Birmingham delegates to MIPIM 2010, the global property conference in Cannes, will be serenaded by a top trio from the city.
Suzi Lauder, David Saylor and Matt Hoy started a three-month residency at the resort’s prestigious Hotel Martinez on March 1 and will be welcoming Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham delegation.
The trio have all enjoyed successful solo careers but will be on hand at Hotel Martinez in the evenings to soothe the stress of a day’s wheeling and dealing among global power brokers.
Suzi Lauder worked in Birmingham as a model, actress and choreographer for many years, appearing at the BBC’s Pebble Mill studios on shows like Pebble Mill at One where she was a regular with fashion designer Jeff Banks.
She has since focused on her singing career, performing and singing on the cabaret circuit and providing entertainment for the corporate world.
Her album “The Mermaid in High Heeled Shoes” is now available on iTunes.
She also works in collaboration with Roy Hemmings in the 60s Soul & Motown tribute show called “The Krysteletts”, where together with Georgie Green and Haley Berrisford, the three recreate the “wall of sound” and tell the story of soul around the UK.
She has worked with singer songwriter David Saylor for 14 years and he has had both gold and platinum albums, particularly in the Spanish charts, and in South and northern America, Puerto Rico and Mexico. As well as singing on his own albums, he has also worked with Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Marta Sanchez, Albert Hammond and Jon Secada.
Matt Hoy has been writing songs for a number of years with guitarist Jon Nash in their own studio in Bournville in Birmingham. He has sung with artists such as Simply Red and Wet Wet. He performs regularly with “Up 4 the Downstroke” at The Jam House and has gigged at The Glee Club. His latest album “Integrity” is also available on iTunes.
Coun Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Birmingham has a proud musical tradition stretching over many years and we could not have a better trio of ambassadors than Suzi, David and Matt to blaze a trail for us in Cannes.
“The Birmingham team at MIPIM 2010 will be wishing them all the best in their three month residency at the Hotel Martinez, and we will be telling our guests and stand visitors where they can hear the best music in the evenings!”