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Who are we?

The Singer/ Lyricist

Mark Nathan is a classical baritone and an award winning lyricist. He has performed as operatic heroes and villains across the UK, Europe and beyond.

As a lyricist, he has written countless songs, as well as several musicals. He has also written a collection of children's poetry entitled Riddle Me This.

The Singer

Carolyn Holt is an award winning opera singer praised for her character acting skills and 'rich and seductive mezzo-soprano'. ​


She has worked with companies such as Garsington Opera and Irish National Opera and has sung at some of the world's leading venues. ​ She performs regularly at home and abroad and is in demand as a soloist. Carolyn comes from a farming background in Ireland.

The Pianist

Beth Jerem is a sought-after pianist who works regularly for Scottish Opera, and is the Musical Director for Glasgow Acting Academy. ​ She performs regularly with her acoustic duo The Da Capo Daughters. ​


She has recently worked as vocal coach for the upcoming movie Falling for Figaro alongside Danielle Mcdonald and Joanna Lumley.

The Composer

Henry Appleyard is a songwriter and musician living in London. ​ He composed the music for the musicals In Real Life and Acting Out! as well as Riddle Me This, a collection of children’s poems by Mark Nathan. ​


He is a multi-instrumentalist proficient in trumpet, bass, guitar and piano. As a bassist and keyboardist he played at the 2012 London Olympic Games and has enjoyed national airplay.