Nailsworth based singer songwriter and leader of
Joyful Noise singing and voice care workshops.
You never know what subjects will be covered in an Alison Hustwitt Song. Sometimes serious, sometimes frivolous,covering topics as diverse as ironing with help from a cat to the unexpected problems encountered by penguins and as deep as deforestation or the unregarded deaths of migrant workers. Originally from Sussex, I’ve lived in Gloucestershire, by way of Kent, for longer than anywhere else, so I guess I’m nearly local now. I’ve been writing songs since I was 11, have sung with choirs and groups, now, in addition to performing as a solo singer songwriter, I do some pop up singing and voice care workshops.
Getting back to gigging and starting to take bookings again after being unable to sing due to dental work – much prolonged by the pandemic.
In the early stages of planning and recording some new tracks for streaming and possible CD.
Singing and Voicecare Workshops
The inspiration for Joyful Noise Singing and Voicecare Workshops came from the people who have come up to me at gigs or when I was singing as part of larger choirs and said, wistfully, that they had always wanted to sing, but had been discouraged at school, or since, because they didn’t have a good enough voice, or couldn’t hold a tune.
Everyone can sing, not everyone has a voice like Bryn Terfel or Beyonce, but everyone can sing. Joyful Noise workshops are not about perfection, prima donnas or performance. They are a chance for everyone to share in the joy that singing can bring.
Everyone is welcome at Joyful Noise workshops, but more experienced singers need to be aware that there will be no complex parts or harmonies, that the music is taught by ear, and that the aim is for everyone present to feel confident and happy singing as part of a group of like minded people.
I can also offer shorter workshops which are just about voice care. This follows discussion on a business development course where people who use their voices a lot for presentations asked if I could devise a non-singing workshop to address voice care issues for those who do a lot of speaking.
A recent venture is individual voice-care sessions. I do not teach singing – I teach you how to look after, manage and maintain your voice.