& Creative Director
Inspired by the creativity, camaraderie, and depth of the heavy metal genre, and years of personal experience in HR, business, and the performing arts, Emily's vision is to unite metalheads through choir singing - amplifying the benefits of singing heavy metal together.
From members to audience, to creative partnerships and a deeply talented team, Emily oversees the people and culture experience of Heavy Choir and directs the operational, human and creative elements of the organisation and brand.
Among her greatest heavy influences, Emily draws on the dramatic performers - Dio, Mike Patton, Bruce Dickinson and Jon Oliva, to name a few. But you'll find a consistent mix of black metal, thrash, power and, anything with big vocals, guitar solos, and theatrical composers on her playlist. Her
Head Choir Master
Dee was always singing as a child but began formal vocal training at the age of 18 where she studied jazz, musical theatre and modern styles with some classical techniques.
She has 25 years of performance experience in musical and amateur theatre, choir ensembles and live rock bands, bringing a combination of creative technique and understanding of dramatic theatre as Choir Master with Heavy Choir in Melbourne.
In Dee's choir sessions, you can always be yourself, have a laugh, and experience singing without the stuffiness or intimidation of traditional choirs.
A huge Rob Halford fan, Dee credits Judas Priest as her gateway to heavy metal.
Theo had a habit of annoying early school teachers with his incessant singing, until the incident... He knows guitar, bass, clarinet, classical theory, etc but all he cares about is whether you are singing what you want to sing. That is why you are here, and self-expression is always in key.
He has performed and written for metal bands for over 20 years in varying styles. Doom is his sfortzando but he’s performed with prog metal, dark ambient, neo-classical, and noise. There is no wall of sound too dense to tread.
All Theo wants is your soul. It could be a dark soul, a demon soul, a greater soul (or even someone else’s), so long as its way out is through heavy or dark music. May you be a weary traveller listening to Shape of Despair; an upbeat bastion of brutality, a true Kreator; or you just think alternative music Slay(er)s. Welcome to the Heavy Choir.