This blog is written by Mary-Jess. British soprano, winner of the Chinese ‘X Factor’, official Downton Abbey Songstress and representative of British music in 144 countries as part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign.
When you meet Kyle Tomlinson, the first thing that strikes you about him is how humble he is, even after his sky rocket to fame. Then he opens his mouth to sing and is incredible, which makes his humble, kind hearted nature even more impressive.
I first met Kyle when he came to the studio to record with me for the Inspire project. The aim of this project was to work with young singers whom I hand picked from all over the UK, and work with them and coach them individually so that they could develop and grow their foothold in the music industry. Only four aspiring singers were chosen for the Inspire album, and I knew I wanted to reach out to Kyle as one of the four because I love his voice, and even at such a young age the potential for him to rise above the masses is all there. Not only in his voice but also in how modest he is, even after reaching level 8 with distinctions in the London College of Music exams, and receiving David Walliams’ ‘Golden Buzzer’ on Britain’s Got Talent, where he eventually finished 6th. Impressive, right? I challenge you not to be impressed, especially after you watch this:
As you can see, Kyle’s story is one of great confidence. It takes a brave soul to be knocked down by David Walliams and then to somehow find the strength to pick yourself back up (especially at 12 years old - such a young age) and work hard to come back stronger than ever before. How can you not admire that?
Since BGT, he has shown that not only does he have the ‘Golden Buzzer’, but he has a heart of gold too. He become an Ambassador for the Special Olympics where he performed at the opening ceremony alongside Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, and has sung at many charity events to help raise thousands of pounds for various charities, including The Teenage Cancer Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.
After recording our song ‘Barcelona’ (originally recorded by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe) we sat down and chatted about all kinds of things. Want to see great talent with a refreshing amount of honesty and a good helping of humble pie? I urge you to watch this:
Now 16, Kyle’s ambitions are to appear in Les Mis in London’s West End as well as to become a worldwide recording artist, and I’m sure you’d like to help him on his way. You can support him by following him on social media and by staying in touch with his music career. Follow the links below to show you care:
Like Kyle's Facebook page: Facebook
Follow him on Twitter: Twitter
And subscribe to his channel on YouTube
Many thanks for reading this blog and for watching these videos! If you'd like to order your copy of Kyles very first EP (featured in the video) you can get your copy here and you can get your copy of the Inspire EP with our duet of Barcelona here.
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