Past Chair

Paul H

"Kitsch in Sync" was founded by arranger and conductor Paul Heatley on Thursday 11th January 2001. His dream: to celebrate classic music from his childhood by performing a-cappella arrangements of favourite songs from the 1980s. Paul has been a familiar face on the London music scene for some years firstly as conductor and arranger for the "Respect" gospel choir, and with the rock band "Unity".


Ian has been singing with choirs since he was six years old. He's currently in two of them: KiS and a choir that tours the UK singing in cathedrals ("Cantus"). He loves singing in KiS because it's a great opportunity to meet up with lots of his friends. He enjoys making the earth move with his resonant base notes. His greatest performing moment: being killed by his Dad who was playing "Death" in a local performance of "Everyman" when he was in his early 20s.


Mel likes putting on a show, especially when travelling on any form of tran, tube, train or omnibus. Ths has caused more than one run-in with the law, but she doesn't let that get her down. Her prized jersey potatos are something to savour, and her creations in crayon-art are known throughout the low countries.


Cristiana adds the tropical spice to KiS. This Brazilian nut swans slinkily between London, Rio and The Priory. A head-banger at heart, she sang along to Rush, Led Zeppelin, and Spinal Tap in those forgotten days when bands penned great tunes and radio DJs played them. Cristiana has a PhD in newts. She can extract the DNA from a kiwi fruit with tequila, vodka, or gin, depending on her mood. She is also searching for drugs to eliminate the need to exercise, and is keeping in shape by eating and breathing.


Vicky accidentally joined Kitch in Sync whilst applying for her HGV licence. This career change followed doctor's advice brough on by a particularly agressive case of housemaid's knee in her former life as a field archaeologist.
Vicky's hobbies include ram raiding and spoon collecting. She has a particular interest in the history of the Foreign and Commonwealth office and much prefers going by the pseudonym "Firefly". She is an accomplished novelist published in more than five indo-chinese languages.

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