Film, TV & video games
Joanna Forbes L’Estrange is one of London’s most sought-after studio session singers, regularly working at the famous Abbey Road Studios, recording music for film, TV, video games and with world-class artists from every musical genre: Sir Paul McCartney, Jusuf Islam (AKA Cat Stevens), Bryn Terfel, Take That, Katherine Jenkins, Florence Welch, to name but a few. She has sung on over a hundred film soundtracks, has recorded music for number of television programmes including ‘Glee’ and was the voice of the 2010 FIFA World Cup theme. Recent solo credits include the song for the opening titles of the 2013 film ‘The Look of Love’ (starring Steve Coogan) and horror video game ‘Amnesia: A machine for pigs’, also released in 2013, for which Joanna was dubbed “the horror lady” by critics!
Jazz & A Cappella
Joanna has recorded seven jazz/pop a cappella albums, six with The Swingle Singers (which she directed and co-produced) and one with Tenebrae Consort. She has recorded two solo jazz albums, one with L’Estranges in the Night entitled ‘New things to say, featuring John Turville (piano), Alexander L’Estrange (bass), Mike Bradley (drums), Adam Riley (percussion) and Simon Allen (saxophone) and the other, entitled Rogue Lawyer, featuring jazz legends Dave Newton (piano), Alan Barnes (clarinet) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Joanna has recorded around thirty classical choral CDs for Hyperion, Naxos and Signum labels, with chamber choirs such as Tonus Peregrinus and Tenebrae, many of which have received accolades and awards from the critics. She has made two recordings of Berio’s orchestral masterpiece ‘Sinfonia’, one with The Swingle Singers and one with Synergy Vocals.