Carrie Grant – Having children with SEN is a real ‘Boon’ – PP218

Carrie Grant

It was such a joy to welcome Carrie Grant onto the Pivotal Podcast this week.

Carrie is married to David and together they are well known to TV audiences internationally as judges and vocal coaches, on the massively successful TV talent shows, “Pop Idol” (ITV) and the BBC flagship programme “Fame Academy”. They are current judges on BBC 1’s BAFTA Award winning “Glee Club.”

Carrie started as a dancer on TV then moved into presenting and session singing where she became one of the country’s top session singers. Working with the likes of Diana RossRoberta Flack, Rod Stewart, Lighthouse FamilyFat Boy Slim and many others. Carrie currently presents for The One Show, covering most of their music items and many other subjects. She has also reported for The Culture Show and made documentaries on Al Bowlyand Eva Cassidy.

It was whilst singing for Take That back in ’94 that David and Carrie were first approached to vocal coach the boys in the band. They had no idea of the journey they were about to embark on. Artists upon artist followed and their client list to date includes: The Spice Girls, Take That, Kimberley Wyatt, Will Young, Charlotte Church, Lemar, The Saturdays, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marvin Humes, Demi Lovato  and many others.

In 2008 David and Carrie were awarded a BASCA for their lifetime services to the music industry.

Perhaps less well known is the story of Carrie and David’s family life. In this revealing, challenging and inspiring conversation, Carrie explains the struggles she has faced in the English education system and how she has managed to support her children to some remarkable and surprising outcomes.

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