It’s 10pm! They’re Late!
This sensational, daring and curtly delivered operatic monologue incorporates rare recipes from extraneous parts of the globe. Preparing a dinner party for a series of unknown guests is proving taxing when the unimaginable happens……! Helen Astrid’s ingenious vocal flair is executed with precision, ease and artful grandeur.
BIOGRAPHY (as of 2008)
“My music is all about daring to touch souls with raw emotion.”
Astrid is described as having a voice like a cocktail of steel and silk. She continues to amaze audiences with her daring heartfelt sincerity. “My songs comes from deep from within, flowing from the pit of my stomach to the keys on a piano. I’m inspired by a wide variety of artists from Aretha Franklin, Candi Staaton, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Ritchie, Kirk Franklin, Frank McComb, Ray Charles, Betty Writght, Cece Winans, Michael McDonald…. it’s about people identifing with my music; this is how I express who I am. In my life, anyone I’ve loved has either walked away or died. My music is real; it cuts like a knife and at the same time fills me with hope.”
When not playing to packed houses Helen regularly broadcasts on radio and TV. Her credits include C4′s What the Butler Saw and a guest appearance on The Paul O’Grady Show and BBC 1 News, singing her song for the 2012 Olympics. In 2005 she founded The Helen Astrid Singing Academy.
She was on LBC’s The Caroline Feraday Show in September talking about her songwriting and was subsequently interviewed for various radio shows including Richard Haiker’s Show on LBC and the Breakfast Show BBC Radio London. On a recent visit to the US, she was interviewed by Brooklyn Radio, New York plus the BBC.
“Astrid lives out her singing in her body as well as her voice” The Times
“Astrid distinguishes herself” The Independent