Speech Level Singing Level 3 Instructor,
Speech Level Singing, USA
Level 3 Instructor,
Institute of Vocal Advancement
A well-known personality in Singapore’s media scene, John Lee has an established performing and teaching career as a vocalist, vocal coach, song composer and music director. In 2013, he joined the cast of Crazy Christmas: Ting Tong Belles for a 20-show December run at The Esplanade Theatre with Selena Tan, Pam Oei, Denise Tan, Sebastian Tan, Judee Tan & Vocaluptuous. He appeared as a vocal coach (along with Sebastian Tan and Ann Hussein) on the TV show, Sing A Nation, which is a MediaCorp’s collaboration with the National Day Parade (NDP) show committee, to audition & coach vocal groups to sing the NDP show’s theme song, and to select one group to lead the NDP theme song. He was also featured as part of Vocaluptuous in the National Day Parade 2013 show segment.
One of his highlights with the group Vocaluptuous was their two sold out shows at The Esplanade Recital Studio in December 2012 to launch the group’s latest Christmas CD album, ‘Tis The Season. The group launched an album “Notes From An Island”, a collection of songs inspired by Singapore in 2008. In this album, John directed, arranged and co-produced the album as well as composed 3 of the songs.
In 2012, he joined the ensemble cast of Theatrework’s National Broadway Company, celebrating The Esplanade’s 10th Anniversary in October 2012, playing the role of Michael Chiang. In 2008, he joined the cast of MediaCorp’s dramedy, Sayang Sayang, along with actors Tan Kheng Hua, Michelle Chong, Andrea D’Cruz and Johnny Chen. In 2009, he rejoined the cast of Sayang Sayang for a second 13-episode season and composed a sub-theme song for episode 9.
John Lee has a wealth of experience in backing vocal arrangements and performances, having worked for recording artists such as Tracy Huang, Sandy Lam, Emil Chou, Dick Lee, Sandii Suzuki, Miya, Sandii and the Coconut Cups and Japanese vocal group, Sound Circus, as well as vocals produced for artists like Nathan Hartono.