Assemble is a new contemporary, mixed voice choir. Creating a strong sonic and visual impact, we bring a high level of performance, energy and professionalism to every project.
Formed in 2017, we have appeared on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, performed on Paloma Faith’s beautiful rendition of Silent Night, raising money and awareness for the #ThankYouMidwife campaign, supported by PampersUK. We have sung on Channel 4’s First Dates and performed with Bill Bailey on the London dates of his Larks In Transit tour.
Each member of the ensemble is an artist in their own right and when we join forces, we create something special together. We craft beautifully textured vocal arrangements that create impact and emotion.
Companies we have worked with include Sony Music, Saatchi and Saatchi, Hungry McBear, Twenty Twenty, Phil McIntyre Entertainments, St Thomas More Square and Atomic Bee.
Photos by Christian Banfield
Barbara Amoakohene Pursey
Barbara’s voice emanates soulful strength and brings a rich, earthy quality to the altos. Equally at home in soul, jazz, gospel, pop and dance styles, her range and and stylistic versatility make her an invaluable ensemble member. Whether in studio or a television recording, live or recorded, Barbara’s vocal and visual presence is always exactly what’s needed.
Flexie fuses African influences with soul and funk, creating a special Muiso blend. Formerly an MC and beatboxer, Flexie adds groove and percussion and well as a husky brand of soul. A vibrant performer and front man, Flexie has performed internationally, most regularly in France and Nigeria.
Combining Jazz, soul and pop influences, Tommy’s voice brings both a sweetness and power to the sopranos. Capable of great subtlety and strength, Tommy’s musicality, precision and artistry contribute to the creative heart of Assemble. Tommy has toured internationally and has independently released two solo albums.
MD of Assemble, Juliet has led choirs for Paloma Faith, alt-J, Bill Bailey, Glastonbury, the Olympic Torch project, Channel 4, ITV, and the BBC. She has performed internationally including with Damon Albarn, Yoko Ono, Imogen Heap, Richard Hawley, Boy George, Jon Bon Jovi and has toured the UK, as a solo artist.
Alena’s soulful, Gospel-tinged vocal has been featured on numerous Nu-Disco classics including 'Changes' and 'Don't You Know' with Yam Who? Alena’s voice works beautifully in alto, mezzo and soprano. She has sung alongside Chaka Khan, Lulu and has performed everywhere from the O2 to Shepherds Bush Empire.
Jazz Rodrigues De Sousa
With a name perfect for performing, Jazz mixes old school soul and R’nB with contemporary pop sounds. His range spans the lowest of the low to a bright falsetto. Jazz’ voice can be heard on the Black Panther soundtrack and he has performed in ensembles for the Olympics, BBC radio and numerous television shows.
As a singer and performer Elisabeth has travelled the world and supported artists such as M People, The Streets, Erasure and UK jazz singer Clare Teal. She is the script writer and brand voice of one of Denmark’s largest TV channels and lends her voice to worldwide brands such as Fisher Price, Hasbro, Bose and Spotify.
Simone honed her craft in Eddie Grant’s studio in Barbados, developing her amazing ear for harmonies as part of the vocal trio Legend. Simone’s voice combines soulful purity with exquisite control, blending while still sounding unmistakably Simone. She has sung with artists including Jeremy Healy, Alex Paterson and Third World and creates original vocal soundtracks, as part of her work as a sound healer.
Originally from Malaysia, Tommy’s vocal brings brightness and liveliness to the tenors, creating lovely harmonics and resonance. Fluent in styles from pop to dance and soul, Tommy also sings in five languages - a quintuple threat! Tommy brings style and panache to his performances.
A Gospel singer and choir leader, Natalie’s distinctive vocal adds warmth and depth to the altos. Natalie has led Assemble for BBC’s Michael McIntyre Show and brings vibes and discipline to the role. She has sung backing vocals for Beverley Knight, Noah and the Whale and The Feeling.
Verushka combines jazzy vocals with pop sensibilities to create a versatile sound that blends beautifully regardless of which part she sings. She has recently co-produced and self-released her first single and has performed her original music at Ronnie Scott’s and the Green Man festival.
Hailing from the Smoky Mountains, William’s professional background is in Musical theatre and acting. Highlights include the lead role as Dr Frank-N-Furter in the European tour of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A versatile vocalist, William is equally at home in pop and country styles and has sung with artists including Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Boy George.
Resolution 2020 - Assemble
For #Resolution2020 members of Assemble sang their version of World On Our Shoulders. We’re supporting this global climate action campaign because we recognise that collaboration and a radical change of heart are needed to transform the behaviours and beliefs needed to help our planet, communities, wildlife, oceans, forests, environments and citizens to flourish. Listen out for the parts sung in Danish, Mandarin and Portuguese! #Resolution2020 #planetresolution #Assemble #UniversalMusic assemblechoir.com julietrussell.com
David Sorrentino - Michael McIntyre's Big Show
Assemble perform Nessun Dorma with David Sorrentino, the Unexpected Star in BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.
Paloma Faith - Pampers and Saatchi and Saatchi
Assemble perform Silent Night with Paloma Faith for Pampers campaign by Saatchi and Saatchi to say thank you to midwives.