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“Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk, She says I began to sing long before I could talk, And I’ve often wondered, how did it all start,,,?”
I’m sure ABBA quoted my parents on that song! I had to be kept on baby reins a lot! But it’s very close to the truth. If old family videos could tell me one thing, it was that I was one theatrical little thing. Even in my first school Nativity at the age of 4 I played Mary… I’m pretty sure I had convinced everyone that my plastic baby Jesus was the genuine real thing!
I had always loved singing from a very young age and was a little pocket rocket of energy. I was convinced I was going to be the next Atomic Kitten (Still not given up yet… it could happen!) But it was very clear to my family that I was going to be a singer and they never once deterred me from that or tried to push me down an academic route rather than the creative, and for that I thank them so much!
When I was 14 I went to London for the first time ever to audition for a teen girl pop group, and to make a proper day out of it, we went to see the Musical ‘WICKED’. I was in awe!! If I could tell you what my face looked like the entire way though it would look like that smiley face emoji with hearts as eyes! I turned to my mother and said “I want to be up there, doing that!”.
Goodbye Popstar, Hello Musical Theatre!
So off I went for singing lessons. Straight off, we went straight into Grade 5 Musical Theatre. During the next few years I joined two stage schools, The Children’s Academy of Stage Training (C.A.S.T) and when I got a bit older, Mark Jermin Stage School. I performed in many many Musicals in lots of Lead roles, such as ‘DOROTHY’ in ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ and ‘WOMAN 1’ in ‘SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD’ to name but a few.
I secured many small roles in television shows and films such as being a club dancer in ‘HUNKY DORY’ and school children in shows like ‘CASUALTY’ and ‘STELLA’. My best achievement in television when I was younger was a commercial for ‘MCDONALDS’. My actual title for the role was ‘Chatting Girl No.1’… says it all really!
Throughout this time I continued working through all the grades up to achieving my LLCM in Musical Theatre at the age of 19. For those of you wondering what those four fabulous letters mean, it stands for ‘LICENTIATE OF THE LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC’. It is equivalent to a 3-year university degree. I had my first degree!!
LEAVING THE LAND OF SONG… BUT NOT FOR LONG!
3 year Musical Theatre courses are fairly hard to come by in Wales, so I left my sheep, daffodils and leeks at home and embarked on my journey of university. Some people say that university is the best time of their lives but for me I found the atmosphere very hard. I don’t want to lie and say it was amazing because i’m a very honest person, ask anyone who has played card games with me, I really can’t lie!
I loved doing the work, the singing, dancing and acting everyday. I would go in early to sit at a piano while the cleaners were still in, singing away to myself and jammin’ for hours. I just encountered a lot of problems during my time there.
BUT I DID IT!! I NOW HAVE NOT ONE, BUT TWO DEGREES!!
MISS JODIE-KIMBERLEY DAVIES BA (HONS). LLCM
With stacks of experience behind me, plenty of years of training and still continuing to train myself in new and exciting skills, i’m back in the land of song. I am the happiest i’ve ever been with amazing family and friends around me and lots of connections in the industry. I am so excited for what the future holds for me and i’m putting my self out there as a performer. I have secured a whole host of gigs, jobs and performances across the UK and even in Europe. Every career takes time to grow and I can’t wait to see what I reach for next… with last minute gigs everywhere, maybe not another degree… yet.