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This is one artiste you will find hard to classify. Commonly referred to some landmark singers, pianists and songwriters - Eva Cassidy, Diana Krall, or Elton John, Alanis Morisette, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Michelle is a unique blend of them all, yet more…

She is Michelle (vocalist, pianist, composer, song writer, vocal coach & jazz educator), one of the most dynamic and soulful entertainers, and one of the most versatile too. She could dip into soul, jazz, blues, as well as classic pop, and even progressive rock. From a high energy party song like ’Georgy Porgy’ to a tender ballad like ’Serenity’, or a sexy romp like ‘Fever’, the lady can sing it all. Her powerful voice, uniqueness, combined with her effortless improvisational skills and showmanship, as well as her grounded and true personality, made her a popular artiste. With a first rate band, and the charisma that has charmed people around the world, Michelle turns mere events into shows.

Naturally, Michelle found her place with musicians from overseas, especially in Holland where she’d made several trips up and back, performing with the backing of the country’s top musicians. She also shared the stage with several Americans such as Michelle Weir, Grammy nominated pianist Kenny Werner at the North Sea Jazz Festival & Marcus Printup, where music making took different heights.

She writes her own lyrics and music as well, remakes popular covers in her own unique way, plays several instruments, and possess a wide vocal & music vocabulary

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”Michelle Poh is one of those rare individuals whose sound reflects her personality. She breathes life into her melodies with the same radiance and joy she lives. Her deep understanding of the blues, soul music and jazz gives her an unlimited amount of diversity and creativity”
Marcus Printup, NY (USA) Jazz Trumpet Performer

”a talented singer who can pick up new things very easily and turn them into her own way”
Fay Claassen (Holland) Jazz Vocalist & Improviser

”I was playing here one night & a singer came on stage and she sang 'All of Me' and we were all very impressed with her because of her singing and talent of improvisation”
Antoine Trommelen (Holland) Saxophonist

Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Credentials/Background

In keeping touch with vocal coaching trends, Michelle has had the privilege of receiving individual training & workshop sessions with renowned trainers in diverse styles from Australia - Gary May(broadway/pop)/ Amanda Colliver(pop), USA - Michelle Weir (vocal jazz)/ Phil Mattson (jazz arrangement)/ Dave Stroud (Speech Level Singing), and Europe - Faye Claassen (vocal jazz improvisation)/ Harjo Pasveer(Jo Estill overview)/ Professor Andrew Wilkinson(opera). She holds a Licentiate(Distinction) in Teaching Voice from the Australia Guild of Music & Speech, and a Diploma(Distinction) in Jazz/contemporary piano from LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts. In her work with vocal programs, Michelle has pioneered and written a modular training program for Believer Music Initiative - Singapore's 1st contemporary worship music school, which has seen more than 2000 vocal students during her coaching stint, and supervised trainers under her charge

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