Meet Kim and Chris – The Jingle Dream Team
Here at RadioJingles.co.nr, we’ve featured quite a few of the most popular voices in the radio ID jingles industry. We already met Emily Mcintosh, Michelle Priest and Annagrey Labasse. Now it’s time to put the spotlight on two familiar voices of UK and European jingles. Please welcome Kim Chandler and Chris Madin – The Jingle Dream Team.
Kim Chandler and Chris Madin are session singers at Virtual Vocals, a London (UK) based production company specializing in providing high quality vocals for jingles, radio station idents, featured vocals on tracks for release, demo songs for songwriters, website and backing vocals on albums.
Virtual Vocals is lead by producer-engineer Russell Chandler and mainstay session singer Kim Chandler. Aside from Kim and Chris, Virtual Vocals roster of voices also include Vanessa ang Jag. The jingle dream team’s voices – Kim Chandler and Chris Madin, have been featured in a number of radio jingle packages from companies like Wise Buddah, The Bespoke Music Co and Puretonic Media.
Kim Chandler is a native to Australia but she spent much of her session singing time in London recording jingles for Capital FM and McDonalds to name a few. She also had recorded backing vocals and performed live with such artists as Michael Jackson, Bjork, Michael Bolton, Puff Daddy and Rick Astley.
Aside from doing session vocals, Kim also coaches pop singing being once an Academic Head for VocalTech, London’s leading pop vocal college. Listen to Kim’s jingle showreel below.
Chris Madin, who hails from Doncaster, England, is a talented young versatile singer who can belt out anything from pop to rock, jazz to R&B. Chris has made a number of jingles and demo songs, including those for popular names such as Rascal Flatts and Simply Red. He collaborated with Will Young on his 2005 UK tour. He even released a track called “You Shot Me” featuring 50 Cent which received airplay on Radio 1, Kiss 100 and got ‘Record of the Week’ on Galaxy FM.
Some of Chris’ remarkable jingle vocal projects include BBC Radio 1 (Dermot O Leary, Hit 40 UK) BBC Radio 2 (Chris Evans, Richard Hammond, Terry Wogan, Stuart McConey, Alan Titchmarsh) BBC Radio London (Station ident) Capital FM (Johnny Vaughn, Richard Bacon) and Smooth Radio. Check out Chris’ records on his Myspace.
Listen to Chris Madin’s jingle showreel below.
Check out the services of Virtual Vocals in complete detail at www.virtualvocals.com.
erratum: Kim Chandler and Chris Madin were never used in Jones TM packages for US radio stations as opposed to what was stated on the first version of this article that referred to the aforementioned names as session singers for Jones TM. Our sincerest apologies for this honest mistake. Our many thanks to Chris Steven of Jones TM for the correction.
credit: All audio showreels are sourced from VirtualVocals.com and remain to be copyright properties of their respective owners.
Great article, and great singers, but they’re not actually on any JonesTM tracks. We syndicate Wise Buddah’s audio here in the states, but we’ve used US singers on them all.
Keep up the good work – you’ve got a good site. Chris.