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You've Got a Friend - The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

Kyla Brown

Kyla Brown 

Kyla has been playing, singing and performing from a young age. Beginning piano lessons at the age of 5 Kyla went on to study clarinet, saxophone and the guitar at performing arts school.

Since graduating Kyla has toured across the UK and Europe with several Rock & Roll shows including Rock n Roll Paradise, The Billy Fury Years and Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets to name a few. As well as  providing keys, saxophone and guitar in several bands Kyla has also played several notable roles including that of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and June Carter Cash.

For the past 4 years Kyla has taken her music around the world on the high seas as a guest performer on several cruise ships. She has been lucky enough to see the world visiting all 7 continents and visiting many spectacular places such as the Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef and New York.

Carole King has been a huge influence on Kyla from a young age with hits such as ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and ‘So Far Away’ being amongst the first songs she ever performed to a live audience. Kyla is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to perform as part of the cast of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’.

Steffan James

Steffan James 

Steffan James has been touring as a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and front man all over the UK and the world.

He has shared the stage with Joan Armatrading, Madness, Newton Faulkner, Toploader, Josh Doyle and performed in critically acclaimed tribute Fleetwood Bac.

James Taylor and Carole King are the first musicians he ever heard and the oppurtunity to be part of "You've got a friend" is an absolute pleasure.

 

Dominik Told

Dominik Told 

North Italian born, Dominik Told lives and works in London, the UK and internationally. Playing the classical guitar from the age of 9 and the electric guitar from the age of 11, he started picking up the bass with 13.

Having found his instrument, he moved to London to study at the University Of West London. Graduating from the Higher Diploma in Popular Music Performance he moved on to the Bmus(Hons) course which he finished in 2013. During his studies, Dominik got involved in several projects and found new interests in Music Technology and recording. This gave him several opportunities to show his skills as a producer, engineer and mixer (sometimes all three at the same time!) recording different bands and vocalists in different styles.

With the foundation of his studies and the experience he gained by playing a vast amount of performances in all kinds of styles it was only natural to develop a hunger for composing. He found his place in the film, TV and gaming industry and is now composing as much as he is playing live around the globe. On top of all that, recording live videos for artists and editing them together has become more of a part time job now then a hobby.

Tim Bloomer

Tim Bloomer 

Tim Bloomer is a professional guitar player from Newcastle Upon Tyne, he began playing guitar aged 11 and has been a full time guitarist since the day he graduated from his BMus(hons) in Jazz and Commercial Music aged 20.

Over the course of his career so far he has toured the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe extensively, gaining a wealth of experience along the way. Although Tim is most well known for his Country and Rock & Roll guitar style, he has also previously held a residency at one of the UK's leading Funk and Soul clubs and spent time playing guitar in musical theatre productions.

Tim is delighted to be playing guitar and lap steel as part of the cast in 'You've Got a Friend'

Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott 

Ashley Abbott is a session musician living in London. He grew up in the South East of Kent, where he was first introduced to the drum kit at his church. Playing regularly from the age of 9 in church services, Ashley continued to develop his skills as a self taught musician, until deciding at the age of 22 to pursue his passion at higher education.

He studied at Nexus Institute of Creative Arts for 2 years, before completing his degree at the London College of Music, where he received an award for his outstanding live performances.

Since graduating with a first class degree as an award winning student, Ashley has worked with a number of UK artists ranging in styles, and has worked closely with award winning London producer Benny Di Massa, and the London Artist Development Company as a session musician. Ashley also works regularly with a number of different corporate and function bands in and around the UK, as well as doing some private teaching during his spare time.

Ashley is absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of 'You've Got a Friend' this year.