theatre having previously understudied & played the part at The Royal National Theatre. She also played the alternate Christine in Cameron Mackintosh's Phantom of the Opera on the UK Tour and was then asked to play the role in the West End. Katrina played Marsinah in Kismet, Anne in A Little Night Music & Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady all for BBC Radio 2.She has also been guest artiste in Radio 2's National Music Day & Friday Night Is Music Night.
Other theatre credits include Robert & Elizabeth at the Chichester Theatre, the national tour of Kiss Me Kate, the tour of 20th Century Musical's, the title role in the British Premiere of The Girl With The Roses at the Bloomsbury Theatre & has been Michael Balls guest singer on his National Tour & at the Royal Albert Hall. Opera credits include Orpheus In The Underworld for Opera North where she played the role of Diana, Queen Of The Night in Magic Flute, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni,Frascita in Carmen all for Travelling Opera & Valenciene in The Merry Widow for Opera Della Luna. Katrina has done extensive concert work all over the country & internationally for West End The Concert, working with orchestra's such as The London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Scottish Opera Orchestra, Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra & Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.Other concerts include Bernstein in the 50's at the Symphony Hall Birmingham with the Birmingham Concert Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Stars of the Musicals in Kuala Lumpur & guest singer for Larry Adler in his Glory of Gershwin Concert Tour.
She also performed in Fascinating Rhythm-A Celebration of Gershwin with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. Recordings include Carrie in the London Cast Recording of Carousel, Millie in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Hope in Anything Goes, Grete in The Dancing Years & several West End The Concert Recordings all for TER. TV Credits include The Lawrence Olivier Awards, The Michael Parkinson Show both for the BBC, Speed & On The Road both for ITV.
She has worked extensively in corporate entertainment including with the "Three Waiters" as their special guest soprano. With them she performed for The Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, Nigel Mansell's 50th birthday party, Lord Kirkham at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, The Ville Rothschild in Monte Carlo for the National Federation of Builders and the launch of the 5 series BMW in Cannes. Katrina now performs for her own company Soprano Bella, specialising in Musical Theatre and Opera. Both "Soprano Bella Solo" and "The Surprise Soprano's" have become very successful both in Corporate and Public performances. Katrina will be playing the role of Repunzal in "Into the Woods" at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden from june - july this year
Rob studied acting at QMUC, Edinburgh and musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, London being a recipient of the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award 2001.
Theatre credits include: 'Les Miserables' (Queens Theatre, London), 'Batboy' (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), 'Ragtime' (Piccadilly Theatre, London), 'Riverdance' (US Tour & Lincoln Center, NYC), 'Jerry Springer - the opera' (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Moon Landing' (Derby Playhouse), 'Grease' (Larnaca, Cyprus), 'Carousel' (St David's Hall, Cardiff),'Maid of the Mountains' (Finborough Theatre, London), ' Dude! Where's my teddy bear?' (Wimbledon Theatre, London), 'The Wild Party' (Riverside Studios, London), 'Grab Me A Gondola' (Theatre Museum, Covent Garden)
Concerts include: 'An Enchanted Evening' (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), 'Masters of the House', 'Beyond Broadway', 'Kings of Swing' (UK Tours)
Recordings include: Pirates of the Caribbean, Billy Elliot (demo), A Different Kind of Love (debut album with Verity Quade)
Workshops include: Hamlet! The Musical, Everything's F***ed!
London (Camden to be exact) born and based, Amobi has a powerful, rich, penetrating sound that washes over you in waves. Being of Nigerian/Scottish descent, his unique and diverse approach to music bears witness to a multicultural background.
While still at school, Amobi frequented the London live music scene way before he was of legal age, in clubs such as the Wag, Dingwalls and the 100 Club.
Whilst being inspired by the sounds of Soul, Funk & Reggae on the streets of Camden, at home his Nigerian father was inspired with the music of Africa i.e. "Fela Kuti", "King Sunny Ade", "Baba Maal" and "Youssou N'Dour".
In his late teens he found himself following his passion for music and singing, winning a full scholarship (awarded by Cameron Mackintosh) to The London Studio Centre Institute of Performing Arts. Within two years he had landed a principal role in the West End production of "Miss Saigon," followed by further principal roles in "Carmen Jones" and the acclaimed "Five Guys Named Mo".
After achieving success in the West End and thereby gaining an incredible amount of experience, stage craft as well as recognition from critics, he was invited to the U.S.A. and Australia, to tour with his band "AMOBI". There he performed original music which he had written in his dressing room whilst in the West End.
In his spare time, working alongside local North London musicians and producers such as Shut Up & Dance, he went on to win two Dolphin awards for "Best Single" and "Best Male Vocalist".
He then returned to London to appear as principal artist in the West End production of "Notre Dame de Paris". At this time he also collaborated with virtuoso gypsy flamenco guitarist Tito Heredia, creating a beautiful and spiritual union of ethnic blending. This collaboration inspired the forming of Flamenco-Fusion Company "Alegr?a" featuring the renowned flamenco dancer Talia.
Following their debut performance at London�s Royal Albert Hall, they were invited to tour South East Asia on several occasions, collaborating with some of India and Pakistan�s finest musicians including the legendary Naheed Saddiqui . Alegr?a head- lined events such as the Lahore World Music Festival, Delhi Fashion Week, Mumbai International Music Festival and the Kerala Festival of Cultural Arts.
Another stint in theatre followed after he was cast, following in the foot steps of Martha Reeves & Edwin Star as MC/Narrator in the Motowns West End hit Musical �Dancing in the Streets�, for which he obtained rave reviews.
Since then, he has written material for his new album "Tribe of Soul", intended to be a true reflection of his cultural diversity and which he is planning to release and tour in 2008, with his hot new band, including Donald Gamble (formerly with Courtney Pine) on percussion and the exquisitely talented Jonathan Indiagbon on piano.
In March of this year, he appeared at The Young Vic as Barney in the new contemporary musical "Been so Long".
Aside from his extensive West End credits and live music tours, Amobi has been featured artist on Television and Film commercials for products such as Pringles, Just Juice, TDK, Skittles, Toyota and Mercedes Benz.
Other credits include his work for the award winning documentaries "Journey to the Moon" and "Flight over the Equator", both for ABC Network and a featured Single on "BBC" concept album produced by George Martin.