Having trained classically in her teens, Phoene discovered jazz repertoire in her 20’s and so the journey began, with the help of Vocal Process, to learn to sing in a variety of vocal styles. Pop, Folk and Jazz music are where her heart lies however.
During the 1980’s Phoene sang backing vocals and played keyboards with Ruby Blue – with national television appearances and sets at the Cambridge Folk Festival, King Tut’s Wah Wah hut in Glasgow and a variety of well known London venues including The Mean Fiddler, Borderline club and Marquee.
During the 1990’s Phoene sang in regular jazz duos on the London Pizza Express circuit as well as at the 606 club in South West London. She sang for three years with the Chateau de Berne Big Band at annual concerts in the South of France appearing with an international band of musicians. 1997 brought a highly lucrative TV commercial jingle recorded whilst heavily pregnant with a full orchestra.
Phoene has performed in ensembles and small choirs at the Southbank centre as part of their Voicelab programme, supporting artists such as Sandi Toksvig, Paco Pena and Bobby McFerrin and recently performed with a small vocal group in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Phoene reads notation and also has an excellent ear. With a range from E below middle C to top C, Phoene sits happiest in the mezzo soprano range and is happy to consider any interesting sounding session work – she is also a consummate improvisor.
Phoene Cave, that rarest of creatures, a beautiful person with a beautiful voice. She has sung with Roger on all his albums, you hear her, you know why!