Edward Lee organises and performs in words and music events. For this purpose he formed
What We Do
Sounds Like is a pool of people who create performances of words (spoken and sung, classical and modern) and music (acoustic, electric and electronic).
Ed(ward) Lee started in jazz, and first read English but later obtained a Music degree at Oxford. Hespent many years in teaching and contributed significantly to the literature on music education. He has always been interested in composition, and in linking words and music.
Frances Lee used to teach at the University of Westminster (originally French and then English for Foreign Students). This awakened an interest in reading poems aloud to present them to her students. She decided a few years ago to realise a long-standing ambition to sing, and has been a member of the City Lit A Cappella Choir, the Cecil Sharp House Community Choir and the Camden School for Girls Choral Society.
Jan North works for Camden Council as an Early Years Librarian. She enjoys singing all sorts of music from choral to folk, jazz and more recently a cappella. A few years ago she worked with Ed Lee and Sergio Biseo taking a music hall show, Memories in Music to various community venues.
At various times the Sounds Like line-up has also included: Felix Cross (reader/guitarist), Sergio Biseo (bass), Kevin Drake (guitar), Lily Drake (singer), James Gordon (singer/reader), Shane O’Brien (singer/reader), Terry Mortimer (reader/piano/guitar), Edwin Webb (reader)
James Gordon is the author of Rocky Foundations, a novel based on his time with the group CMU. To read an extract from the book, click here. For further information or to buy the book click here www.shantiluyah.co.uk
Sounds Like also works in close collaboration with painter Moira Jarvis to link exhibitions and performances. Some of Moira’s paintings can be seen in this website. (including the one on this page). To see or purchase further works go to www.moirajarvis.co.uk
To go to Sounds Like recordings on this site click here.