Young jazz singer Olivia Castle who attended Framlingham College set her sights on musical stardom
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A young jazz singer from east Suffolk has set her sights on stardom after recording an album with a renowned musical director from the world of television.
Former Framlingham College student Olivia Castle, 22, said she hoped to be the female equivalent of Michael Bublé, by taking the traditional jazz sound to a contemporary modern audience.
Her debut album Siren Song was recorded recently with Laurie Holloway, the musical director for Michael Parkinson and Strictly Come Dancing, and is said to have received interest from leading figures in the music industry.
Olivia said she was a keen singer at Framlingham College, where Laura Wright, the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano, also attended, but has only recently begun to pursue a career in jazz.
“Ultimately, my long-term ambition is to be a recording artist,” she said.
“I’ve always loved jazz and there’s a growing demand for the sophisticated glamour of the genre, which is now starting to appeal again to modern, contemporary audiences. There’s a gap in the industry for female singers and that’s where I’m hoping to fit in.”
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