JESS THOMAS

Growing up in a musical family, singing & performing was always part of Jess’s life. After attending local Stage Schools as a child, Jess went on to study Musical Theatre at Leeds College of Music (now Leeds Conservatoire) followed by Arden School of Theatre, Manchester graduating with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Jess has spent a decade working in the Entertainment industry, including UK Theatre tours and performing in Luxury Hotels. She joined her first Cruise ship in 2012 as Lead Vocalist on board the SAGA Sapphire and subsequently joined Seabourn Cruise Line with Belinda King Creative Productions as Crossover Vocalist/Vocal Captain in 2014. In 2016 Jess was chosen to join the original cast of Disneyland Paris’ brand new production ‘Forest of Enchantment’ as the lead role of the Storyteller “Enchantella”. In 2017, Jess joined Holland America Line as Crossover Vocalist with BKCP and then returned to Seabourn as Band Vocalist in 2018. She was then promoted to Assistant Cruise Director and enjoyed several contracts before returning to land in 2020. Whilst on land Jess has performed at Corporate Events, Charity Functions & Private Parties throughout the UK, including Armed Forces Day & ‘Ladies Night’ in aid of Breast Cancer Care and Foundation 4 Peace. She regularly performs her one-woman Wartime tribute show for which she was part of the National VE Day 75 celebrations. Jess completed the 20-hour BAST Course for Singing Teachers in February 2020 and was certified as a Vocal Health First Aider in January 2021. Recently, Jess was awarded the Yorkshire Prestige Award for Vocal Coach of the Year 2021/22.

“Jess instantly put my teenage daughter at ease. She’s very knowledgeable and has helped my daughter with breath control and widening her vocal range…” “I would absolutely recommend lessons with Jess! The techniques Jess uses are tailored to you and you are encouraged to go at a pace that suits you…” “Jess has helped me to really let go and trust in my voice…”