It’s another exciting day for us here at RSL, as we announce our newest RSL Honorary Fellowship, celebrating the wonderful Shereece Storrod.

Singer/songwriter and Artistic Director of all-female a capella quintet, Black Voices, Shereece has undoubtedly made an astounding contribution to the music industry in the UK. Black Voices have travelled all over the globe in those 25+ years since 1987, amazing audiences including the Royal Family, Pope John Paul and Nelson Mandela! We MUST also mention the performances Black Voices have done with huge names like Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba and Ray Charles! Shereece became a member of the group at the age of 17, working her way up and of course displaying her incredible talent as a vocalist.

Amongst her already busy schedule, Shereece has maintained an extremely successful teaching career. She worked for the Harrow Music Service as a singing tutor for over 20 years, helping to nurture and develop a number of talented young singers across Harrow.

And a first encounter with RSL many years ago resulted in a trip to South Africa with The Princes Trust to perform at the Two Nations concert in Johannesburg! This has meant that we’ve had the pleasure of seeing Shereece’s career blossom over the years.

We are so proud to be able to honour Shereece Storrod with our RSL Honorary Fellowship, and we’re not the only ones who are so excited about this…

Shereece was also congratulated by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham! The Lord Mayor Mohammed Azim said in a letter to Shereece:

“This is a prestigious award and rightly reflects the marvellous work being done by you in Black Voices and in the wider music industry in general; and supporting the voices of black people in music in these challenging times.”

We are so glad that Birmingham appreciates Shereece just as much as we do!

Chairman of RSL, Norton York, had the absolute pleasure of sitting down for an interview with Shereece to chat all things music education and Black Voices. They discussed her music education journey, how it helped her to start climbing the industry ladder, and how channelling your own cultural identity can help create the best path for you.

We hope you can join us in congratulating Shereece and we’d strongly encourage you to check out the Black Voices website here, to keep up with the amazing work they are doing in the community.