Jennifer John Music: The People’s Remix Choir
The People’s Remix Choir is an accessible and inclusive virtual choir. It is an opportunity for everyone passionate about singing to be featured on a commercial disco-house acoustic remix with Sense of Sound Singers destined to be released on all streaming platforms, regardless of singing experience, age or location.
This is stage 2 of an online choir series curated by Jennifer John during lockdown. Series 1, Love Sings, was a global community project that brought together 180 people from 15 different countries as a virtual choir.
This commission is the creation of an online recording of the club classic ‘Follow Me’ by Aly-Us. Renowned Liverpool choir Sense of Sound Singers released in 2019 their disco version of the club classic ‘Follow Me’ from the 90s by Aly-Us on dance label Duo-Tone. This time, The People’s Remix Choir are singing, with Sense of Sound Singers, a version arranged specially by Jennifer John for the occasion.
LISTEN: The People’s Remix Choir – Follow Me
Jennifer John is a Creative Director, Choir Leader and Singer-Songwriter based in Liverpool.
Her passion lies in the power of collective singing. Having worked with many singers in her 30 years’ experience, she advocates the idea that singing with others is life-affirming and improves one’s general wellbeing and confidence.
Jennifer John is the Music Manager of Sense of Sound Singers, a renowned cross-culture choir established in 1992, which has collaborated with some of pop music’s finest and is releasing its second disco-house track with music label Duo-Tone on May 29th. Sense of Sound Singers was the choir of choice when Yoko Ono curated the Meltdown Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary. They performed with Sean Lennon, Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Lene Lovich, Peaches. They were also chosen to feature in Damon Albarn’s opera Monkey: Journey to The West. Other highlights include opening for Nile Rodgers and Chic, backing Take That and Lulu at Anfield Stadium, and being the featured singers for the Cream concerts. Sense of Sound Singers also featured in Gareth Malone’s series The Choir on BBC2. Former Sense of Sound members include choir leader James Sills who recently received a PM award for his virtual lockdown choir The Sofa Singers, and singer-songwriter Jetta who will be playing this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
In 2013, Jennifer John broke a Guinness World Record of the biggest number of people (1,631) singing Love Me Do in a round.
She was the recipient of a Pioneer of the Nation award from Her Majesty the Queen, in acknowledgement for her contribution to community choir development on Merseyside.
Jennifer John was chosen to be Lady Liverpool during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.