Vox Fortura2018-12-10T22:21:39+00:00

CLASSICAL CORSSOVER WITH AN EXCITING TWIST!

Vox Fortura are the newest classical crossover group in the United Kingdom. Recently seen as semi finalists in Britain’s got talent, they storm the competition with a powerhouse display of local panache and share class. With plans already in motion for an extensive tour in the USA next year, now is the time to bring this amazing show to your venue! Described by fans as “the next II DIVO”, Vox Fortura are bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream. Able to perform almost any era or genre of music and their iconic crossover style, they perform everything from the music of Elgar and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend, and Ed Sharon.

Their celebrity status never fails to attract excited fans and with a huge following already, Vox Fortura have been invited to share their heart warming music with VIP audiences all over the world.

Classical crossover is taking on a new twist with the boys from Vox Fortura and they are are taking the world by storm!

MEET THE MEN OF VOX FORTURA

Thomas Goodridge

Thomas was born and grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and trained at the Jackie Palmer Stage School from an early age. He has always had a passion for performing arts and landed his first professional acting role at 15. 

Theatre includes: A Matter of Life and Death, War Horse, Much Ado About Nothing, The Man of Mode & Caroline, or Change (Royal National Theatre) and the West End Musicals, The Lion King, Bat Boy, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, TJ in Sister Act: The Musical alongside Whoopi Goldberg , The Book Of Mormon &  Jersey Boys London.

Television & Film includes: The Bill, Thieftakers, EastEnders, Grange Hill, Beautiful People. 

Other work includes, various commercials & short films. Thomas was a member of pop boy band The One, who had a television series on GMTV and toured the UK and Europe with pop acts such as Peter Andre and Boyzone. He has also appeared in various music videos and is a recording artist. 

Elias Hendricks

Elias is currently an opening cast member of Motown the Musical in the Shaftesbury Theater on London’s West End where he performed as the lead singer of the “Temptations” and covered the lead role of Berry Gordy. He also was a semifinalist in the 2016, 10 year anniversary series of “Britain’s Got Talent” with his group Vox Fortura, the world’s newest and hottest classical pop group, Vox Fortura also was the personal guest of the sensational group G4 on their 2016 “Back for Good” UK national tour. He previously toured the Europe in his own one-man soul show “Ain’t too proud to beg”, and performed in such title roles as Simba in Disney’s “The Lion King”, Romeo in the world premiere opera “Romeo e Giulietta” and Sportin’ Life in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”. He also has been a soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Allen Symphony (Allen, TX), Alabama Symphony, Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Van Cliburn Concert series as special guest of Tony Award winning composer, Adam Guettel. Elias is equally at home in the genres of Opera, Soul, and Musical theater and enjoys an exciting career in all three.

Brandon J. Coleman

Brandon Coleman has been praised for his “exotic vocal coloring” by Opera News and “wonderful resonance” by Classical Singer. He commands the stage with his confidence and lures the audience with his voice. Brandon’s 2016/2017 season includes debuts with Hawaii Opera Theatre as Ferrando in Verdi’s Il Trovatore; two productions with Utah Opera Festival as Crown in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and as Joe in Kern’s Showboat, and returning back to Opera on the James to reprise the role of Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto. 

He has performed with the Kentucky Opera, Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, Chatauqua Opera, Utah Opera Festival, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Connecticut Opera, Connecticut Concert Opera, Opera New Jersey, Tuscia Opera Festival, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Opera North, Toledo Opera, Opera on the James, Tri-Cities Opera, Middlebury Opera, and Syracuse Opera. 

Mr. Coleman has been most recognized for role appearances as Mephistopheles in Faust, Ibn Hakia in Iolanta, Joe in Showboat, Jesus in The Seven Last Words, Crown in Porgy and Bess, Fred in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. 

In 2011, he made his international debut as a guest artist singing the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflote with the Tuscia Opera Festival under the baton of Maestro Stefano Vignati. 

Brandon Coleman resides in the New York City area. He received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Hartford Hartt School of Music. He currently studies with the remarkable Andrea Delgiudice.

Khaya Maseko

KHAYA is a South East London based singer, artist and musician. Born in Lewisham to a South African Father and a British Mother, his family moved to South Africa when he was 6. Always a keen singer and entertainer, he started song writing at the age of 8 and classical vocal training when he was 11 at the world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School. His first original music project started at 14 when he formed a hip hop trio known as KK Juse.

After finishing high school KHAYA wanted to carry on pursuing a music career, but due to pressure from his family he ended up going to university to study mechanical engineering. He dropped out of university after a year and started his career in musical theater, which began at the South African National Children’s Theater. After winning a Naledi Award for Best Newcomer, he joined Disney’s The Lion King, which took him to Hong Kong, Switzerland and across the UK.

In late 2016 he made the decision to abandon musical theater and focus on his solo artist career, a decision he made after starting getting a job as a singer and pianist at the Piano Works in Farringdon. After showing his music to some of his fellow musicians, he began work on his 1st EP entitled “Better Late Than Never.” He also is a member of the Classical Crossover group Vox Fortura.

He is also a part time composer and has composed dance pieces for Hong Kong Fringe festival and The Place’s “Resolution” Dance festival.

KHAYA’s musical influences come from a wide array of genres. Some of his favorite artists include Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Bruno mars, OutKast, Eminem and Slash. Soul, funk, rock, jazz and hip hop feature heavily in his music.

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