CeCe Sammy is a worldwide known Vocal & Performance Coach, Vocal Producer, TV Judge and TV Presenter.
“My Dream Team”
“The voice & performance coach to the stars”
“She knows how to make the most of someone’s talent”
“A new breed of vocal coach”
The Stage Magazine
Often referred to as “The UK’s Vocal Whiz”, CeCe Sammy has been a leading vocal and performance coach for some of the biggest names in music. She’s also known for her TV appearances and behind the scenes contributions as vocal coach, advisor and trouble-shooter on various music and entertainment shows such as “Pop Idol”, “X Factor: Battle of the Stars”, “Just The Two of Us”, “The Voice UK”, “S Club Search”, “Xtra Factor”, “Your Face Sounds Familiar” Georgia” and much more. CeCe has worked in many capacities with an impressive roster of talent and industry big wigs including Will Young, Leona Lewis, Spice Girls, Charlotte Church, Simon Fuller, Russell Watson, Simon Cowell, S Club, Sarah Brightman, Frank DiLeo, Frankie Sandford and Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays, Say Lou Lou, Gareth Gates, Amy Studt, John Martin (Swedish House Mafia “Don’t You Worry Child” & Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness”), UB40, Beverly Knight, Diana Ross, Alexander O’Neal, Sony/BMG, Polydor, Columbia Records, Sony/RED and many more.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
In LA, CeCe teamed up with legendary manager Frank DiLeo (Michael Jacksonʼs long-time manager) until his death in 2011 to develop and manage young talent. She has brokered deals for several young artists such as features with record label, Young Money (home to Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj) and going on tour with boy-band phenomenon One Direction.
She also has an established vocal coaching company in both the UK/US called CCA Entertainment providing private lessons, master classes, corporate training (motivational and team-building days) and more. Check out www.cca-entertainment.com
OK! MAGAZINE – US CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT
CeCe interviews celebrities on behalf of OK! Magazine at key industry events such as the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Academy Awards etc. Interviewed celebrities include Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Colbie Caillat, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Randy Jackson, Estelle, Mary Mary, Black Eye Peas, Eric Benet, Fantasia, and many more.
DIANA ROSS – Her 1st job in the industry, CeCe sang backing vocals for Diana both for live gigs and TV
JULIO IGLESIAS – Was a backing vocalist for both live shows & TV
SPICE GIRLS – Mel C. Worked with Mel C on her solo albums as well as for her duets with Bryan Adams & Lisa left Eye Lopez. Helped prepare Melʼs vocal strength and tone for touring and recording sessions
S CLUB – Called in by Simon Fuller and 19 entertainment and worked with the band for 4 years on all of their big arena tours setting the harmonies and making sure the live shows were done well
WILL YOUNG – One of the biggest selling male artists in the UK and Europe, CeCe worked with him on ALL of his tours, records and albums
UB40 – Collaborated with UB40 as a guest vocalist under the band United Colours of Sound
Also worked with SARAH BRIGHTMAN, BEVERLY KNIGHT, KELLY ROWLAND, RUSSELL WATSON, ALEXANDER OʼNEAL AND CAROL DECKER.
In addition to the artists, CeCe has worked with elite music producers and professionals including:
SIMON FULLER AND 19 ENTERTAINMENT Worked as a vocal coach and expert with many of their artists. Simon gave CeCe her first TV gig as an expert for the enormously popular “Pop Idol” in the UK, as well as bringing her on board in a similar capacity on the BBC TV show that created pop group S Club Juniors.
SIMON COWELL Worked with Simon Cowell as a vocal coach on Pop Idol and Celebrity X Factor
NOTTING HILL PUBLISHING Working with songwriters and producers for international sensations such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Frank Ocean, Pussycat Dolls and more, they have teamed up with their Grammy award winning songwriters and award winning music producers to develop new talent.
Record labels that have hired CeCe to consult with and train their artists include:
• Sanctuary Records
• Columbia Records
EXPERT JUDGING AND MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Due to her amazing reputation behind the scenes, CeCe landed gigs on some of the most successful television shows in UK history:
POP IDOL Vocal coach
CELEBRITY X FACTOR Vocal coach
DANCE X (known as Dance War in the US) Co-judge with Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars)
JUST THE TWO OF US (known as Celebrity Duets in the US) Co-judge with Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Tito Jackson (Jackson 5)
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Expert commentator
Guest Commentator on numerous TV Shows including:
• The Wright Stuff
• The Greatest TV Moments
• What I Would Really Like To Do
• Teen Beauty Queen
• Christmas Special: The Best & Worst Of Talent Show Auditions
• GMTV (Known as Good Morning America in US)
• BBC Breakfast This Morning
• Xtra Factor
THE STAGE – has written a weekly column for this respected and popular UK entertainment magazine.
UNITED COLOURS OF SOUND – Invited to perform at Buckingham Palace for the Queen and the Royal family and at the Commonwealth Games, which were broadcast around the world.
TV THEME SONGS – CeCeʼs vocals are featured on a number of sporting theme songs on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Sports.
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